sparKCade is a Flyover Indies Game Jam

Huzzah, it’s a game jam! You have one year to plan, develop, and build a game and bring it to the showcase. It can be a typical video game, or something completely different!

At the end of the year, Flyover Indies will host a Showcase to demo your game to players and proudly display your handiwork. We’ll have more info about the venue and exhibition closer to the end of the jam.

Timeline

6/20/17 – 6/20/18

sparKCade is open from June 20th, 2017 to June 20th, 2018.

August 2018

The final Showcase will be in mid August of this year, with the date depending on the final venue.

Rules

Here is the official sparKCade criteria. If you have questions, please let us know!

Make a Game

The game must be of your own design, though it can be a reinterpreted or modified version of an existing game. If you think it’s too close to another game, holler at us and we’ll help figure it out.

Bring it to the Showcase

The game must be able to be transported to/into the final venue. If it fits through your door, it’ll probably fit through ours.

Keep it Safe

The game must not be physically dangerous to players or break any laws. We reserve the right to deny submissions if we believe it to be a hazard.

Guidelines

Here are some of the qualities we’ll be looking for in each submission. These guidelines are not hard rules, merely a compilation of ideas to clarify the intent behind this game jam.

Make Any Kind of Game

The game may be analog or digital, or both. Buttons, knobs, lights, and moving bits are super fun and can be incorporated into a game in many ways.

Get Creative

Please get weird. Even though we sorta want you to make a box, think outside the box. If you’re wanting ideas, be sure to check out our resources page.

Be Mindful of Others

The game may be singleplayer or multiplayer, but we probably won’t have enough people for team sports, cause they’ll be busy playing other people’s cool games.

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