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Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 11:00:10 Reply

Our Construct 3 Jam starts TODAY!

The theme is "You are not the main character."

Your game will need to incorporate this theme in some form. How you do it is up to you!

Construct 3 is a web-based platform for developing games. No programming experience is required and games can be exported for platforms such as PC, mobile, Xbox One and the web.

Construct 3 requires a subscription to unlock all features and this jam is a great opportunity to try the free version and see if you're down for supporting an awesome game dev tool. The ability to open a web browser and work on your game ANYWHERE without installing anything is really ambitious and a great example of where the web is going.

There are prizes!

1st Place: Year's sub for C3, pig badge and sweet hamper
2nd Place: Year's sub for C3, pig badge
3rd Place: Year's sub for C3, pig badge
4th Place: Pencils and pig badge
5th-10th Place: Pig badge

The top three winners will also receive one year of honorary Supporter status here on NG.

To participate:

1) Get started with Construct 3 and make a game!
2) In C3, click Menu > Project > Export > Web (HTML5) and download the ZIP containing your game.
1) Create an NG account if you don't have one.
2) Create a new game project.
3) Upload your C3 ZIP file.
4) Under file properties, set your dimensions to your C3 viewpoint (C3 defaults to 854 x 480, 16:9).
4) Tag your entry with "C3Jam18" so we find it.
5) Preview your submission to be sure everything looks good.
6) Publish!

Additional Rules:

1) Your game must be based on material you have rights to, for example you can't use Mario sprites.
2) Your game must not contain unlicensed audio / music.
3) You may work with artists and musicians to support your project (one person receives the prize though).

The Audio Portal is a great resource for music as well as these royalty free music websites.

If you've never made a game before, give it a try! The C3 website has a bunch of tutorials and demo projects you can eyeball.

If you would like to volunteer your art or audio talents for potential team-ups, you may do so in this thread. You are also welcome to post about your game progress in this thread!

Deadline is April 8th, 11:59 PM EST. We look forward to playing your games!

If you're curious, check out the Construct 3 Jam 2017 entries.

Here's a cool read on the upcoming new Construct 3 runtime, which will be delivering a huge performance boost to your games!

Construct 3 Jam Theme!


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 11:47:22 Reply

I dig the theme. Ideas rolling already. Hoping to make something, even if it's just a tiny game. Been wanting to try out this fancy newfangled interweb Construct. See you all in the portal.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 11:55:57 Reply

So can nothing be done about the imposed 50 Event limit?
Non-Subscribers are doomed to lose from the start.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 11:59:21 Reply

If anyone needs any music feel free to use what I have uploaded or PM me for anything custom.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 12:26:42 Reply

At 3/8/18 11:55 AM, MPPlantOfficial wrote: So can nothing be done about the imposed 50 Event limit?
Non-Subscribers are doomed to lose from the start.

In future events we might have some jam licenses to hand out but there isn't anything set up for that at the moment. Hoping it helps expand the C3 subscriber base, though, those guys have been working non-stop to keep making it better.


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 15:00:44 Reply

This topic sounds very creative! I'm so hyped to see what people will come up with! ^_^
Hoping to see hundres of unique works and several masterpieces being brought to life by this jam :^)


While you're reading this, I'm stealing your cookies...

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 16:14:25 Reply

That really is an interesting theme! Looking forward to seeing what new and exotic places people may take it.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 17:11:17 Reply

hmmm a quick timer event game would definitely fit this description. and probably a good game to learn C3 on

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 19:05:15 Reply

Looks like a fun event. Looking forward to checking out them all out.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-08 23:27:56 Reply

I've never made a game or anything like it, but i know how to draw and animate.

If anyone needs an animator for your game, message me.

ps: I know I dont have any animation uploaded to newgrounds, but trust me, I know my stuff.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-09 00:14:04 Reply

At 3/8/18 11:27 PM, Yipcks wrote: I've never made a game or anything like it, but i know how to draw and animate.
If anyone needs an animator for your game, message me.

That is really nice of you to offer animation help.


ps: I know I dont have any animation uploaded to newgrounds, but trust me, I know my stuff.

I should submit an animation, so everybody can see your skills.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-09 07:30:30 Reply

At 3/9/18 12:14 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I should submit an animation, so everybody can see your skills.

Yeah you really should, that'd be interesting to see! ;)

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-09 09:28:01 Reply

At 3/8/18 11:55 AM, MPPlantOfficial wrote: So can nothing be done about the imposed 50 Event limit?
Non-Subscribers are doomed to lose from the start.

