GAME JAM GUIDELINES
1 The theme is ‘Tropical Paradise,’ and your challenge, if you choose to take it, is to use StoryGames AI (now available inside Buildbox Classic, on our website, and via the Buildbox World app) to create a ‘tropical paradise’ themed visual novel game with the most plays and shares in Buildbox World before the submission deadline on 9/3 at 11:59 PM PST!
For your entry to be eligible to win:
- Your Bit (Buildbox World submitted game) has to be shared on Twitter, Tiktok, and Instagram. The Bit with the most social re-shares on those platforms, plus bit score (our secret formula that measures engagement), wins!
- Game must have an added game mechanic in addition to the visual novel element. Extra points for creativity!
Your story can be about whatever you want as long as it features a tropical setting. Below are just some of the theme examples you can use in your StoryGames prompts:
- Island Paradise
- Pirate’s Cove
- Underwater City
2 Game must be created using the Buildbox StoryGames AI tool and must follow the set theme.
3 All assets used to build the game should be owned by you, licensed to you, you have permission to use, or is under the creative commons license.
4 Entire game must only be created during the time allotted. Please do not use or submit games that were created before. Honesty is the best policy!
5 Game must be funny, unique, memorable, stylish, disturbing, original, emotional, bizarre, touching, outlandish, soothing, exciting! Avoid clones at all costs. If you can’t win on production value, you can win on ideas.
6 Entries will be submitted through the Buildbox World app (via globally sharing from Buildbox Classic or directly sharing from within the Buildbox World app. All entries must also have the ‘BBJAM01 code in their game title.
Example: “BBJAM01 Monsoon Mysteries”
The game that receives the highest number of social media shares and plays will be declared the winner. Therefore, make sure to promote your game on platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram frequently after submitting it.
Make sure you submit before the end of the Game Jam! Late submissions are not accepted.
7 Buildbox Game Jam has an Inclusiveness Policy & Code of Conduct and expects all participants to abide by it — don’t be a jerk and you’ll be fine.
8 By submitting your games to the Buildbox Game Jam, Buildbox has the right to use the game for marketing purposes. All other rights to the Buildbox Game Jam submissions belong to the developers and the creators. Buildbox or any other third-party (e.g. Kwalee) does not own the rights to the submitted games.
9 Be nice, be a good sport, collaborate, be creative… But most of all, have fun!
INCLUSIVENESS POLICY & CODE OF CONDUCT
The Buildbox Game Jam focuses on bringing communities together through collaboration, innovation
and experimentation. No sexism, racism, discrimination or any kind of exclusion will be tolerated in association with the Buildbox Game Jam and we reserve the right to refuse and/or remove content based on our principles. We encourage inclusive and welcoming environments. We encourage a free and open activity where creativity should know no censorship and we hope all participants will exercise their creative freedoms. We take pride in our jammers and organizers, but AppOnboard Inc. is not liable for anyone’s specific views and opinions.
Code of Conduct
The Buildbox Game Jam focuses on bringing communities together through collaboration, innovation, and experimentation. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our guidelines for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in the Buildbox Game Jam to help us maintain these guidelines and create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
We wish for Buildbox Game Jam participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, attempt collaboration before conflict, and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. We also expect the same consideration and respect to be applied to games and content created during the Buildbox Game Jam.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert Buildbox community leaders and support immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our online community.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
INCLUSIVENESS POLICY & CODE OF CONDUCT
CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the Buildbox Game Jam organizers may take action to stop the unacceptable behavior, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.
IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please report this in one of the following ways:
• Contact the Buildbox Staff on the community forum or discord.
• Filling out this online form (a fast way to reach us, especially during an event)
Buildbox Game Jam Complaint Form. Can be done anonymously. • Emailing the Executive Committee
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify a Buildbox Game Jam organizer with a concise description of your grievance.
We wish for all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct — whether online or in-person— as well as in all one-on-one or group communications pertaining to community business.
To view the rubric click here