Our First Game Jam!
You asked, we answered: on March 18 at 12:00 AM PST, we’re kicking off our next challenge!
The theme & our grand prize
You might have heard that our grand prize is 1BTC ($3,829.00 USD... give or take depending on the day!). In light of that, the theme is cash. Crypto, fiat, paper, coin... whatever cash means to you. ;-)
How to submit
Submitting is easy! All you have to do is:
- Start a project by picking a language/framework. We recommend checking out Pygame, LOVE2D, Tkinter, and Java Swing.
- Share your repl on the challenge board
Make sure to do this by April 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.
First Place & Best Overall Game
Best Individual Game
Best Group Game
Community Vote (Honorable Mention)
How to work in a group
You can submit individually, but for this challenge, you’re also more than welcome to submit as a group. Groups can collaborate together in real time using Multiplayer—learn more about how to use it here.
(If you want to work in a group but can’t find one, we’ll be informally matching people on our Discord server under >Challenge >#matchmaker.)
Starting with tutorials for inspiration
We know designing a game in a month is no easy feat. Here are a few tutorials to help get you started:
- A starter guide to Pygame
- Build AI game with p5.js and ml5.js
- Game Tutorial: Canyon Runner
- Text-based adventure games in Python
- World-map generation for Ultima-style RPGs
- Beginner 3D Graphics
- How to draw pixel art on Python with Turtle
- Game Tutorial: Tetris in Python
- Game Tutorial: SSSnake in Python
- Game Tutorial: Space Invaders in Python
- Learn Space Shooter with HTML5
Click here for our full FAQ.
P.S. Don’t forget to invite your friends! We created a handy sign up page just for potential challenge participants here.
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That's my two cents, anyways.
is the 1BTC prize only for the best overall game? if so, are there prizes for any of the other categories?
@KatyaDelaney Are the winners based of upvotes? If so, I think that is unfair because the people who submit later on, their project are at the bottom of the list. If anyone wants to see their game, they have to press see more or whatever. And as @h3xed said earlier, can we accept the prize as money instead of a bitcoin if we win?
I have 2 questions:
1) Can we use any programming language?
2) Can we use frameworks?
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I'm interssted, but I have absolutly no idea what a cash themed game could be. An ATM simulator? I dont think so.
I have a lot of ideas for the theme money, but that's obviously not the same. Can anyone give me an idea to initiate my inspiration?
Hey there was this game called "The camel" It has been plagiarized from me. when I created it. He/she took all credit. while I had been taking my time in school on this project and I was going to upload it on the challenge board so you can see it. I call it "The Camel Game".
Does repl.it have support for openGL if so, how?
I tried using the arcade library for python and returns the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 1, in <module>
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/arcade/init.py", line 18, in <module>
from arcade.application import *
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/arcade/application.py", line 8, in <module>
from arcade.window_commands import set_viewport
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/arcade/window_commands.py", line 10, in <module>
import pyglet.gl as gl
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyglet/gl/init.py", line 100, in <module>
from pyglet.gl.lib import GLException
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyglet/gl/lib.py", line 143, in <module>
from pyglet.gl.lib_glx import link_GL, link_GLU, link_GLX
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyglet/gl/lib_glx.py", line 50, in <module>
gl_lib = pyglet.lib.load_library('GL')
File "/home/runner/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyglet/lib.py", line 168, in load_library
raise ImportError('Library "%s" not found.' % names)
ImportError: Library "GL" not found.