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RAND(JAM)%2 : the dark side of the jam

Oslo Mega Games Collective is back to jam again!

The format is simple. We arm ourselves with random word generators to construct constraints for the games we will make.

Word draft:
Each person of the jam is called upon to receive four random words.
Two verbs, one adjective and one noun. Each word is written on a separate note.

Bartering: 30 minutes
You can trade notes with other participants, or even join teams to combine notes.
If you have a word that you don’t like and no one wants to trade with you,you can put it in the discard pile. The discard pile is locked, and you can’t take words that have been discarded.

Last minute bartering: 10 minutes
After bartering, the discard pile opens up to allow jammers a last chance to grab words.

Game Pitch:
describe the words you have and your outline of how you are going to transform words into gameplay.

Create games: until deadline
Deadline is 15:00 on sunday.
game presentations at 16:00

*Oh, and team-changing is very much encouraged. If you think someone else has a brilliant idea, and you have a skill they need, talk with them and join forces! The Jam is social!

Who can enter?

It is open for teams, singles, and robots too!

No constraints when it comes to sourcing your material, use old sound libraries, old code, new code, crazy models, google image search, and everything you have at hand. Go, shortest path to the goal, to create a random game.

(of course, if you steal every asset, you might need to be careful if you want to release it online after the jam)


Since coincidentally our jam shares the date with NASA's dark side jam, we will have a stack of science and space-themed words that will enter our mix of random. Our jam will thus be listed as a satelite jam of nasa's game jam.


NASA is hosting a game jam, how sick is that?

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  • Arild J.

    I Must Go, My Planet Needs Me. No, basically someone at last weekend's cabin-trip infected me with something, so instead of getting sneezing all over people and getting royally sick for next week, I'm gonna not do that.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Håvard C.

    since is the same weekend, we will make this jam a part of the darkside jam.

    We'll still keep the format, but mix in a pool of space-themed and science-themed words in our mix of random :)

    February 20, 2013

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