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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 21:54:23 Reply

At 1/6/11 06:23 PM, Mark-er wrote:
At 1/6/11 06:13 PM, Spaghetti14 wrote: It sounds really awesome, but would it detract from the specialness of each jam? Kinda like having Christmas multiple times or something, it would detract from the anticipation if we knew there was another one every month. Just a thought. Love that there are so many opportunities though
This. I think it would be better if it were every other month, so people get at least a month to breath and recharge their batteries a bit. By having them so quickly people might get tired of them, just like how people get tired of cake if they eat it very often.

You dont have to go to every party youre invited to. You just pick and choose which Jam suits your schedule and your energy. I think the cool thing about these events is that you likely wont get the same group of people participating, and probably you wont be put on the same team two months in a row. So it has potential to keep itself interesting.

I think that the game and movie on alternating schedules IS the good break. Some months i feel like animating movies, some months i feel like knocking out gfx for games. This sort of schedule accomidates that.

As far as I can tell, the sharing of what the general theme is/might be isnt really that big of a deal, I think the general direction atleast lets you plan for what theme you might be able to be more creative in. When the game/movie jam finally arrives, the actual direction itself will be the suprise. So even though its a pico based movie jam, maybe the jam itself requests that you reinterpret an alternate ending for pico's school, or something. So it'd be hard to really jump the gun and work on a movie and try and cheat. Its probably possible to cheat, but thats kinda low, to be cheating on something thats suppose to challenge you and work ethic anyway.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 22:03:39 Reply

This looks good, it should be exciting to have so much going on.

I'm going to be hosting the Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition sometime in March likely (It will be determined soon, I'm just waiting on my exam schedule to be released and then I'll set the dates). If the timing on the hip hop comp lines up with a JAM you should make a hip hop themed JAM!!!


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 22:37:01 Reply

At 1/6/11 03:18 PM, TomFulp wrote: For 2011 we hope to set an aggressive schedule that involves one jam EVERY MONTH, alternating between game and movie jams.

Here is a rough draft of what this calendar could look like and I'm interested in feedback. Let me know if this conflicts with any common exam periods, holidays, etc. NG event days included for reference.

Jams could typically run from Friday @ 7pm until Sunday @ 7pm if that sounds good. The theme could vary for each jam to maximize excitement.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

January 28-30th
Movie Jam

February 25-27th
Game Jam

March 18-20
Movie Jam

April 15-17
Game Jam (should it relate to Pico Day?)

April 30
Pico Day

May 13-15
Movie Jam

June 10-12
Game Jam

July 10
Robot Day

July 15-17
Movie Jam (pop culture theme leading to Comic-Con?)

August 15
Clock Day

August 19-21
Game Jam

September 9-11
Movie Jam

September 22
Madness Day

October 14-16
Game Jam (zombie game jam for Halloween!)

November 11-13
Movie Jam

December 16-18
Game Jam

Thoughts?

So everything's organized this year, eh Tom? There's only one request (although I bet that you probably have gotten something like this from other people before): Could you make the game/movie jams themes less predictable? The last two game jams were just basically what went on around us with the weather and all, and there was no creative stability to it at all. I know it's good to get all the basic "Holiday" or "Season" themed projects out of the way first before you set your eyes on something bigger, but perhaps a little more variety? Just a tad?


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 23:22:27 Reply

What about pirate day?


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 23:32:02 Reply

There should be a Kevin themed jam.

You get the basics of your game done and abandon it for eternity.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-06 23:55:57 Reply

At 1/6/11 11:32 PM, Kevin wrote: There should be a Kevin themed jam.

You get the basics of your game done and abandon it for eternity.

You haven't finished any of the games for either of the game jams.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 00:03:43 Reply

At 1/6/11 11:55 PM, EJR wrote:
At 1/6/11 11:32 PM, Kevin wrote: There should be a Kevin themed jam.

You get the basics of your game done and abandon it for eternity.
You haven't finished any of the games for either of the game jams.

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Oddly enough the first one wasn't my bad at all.

Me and Rig lost contact with N-Deary... And our other artist was really bad and his work was basically unusable.

I did a lot for it.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 00:12:01 Reply

At 1/6/11 03:35 PM, Mystery-Moon-Pie-Aud wrote:
A jam is a collaboration of people. The game jam includes audio people. But remember, this site is flash-based, so they aren't gonna really care about the audio. It's just like that =[

In that case, I'd love to participate as long as the workload is reasonable.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 00:47:58 Reply

Thoughts?

