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Wondering what it would be like participating in the world's best GameMaker game jam?

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

This was my first big game jam. I did not know what to expect from it. I was very anxious to have the theme revealed and see if i could do anything with it. Then, it was like a race. The starting pistol was shot, and the theme was revealed. My original Intention was to stay up all night working on it. While I did stay up rather late, I did not stay up all night. I quickly worked up an idea, and went with it. The first thing to expect from a jam like this: do not expect to make a whole game. Expect a few levels, at most 10. But make those levels intriguing. Do not submit your game early unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure it's ready. As a wise man once said, All work is lost due to a lack of a little more. And most Importantly, do not look at other games and say "Hmph, I can do better than that" without contributing yourself. An unfinished game will never be as good as a finished one. Everyone knows how to start making a game. Not a lot of people know how to finish one. This game was an experience to make.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

GM48 was my first Game Jam. It was a really awesome first experience. The Game Jam is really neat with nice theme. Will sure participate to the next GM48!

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

Doing everything for this game was a fun experience. It definitely took a lot out of me towards the end, especially being my first real time in coding in awhile. Definitely was an amazing learning experience and a fun little game was made!

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

This is a fun game jam with a great community.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

Originally I was going to make a game for this jam with my cousin (Kris24 on here) but he ended up being busy...so I mostly wrote it off as a no-go. However I had an idea for a quick game from watching a youtube video about swords vs spears and ended up having about 8 spare hours to make something this weekend, so here's the result.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

That's a nice way to learn and develop games with originally! even if you are a beginner, with GameMaker Studio is truly easy to make games in such as short period of time!

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

I hear many game maker devs talking about gm48 so I decided to try it out myself and it was really fun it pushed me to my limits and made me create new techniques

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

I had a perfect version at 7:00. Deadline gets extended 15 mins so I try to add one little thing to it. Fatal error on my submitted project with no way to fix one simple mistake that completely ruins an entire 48-hour slugfest BY MYSELF.

Probably won't be attending another.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

I'm sweating. I learned a lot in such a short amount of time (especially about time management). The 29th GM48 was my first jam and I'm happy with what I produced.

We all start somewhere and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

The great thing about GM48 is that everyone's using the same platform. This makes it easy to collaborate, discuss code and help each other, especially if you join the GameMaker discord server. It really strengthens the community aspect of the game jam.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

I've never participated in a game jam previously and was excited to join in with this. In the middle of tending to two children and going shopping it's been a blast!. The enjoyment of having a set target and project and cracking on to meet the deadline! definitely participate again.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

GM48 its just a fun expirience with a twist that is being against time. it is actually encouraged me to make 48hour game challanges,and the themes can be inspiring.If you need any ideas for game making i highly suggest you to join GM48

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

I have learned so many useful skills from the GM48. It was the first jam I ever participated in, one that I have entered many times since, and its something that I look forward to participating in again.

Are you looking to create your first game? If so, this is an excellent way to get that done in two days or less. Remember, nothing needs to be perfect in a game jam, it need only be good enough. Have fun and good luck!

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

GM48's game jams are pretty challenging, as there are a lot of awesome and talented artists, designers and coders who participate in them.

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36th gm(48) The gm(48) is a community event for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities 2020-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 2020-10-19T00:15:00+00:00 gm48.net https://gm48.net YoYo Games

As for a one-man-army (solo developer), GM48 happens in two phases.

The first phase feels like game-design poker. It's all about making choices, about trying to stay in the balance between "What I want to do" and "What I can do in 48 hours" while picking features that fulfill the idea of the game the most.

The second phase is actually a trial. It's all about applying all acquired experience of the GM:S, inventing solutions to new problems and hacking things through while sustaining time and real-life.

Altogether, that's a great opportunity to experiment with a game design, due to the new theme each round and fast and honest feedback.

Wanna design game from topic to features, or in opposite way? Wanna express your current mood, or practice in designing core loops, or to explore new grounds and combine hardly fitting features?

It's all possible, and all welcome. And when you're ready, there's next level for you - competing for the first place in ratings, applying everything you've learned.

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