A game jam is an event about developing games in a limited amount of time and usually with restrictions.
Game jams are an opportunity to learn, share ideas and gain inspiration. The restrictions and limited time force developers to think outside of their comfort zone, which results in often unique and interesting games. Game jams often give awards and prizes to the games that win.
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You can submit your game entry to the gm(48) as well as any other game jam, including Ludum Dare, as long as your game entry adheres to the gm(48) rules. This includes only starting production after the gm(48) starts.
Yes, you can. In fact, you are encouraged to share your entry.
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The community suggest themes and vote for them through two rounds:
The first round, which runs from two weeks before the game jam starts to a week before it starts, you can both suggest themes and vote for them. You can suggest up to 3 themes.
The second round, which runs from a week before the game jam starts to when it starts, you can only vote for the 10 themes selected from the first round, and those are the 5 best themes, 3 most controversial and 2 suggested by the organizers.