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Hi Victoria gamedev friends! Thought you might like this.
ONE GAME A MONTH CHALLENGE
Presented by: @McFunkypants
Community Management Officer: @LZAntal
Earn XP for doing what you love!
This challenge is meant to help you on a personal level. There are no prizes or signup fees and the rules are very relaxed, but just for fun there will be levelups, achievement awards and rewards for streaks of consecutive games once we launch on January 1st. Who will get the high score? Will you reach the finish line? YOU CAN DO IT!
Six Hundred And Fourty-seven people have joined in the fun as of Thursday December 13th.
Why? Because you can!
Starting a game is easy. Finishing a game is hard. One Game A Month is a gamedev challenge where everyone's invited. Your quest is to create one game each month for the entirety of 2013. It might sound crazy, but the truth is that it isn't all that hard. You can read a blog post on how I managed to make 12 games last year as proof that you CAN do it.
What have you got to lose? Join your gamedev peers here on www.onegameamonth.com as a way to publicly throw your hat into the ring. Force yourself to trim the fat in your development practises. Simply your designs. Keep it simple - and succeed!
You'll be glad you did. Your coding prowess will grow exponentially. You will gain a deeper connection with your fellow game developer peers. And you'll end up making a dozen games in a single year!
How? Anyway you like!
There are no rules. Teams are allowed. Game jam games are allowed. Sequels are allowed. All languages and platforms are allowed. Mobile games, console games, PC games, Mac games, Linux games, web games, board games, papercraft games, playground games - any kind of game is allowed, though videogames are our focus.
Beginners are welcome. Elite gamedev experts are welcome. Each month you will be able to post links and thumbnails for your games which will appear on the website.
One Game A Month starts January 1st and runs the entire year. Try your best to focus on posting a new game each month. You will receive XP for each new game posted, with consecutive games earning more and more experience as a reward for your stick-with-it-ness.
That's right, we've added gamification to gamedev. Will there be achievement awards? Trophies? Badges? Quests? Is there a boss battle? Can I level up? All these questions will soon be answered when we launch on January 1st, 2013.
Where? On Twitter!
Use the hashtag #onegameamonth (or the short version: #1GAM) (or the extreme version: #1GAME) and be sure to follow @onegameamonth (a bot) as well as @mcfunkypants (a human). Not on twitter? That's where gamedevs live. Join us!
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