Climate Jam is a virtual jam hosted on itch.io, just follow the link and hit “Join Now.”
Join us on Discord! – https://discord.gg/Kxy2E5N – easy way to ask questions, chat, meet other jammers, whatever. If you haven’t yet, be sure to say hi in the #introduce-yourself channel. We have #looking-for-group channel where you can meet others who are working on the jam, and many other channels dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible.
We have some times for Q-and-A’s and chats on Zoom. Join us from 3 – 5pm Pacific each day where one of the jam organizers will be available to answer any questions you have:
Meeting ID: 969 2275 0224
We ask that you follow our Code of Conduct in all of your IndieCade interactions, virtual or otherwise.
The online jam will be covered live over IndieCade social media channels, including our Twitter. If you have any screenshots, work you are doing or anything you are posting on social media tag us #ClimateJam @indiecade so we can repost! Also post in the #show-and-tell channel on Discord.
Interested in play testing? And/or joining a showcase at the end of the jam? Just let us know on Discord and we will post some options.
We are planning to do a Twitch stream following the jam on the IndieCade Twitch channel featuring all of the games made at the jam, If you would like your game to be a part of the final presentation please create a video of 3 minutes or less including gameplay footage/narration/stories about the process of creating the game, whatever you feel you want to share about the game, your team and your experience and include the video in your itch.io submission or a link to it on YouTube. Your video should include the game name, team name (if you have one) and any identifying information about your team members that you wish to include (names, roles, etc.). We will give you a warning in advance of the stream going live so you can watch and promote it to your friends and followers.
For first-time jammers, we’ve assembled a list of resources to help you get started as well as inspiring words from our Climate Jam Mentors. And don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have in the discord!!
Our themes are Adapt, Engage, and Protect. When you begin working on your games please take any or all of these words for inspiration.
Jam Dates: April 18 – 22, 2020.
Games are due on Earth Day! April 22nd!
Want to learn more? Go to https://itch.io/jam/indiecade-climate-jam or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the jam, we will be giving Acknowledgments, Awards, and some prize packages – including original nature photography, media promotion, inclusion at IndieCade, and contributions to offset Carbon Emissions in your studio or your own name!
- Grand Jury’s Choice
- Positive Impact
- Most adventurous/ innovative
- Best reflects the idea of discovery/explore (inspired by our friends at Niantic)
- As well as honorable mention awards in art, design, sound and more …
Must be 13 or over.
Must be submitted by the due date and hour (11:59 PM PDT April 22nd)
Must be completed to the point of running as a prototype.
Must represent original work ( plagiarism and/or forgery will be disqualified)
All assets used in the project must belong to the creators or be used under an appropriate license.
Award Selection Criteria
Entries will be reviewed by a review jury of not more than a dozen members on a simple point system. Games must address one of the diversifiers.
A winner and any runners up will be announced MAY 1st.
Awards will consist of the following Prize Package
Hand made original signed earth photography, promotion of game and studio/individual, opportunity to be featured at IndieCade Events (US/EU), and a Carbon Offset donation in your studio/individuals name.