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  1. WIZARD JAM 8 // Welcome Thread

    It's on ya'll!! Good luck with your games, and remember, if you need some encouragement, or help with anything, please please pleaaaase drop by the Slack and let us know what's goin' on!
  2. WIZARD JAM 8 // Welcome Thread

    I just realized I forgot to link the BRAND NEW Wizard Jam twitter account! @Travis has been posting some old Wiz Jam classics and also we don't really have a way to keep people updated on stuff other than the slack and this thread so please follow it! @Wizard_Jam
  3. https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-8 Hello and welcome to WIZARD JAM, the bi-annual Idle Thumbs community-run game jam! Wizard Jam is not a contest; the main emphasis is to celebrate the Thumbs community through sharing and collaboration over the course of a fortnight. We write devlogs and post GIFs. We offer support and volunteer music, sounds and other assets. We play each other's games and stream them. It's a lot of fun. The other thing we try to emphasise is encouraging people to try making something new and unfamiliar; or to try game development for the first time entirely (quite a few of the entries we've had in the past are from complete first-timers to gamedev!). We run the jam over the course of two weeks to give people the room to try something weird and see how it turns out. Use this subforum to make development log threads, recruit folks, and chat about development related stuff! There's also the game development subforum and the #wizardjam slack channel. Not in the Slack? You can join us by CLICKING HERE! We're here hanging out in between Wizard Jams too, come say hi! @Spenny also made two threads for finding team mates! Team Seeking and Team Recruiting We also have a twitter account now! Follow it to see some classic old Wizard Jam games and stay updated on what's going on: @wizard_jam. That's mostly run by @Travis, thanks Travis! Here's the itch.io page where you can join the jam and submit your games : https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-8 The wonderful @zerofiftyone has been kind enough to make some Wizard Jam splash screen images / logos that you can use in your game if you'd like! Wizard Jam Splash Screen (Grey) Wizard Jam Splash Screen (Transparent) He also made the many lovely images you see in this post (and also wrote most of the text) (and also ran the last...5? I think? Wizard Jams more or less solo). Thanks Ben!! Wizard Jam - Friday 11th January to Sunday 27th January Showcase Weekend - Saturday 2nd February to Sunday 3rd February Choose an episode title from any show on the Idle Thumbs podcast network and use it as a theme prompt for your game. Use this site to browse through show titles: http://randomthumbs.danjohnmoran.com/ (Thanks to Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii for providing the site). And if you're curious about what titles have been used in the past (there's no rule about duplicates, but maybe you're curious) @atte made this handy spreadsheet! This jam is not a competition, and there is no minimum level of game development experience needed to join. People from all backgrounds are welcome to participate. If you're new to gamedev, let us know! Join us on the forums and on Slack; where you'll find help, advice and encouragement from the community. Wizard Jam began out of a desire to help people get starting making games, so don't be shy! Aside from the next 2 administrative points, there are no rules. You don't HAVE to use a podcast title. You don't HAVE to make your entire game in the 2 weeks allotted. Most people will, but if you come in a little late, or get started a little early, or submit something unrelated to the podcast that's A-OK! Entries containing any form of harassment or hate-speech are not permitted. Anything crossing into this territory will be removed. If an entry is clearly from someone trying to use the jam page on Itch to promote an unrelated game, we'll contact the submitter and the entry may be removed. After the jam finishes, we'll be hosting Showcase Weekend; an opportunity for everybody to step back from the game making process and look at what everyone else has made; with an emphasis on giving feedback and comments to fellow creators. It's covered in the schedule below, and there'll be more details to follow (which I'll edit into this post). And one more time, that submission page is : https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-8 Have fun! <3 Dino ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Browse Past Wizard Jams: Wizard Jam (Apr 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Winter Wizard Jam (Nov/Dec 2015) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 2016 (May 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 4 (Nov/Dec 2016) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 5 (Jun 2017) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 6 (Dec 2017) Subforum Link Itch.io Link Wizard Jam 7 (June 2018) Subforum Link Itch.io Link
  4. Idle Thumbs Readers Slack & Discord

