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Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 01:46 PM Reply

Heads up, on May 1st we will be announcing a theme to launch a new Construct 2 Game Jam. Developers will have until June 15th to make and upload games with the given theme!

If you aren't familiar with Construct 2, it is game making software for Windows that allows you to create games without prior programming experience, then deploy them to the web as HTML5, or to Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and more!

Last year we hosted the Construct 2 Touch Jam here on NG.

This year there will be no touch requirements but we'll have a theme that should result in some really thoughtful and creative games, especially in terms of story and/or setting.

Be sure to check in on May 1st for the announcement of the theme! There will be prizes:

1st - Business Licenses + $400 cash
2nd - Business Licenses + $300 cash
3rd - Business Licenses + $200 cash
4-9th - Personal Edition Licenses
15 Runner-Ups: $25 USD Amazon Vouchers from Scirra

If you've never made a game before, try some Construct 2 Tutorials and maybe you'll find yourself jamming on May 1st!

Also, we have a big Power of Three event coming this summer, where developers, artists and musicians will team up to make games. This is a good way to ramp up your skills and meet some collaborators on NG in case you want to join in this summer!

Today happens to be Throwback Thursday so here are some classics from this week in NG's past.

  • Charlie the Unicorn 2
    Charlie the Unicorn 2 by TypeQueen

    Charlie's friends return to bring him on another magical adventure!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    699,064 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Ask Nobodies 4
    Ask Nobodies 4 by Tomorrows-Nobody

    TN answers a sassy email

    Score
    4.13 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    100,065 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • The People's Mario
    The People's Mario by Celarent

    Communist Propaganda-styled Mario

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,276,806 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Las aventuras de Mr.Coo
    Las aventuras de Mr.Coo by nachotururu

    Mr Coo surreal adventures against fluxy beings and himself

    Score
    4.27 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    170,048 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Just Another Psycho
    Just Another Psycho by Evil-Dog

    A little movie about Mike the psycho dude and Peter his annoying "friend"..

    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    128,747 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Arrogancy: Chapter 4
    Arrogancy: Chapter 4 by arrogancy

    Arrogancy: Chapter 4

    Score
    3.86 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    191,070 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Tune in tomorrow for some Follow Friday love!


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 01:47 PM Reply

inb4 luis


Example of my singing here

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 01:59 PM Reply

Great prizes :D

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:00 PM Reply

Hey Tom wanna hang out this weekend?


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:01 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:00 PM, Slint wrote: Hey Tom wanna hang out this weekend?

Are you in town?


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:03 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:01 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/17/14 02:00 PM, Slint wrote: Hey Tom wanna hang out this weekend?
Are you in town?

Well no I'm in Portugal but maybe you could swing by and pick me up, my mom always says I'm a blast to hang out with.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:13 PM Reply

Really excited for the Power of Three collab! Can't wait to find out the theme and brainstorm a few ideas.

Just one question. I take it there aren't restrictions on working with people you've worked with before?

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:15 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:13 PM, Luis wrote:
At 4/17/14 02:03 PM, Slint wrote:
At 4/17/14 02:01 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/17/14 02:00 PM, Slint wrote: Hey Tom wanna hang out this weekend?
Are you in town?
Well no I'm in Portugal but maybe you could swing by and pick me up, my mom always says I'm a blast to hang out with.
lets all hang out this weekend. Its supposed to be nice out.

Come to my place instead, I'm going to the chocolate and fry-museum on Sunday.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:18 PM Reply

Wow, just another Psycho. I remember back in the day that made quite an impression on me. It's still awesome.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:26 PM Reply

I hope you make it a habit to do more of these Throwback Thursdays :)


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:27 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:18 PM, Whirlguy wrote: Wow, just another Psycho. I remember back in the day that made quite an impression on me. It's still awesome.

  • Just Another Psycho
    Just Another Psycho by Evil-Dog

    A little movie about Mike the psycho dude and Peter his annoying "friend"..

