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Use the klujam Discord server to

get all the announcements
ask questions & get answers
meet everybody

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Join the Klagenfurt Game Jam at Itch.io!

create an account
register your game
until May 30, 4pm CEST

  Join our stream!

We'll be streaming on Twitch!

What is a Game Jam?

The 8th Klagenfurt Game Jam is open to everyone who likes games and wants to create, test, and talk about games. Starting on Friday, the topic will be revealed to all participants at the same time. Then, after the ideas are pitched, the team will be built around ideas, and games are to be created. Finally, on Sunday, the projects are presented and can be played and tested. There is also a user voting to honor the best games in various categories where everybody can vote - so bring your friends and family ;) The game jam is not restricted to game designers or programmers but is open to everyone who wants to build games. Each team is in desperate need of visual artists, audio artisans, animation experts, web page writers, storytellers, testers, etc.

100% digital #klujam!

Due to the COVID situation we have decided to go 100% digital with our game jam. Please join in and register!

How so? We'll provide an online meeting for the topic announcement and the project pitching as well as for the presentation of games. Throughout the game jam we'll stream & code at the same time and we invite all of you to do the same! Using the Discord server we can stay in contact and have our coffee talks or the first morning beer together, just like in the good old times ☕

Connect!

We encourage heavy use of our digital communication channels including our

Discord server
Twitter hashtag
Facebook page

Topic

This GameJam's theme is ...

Unusal Combination

Diversifiers

These are optional criteria your game can match if you want to.

A list of diversifiers will also be announced.

  • Better together - Have your game support multiple players
  • One minute showdown - A game round lasts precisely one minute
  • It speaks! - Give your game a voice
  • Different every time - Procedurally generation is used in the game
  • Environmental Storytelling - Tell the story through your game environment
  • Persistency is key - Have a persistent game state
  • Inclusivity - Add accessibility options

How to participate?

If you plan on participating, please use itch.io to join to let us know you're in. We are looking forward to providing you with a great game jam experience!

Rules

  • All sorts of games are allowed, eg. video games, board & card games, ...
  • Your game must fit the topic.
  • You can work in a group (preferred) or alone.
  • You can use pre-existing code, like libraries or code samples.
  • You can use pre-existing art, like from OpenGameArt or FreeSound.
  • You can use external tools like Tiled or Spine 2D.
  • Do not re-skin an already existing game or prototype!
  • You must publish the source of your game, e.g. to GitHub.
  • Your art, sound, and music must be licensed under Creative Commons.
  • You must submit your game to the itch.io Jam page before the deadline.

Tips & Tricks

CC0 by Mathias Lux

Program

The 8th Klagenfurt Game Jam takes place online! Stay tuned for more specific program announcements! All times in CEST!

Day Time Location Program  
Fr, 28.05. 16:00 Online Welcome & Topic Announcement Join us on Twitch!
Fr, 28.05. 17:00 Online Project Pitching Check Discord for pitching your idea on stream!
Sa, 29.05. 10:00 Online Saturday Morning Stream on Twitch  
Sa, 29.05. 19:00 Online Late Night Stream on Twitch Tune in to see interviews with our fellow game devs/artists. Join the streaming channel on Discord to give an interview!
Sun, 30.05. 10:00 Online Sunday Morning Stream on Twitch  
Sun, 30.05. 16:00 Online Game Presentations Check Discord to see when it's your time to show your game!

Just a Sample From Last Year

Check out the top 3 games of the last Klagenfurt Game Jam, taking place on April 24th 2020 until April 26th 2020:

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Previous Jams

Check out our archives on itch.io as long as they reach back in time:

4th Winter Game Jam - Dec 18-20, 2020
7th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 24-26, 2020
3rd Winter Game Jam - Dec 20-22, 2019
Hüttenjam - Sep 26-29, 2019
6th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 26-28, 2019
2nd Winter Game Jam - Dec 14-16, 2018
5th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 26-28, 2018
1st Winter Game Jam - Dec 15-17, 2017
4th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 28-30, 2017
Summer Jam - Aug 5-7, 2016

Our Sponsors

Organization Team

(in alphabetical order)
  • Andreas Leibetseder
  • Armin Lippitz
  • Christoph Wedenig
  • Martin Proprentner
  • Mathias Lux
  • Natascha Rauscher
  • Roman Mandelc
  • Wolfgang Hoi
  • Veit Frick

Game Jam Discord Channel

Supported by the Institute for Information Technology and the Faculty for Technical Sciences at Klagenfurt University, Austria.