    Here's a permanent invite link to the Slack, come hang out with us! https://join.slack.com/t/idlethumbsreaders/shared_invite/enQtNDM0NDUxNTg3MjMyLThmOTYwZDE1MWY5MzU2MDQ0M2QyMzQ2ZmNhNzlhOGQ2MmZiOGI2NTVmMWUyOTk3NjBjMjBhZWE0ZWE2NTFmNTc
  5. WIZARD JAM 7 // Welcome Thread

  6. GDC Meetup 2018

    If anyone sees this, we have a luau but thing in the back room and I am wearing a thumbs shirt!
  7. GDC Meetup 2018

    There's also now a GDC channel on the slack so people can coordinate stuff! Also here's an invite link to the thumbs slack: https://join.slack.com/t/idlethumbsreaders/shared_invite/enQtMzIyMzUzMjM3Mzk5LTJkYzExZDAxOTMwODdjZWJkNTQxYzY1NzlkYjM1NGU0MmE5YjY1ZGMzNDNlYTkwYTJiZjUwN2VlNWIyYTNmZTc
  8. GDC Meetup 2018

    Of course! The last couple have been a lot of fun
  9. GDC 2017 Meetup (Update: 2018 info within!!)

    Instead of making a new thread in banter I'm just gonna bump this one!!! Official Unofficial Idle Thumbs GDC Meetup 2018 Pagan Idol (thumbs) 375 Bush St (~1 mile from Moscone, 10-15 min walk) 6pm, Friday March 23
  10. GDC Meetup 2018

    alright, callin' it: Official Unofficial Idle Thumbs GDC Meetup 2018 Pagan Idol (thumbs) 375 Bush St (~1 mile from Moscone, 10-15 min walk) 6pm, Friday March 23 I made a reservation for one of the little huts that seats 8, we'll see how that plays out. Apologies to folks who can't make it, know that I still love you, event planning sucks <3
  11. GDC Meetup 2018

    I just realized a pal of mine in SFs art show is opening Tuesday night so I should probably go to that instead of drinking out of a ********* Alright here's some thoughts Saturday night (17th) I wanna do the tiki places that aren't downtown, I think @coaxmetal and/or @jennegatron will join, and that's probably the only time @zerofiftyone will really be able to hang with Jenna since she can't get into the city during the week. Though obv ya'll are adults and don't necessarily need me to organize your hangouts or whatever. I think for the Official Unofficial GDC Idle Thumbs Community Meetup we should do Friday (23rd) or Saturday (24th) to get out of the way of real industry meetups and stuff. I also would be down for a casual lunch thing on Mon/Tues/Weds cause it'd be cool for people to connect names/faces early on and see what people are up to the rest of the week. Like just stake a space in Yerba Buena for an hour and get take out from the mall.
  12. GDC Meetup 2018

    The only thing about Tonga Room is it's ludicrously, prohibitively expensive, so it definitely shouldn't be the primary (or only) meetup.
  13. GDC Meetup 2018

    oh yeah I...have been meaning to put something together. The past couple years we've done Saturday night (which'd be the 24th this year), but a good chunk of folks will be gone before then...maybe a pre-GDC meetup (Sunday night?) or mid-week (tuesday??) makes more sense. There is literally no way to encompass everyone so idk what the best time is. Also yes, I am planning some tiki...adventures. Saturday before I wanna get out of the city a bit and hit up Trader Vics and maybe Forbidden Island, during the week I would like to get to Tonga Room and Smugglers and maybe Pagan Idol. I was gonna just let those happen but maybe it makes sense for me to just declare that I'm doing Tonga Room on Tuesday.
  14. [Dev Log] SHADOW of SOMETHING

  15. [Dev Log] SHADOW of SOMETHING

    Elvaq has pointed out that someone (presumably a non-Thumb) found this game on Steam and wrote a nice comment about it on the forums. http://steamcommunity.com/app/779150/discussions/0/1620600279667227280/ It's perfect; I could not have asked for a better first post about this game. It was all worth it to experience this.