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The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« on: April 01, 2015, 01:00:05 AM »


"Panky" and "Cora" Leeble portraits by the ever-talented naska (Emmy Toyonaga)

About:

The Leeble Game Jam is an event where you work to create a small game based around a theme that's been chosen by the community. You will have from April 1st until April 30th at 11:59pm PST (thank-you, PanSola haha) to get as far as you can!
  • You are encouraged to work individually. However, if it's a small enough team (no more than 3 people) and everybody is doing something significant to contribute, then I might be able to make an exception (especially if those folks are pretty new to making games). Please make sure to check with me first if you haven't already.
  • You’re free to use any tools or engines to create your game (Game Maker, RPG Maker, Unity, etc.). You’re free to start with any base-code you may have.
  • You’re free to use 3rd party Artwork/Music/Audio assets, or assets you previously created, so long as you have the legal right to do so (do not use sources such as art ripped from commercial games, or film soundtracks).
The Theme:

The theme with the highest number of votes, and the theme for this Leeble Jam is: SPRING.
However, I'm also adding an optional sub-theme, the second place winner: BEING LOST.

Prizes:

As with events like NaNoWriMo and Ludum Dare, the main prize is your product. To quote the Ludum Dare website:

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...you have a game now. What are you going to do with it?


The being said... there may be special awards given... >_> <_<

Helpful Stuff:

Read This! Good advice about jamming from Alice

Leeble Academy - A place to ask questions, post information, and learn about all things related to game development!

IRC Chat - Throughout the jam, please feel free to use our IRC channel to chat! Ask questions, vent about a bug that's driving you nuts, share how excited you are that you got the menu working, or just support one another!

Dev Logs - Each person participating in the jam will be allowed to create their own dev log for their game. You can use this as your personal space to brainstorm, share what you're working on (screenshots, general ideas, code, etc.), and give us updates on how it's going! But remember... as I mentioned in this thread: ***the game itself should be your central focus! I've seen far too many examples on rpg maker forums where people spend exorbitant amounts of time making their thread look flashy and pretty, and they never finish anything. The thread is to help propel the game, not the other way around ^_^

FAQs:
Spoiler for Questions!!:
Q: It's called the "Leeble Game Jam" so... Does the game have to include Leebles?
A: No, we just called it that because of the community.

Q: Can we work in a team?
A: You are encouraged to work individually. However, if it's a small enough team (no more than 3 people) and everybody is doing something significant to contribute, then I might be able to make an exception (especially if those folks are pretty new to making games). Please make sure to check with me first if you haven't already. 

Q: Is it okay to team up with non-forum members?
A: As long as you've checked with me first about working in a team, then yes.

Q: I missed the deadline, can I still participate?
A: Yes! This is all about having fun and flexing your creative muscles, so please feel free to join in even if you're starting late.

Q: Is it okay if one of my characters marries Illidan in the game?
A: Yes, Astra.

The Jammers:
(let me know if you want to be included on this list!)
Spoiler for We be jammin':
Pansola
kreyg
Melaniipon
WishfulThinker
Crimmy
SoHoInBrooklyn
Arwym
ProfessorYoshi
Reives
TP
Michcioperz
Davixus
Astragoth
Squall83
Unnamed
Ben
thegoofromspace
Charybdizs

Good luck and have fun!!

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2015, 03:00:43 PM by supershigi »

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 01:33:50 AM »
:thumbup: Good luck & have fun, folks!

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 02:18:58 AM »
I really, really wanna get competitive, despite it not being in my direct nature, so know that I'm pretending to hate everyone here whose involved, and further imagining some heated nasty rivalries going on, despite none of that being true and actually wishing everyone the best of luck.

(Also -yay- for being able to include being lost!! I was, no pun intended, completely lost on just spring alone.)
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 04:13:29 AM »
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Q: It's called the "Leeble Game Jam" so... Does the game have to include Leebles?
A: Yes. A submission needs to include at least 15 unique Leebles or they will be disqualified and permanently banned from all future contests and promotions. No exceptions.

Understood.

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 08:03:03 AM »
Alright, I have no idea where to start!

I'M PUMPED
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 10:34:25 AM »
I'm so pumped as well! ^_^

Spoiler for Hiden:
Q: Is it okay if one of my characters marries Illidan in the game?
A: Yes, Astra.

YAY!!!! XD

Although, I can't make any promises it'll happen in my first game, maybe in the future..... :P

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 10:51:57 AM »
I'm excited to see what games SPRING forth. #getwhatididthere


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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2015, 11:17:14 AM »
I'm excited to see what games SPRING forth. #getwhatididthere

There was a consensus. The Internet Committee has appealed in favor of banning your jokes.

[jk though, that was such a bad joke I chuckled a lot)
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 12:14:38 PM »
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Alright, I have no idea where to start!

I'M PUMPED

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I'm so pumped as well! ^_^

Step 1 is to GET PUMPED, and it sounds like some of you are already there. Good job!

For anyone out there who isn't pumped yet, let Patty Smyth give you a helping hand. Just like... try not to watch the video. It will probably confuse you, and then you won't be pumped.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47y5bo8wtqM

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 01:39:00 PM »
Woooo~!! I'm feeling pumped just seeing all your new dev log threads pop up. Thank-you so much for your energy, it's kind of infectious haha. I'm gonna be following your progress, and I'll try to leave comments whenever I can.

@P.Yoshi: Hahaha nice :)

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2015, 01:41:48 PM »
You will have from April 1st until April 30th at 11:59pm PST (thank-you, PanSola haha)

wait... I think you totally missed my point q-:

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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 01:49:28 PM »
You will have from April 1st until April 30th at 11:59pm PST (thank-you, PanSola haha)

wait... I think you totally missed my point q-:

Wasn't that the point, though? =P
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 02:06:02 PM »
Great! Now we lost a minute!
I HOPE YOUR HAPPY PANSOLA!!!
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 02:10:57 PM »
ok, given today is April Fool's, I'll give the benefit of doubt and assume shigi IS actually trying to trick people
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Re: The Official Leeble Game Jam Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 02:17:04 PM »
Great! Now we lost a minute!
I HOPE YOUR HAPPY PANSOLA!!!

My happy if nobody ends up begging for an entire extra hour when the deadline approaches