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2019 Epic MegaJam | November 14-21 | Theme: DOWN TO EARTH


**We’re excited to announce the 2019 Epic MegaJam!

1st place finalist**

Planted](Planted by Jestersheepy for 2019 Epic MegaJam - itch.io)
By Pixel Collective

2nd place & Space Cats Modifier finalist

Cosmic Catastrophe](Cosmic Catastrophe by Ogniok for 2019 Epic MegaJam - itch.io)
By Fireline

3rd place finalist

Careful Descent
By Snake Rake

Is This Real Life?

Slappy Board
By Slappy Inc.

Friends And Foes

Escape Velocity
By Indecisive Raccoon

Tiny Award

The Cath-Earth Society
By Nova Space Agency

Army Of One

Deltanian Invasion](Deltanian Invasion by Vaei for 2019 Epic MegaJam - itch.io)
By Vaei

AWARD CATEGORIES

The 2019 Epic MegaJam will feature 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists. Each member of a finalist team will receive prize awards.

MODIFIER PRIZES

Each team (including, but not limited to the finalists) can also win one of our five modifier categories.

  • ARMY OF ONE - for the best game developed by a solo developer
  • TINY AWARD - for the best game that comes in under 100MB
  • FRIENDS AND FOES - for the best multiplayer game
  • SPACE CATS - for the best game incorporating “Space Cats”
  • IS THIS REAL LIFE? - for the best XR game

SPONSORS

INTEL

FALCON NORTHWEST

ASSEMBLA
DEKOGON
DXRACER
GAMETEXTURES.COM
GÖKHAN KARADAYI
IGDA
SIDEFX
SILVERTM
SOUNDLY
PROJECT NATURE
QUIXEL

Streaming your work on Twitch? Use the Unreal Engine category and let us know so we can follow along!

Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Show off your work using the #ue4jam](https://twitter.com/hashtag/ue4jam?src=hash) and #UnrealJam](https://twitter.com/hashtag/unrealjam?src=hash) hashtag!

For someone who loves dogs, can I vote for a Space Dogs category? I’d love to give this boi a space helmet.

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(Anyway, good luck and have fun everyone! Please don’t ban me <3)

Does it mean that instead of 3 equal finalists, now they will be ranked (like gold/silver/bronze)?

That is correct!

Excited for this. Would want to join a serious team that wants to win while having fun as well.

Need a good coder to complete our team jigsaw. If anyone is interested … contact me.

I’m a UI Artist + 2D/3D Stylized Environement Artist + Complete Writer and Level Designer + Manager into one. Connect to me on discord: SomeAB#4529

If Anyone need a programer , i serch for a Team, ArtStation - Luis Gustavo my artstation with some of my works, and current studio work where I work www.facebook.com/ThePathofCalydra/

The theme is going to be avocados, specifically the Hass variety. Get started folks!

It’d be hilarious if the theme would also be related with cats and oooo Space Cats. That’s Intersting.

3-time #ue4jam winner looking for one awesome 2D/3D Art Generalist to finalize the team. https://crowdforge.io/jams/ue4jam/teams/4894

Looking to take home the gold.

Ok I’ve got dibs on the character ‘eddy guacamole’

hello unreal. I am a young 13 year old teenager and wanna participate in the jam. In your last year rule list u said that the participant should be at least 16 years old. Can I still participate? If possible because I am quite young aspiring developer. Thanking you Epic

Accidentally I have seen the blog and came to see this game. I have gone through it and came to know about the gaming strategies Hostsailor. It is good to see way to play the game. I found it thrilling to play the game. There are may price available here.

Is using plugins allowed within Game Jams? So if you had a plugin which extends blueprint functions would you still be eligible? It would make sense if you could but the last thing I want is to get dinged for not using base unreal engine.

Any word on when the official rules will be coming?

Also is it possible to report posts somehow? Referring to the spambot a couple posts up.

Can’t wait to go.

Has anyone gotten a response from Quixel as yet regarding the free account?

So got a few questions, 1 are things like Assets and/or Plugins allowed to be used in this Jam. 2 just making sure, I am currently working on a game that I was working on for about a week ago. If the game fits the theme, am I able to work on it, during this Jam?

You can use assets/plugins and things you’ve created before the jam BUT you have to declare what they are, and scoring is affected by this. EG just renaming an old game you worked on for months and entering it vaguely fitting the theme wouldn’t work. So in your case, you wouldn’t be scored on the things you made in the previous week, only the things you made during the game jam timeframe. Or if people use a lot of marketplace assets it wont be scored as highly as one that was created from scratch by the team during the jam week.

For legal reasons, 16 is the minimum age for participation in the 2019 Epic MegaJam. We’re hoping to be able to lower the age in the future, and we’ll do our best to make that happen for 2020.

No Aussie Loving, Start time is 5:30am here, dont you know programmers are only up at those hours if they have been up all night :slight_smile: