First N64 Game Jam announced!

This is an exciting announcement for the Nintendo 64 homebrew community. The N64brew community is hosting a Game Jam for the next few months to make a game and enter it in a competition to see whose is the best.

The theme of the game jam is TBD, and entrants can register and find development teams over on the N64brew discord channel.

It will be running over the course of two months from 13 Oct 2020 to 13 Dec 2020, so submissions should be done by then.

There is a cash reward for the winner, to be expanded if more people donate to the pot.

N64brew Game Jam

This is the first game jam for the Nintendo 64 in over 20 years, last time it was Presence of Mind 99 (POM ’99) on Dextrose.

As of now, there are 12 teams and 32 solo entries signed up, so it looks lihe the judges have their work cut out for them. If everyone manages to

Judges

There are five judges who will be deciding the winner of the game jam:

  • David Doak (Goldeneye/Rareware)
  • Allan Findlay (Software Creations/Acclaim)
  • Neil Voss (The New Tetris/Tetrisphere)
  • Snooplax (N64 Youtuber)
  • Buu342 (Pyoro 64/N64brew Discord admin)

Theme

The theme for this N64 game jam is… Size!

The theme is very vague – and for good reason. It has to be that way so that the

I originally wanted to publish this post last week, but they were on the cusp of announcing the theme so I left it for a week later.

Signing up

If you want to join the game jam, there’s still a little bit of time to join the competition and find a team (or you can go solo if you’d prefer)!

Go to the discord chat to find a team if you want, and then fill out the registration form. Be sure to do it by Tuesday 19 October 2020 to qualify. I know it’s a bit short notice, but do register if you want to be part of the competition.

Prizes

Besides bragging rights, there is an ever-increasing pot of gold for the top entries. There is currently $1,127.10 to be split among the top three in a 6:3:1 ratio:

  • 1st: $676.26
  • 2nd: $338.13
  • 3rd: $112.71

What about N64 Squid?

I won’t be participating or judging, there is too much stuff that I need to be doing that I’m constantly postponing. Mostly I’m working my job, taking care of my daughter and managing my finances so I don’t have time to work and learn about making homebrew N64 stuff anymore.

However, I will be reviewing and archiving the submissions on the website when the results are released so look forward to that when the time comes 😊

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The first game jam in a long time , this time being hosted by the 64 Brew Discord channel. It starts now and lasts until 13 Dec 2020.
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