Weight Gaming staff may participate in Gain Jams, but due to conflict of interest & knowledge of the theme before the Gain Jam starts they will not be eligible to receive any rewards or prizes.
All entries must be new games and produced within the specified two-week period. Keep in mind this rule does not forbid the reuse of assets or code; we just dont want people doing simple reskins of an existing game.
All entries must make use of the specified theme.
While we do not expect a production-grade game, the game should be stable enough that it can be played with only intermittent crashes at worst.
NOTE: A single user can be apart of multiple teams but this is discouraged
All entries must be public and free to play to be eligible.
All entries must be submitted within the specified two-week timeframe. Any entries submitted before or after that period will not be eligible to win.
All entries must be submitted as a standalone game. We should not need access to the engine the game was built on to run it and mods are not accepted entries.
To submit a game create a new topic within the appropriate subcategory in the Gain Jam Category category with a link to or an attachment of your game.
Do not create any topics other than submissions in the Gain Jam Category. Any non-submission related topics will be deleted immediately.
Do not modify your submission after the jam closes. If your game is hosted on a third-party site like itch.io or is browser-based, do not update it till after judging has closed. Submissions we find or suspect have been modified after the jam closes for judging will be disqualified.
To get points for wild cards the submission must clearly state in the game what cards where attempted. This is for the convenience of our judges and to help ensure we properly judge wild cards
This can be done anywhere in the game as long as it is reasonably visible to the judges
Wild Cards can be declared multiple times but please keep it consistent (it can be hard for us to tell what a submission did if it states one card in one location then two in another)
We highly suggest stating the cards used either when the game loads, on the main menu, or before the game starts to guarantee the judges will see it. Placing it in the credits or other areas where the judges may miss it is not advised
Cards that are not declared in game will not be judged
Weight Gaming will attempt to provide assets that can be used to declare what wild cards have been attempted. It is highly suggested submissions use these assets if they can but text can be used in its place if the dev wishes