The GAMEE Jam

In collaboration with GAMEE, The Sandbox is launching it’s new Game jam: GAMEE Jam!

The GAMEE Jam

Whether you’re on a train, riding the bus or flying on a plane, there are tons of casual mobile games to kill time. Now it’s time to build yours ! Show us what your casual game would look like on The Sandbox Game Maker.

The Prizes

15,000 SAND and 10 G-Bot packs from GAMEE will be split amongst the top entries the following ways:

  • 1st place: 6,000 SAND + 1 Legendary G-Bot pack;
  • 2nd place: 3,500 SAND + 1 Epic G-Bot pack;
  • 3rd place: 2,000 SAND + 1 Rare G-Bot pack;
  • 4th to 10th place: each receive 500 SAND + 1 Common G-Bot pack.

Important Dates

  • The Game Jam begins on May 9th, 2022.
  • The deadline to complete and submit your entry is the May 22nd 2022, at 11:59pm UTC.
  • Submissions gathering and voting will take place from May 23rd till June 12th.
  • The results will be announced on the July 2nd, 2022.

Important Entry Guidelines

  • Your entry must be designed in the Game Maker software.
  • Your entry can include assets you’ve created yourself.
  • Your entry must have some playability (quests, missions you name it).
  • Your entry must be unique and not a direct copy of any existing experiences. (similarities are fine, exact copies are not!)
  • Spamming the gallery with a number of low quality experiences just to try and fit into the 4th-10th places may result in all your entries being disqualified.
  • Not completing the submission steps correctly (see below) may result in your entry being ineligible.
  • The judging will be done by The Sandbox’s staff.

Submitting Your Entry

We will be using the Game Maker “Gallery” feature as a form for submissions. You MUST upload your game to the gallery following the GIF tutorial below and using the title: “GAMEE JAM — Game Title”

You MUST also submit your game to the following form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30RAbnce-Va7j28UoU1qfqArEhceO_lMvEjOsZIUHoy4vEQ/viewform

WARNING! If you submit your entry to the Game Jam gallery but do not submit it to the form linked above (or vice versa), your entry will not be eligible!
Slow down — check everything! Take the time to submit a qualitative experience, rather than rushing and submitting a half-finished experience.

Game Jam FAQ

Who can join the Game Jam?

Anyone who is eligible to create an account at The Sandbox can enter the Game Jam.

Are teams or studios allowed?

Yes. You are welcome to work independently or as a team/studio of no more than 4 members per team.

Where can I get the Game Maker and/or VoxEdit from?

Here are the official links:

Where can I find guides for the Game Maker and VoxEdit software?

Check out the tutorials page on The Sandbox’s official knowledge base here: https://sandboxgame.gitbook.io/the-sandbox/other/tutorials. It’s super effective, if you are a beginner!

You can also join our Discord community, where creators often share tips with each other and post their own tutorials. You can also share your entry with the community for feedback, if you wish. The Discord community link is: https://discord.com/invite/cgCFFjj.

How the assets approval process works?

Sending each link for approval is NO longer necessary.

Step 4 of the upload process now has the button “Publish” automating this process. Please ensure you have tested the asset in the game maker before hitting “Publish”.
If the button is greyed out please request an artist account here — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdh3nQtWhAH_nYq528K2WldVQ6kXQNLxekXqEQrrphBZ3hYJw/viewform
You will receive an email once a staff member has made the change.
Sandbox T&C apply and any assets that break the rules or copyright laws will be removed and a staff member in contact.

Any Questions please use The Sandbox Discord.

Judging Criteria

The entries are judged on a 100 points scale divided into the following categories:

  • Overall Idea — (25 Points)
  • Level/Game Design — (25 Points)
  • Creativity — (25 Points)
  • Playability — (25 Points)
  • Bonus Points: Wow Factor — (Up to 25 Points Extra

Do you have what it takes to win this contest? Submit your entry and find out!

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