Otter Game Jam

This jam is for anyone who wants a dedicated weekend to work on games, art, coding, audio, and game design. It is intended primarily for CSUMB otters and other college students, especially game design students. However, anyone can participate!

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October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021

12 a.m. to 11 p.m.

BIT Building room 105


Resources: The host of this Jam will be offering a free 3D asset package of Redwood trees! This information will be updated.

Games Accepted: Both analog and digital games. Games must be submitted as "solo" or "team" and will be judged accordingly. You may use the Jam to work on larger projects currently underway, and simply submit the most current build that reflects play-tests and changes made during the Jam. Be sure to disclose how long a games development actually was if you worked on it outside of the Jam weekend. Games can be submitted through this itch page or Discord. Be sure to include instructions on how to download and play your game! If applicable, a WebGl build posted to itch can really help others access your game.

Theme Purpose: The CSUMB campus is located near many unique and variable ecosystems, from the Monterey Trench to the Redwood Forests. Many students travel here from other countries to soak up the California sun (and often find Bay Area fog instead!). Being impressed by the absurdly massive redwood trees is a common feeling for visitors. The natural beauty of California draws many to it. But, what you find today, in the era of the largest wildfires the state has even seen, is that these forests may not have a near-future. Appreciate it now, because soon it may be gone. The plight of the redwood forest inspired the core theme of this jam.