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One Shot

A game where you only have a single resource of something at any given time that is required to win. Make each shot count!
Inspiring words written by the original submitter
One Shot is the theme for the 24th gm(48) with 273 votes in total.

The community finds the theme for the 24th gm(48) through two rounds:

  1. The first round, which runs from 30th September to 7th October, you can suggest up to 3 themes as well as vote for any theme.
  2. The second round, which runs from 7th October to 14th October, you can't suggest any themes, and you can only vote for the 10 themes selected from the 7 best themes & 3 most controversial of the first round.

To help organize the rounds and encourage discussion, there will be a stickied post on /r/GameMaker for each of the rounds. The theme for the 24th gm(48) will be announced on this page, the home page, /r/GameMaker and Twitter (via @tehwave and @redditgamemaker ) when the game jam starts.

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, One Health, Descend, Sacrifice and One Shot.

gm(48) 1st Theme – 1st Round 2nd Theme – 2nd Round Starts Ends Results
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
The scheduled time is 00:00 GMT±0. The dates are subject to change. The countdown timers are not synchronized, and may be inaccurate.
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The Undefeatable Foe
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