This is a very good thing, i'll have to do one next summer


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 01:02:51 Reply

Nice schedule.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 01:06:37 Reply

At 1/6/11 03:18 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

sounds good to me!

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 02:09:06 Reply

This all sounds super awesome to me.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 02:09:54 Reply

omgah. im so sick of these stupid Jams. people pumping out games that couldn't hold your interest for longer than a minute keep making it to the front page and taking up space where other more deserving games could be. quality over quantity, man!

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 02:57:42 Reply

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Tentative indeed, but it looks great so far. Although they aren't included just yet, I'm excited for the different themes.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 03:06:21 Reply

At 1/6/11 03:19 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: I hate Jam.

....I did NOT hear that.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 04:47:20 Reply

I don't like jam really!

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 04:49:46 Reply

I think the movie jams should be a week long as a baseline.
You're just asking for spam content otherwise.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 05:35:04 Reply

What about a blackberry jam! HAR HAR HAR ORIGINALZ AND T3H BESTZ!

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 05:39:35 Reply

this is awesome, now it should get everyone a chance to join one jam or another!

there should be a page, like the buddy system set-up for people wanting to join or leave the jam incase they can't make it in the last few hours or something for the future.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 06:09:09 Reply

Not too fond of the idea of movie jams. Seems like there's too much pressure on the animator, especially if the writer and voice actor take a day to get their shit done. But hey, I don't have to participate if I don't want to. I'm just glad the game jams will be happening more often.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 06:38:03 Reply

For each game/movie jam the challenge should be to fit the game/movie into a category already set up in the movies and games section.

So for example there would be a Noir jam and a Parody jam and a Music Video jam for movies as the year progresses.

Would be a nice way for authors to experiment with new things, atleast.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:06:09 Reply

I'm sure this is a bit of a n00b question, apologies in advance for that.

Ok, I totally get what a game jam is and what it's all about. My question is physically how they happen - does everyone get together in the same place, or can teams work anywhere and then submit their game/movie at the end of the jam?


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:16:26 Reply

At 1/7/11 07:06 AM, kateworld wrote: I'm sure this is a bit of a n00b question, apologies in advance for that.

Ok, I totally get what a game jam is and what it's all about. My question is physically how they happen - does everyone get together in the same place, or can teams work anywhere and then submit their game/movie at the end of the jam?

The odds of all the team-mates being on the same continent is pretty slim, so it's all done online.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:17:14 Reply

If we make a game or movie for the jam, is it automatically sponsored by newgrounds?

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:42:09 Reply

At 1/7/11 12:03 AM, Kevin wrote: Oddly enough the first one wasn't my bad at all.
I did a lot for it.

THE IRONY of these two statements. hi kevin.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:46:03 Reply

At 1/7/11 07:17 AM, funkycaveman wrote: If we make a game or movie for the jam, is it automatically sponsored by newgrounds?

I don't think so. In the first game jam, one of the games was made in a "deluxe" version and sponsored, and I remember them saying that you're allowed to seek sponsorship for your games. So I don't think newgrounds claims sponsorship over any of the games.

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 07:51:09 Reply

whats game jam? PM what it is!

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 08:22:58 Reply

At 1/7/11 07:51 AM, TompanX wrote: whats game jam? PM what it is!

Or look back a couple pages to the 10 people who already asked :P

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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 08:55:35 Reply

At 1/6/11 03:19 PM, Oney wrote: OMG

This is all there is to say.


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Response to 2011 JAM Schedule 2011-01-07 09:23:04 Reply

Personally, I think it`s a good idea. There`s people who couldn`t actually be there for the two Game Jams, and that`s because they couldn`t be on the computer on that moment. So yeah, maybe one every month will be kinda cool!

Also, the new Movie Jam could be more fun then the Game Jam, since it`s a little easier, I think. In other words, people are more likely to enter themselves in the contest.

For the Audio Jam idea ( read some of the other post! ), it could work out! One musician does an instrument, an other guy does an other instrument, and etc.

And finally, for people who dosen`t like Game Jam, or all of the other Jams, you DON'T HAVE TO PARTICIPATE, NOR PLAY ONE OF THE GAMES OR MOVIES! This contest is for people who likes the Jams. If u no like Jam, u no play them. It's simple!