I am not here to come with an happy comment, but I still think is is an pretty important one, so I hope you will keep reading it anyway.
I have been part of the Unreal game jams more then 20 times, and I do really like making games for jam, but there is one thing I really do not like about this jam, and it is the lake of an active community. Every time I have been part of this jam, I try to play as many of the games as I can, and since the jam have been on Itch I have tried to leave some comments/feedback on the games I have played. But when I look at number of comments on the games I have played, there is nearly none or actually no comments. This make me sad, and I do not understand why there is not a greater interest in playing and taking about each other games. At least for me it is just as fun and interesting to try the game as it is to make them. And I can promise you there are a lot of fun games to play.
But okay it is perhaps because you are only are interested in your own game, or perhaps it is because it is competition with real prices, that makes you are afraid of saying something. But I will strongly recommend you to play and give feedback on the games. I can with nearly 100% security promise that your comments/feedback will not change any of the judges evaluation. If it did change anything, there would have been some other winners of the jams:)
I will also recommend you to play the games, that are not looks super amazing. They are often made by people that do not have much experience with UE4 or with game development in general. The developers of this kinds of games really needs some feedback and they are normally really happy to get it.
To the makes of this jam. I would really like if the was some kind of commodity price, where the developers has to rate on each others games. I believe this could push the developers to play each other games more, and perhaps also give each other more feedback.
So come and play my game I know he did it by JK5000 (Or a new and better version here Game Jolt - Games for the love of it) or some of the other games. I know you can do it, and I believe you will not regret doing it.
Thank you for reading this comment.