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 3.73 editions of the gm(48).

If the website went down, we'd lose the amazing 962 games available for any one to freely download and play. The constructive criticism and ratings given by 2535 users would be lost to history.

The 28th gm(48) could be the last.


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What we've made possible

What you think of us

This was my first game jam after several years of using game maker as a hobbyist. The 48 hour timeline is daunting and almost immediately after submission I thought of about a dozen 'no-brainer' changes I could of made. Even lowering the ladder climb speed would have made it much better. Oh well, the feeling that I could have done better makes me excited for the next one!

GM48 is not just a jam it is a fun way to test our knowledge.It makes us think in different ways to come up with good ideas.I think everyone should try it.While I was creating Static I learned a lot about pixel art and my weaknesses in game development.I really enjoyed it.

No other game jam offers an opportunity to test your skills and learn with a variety of unique themes as much as the GM(48) does. I'd highly recommend it to everyone, from beginners to professionals.

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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.