A Game Jam allows people to create interesting and fun games within a time constraint. These are similar to Hackathons but coders create games, not applications.
Hatch coders are a little younger than those that participate in normal Game Jams, so we have given a longer duration (4 weeks) to finish their game! Students can submit as a team or as individual. You are allowed to submit more than once, but can only win one time!
All existing Hatch Studio users who are currently enrolled in Hatch can participate. The Game Jam is intended for users under 18. You can participate in your team group or form your own Game Jam team! You can get help from your team and individual coach to help with the creation, but your coach is not allowed code for you.
The Game Jam will be 4 weeks in length. Game Jam showcase projects will be available to start on Feb 1st and will need to be submitted by Feb 28th.
Pick some friends, choose a Game Jam showcase and submit it before Feb 28th.
This will be judged using the Game Jam grading criteria. Judges will be selected from the Hatch Team to judge the event. Teams will be given a rating based on each of the categories in the criteria.
Teams should try their best to get the highest score, but meeting all of the requirements is not needed to win!
*To enter the Advanced category it is recommended that you have already completed at least 1 medium or hard showcase.
You can participate by creating a Game Jam showcase in the Hatch Platform. This will be available for access from the Feb 1st start date.
All Hatch users are eligible to participate. To enter a submission you must complete and submit your project on the Hatch platform by Feb 28th . You will be able to find these projects in the Advanced Project section in Group Projects in the student dashboard.