- FAQ -

How do I enter the jam?

Registration for Chillennium 2018 has not opened yet. Check this website and follow our social media to find out when registration starts.

When is the jam?

Date and location hasn't been set for Chillennium 2018 yet. It will start on a Friday and end 48 hours later on a Sunday sometime in the fall.

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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