Why we need it

gm(48)

The gm(48) is a quarterly 48 hours GameMaker game jam from the community of /r/GameMaker . It is organized and kept up to date by Peter 'tehwave' Jørgensen, who also pays for the website and its upkeep.

In the past, the website was a part of a shared server deal, which meant a low monthly bill, but limited resources. As the gm(48) grows, so does the need for more memory, better processing and larger storage space. The website has crashed before due to the large influx of submissions.

We continue to upgrade the website as the need grows, and right now, it is just capable of keeping up with the large demand of the many participants that we see every gm(48). The new website costs $25 every month, a total of $300 for a year – not including any additional fees. If every developer of the last gm(48) donated the price of a coffee, we will have covered the costs for another 3.69 editions of the gm(48).

If the website went down, we'd lose the amazing 1149 games available for any one to freely download and play. The constructive criticism and ratings given by 3411 users would be lost to history.

The 30th gm(48) could be the last.


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What we've made possible

What you think of us

I found it pretty hard coming up with an idea in the beginning of the jam, but as soon as my team mate had arrived we quickly figured out what it should be about. I learned a few new, very useful things, e.g. path finding, of which will certainly have future use. :) Overall, had a great time. I'm getting better at time managing, and coding in general thanks to these jams.

Loved the jam. Teaming up and making something great in 48 hours (with some sleep) was a great experience. If you make stuff in Game Maker, this is the jam for you.

First game jam competition that can compete with the ludum dare, if you ask me. Had much fun particapating and looking forward to do it again.

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Thank you for your support, – Peter "tehwave" Jørgensen

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Contributions

We would like to give thanks to the following persons for their contributions to our game jam

  • Veralos
  • THTerra
  • Bakufreak
  • Blokatt
  • Juju
  • toothsoup
  • Cajoled
  • username303
  • Rohbert
  • hypnozizziz
  • damimp
  • ...and many others.

The continued support from the community warm our hearts. Thank you.