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2-Week Jazz JAM #1: Quirky combo battle!

EDIT: Redid the arbitrarily defined unscripted category into "Not Majorly Scripted".

After god-knows how long, I decided to start off a (sort of) new type of contest, a level JAM! Unlike regular contests, jams have a short deadline. Two weeks is generous considering the usual amount of time offered in them, but I know many of you guys have busy lives.

I am also looking for judges. You can still become one even if you are an entrant. You just cannot review your own entry.

The theme: Battle with Unexpectedly fitting tileset combos.

These spotlight awards are up for grabs - a single level can have multiple of these;
  1. Most Innovative
  2. Most Polished
  3. Best Visuals
  4. Best Gameplay
  5. Best Not majorly scripted*
Not all spotlight awards are required to be used.

*The only scripting features that are allowed are the enhancements that MLLE offers (palette changing, tileset merging, additional layers, etc)

Rules and guidelines:
  • The entry should follow the theme.
  • You cannot start with pre-existing unreleased maps.
  • You can enter up to three levels, but I recommend you stick to one.
  • You are allowed to collaborate with others
  • The level can be as big or as small as you like, though I recommend at least making it larger than a single screen. Try to not bite off more you can chew though.
  • The level should be functional with all characters.
  • Angelscript is allowed
  • Please submit your entry on this thread or the J2O downloads section, or they will not count.

The deadline is the 5th of November 2018, 00:00 UTC

Questions and Answers:

Q: Will there be a money prize?
A: I decided to go against this since most entrants in JCS contests don't really care for prizes, and it holds everything up. If your level is good enough, there's a high chance it'll be picked up in a future bash or event, which I consider a honorable enough prize.

Q: How frequent will Jazz JAMs be?
A: I'm not sure. I want to allow grace periods for other contests, level projects and just general breaks. In other words - whenever I think it's a good time to start running one.

Q: How do I merge multiple tilesets? Do I need scripting knowledge or mash up tilesets separately?
A: You can optionally do those, but I personally recommend Multi layer level editor, which makes the entire process much easier. It's like JCS, but with more features. No scripting knowledge needed. Quick tutorial coming soon!

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Last edited by Treylina; Oct 22, 2018 at 09:03 AM. Reason: unscripted rules were poorly thought out and arbitrarily defined

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