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    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    128,751 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+

Yup, 10 years ago to the day! It's fun to go back and check out the beginnings of all the mainstream producers here.


Now building Vault 101, reverse engineered from yesterdays technology.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:34 PM Reply

Sounds awesome. :)

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 02:37 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:27 PM, VicariousE wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/162802
Yup, 10 years ago to the day! It's fun to go back and check out the beginnings of all the mainstream producers here.

Yeah man. Evil-Dog launched Punk-O-Matic earlier that year. That stuff was hot!

  • Punk-o-matic
    Punk-o-matic by Evil-Dog

    The classic Punk-o-matic. Just a reminder that Punk-o-matic 2 is coming :)

    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    7,806,909 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+


Whirlguy Whirls your Whirld.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:03 PM Reply

Cool! Im learning soo much with this jams!


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:04 PM Reply

Looking forward to see the results.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:08 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 02:13 PM, VoidForce wrote: Just one question. I take it there aren't restrictions on working with people you've worked with before?

It's more fun when it's random, but easier when it's not. Most jams like that are random after elvidian brought their A game one time and made some people mad. But I think that should inspire people to get better.

damn zeedox and those damn backgrounds
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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:09 PM Reply

Hmmm. I wonder if I should try Construct 2 out for this contest as well o.O
What do you guys think? Maybe I will :3

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:11 PM Reply

Construct 2 seems interesting, and this might be a good way for me to finally get back into game design, so I'll give it a shot :3

On a different topic, is there ever going to be another Movie Jam? It would be cool to have one in the fall, since NATA and all this stuff would be out of the way by then.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:15 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 03:09 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote: Hmmm. I wonder if I should try Construct 2 out for this contest as well o.O
What do you guys think? Maybe I will :3

You should go for it. Maybe you will like it? lol


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 03:23 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 03:15 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:09 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote: Hmmm. I wonder if I should try Construct 2 out for this contest as well o.O
What do you guys think? Maybe I will :3
You should go for it. Maybe you will like it? lol

I'll see how worn out I am after the Ludum Dare that comes shortly before. What about you? You've played a lot of games, I can see. I'm sure you know about all the elements that are needed to make good games? Have you ever been interested in making a game, or have you tried earlier sometime? :p

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 04:34 PM Reply

Oh man, I can't wait! I hope I can make something good enough for at least 9th place.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 04:54 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 03:23 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:15 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:09 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote:
Have you ever been interested in making a game, or have you tried earlier sometime? :p

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. But you can play too!

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 05:16 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 04:54 PM, MSGhero wrote:
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. But you can play too!

That was an excellent creation. Always trying to make the next one better than the last.


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 06:05 PM Reply

I just started making a game in Stencyl.
Life is suffering.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 06:12 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 04:54 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:23 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:15 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 4/17/14 03:09 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote:
Have you ever been interested in making a game, or have you tried earlier sometime? :p
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. But you can play too!

Thanks for letting such an ugly guy as me play!

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 08:09 PM Reply

Hi, do you have any officail rules for your Game Jam. The most important one I would like to know is if were allowed teams to work on a game together.

Thanks, Vinnyboiler

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 08:29 PM Reply

New contest! Count me in!

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 09:55 PM Reply

Been using C2 nearly every day since Feb. I should be able to make something worth playing. Saved By Cosby's Balls?


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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 10:39 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 01:46 PM, TomFulp wrote: Heads up, on May 1st we will be announcing a theme to launch a new Construct 2 Game Jam. Developers will have until June 15th to make and upload games with the given theme!

Good Stuff

*sigh*

I love Throwback Thursdays, brings back great memories. Thanks Tom.

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Response to Construct 2 Game Jam Coming Apr. 17th, 2014 @ 11:20 PM Reply

At 4/17/14 01:47 PM, FairSquare wrote: inb4 luis

too soon


It made more sense in my head.

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