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2020 Unreal Spring Jam | Dates: June 4-9 | Theme: What is hidden in snow comes forth in the thaw

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    #16
    Anyone need any simple 3d models for the jam? I'd like to get involved, I have some experience in 3d modeling but almost none in animation. Mostly static/manmade objects. I'd like the experience, something to do, be interesting to see what you do with what I create.

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      #17
      Originally posted by ThePanPixel View Post
      I don't plan on participating in this one, sadly - I am still very much a novice and not confident enough in my skills with either Unreal or game dev just yet. I do have one question, however - while I know that the theme itself is going to be announced at the end of the stream, will that still be listed on the Jam page, or will I have to head to the livestream VOD to check for myself? I will be at work when the stream happens, but I would like to see what the theme is after it's announced, as I might like to start planning out documentation for such a theme at the very least.
      For me the first time was the best, I managed to quickly come up with an idea and grind at it. Never learned so much before in a short time. I tried 1-2 jams afterwards but the ideas I had were too hard, at least at the time, to execute on, and never really had the time to push forward properly. However, every single time I tried to make something for a jam was an effective learning experience.

      If I look at the code I made for the first jam now, I'm amazed that the game even held together with all the spaghetti. I guess not knowing better is a good thing sometimes.

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        #18
        Hey. I missed the deadline for submission as unfortunately uploading took me a lot longer than expected. I started uploading well before deadline, but wasn't able to finish. If there is any way to still submit for consideration, here's my project URL: https://kappakai.itch.io/from-ice-and-fire

        Thanks and it was fun to make this game either way!

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          #19
          Hi! Missed the deadline. Where do all the time go! haha But it do not matter. I have done something!

          https://kaktusbear.itch.io/unrealspringjam2020

          Cheers
          Last edited by kaktusbear; 06-10-2020, 12:37 AM.

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            #20
            VictorLerp really hard on my game this my first game jam and im some what new to unreal engine i went to upload my game and i couldn't due to it being bigger than 1 GB i saw itch had a work around i spent quite some time trying to get that to work and when if finally did my game took forever to upload i was wondering if my game could still be considered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLxJoS0vSgg

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              #21
              Thanks for the jam! As always, I learnt a lot and had fun along the way. This time I made the game and everything in it, from the animations to the music, all by my self in the 5 days, which posed a new challenge, since I've never composed music before!

              If you would like to check my game out, here's the link: https://cp-dimensions.itch.io/rivet

              YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd...fwUXVHdtuTwgtQ

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                #22
                We do not accept late submissions for the contest, but we allow you to upload your game to the jam page. Send an email to community@unrealengine.com with a link to your game page and we'll get back to you!

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                  #23
                  Hi, I was a bit late on getting a working build so I could not make the submission deadline. I would still really like to share my work! You can watch it here on Youtube https://youtu.be/60gj_KGzMBM , it will also be with the rest of my work at samuelcoallier.com if you want to check it out! All comments are welcome!

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                    #24
                    I made my submission https://itch.io/jam/2020-unreal-spring-jam/rate/667521 but didn't use the right filename for the zip file , so today I tried to upload the correct file but did not realize that after deleting the old one from my submission I wouldn't be able to upload the new one because the voting is in process, it there a way I can upload my game again? It really shouldn't let you delete the file if you cant upload again .

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                      #25
                      VictorLerp

                      Hi! I've participated on the Jam, and it was awesome!
                      https://itch.io/jam/2020-unreal-spring-jam/rate/667213

                      My question is regarding updating the gameplay footage. Can I create another video with better resolution and edit the submission entry with the new link? Does doing this will disqualify me or is against some of the jam rules?

                      The footage I've uploaded is low res and is concerning me...

                      Thanks in advance!

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                        #26
                        ffuhro Anything that can be updated on your page is allowed (which I believe is everything). You're just unable to upload a new version of the game.

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                          #27
                          Hello everyone

                          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 https://jk5000.itch.io/i-know-he-did-it (Or a new and better version here https://gamejolt.com/games/Iknowhedidit/505108) 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.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by JK5000Games View Post
                            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.
                            Sounds a great initiative, I'd also support if the jury, who actually play the games, would give feedback for all the played games. Even if it's not positive, it'd be great to understand what's great and what's not so that developers can use that experience in the next jam and for self-improvement. Now, if you're not in the first 3... you have no idea why not, even if you see winner games which have a very weak relation to the theme (it has happened multiple times before, i.e. just by having coins in a game should not immediately pass maximum points for an "Other side of the coin" theme).
                            Was it not fun? Too short? Imbalanced art? Crashed? Lack of sounds? Teams have no idea what was the project missing, even if they have put a lot of effort in it. Of course, working on the project is, by itself, an experience and a way to learn; but people knowing their mistakes would be a great addition.

                            Also, not relevant, but it'd be great to know how fairness is guaranteed. Does each jam introduce different (guest) jury members? Or it's always the same 3 people, always resulting winners for their own taste? Etc, jurying is certainly a huge task for this amount of projects, but more openness could result in wonders for many reasons I believe
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                              #29
                              Originally posted by KristofMorva View Post
                              Sounds a great initiative, I'd also support if the jury, who actually play the games, would give feedback for all the played games.
                              We understand the value that this feedback could give, but it's unfortunately not possible due to the amount of games that are submitted to the jams.

                              Originally posted by KristofMorva View Post
                              Also, not relevant, but it'd be great to know how fairness is guaranteed. Does each jam introduce different (guest) jury members? Or it's always the same 3 people, always resulting winners for their own taste? Etc, jurying is certainly a huge task for this amount of projects, but more openness could result in wonders for many reasons I believe
                              The jams in 2019 and 2020 have all had guest judges. It's not that we don't want to be more open, but due to the jams having prizes up to several thousands of dollars, there are legal reasons why we can't do certain things.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by VictorLerp View Post
                                We understand the value that this feedback could give, but it's unfortunately not possible due to the amount of games that are submitted to the jams.
                                Could there not be some internal rating system to just keep track of games each judge has looked at? If they're playing the games (let's say spending at least a minute looking at or playing each one) it doesn't seem like that much extra time to tick a few stars.

                                EG each category they're judged on, clicking 5/4/5 etc after they've looked at or played the game, then auto-post the rating to the related games' itch page after the jam.

                                Completely anonymous, but just giving people a scorecard (even an average, or each judge rating separately).

                                The issue I think a lot of people have with gamejams, is that if they're not going to win, their game is completely lost into the void. Wondering did anyone even play it? With a system like this, even if you don't win, you could see an improvement from last time. It would gamify the process where people want to beat their previous ratings and can see their improvement (or what they need to focus on).

                                We don't want a huge paragraph detailed review of every game, but just to know what it got out of 5 for each of the rating criteria.

                                Not only would you get more people entering (knowing that at least one judge has *seen* their game), you'd get a better quality of submissions over time.

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