DEVELOPERS’ GAME JAM: GAMEBIRD EDITION BY EPIPHANY & TELENOR
ABOUT DEVELOPER’S GAME JAM: GAMEBIRD EDITION
Are you a budding or a seasoned game developer/designer, artist, illustrator, writer or from the creative industry? Are you striving to hone your skills and progress to the next level? Are you interested in building entertaining games for a thriving Esports platform in Pakistan?
Epiphany is back with its third Developers’ Game Jam, this time in collaboration with Telenor! The Jam is open for everyone – developers, non-developers, game designers or novices, artists, writers, anyone with a creative streak! However, be warned – this Game Jam is more challenging than the first two editions in November 2020 and January 2022, with an equally worthwhile prize at the end – WINNING GAMES WILL BE FEATURED ON TELENOR’S ESPORTS PLATFORM, GAMEBIRD! (Terms and conditions apply. Also, only the top teams will qualify based on different criteria as set by our partner).
Applications are due by Sunday, August 14, 2022 at: https://bit.ly/epiphanygamejam-gamebird with the kick-off event happening on Monday, August 22, 2022. A detailed schedule will be shared in due course. So, apply individually or as teams to have some seriously MAD fun & learning! Experienced individuals/teams, especially women, are highly encouraged to apply!
About Developers’ Game Jam Game Bird
This Developer’s Game Jam will be spread over four weeks to enable you to be thoughtful and creative about your game. The Game Jam will start from August 22 till September 18, 2022, with weekly workshops, webinars, and mentorship weekends as you go through your journey. The Closing Ceremony will be held in person at Telenor’s 345 campus, in the week of September 26, 2022 (time and date to be confirmed)
The theme for this year’s game jam is extremely interesting and fun. It will be announced once the Game Jam officially starts on August 22, 2022
You can choose to make your game in any genre you like.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Developers' Game Jam: Game Bird Edition is open for all! You can participate individually or as a team from anywhere in Pakistan. Also, international participants are welcome as long as they team up with one Pakistani. A team with minimum 3 members - one games developer/programmer, one artist/illustrator and one game designer - is suggested. Experienced individuals/teams, especially women, are highly encouraged to apply!
WHAT CAN I MAKE MY GAME IN?
Anything, as long as it is developed for the web browser and mobile (Unity Web GL build + APK formats for instance). Web browser compatibility is preferred. Some commonly used platforms are Unity3D, Unreal Engine, Build box, and Scratch.
WHAT ASSETS CAN I USE?
As long as you own it, you can use it! Avoid using art and audio assets that do not belong to you or are copyrighted. Also note, open APIs, plugins, and scripts are allowed.
Games will be ranked on Game Mechanics, Core Game Loop, Alignment with the Theme, Audio Visual Experience, Character Design, Most Original Game, Most Relatable Game, Best Overall Experience, Crowd Favorite
WHO WILL JUDGE THE GAME?
The games will be judged by a panel of experts from the games industry. The winner will receive FAME, PRIZE MONEY, and have their game FEATURED ON GAMEBIRD. (Terms and conditions apply).The results will be revealed when this process is over.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
Besides fame, glory, social media celebrity status, a pat on the back, inner happiness, etc. etc. you will win a cash prize! Also, depending on the quality of the game, your game may be featured on Game Bird! (Terms and conditions apply) Now that is what we call a fantastic prize!!
WHO IS BEHIND THE GAME JAM
This Developers' Game Jam is brought to you by Epiphany in collaboration with Telenor, with a mission to grow talent in the gaming industry & support diversity, inclusion & impact through games.
- Be cool! Do not have the following – nudity, sexism, racism, abusive language or visuals
- The game must be developed for web browser and mobile (Unity Web GL build + APK formats for instance). Web browser compatibility is preferred
- Remember to submit only one game per team using this platform: https://itch.io/jam/developers-game-jam-gamebird
- Do remember to add the following:
- Your game’s title
- Up to 150 words story behind the game
- The names of the characters
- A link to a playable version
- A video of the game play
- One or more creative visuals