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💥 ANNOUNCING KAJAM! 💥
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TheDrone7

Welcome to KaJam! This is a codejam/hackathon being organized and hosted by replit to celebrate Kaboom.js - A JavaScript game programming library that helps you make games fast and fun (we also like to call these games Ka-Fun)! It was also made by one of our own interns - @slmjkdbtl (don't spam him in comments thank you)!

Anyways, back to the topic, you can find all the important details at https://replit.com/kajam but here is a small summary.

  • Schedule : The jam starts on October 18 and ends after 1 week, i.e. on October 25.
  • Requirements : Should run on replit.
  • Submission : Publish to replit apps with the tag #kajam2021.
  • Results : Who knows?
  • Judges : It's a secret!
  • Prizes : Why of course, CASH MONIES. There is a $10,000 Grand Prize and Six categorical $1000 prizes so bring out your best game (literally)!

FAQ

Q. Is there a theme? What is it?

A. The theme is (will be announced when jam starts). It's open to interpretation. Make a game, a non-game no worries, it just needs to be FUN. As we like to say,

"If it isn't Ka-fun it will go Ka-poof!"

Q. Can I participate in the competition with a team?

A. Yes you can! But the prize will be divided among your teammates. Also, one submission can only get 1 prize.

Q. What requirements does my app need for it to be accepted as a submission?

A. It needs to be able to run on replit, this is a must-have. However, you can use any language, any packages, any libraries, any modules, quite literally anything as long as it runs on replit (or you can make it run on replit our community has turned out to be exceptionally good at doing this)!


And that's it, folks! Again, visit the page for the exact details (if you're confused about time zone and stuff). Good luck and happy hacking! You can ask any additional questions in the comments section but be patient the answers might take a while but they will be answered.

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AlexLIN21

cool!!

Quatro11

Hi! I'm new to all of this, but I was just wondering how you guys would transfer the money? Would it be via Venmo or like PayPal?

AalokaKuruppu

really?

Quatro11

@AalokaKuruppu What do you mean "really?" :p

AalokaKuruppu

your talking about [email protected]

Leroy01010

i also want to know how it might be transferred @AalokaKuruppu

MultiLangCoder

This jam is about [email protected]

AalokaKuruppu
AalokaKuruppu

@MultiLangCoder yes it is, i know

geniussaransh

you have to give your account number to them because it is not 10$ it i s (1000 - 10000)$

geniussaransh
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nbash

Well welcome @Quatro11 Glad to meet you! May name is @nbash but you can just call me -(Google Helper)-! Thanks for joining replit! I cant wait to see what you make! Have a good day!

Quatro11

@nbash Thanks! :)

nbash

If you need help just ask me! :) @Quatro11

Quatro11

@nbash Okay, thanks! =]

mariabest

I have a feeling terminal based games will be of the greatest quality

mariabest

Guess I gotta get gud lol

Freidnlykid

what people do with there feet when there bored

JadenRanjit

pretty cool ngl @Freidnlykid

Freidnlykid

MrVoo

@Freidnlykid Why...?

Freidnlykid

I suck with coding :( (for real)

nbash

Hello, I would like someone to work with me! Would anyone like to work with me? -(Google Helper)-

hanbot

@nbash ill help!

nbash

Thanks @hanbot :)

HankBrown

do we need to be good at coding lol

HankBrown

@HankBrown taking first cs class this year, wondering if I am good enough.

nbash

It will be fine @HankBrown

TheDrone7

@HankBrown All you need to do for making good games is being creative. You can make amazing games even while new to coding (I speak from experience, games were some of the first things I created).

AnvayMathur1

@HankBrown I would suggest using kaboom.js if you are just starting because it's pretty simple. Phaser.js is a bit more advanced if you want to make complicated games.

mariabest

@TheDrone7 true, I just started getting back into programming and realized just how I was able to do with the basics

TheForgottenNPC

Hey! would anyone like to team up with me? if not thats ok,but i could be really helpful.

FrostYoungblood

@TheForgottenNPC I would love some help since this is really my first time using any programming language to make a game.

CodingElf66

If we feel like it, can we publish a repl (project) that we already made as our submission?

MrVoo

@CodingElf66 You have to make a new project so everyone starts at the same time

CodingElf66
ArtyEevee

@MrVoo aw crud i was all Oooh, im so clever, making the framework ahead of time! Good for me! I'm soo prepared! Welp

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TSelden

How will we know if we won? Will we be contacted through replit or email? Or will our username be posted on the page?

StringentDev

@TheDrone7 is it ok if we work as a team or no? Im asking because i dont want to make the same mistake again.

TheDrone7
StringentDev

@TheDrone7 oh lol.

VulcanWM

If the theme is something I’ve made before, can I use a project from before and just make it better or do I have to make it from scratch?

MrVoo

@VulcanWM It's okay to remake something, but editing the code of something you already made probably isn't allowed

VulcanWM

Oh okay thanks @MrVoo

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buggingTheCode

Nice!

mollthecoder

Can I start coding the engine before the jam?

MrVoo

@mollthecoder Your submission doesn't need a custom engine, but if you want one, go ahead

mollthecoder

@MrVoo What if I use an engine from an existing repl I made already?

MrVoo

@mollthecoder You can use it

geniussaransh

if they announced make a game like (roblox) which can contain many game so i need to make games in different lanuguage like python , java etc . So can i do if you want to play java game you can simply click the link near the to go to that java game from this python game holder.

TheDrone7

@geniussaransh roblox is not a game. Roblox is a community/game platform similar to steam. Anything like that would be disqualified.

geniussaransh

@TheDrone7 thankyou now i will try to make in a same language

MultiLangCoder

Or you could say similar to replit [email protected]

CodingElf66

If Replit's giving out a total of $16,000 for this contest, I have a bad feeling that it'll run out of business soon... Just kidding, but that's still a lot of money LOL

OldWizard209

they are literally a freaking company. They are multi-millionaires. 16K is a penny for them @CodingElf66

NathanMulate

@OldWizard209 not multi-millionaires but they still have a lot of money

NathanMulate

@OldWizard209 not multi-millionaires but they still have a lot of money

OldWizard209

the company is probably over millionaires lmao @NathanMulate

mariabest

@OldWizard209 they have to run lots of powerful servers for their website and the only revenue source is hack subscriptions so they probably don’t make a lot

geniussaransh

can we link our another repls in the project we are publishing to kajam ................................. Like i have made a ___ inn repl to publish in that can i do (("print"))(("_it another game link made by me___"))

TheDrone7

@geniussaransh sure you can! There are no restrictions to it other than the time limit.

jacksonhalpern

burb

ElizabethFiguer

Do we have to add assets?

MrVoo

@ElizabethFiguer Depends on the language I guess

ElizabethFiguer

@MrVoo Ok thanks. I can't import files or sprites onto my repls.

tankerguy1917

When can we expect the theme to be announced? I'm assuming on the 18th, since that's when the jam starts.
Also, where will the theme be posted? Will it be posted onto this post, or will a new one be made?

potatojs

@tankerguy1917 it will be anounced the 18th oct (start of the jam)
and the theme will likely be anounced in the jam's page

tankerguy1917

@potatojs Okay, thanks

FuriousTsunami

@TheDrone7 What are the terms?

schoolonlinebee

@TheDrone7 how would you give money through what?