Down you go, deep into a dark underworld.... Or perhaps you are travelling into the bowels of the city to repair a leak, whilst fighting of alligators. Nevertheless, down you go, regardless of theme.
How is the theme selected?
The community suggest themes and vote for the theme through two rounds:
- The first round, which runs from 1st April to 8th April, you can both suggest themes and vote for them. You can suggest up to 3 themes.
- The second round, which runs from 8th April to 15th April, 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.
To organize the rounds and facilitate discussion, there will be a stickied subreddit post on /r/GameMaker for each of the theme rounds.
The previous gm(48) themes were Castles, Parallel Worlds, Create, Lost, Colorless, Permadeath, Evolution, Minimal, One Minute, Guns That Don't shoot Bullets, Stealth, You are the Enemy, Death is Useful, Top Down _____., Endless, Environment as a Weapon, Escape, Space, Only One Level, Risk & Reward and One Health.
|gm(48)||1st Theme – 1st Round||2nd Theme – 2nd Round||Starts||Ends||Results|
|22nd||Apr 1 Apr 1, 2017||Apr 8 Apr 8, 2017||Apr 15 Apr 15, 2017||Apr 17 Apr 17, 2017||May 1 May 1, 2017|
|23rd||Jul 1 Jul 1, 2017||Jul 8 Jul 8, 2017||Jul 15 Jul 15, 2017||Jul 17 Jul 17, 2017||Jul 31 Jul 31, 2017|
|24th||Sep 30 Sep 30, 2017||Oct 7 Oct 7, 2017||Oct 14 Oct 14, 2017||Oct 16 Oct 16, 2017||Oct 30 Oct 30, 2017|
|25th||Dec 30 Dec 30, 2017||Jan 6 Jan 6, 2018||Jan 13 Jan 13, 2018||Jan 15 Jan 15, 2018||Jan 29 Jan 29, 2018|
The scheduled time is 00:00 GMT±0. The dates are subject to change. The countdown timers are not synchronized, and may be inaccurate.