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How do I enter the jam?

Registration for Chillennium 2019 has not started yet. Be sure to follow us on social media and check back here for when early registration starts for Chillennium 2019! Registering early guarantees a lower price and the possibility of exclusive merchandise.

When and where is the jam?

Chillennium 2018 took place at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center. The time and location for Chillennium 2019 has yet to be decided, so be sure to follow us on social media and check back here for when that information is announced.

Can I use a game I've been working on?

All game code and content must be created during the 48-hour game jam period. Though we do not expect all game jam contest submissions to be entirely created from scratch, we prohibit creating game content prior to the start of the competition. If you choose to adapt code or content from the internet, be sure to make it your own. Derivative work will be recognized by the judges and may affect your game's score.

What can I use to make my game?

Participants will be required to bring their own computing equipment, laptops, desktops, monitors, etc. We recommend bringing any peripherals (tablet, Oculus Rift, Kinect, Wii Remotes, controllers, etc.) you may need. Power drops and wireless internet access will be provided, though wired ethernet is not guaranteed. Volunteer staff will be available to help participants load/unload and set up their equipment upon request.

Participants will be allowed to use any programming languages or software available to them (e.g. Unity, Unreal Engine, Maya, Houdini, the Adobe Creative Suite). It is primarily up to the participants to bring what they think they'll need to build a game in 48 hours.

How are games judged?

Games will be judged by a team of industry professionals, sponsors, and children (10+). Judging will begin immediately following the game jam's ending. Games will be ranked on a scale from 0 to 5 for their Innovation, Quality, and Completeness in the categories of Programming, Art, Design, and Sound for a total maximum score of 60. The three teams with the highest overall scores will be awarded the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Best Overall Game. Additional prizes will be awarded to the teams with the highest individual scores in Programming, Art, Design, and Sound. To encourage innovation, there is also an award for VR. Games cannot win more than one award.

Where can I play the games?

All games from past Chillennium jams are available on this website, right here!

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