This guide serves as an introduction on how participation works.
If you're a first timer, then this is the perfect resource for you.
Check the scheduleWhile the game development part of the game jam is over a weekend, the entirety of the event is spread over the course of a month.
There's a few important dates to keep track of.
Theme Round #1 & Round #2
The game jam weekend
Results and winners revealed
Find the dates at schedules
Sign up to receive reminders
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Subscribe at Never miss another game jam
Register an account
An gm48.net account is required for participation and submission.
Register at Register an account
Suggest and vote for themes
The first part of the game jam is the two rounds of the community voting for the theme.
All the theme candidates are suggested by the community, and go through these rounds of selection.
Check out the current round at Theme
Read up on the rules
There are some restrictions on how you may work on your game in order to ensure a fair competition.
Make sure that you have read the rules at Rules
The game jam starts!
Once the countdown on the frontpage hits zero, the theme is revealed and you can work on your game!
Your game must be submitted before the deadline is reached.
Submit your game at Submission
The game jam ends... and rating begins
Once the weekend is over, everyone can now critique and rate the submissions.
Find all the games at Games
The winners and results are revealed
The rating has ended, the scores have been calculated and the winners found!
The results are revealed at Results
That's all there is in broad-terms to participation.