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Official Global Game Jam 2024 x Unity! - COME JAM WITH US!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by kirkmusngi, Jan 18, 2024.

  1. kirkmusngi

    kirkmusngi

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    Hello, friends! With the new year upon us, what better way to start making games with Unity than Global Game Jam 2024!

    From January 22-28, people across the world will be joining forces to create a game in one week. Unity is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring Global Game Jam 2024 and we invite our amazing community to make games with us!!!

    Whether it’s your first time using Unity, first time participating in a game jam, or first time even making a game - we have you covered!



    Resources

    If it’s your first time using Unity, stay tuned on Thursday, January 18 at 12pm PST to join Trey Rexroat and Manuel Sansili for a half-hour livestream where they’ll be discussing using Muse and other Unity resources to help you during the event. You can find the livestream here - https://twitch.tv/globalgamejam and https://www.youtube.com/@GlobalGameJam.

    Is this your first game jam? No problem! Head over to Unity Learn and check out Get Started with Game Jams tutorial. We’ll go over what a game jam is, what to expect, and tips + tricks to make the most of Global Game Jam!

    Prototype your game faster, and save up to 94% while you're at it, by picking up the fantastic Quick Start Asset Pack from the Unity Asset Store!

    Lastly, to get you inspired for your first game, check out the Unity x USC Games Unlocked course on Unity Learn! Starting to make games can be a daunting task. In collaboration with the USC Games Program, we created a course that goes over the game design process, including how to plan and even release your first game!



    Free Stuff? Yes, please!

    Unity Student Plan

    A special note for students - if you’re planning to participate in Global Game Jam, sign up for the Unity Student Plan! As a student, you’ll gain access to free assets and special discounts on the Unity Asset Store along with a Unity license. You can sign up here!

    Try Unity Muse free for 15 days!

    We’re also excited to bring you Unity Muse - our all-in-one subscription for AI-powered tools and capabilities to assist with creation in Unity. With Muse you can use natural language to create unique sprites and textures in-editor, and even chat with Muse to find answers and troubleshoot issues. You can try Muse for free for 15 days and keep the assets you produce and save beyond your trial. Learn about Unity Muse here or check out our prototyping tutorial using Unity Muse here.



    Sharing your Work + Come Jam with Us!!!

    Head over to the Projects In Progress forum and share a link to your project and be sure to include the global game jam 2024 tag!!!

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    We hope you join us for Global Game Jam from January 22-28! You can find more information here!
     
  2. TreyK-47

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    Howdy ️Game Jammers!

    Happy Friday! Many of you will be just getting started on your Global Game Jam 2024 projects this weekend, and we just wanted to send you a friendly reminder to make the most of this weekend's creative journey. Here are a few quick tips:
    • Enjoy Yourself: The Global Game Jam is all about unleashing your creativity and having a blast! Embrace the challenges, savor the victories, and relish the joy of game development
    • Stay Hydrated: Amidst the lines of code and artistic endeavors, don't forget to take care of yourself. Stay hydrated, grab some snacks, and recharge those creative batteries. A well-hydrated mind is a game-changing mind!
    • Share Your Creations: Once the game jam wraps up, we can't wait to see what you've created! Share your completed projects with us – whether it's a quirky prototype, a captivating narrative, or an innovative game mechanic. Please let us know if you tried out Muse and what you think! If you're looking for some prompt guidance, we have you covered.
    Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination. Enjoy every moment, and let your creativity run wild. Here's to an amazing Global Game Jam 2024 weekend!

    Happy jamming!
     
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  3. mgear

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    ^page not found, for that covered link..
     
  4. ftianf

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    Great gamejam love comes from Shanghai's offline "crystal core site"
     
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  5. kirkmusngi

    kirkmusngi

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    Thanks for the heads up, @mgear! I went ahead and updated the link. Hope that helps! :)