Well, the limit is 25, not 50. Personally, I will try it, even as free version, you just need a simple Game Concept

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-09 09:31:51 Reply

At 3/9/18 09:28 AM, Rictus25 wrote: Well, the limit is 25, not 50. Personally, I will try it, even as free version, you just need a simple Game Concept

Hey Rictus. Register on their site and you get 50 events.
A simple game concept is good if you're joining for fun and experience trying out the engine but I want to win.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-09 09:49:09 Reply

I should submit an animation, so everybody can see your skills.

Alright, I'll make a showreel them!

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 00:08:09 Reply

At 3/9/18 09:28 AM, Rictus25 wrote:
At 3/8/18 11:55 AM, MPPlantOfficial wrote: So can nothing be done about the imposed 50 Event limit?
Non-Subscribers are doomed to lose from the start.
Well, the limit is 25, not 50. Personally, I will try it, even as free version, you just need a simple Game Concept

I think it'll eventually come down to who can optimize their code the best. However, most actions can be taken care of with behaviors as opposed to lines of code (platforming, physics, camera movement, etc).

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 00:18:26 Reply

At 3/10/18 12:08 AM, Sci-FiWizard10 wrote: I think it'll eventually come down to who can optimize their code the best. However, most actions can be taken care of with behaviors as opposed to lines of code (platforming, physics, camera movement, etc).

Optimized code with 50 events vs Optimized code with 350 events
Switching from UDLR to WASD? Instant 4 events.

50 Event people are still at a great disadvantage.

This could all be avoided if the pool had just been split to NonSubscribers vs Subscribers but apparently "that's too costly" even if no extra subscriptions have to be handed out.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 00:21:59 Reply

At 3/9/18 07:30 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/9/18 12:14 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I should submit an animation, so everybody can see your skills.
Yeah you really should, that'd be interesting to see! ;)

I would need much more practice before I am ready to submit an animation.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 01:36:28 Reply

Here is my animation showreel

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/707894?updated=1520663597

If anyone is interested

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 12:17:14 Reply

At 3/10/18 12:21 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I would need much more practice before I am ready to submit an animation.

More? Have you started practicing already? Really would be interesting to see what you'd put out, what with the empty repertoire so far. :) It's never too late to get started!

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-10 14:48:51 Reply

I'm available for composing original music on this one! Here are some of my tracks:
Playlist of my tracks on Newgrounds
Personnal website
Don't hesitate to message me!

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 03:29:40 Reply

At 3/10/18 12:17 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/10/18 12:21 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I would need much more practice before I am ready to submit an animation.
More? Have you started practicing already? Really would be interesting to see what you'd put out, what with the empty repertoire so far. :) It's never too late to get started!

I have done a little here and there. Not enough to make anything decent, but I have plenty of good ideas for animations.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 04:06:19 (edited 2018-03-11 04:07:57) Reply

Hello, I am using C3 Free Edition
I want to make a Stealth Platformer,i require aPixel Artist and SFX Artist.
Thanks

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 05:10:10 Reply

At 3/11/18 04:06 AM, xyedabz wrote: I want to make a Stealth Platformer,i require aPixel Artist and SFX Artist

https://opengameart.org/

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 05:23:22 (edited 2018-03-11 05:24:21) Reply

If any music is needed for one of your games, contact me I will write lyrics/music w/e u need. Music will be acoustic guitar : / : P.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 07:21:19 Reply

At 3/11/18 03:29 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I have done a little here and there. Not enough to make anything decent, but I have plenty of good ideas for animations.

Could jump in on some Collabinator projects maybe. ;)

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 13:10:45 Reply

Congratulations to those who enter! ;)


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 16:54:23 Reply

At 3/11/18 07:21 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/11/18 03:29 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I have done a little here and there. Not enough to make anything decent, but I have plenty of good ideas for animations.
Could jump in on some Collabinator projects maybe. ;)

That might be too advanced for me. I know there are plenty of haters that would love to blam my first creation.


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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 17:13:27 Reply

At 3/11/18 04:54 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 3/11/18 07:21 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/11/18 03:29 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: I have done a little here and there. Not enough to make anything decent, but I have plenty of good ideas for animations.
Could jump in on some Collabinator projects maybe. ;)
That might be too advanced for me. I know there are plenty of haters that would love to blam my first creation.

I was thinking more like if you have ideas, then you might be able to team up with somebody who's willing to animate them.

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Response to Construct 3 Jam Theme! 2018-03-11 18:15:43 Reply

Some nice and nifty stuff comming down the pipeline it's looking really good hope newgrounds can always have this kind of elements for the community

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