Warner Music Group Game Jam

To properly end 2022, The Sandbox is partnering with Warner Music Group to bring you the last Game Jam of the year!

The Sandbox users are invited to create a game experience around the theme of music. You’re free to create a social experience but a game with a story line as well. Surprise us 😉

*Please note, that you are not allowed to integrate any current WMG artists/IPs in your submission.

Rewards

30,000 SAND will be split amongst the top entries the following ways:

  • 1st place: 12,000 SAND
  • 2nd place: 7,000 SAND
  • 3rd place: 4,000 SAND
  • 4th to 10th place: each receives 1,000 SAND

Important Dates

  • The Game Jam begins on December 12th, 2022.
  • The deadline to complete and submit your entry is the January 2nd 2023, at 3pm UTC.
  • Submissions gathering and voting will take place from January 3rd till January 27th, 2023
  • The results will be announced on the February 25th, 2023.

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 and WMG staff.

What makes an entry valid?

  • Game length should be at least 5 minutes (excluding timed, collection quests).
  • Use at least 25 different assets.
  • Follow the storyline/theme.
  • Experience must be created after the start date (any experiences built for previous game jams cannot be used).
  • The Sandbox staff members have the right to remove any entry as they see fit.

Submitting Your Entry

We will be using the Game Maker “Gallery” feature as a form for submissions.

You MUST also submit your game to the following form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFiz_GnnxQBnpaJI3V4F8sGi_So9Csql8m5DNDUnrfb7o7fA/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.

Can I use other people’s assets?

No, you cannot use assets that you haven’t created or purchased. Using assets created by another user without permission will result in your experience being disqualified. Default assets created by “TSB-Account-1” and “SandboxGame” are free to use.

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.

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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