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The Public Domain Jam (starts today!)

2014-05-16 17:06:53 by Nutcasenightmare

PublicDomainJam.com (starts today!)
A week-long game jam (May 17-24) to celebrate the public domain!

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PRIZES:
- $1000 Grand Prize for best game that is itself public domain (sponsored by me!)
- Loom Turbo (worth $500) for best game in each category
- Kenney Game Art Pack for best 100 games

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Why are there so many Zombie games?

They're everywhere coz zombies are both well known and free to use, since they're part of our public domain. But there are SO MANY other stories and characters out there that are also free to use! The War of the Worlds, Moby Dick, Aesop's Fables, Odysseus, Thor... you name it. Whatever the reason, a lot of these stories aren't out there in games yet.

SO LET'S MAKE SOME!


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Manly-ChickenManly-Chicken

2014-05-18 11:43:00

I'd totally do it, but I'm busy.
But idea:
Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde NES remake but good.


RealFactionRealFaction

2014-05-17 00:13:00

This is an amazing idea. I can't wait to see the games that spawn from this, will the games be submitted on NG? Will there be a thread?


YoutubeIsawesomeYoutubeIsawesome

2014-05-16 22:40:12

Did you know


KajenxKajenx

2014-05-16 19:40:56

Hey, fun idea. ^^

Nutcasenightmare responds:

Thanks!


AustinSchnitzelAustinSchnitzel

2014-05-16 18:53:58

Is Twine an acceptable platform for building such a game? Twine itself is open-source, and the result is a single HTML/CSS/Javascript page. I can't find anything in the rules disqualifying a game that's just web browser-based with no executable component.

Nutcasenightmare responds:

Yup! The founder of the jam (I'm just a prize sponsor + animator) explicitly said Twine is a-okay:
https://twitter.com/gritfish/status/467185553054498816

Good luck, and have fun! :)