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(EACH PERSON GETS 3 VOTES) What should the 2017 Leeble Game Jam thread be?

Winter
3 (4.8%)
New Beginnings
8 (12.9%)
Change
3 (4.8%)
Time
6 (9.7%)
Flight
6 (9.7%)
Distance
2 (3.2%)
Movement
2 (3.2%)
Platonic Love
5 (8.1%)
Discovery
5 (8.1%)
Surrealist Revenge
4 (6.5%)
Progression
2 (3.2%)
Travel
4 (6.5%)
Clothing
5 (8.1%)
Peanut Butter
3 (4.8%)
Hedgehogs
4 (6.5%)

Total Members Voted: 22

Voting closed: December 29, 2016, 05:56:10 PM

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supershigi

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Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:56:10 PM »
Poll's up folks...! Vote for your favorite theme for the 2017 Leeble Game Jam! Each person gets 3 votes!



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

Some things to keep in mind:
  • Anyone can vote for the theme (you don't have to be participating in the jam). However, if anything comes up, more weight will be given to votes cast by folks who are participating.
  • When you vote, please also post what you're voting for in the thread itself (and feel free to give reasons why you chose what you did).
  • If you have any links to helpful resources for the jammers (suggestions for game making engines, tutorials, etc.) please feel to post them here and I'll add them to the link list when I start up the official jam thread.

The poll will end Thursday, December 29th at 11:59pm PST, and the jam will officially begin January 1st!

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 06:06:22 PM »
I voted for flight, movement and discovery.

As for reasons... they are broad categories with a lot of possibilities.  Since I have no idea what I'm going to make, just keeping things open. :)

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 06:16:02 PM »
The Votening has begun!

I went for Distance, Platonic Love and Change, given that I've been experiencing some of that for over a year now.

Also, when's the game jam going to happen? I hope it's between February and March, if only because the start of a new semester is always the lightest in terms of assignments and that means I have time to do stuff.

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 06:41:13 PM »
I voted for peanut butter, time and surrealist revenge.  I think peanut butter will lead to some funny games.  Time could be an interesting mechanic.  I have no idea what surrealist revenge is but it sounds cool.

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 07:17:27 PM »
I voted for new beginnings, flight, and clothing. The first two I voted for because they are fairly broad categories, and the last I voted for because I've just had a lot of discussions about clothing in games lately (Animal Crossing, Maple Story, and of course the fashion show our WoW guild did, haha).

Quote from: Crimmy
Also, when's the game jam going to happen? I hope it's between February and March, if only because the start of a new semester is always the lightest in terms of assignments and that means I have time to do stuff.

The jam is for the entire month of January!
« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 07:22:00 PM by supershigi »

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 08:47:23 PM »
Are we having multiple themes, or just one? So many of these categories are way too open, what's the point of a theme if something like "change" or "progression" wins? It's so vague you could co-opt any game into that category.

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 09:31:06 PM »
Discovery: So many ways you can take this in a game, many of them promising.
Surrealist Revenge: Oh, wow, mixing dreams and reality or pushing past logic to the purest form of thought and tying all of that to a game about revenge? Hmmmm
Hedgehogs: Mwahahahahahahah

I should note that while I am intentionally not *developing* on any of these topics, I definitely have brainstorming occuring now! I don't care if that's a week early >.> It's impossible to avoid at this point, right?!

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 12:11:32 AM »
Quote from: P. Yoshi
Are we having multiple themes, or just one? So many of these categories are way too open, what's the point of a theme if something like "change" or "progression" wins? It's so vague you could co-opt any game into that category.

We'll have one main theme, and I might choose an optional sub theme. I wouldn't worry too much about a theme being broad. Some of the best Ludum Dare games came from very open-ended/broad themes. Of course, great games have come from more focused themes as well. Either way I think it's fine, so just make sure to vote for something you like. And if you don't like a theme, don't vote for it. The theme nomination section was open for all of last week, so anyone had the ability to suggest a theme they liked.

« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 12:33:46 AM by supershigi »

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 12:22:17 AM »
I voted for Peanut Butter (my own nomination) and Hedgehog. 

The other choices felt like broad categorical "topics", and aren't as intriguing being "themes"

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2016, 04:53:44 AM »
New beginnings - my suggestion so meh
Discovery - could lead down many roads
Clothing - something random

Also I'm going to be using Unity3d because it's what I've been using for a while, plus I can stretch my blender skills a bit more. If you google unity3d you'll find it. It would be quite complicated to learn over the jam, but there a lot of good tutorials on their site for new and old users.
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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 09:01:50 AM »
I voted for New Beginnings, Peanut butter, and Hedgehogs.

Peanut butter just seemed like it would have tons of fun possibilities, as did hedgehogs (plus they are cute, and yes, I am biased).  New beginnings could take us on a lot of adventures.
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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2016, 06:22:16 PM »
New beginnings could take us on a lot of adventures.

well all of us are making a "new" game from the "beginning" right? q-:

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 06:32:53 AM »
I voted for Flight, Movement and Progression. Basically want to recreate nights into dreams haha!

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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 02:34:47 AM »
Needs more votes to clothing, and less votes to flight and new beginnings~
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Re: Vote on the 2017 Leeble Game Jam theme!
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 01:05:19 PM »
Time, Travel and Discovery because Time Travel is the best and Discover things is so cool! :D
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