May is the Month to Jam: Game Jolt Returns to DreamHack

Be prepared for yet another jam held by Game Jolt and DreamHack this May. We’re throwing down the gauntlet to any savvy programmers who think they can build the most fun game in ten days. There can only be 5 winners, so everyone else who enters but doesn’t win will be fed to lions.

The theme? That will be under wraps until the start of the of jam, but you can prep yourself by entering other jams on Game Jolt’s site to brush up on your skills. They also have a forum community if you need to reach out to anyone for tips.

What if the jam started a few days before you noticed it was on, but you still want to enter? Don’t sweat it. We give you ten days, but if you want to crack your knuckles and build a game in less time, go for it. We have plenty of lions to feed if you don’t make the cut.

JAM START

FRI, 10 MAY
12:00 EDT

JAM END

SUN, 19 MAY
23:59 EDT

Rules

  • Incorporate the theme into your game once it is announced at the start of the jam
  • Game must be playable on Windows operating system
  • Submit your game by adding #dreamhacksummerjam to the page description
  • Game Jolt judges will pick 5 winners
  • Winners will be featured on dedicated stations in the Game Jam booth at DreamHack Summer

PRIZES

  • First place winner will receive $1,000 USD
  • 5 finalists (including the first place winner) chosen by Game Jolt judges will be featured on dedicated stations in the Game Jam booth during DreamHack Summer

GAME JOLT

Game Jolt is run by David DeCarmine, Yaprak DeCarmine, plus the help of the millions of indie developers and gamers on Game Jolt. Together, their mission is to grow indie gaming!

In 2002, at the age of 14, David came up with the idea of a platform for indies—for hobbyists that were creating games for the love of it. Something more personal, more collaborative, and more indie. Where anyone can create a game, show it off, and build an audience. It was kind of crazy. This was way before the existence of current platforms, and before indie gaming became as big as it has.

Game Jolt has come a long way since then. After David revamped the site in 2008 it became one of the biggest indie gaming platforms in existence. Today, millions of gamers, let’s players, and indie developers visit Game Jolt each month to get their indie gaming fix, and to explore over 100,000 games.

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