1. What is a Game Jam? A game jam is an event where participants try to make the best video game they can and do it as quickly as possible. Most game jams take place over a single weekend, where everyone has 48 -72 hours to try to make a game often based on a secret theme that is either voted upon or chosen by the organizers. The theme is used as a limitation that encourages creative thinking.
  2. How Do I Submit My Game? 1. Submit your game no later than June 3rd, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Late entries will not be accepted.                                                         2. File name should be: "GameName-TeamorIndividual Name.bbdoc"  (Example: TheLineZen-TreySmith.bbdoc )                                                                                    3. Submit the .BBDOC file by uploading it here.                                                          4. That's it! Congratulate yourself for finishing a game in 3 days. 
  3. What is the Game Jam Theme? We will be announcing the theme 1 hour before the Game Jam starts. Precisely at 11:00 PM PST on May 31st.
  4. Who Picks the Winner? The Buildbox Team :D We will collect all of your bbdocs and pick out the game that we think is best overall. We will definitely factor in how well you use the theme in our decision. 
  5. Who is allowed to join? Teams or Individuals?  We welcome both! Both teams and individuals are allowed to enter. If you are looking for a team, you can go to: https://crowdforge.io/jams/buildbox-official-game-jam and create your own or look for other members there.
  6. What's the game type? You're free to decide the type you wish to create. As long as it's not a direct copycat of another game and follows the rules and the theme, we're good. We do not want to restrict your creativity so go for anything you want.
  7. Will artwork and sound be provided? Nope. You are free to use whichever art or music you want as long as you have the permission to do it (you've purchased it or it's licensed to you, you own it, you drew it, etc). Again, we do not want to restrict anyone's creativity and have a bunch of games which look the same.
  8. Can we upload games already created if matches the theme? No. That would be the same as cheating. You can only start working on your game once the jam has started.
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