Yes, that's right ZFGC! We are hosting a motha' forkin' game jam!
For those unfamiliar with game jams, developers are given an allotted time to develop a game based around a very vague theme. The theme can be worked in as a mechanic or as some other part of the game (an end goal for example).
Usually game jams only last the duration of a weekend, or a week at most. However, we here at ZFGC are forkin' fantastic. We're giving the whole month of August for entrants to dev dev dev! THE THEME!!!!
And the theme of Game Jam '14 is....GORONS!!!
Your game MUST be themed in some way, shape or form around gorons! We don't care what it is, it could be about a goron picking flowers for all we care. The only other requirement is a little twist we're adding.
The mystery sound effect! Attached to this post is a dummy audio file. This file MUST appear somewhere in your game. Use it wherever you want. As a menu selector, as an attack, whatever. The fun part for everyone is that when we turn these games loose for everyone, we're going to replace that audio file with our mystery sound effect. None of you are going to know what it is. Are you going to end up making a cannon that makes cute little fairy sounds? Or maybe your explosion sound effects are going to sound like Mario screaming as he falls to his death. Whatever the case is, the provided dummy audio file needs to be references externally from the project so we can actually change it. If you don't know how to do this, please let us know so we can help you. And to be specific, this is a sound effect! It is not music!
So a quick summary of the rules:
1) The theme of the game is gorons.
2) The game must include our provided dummy audio file (attached to this post)
3) Teams are allowed with a max of 2 people per team.
4) Whatever assets you use that you did not create, you must credit them.
For the first time in the history of ZFGC, WE ARE GIVING AWAY ACTUAL PRIZES THIS TIME. THREE TO BE EXACT.
First place will get this guy!
Second place will get this thing!
And finally, third place will get a pack o' these things!
Games are also not expected to be a fully expansive game. It can be a game about a goron pooping in a toilet for rupees for all we care.
SO GET ON THIS, ZFGC. WE WANNA SEE SOME WACKY GAMES.