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💥💣 [UPDATE] KABOOM JAM! 💣💥
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TheDrone7 (1890)

Good morning/evening replers! We are hosting one more jam in celebration of first release of Kaboom.js!

Wats dis???

You will be given 1 week of time and in that time, you have to build a game (preferably using kaboom.js). The theme of the game should be - "Shoot!"

When?

Your planning time starts right now! And your development time starts March 12 (Pacific Time). The jam will end on Friday, March 19.

How to Participate/submit?

To submit your amazing games, you can do either or both of the following:

  1. Submit it on the #jam-submissions channel on our discord server.

  2. Create a new post on repl talk jam board. Yes, it is locked as of this announcement and will be eventually unlocked a few days before the deadline.

UPDATE : since we were having trouble with unlocking the jam board. Please simply leave your submissions in the comments to this post.
Alternatively, you can create a new share post and mention me ( @TheDrone7 ) in the post's DESCRIPTION.

Now comes the most important part

Prizes!!!

FIRST PLACE : $250 Amazon gift card

SECOND PLACE : $100 Amazon gift card

THIRD PLACE : $50 Amazon gift card


FAQ

  • When do I start?
    You can start right now! However, we will only be looking at submissions starting tomorrow.
  • Does my repl need to be public?
    Yes, all submissions must be publicly viewable.
  • Is using Kaboom a requirement
    No, you can use whatever you want! But give Kaboom a shot. If you have any questions or concerns about it, let us know!

Good luck to all those who are interested! We would also appreciate any feedback on your experiences with kaboom.js after you are done with your game!

Comments
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frissyn (367)

dibs on first place :flushed:

RayhanADev (2514)

@frissyn I'll try and give you some competition for first (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄)

Whippingdot (652)

Can oi be on a team wit ya? Oi need ta larn how to make JS goimes @frissyn

bennyrobert (47)

Well I doubt anyone will team with a guy who speaks like you do @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (652)

hey y u bully me. I have many friends - such as @RayhanADev, @JBloves27, @angrydoge angryfroge, @TsunamiOrSumth, @CSharpIsGud, @Codemonkey51, @FlaminHotValdez etc. If you don't like me, keep those feelings to urself. 😭😭😭😭. @bennyrobert

P.S. I think what u said was a joke, but if not u mean BOI.

P.S.P.S. I can speak however I want. i have the right write to speech.

P.S.P.S.P.S. I have a translator for my calculator soon if @VulcanWM helps me as I am trash at coding.

P.S.P.S.P.S.P.S. Sorry for the mass pings gois

bennyrobert (47)

@Whippingdot Wow dude looks like you are insanely popular, I'll make sure not to mess with you.

JBloves27 (1878)

Uh, u decide not to mess with him bc hes popular? dude, thats messed up @bennyrobert

Whippingdot (652)

lul is that sarcasm 🤣🤣🤣🤣 @bennyrobert

Whippingdot (652)

thanks for replying i forced u to in the repl chat lul. @JBloves27. @bennyrobert Also ya I just realized that u don't mess with me cause I am popular? Bruh that is bad. U r one of those guys who upvote all of Coder100's posts

bennyrobert (47)

I'm scared of the superior species is all @JBloves27

CSharpIsGud (1017)

@bennyrobert Coder100 is the one that is insanely popular, he doesn't even have to put effort into a post to get 60 more cycles anymore.

bennyrobert (47)

I only upvote the ones which he helped me in or he made me laugh in a conversation with him. @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (652)

lul tru. read my comment I said the exact same thing in different words @CSharpIsGud

Whippingdot (652)

👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 @bennyrobert

bennyrobert (47)

Ik who he is. But I'm not a weirdo who upvotes his posts, Idc about this website so much that people like him are gods or something @CSharpIsGud

bennyrobert (47)

There was no need for that spam, @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (652)

gud jub...tho he says in his bio that he is a CoderGod lul @bennyrobert

bennyrobert (47)

That's an ego if I ever saw one @Whippingdot

Whippingdot (652)

bruh u r the one spamming i keep replying to a different comment but u make another one. BTW this is a reply to

There was no need for that spam, @Whippingdot

and the gud jub thing was for

Ik who he is. But I'm not a weirdo who upvotes his posts, Idc about this website so much that people like him are gods or something @CSharpIsGud

@bennyrobert

CSharpIsGud (1017)

@bennyrobert Then just continue not caring about this website. You can't not care about a website if you are literally caring about the notifications sent by said website.

Whippingdot (652)

lul i like dissing him but then someone else says he is gud at coding so i be quiet. maybe don't express ur feelings @bennyrobert

Whippingdot (652)

these tru words were spoken by CPlusPlusIsGud. I told him to change his name to that but he isn't listening to me... Also I promise this is not sarcasm @CSharpIsGud

frissyn (367)

@Whippingdot Don't mass ping for something like this please! Next time I'll delete the comment. If you feel that some people bully you, take it up with the moderators. (Which I don't think is the case tbh)

bennyrobert (47)

I actually had to scroll out so I could screen shot this:

@Whippingdot
Most of these are yours.

Whippingdot (652)

wait a sec, ur a MOD!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD!!! When did that happen. Also I know I shudn't, that comment was supposed to be a joke, sry won't do it next time. Also if I work on a team of 20 people on a project I can ping them all in a post...right? @frissyn

Whippingdot (652)

bruh I promise I didn't do that... or at least I think I do promise. I didn't ping you that many times, 100 % @bennyrobert

bennyrobert (47)

Ah right, I'm sorry, there must be a glitch were Replit sends you random pings for no reason. @Whippingdot

If you go on your notifications you'll see the same thing from me because I am replying to you.

angrydoge (481)

I'm scared of the superior species is all @JBloves27

Were all humans, @bennyrobert

Whippingdot (652)

MASS PONG @Whippingdot

Ya frissyn(IreTheKid) got angry for me because of it 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 @angrydoge

Coder100 (18089)

meanies

imagine not having 16k cycles peasant
@CSharpIsGud

RoBlockHead (520)

@frissyn smh I already called dibs

SeamusDonahue (457)

imagine getting upvotes on all your posts just because your coder100 and not any other reason... @Coder100

Coder100 (18089)

idk i'm not the person doing it @SeamusDonahue

TheC0derGirl (250)

LOL I DON'T USE DOLLARS OR NEED AN AMAZON GIFT CARD BUT I STILL WANT TO WIN

tankerguy1917 (182)

Jam board isnt open yet, so heres my submission

Rishan001 (43)

Don’t take the word ‘jam’ seriously, if you are new to coding and you are thinking of strawberry jam!

Kookiez (405)

@Rishan001 nah, im thinking of kaboom jam right now :)
do you think jam that explodes is tasty?

Rishan001 (43)

@Kookiez it might, if you enjoy things that explode in your mouth :D

TheC0derGirl (250)

Does anyone wanna work with me? I don't know much with kaboom.js, so anyone with good knowledge of it I would love to work with!

Whippingdot (652)

uuu sry didn't see ur comment JB( @JBloves27 ) u wanna work with this dude / gal. I have chatted with him / her on repl DM once when we both had the same problem. @TheC0derGirl

No5972 (2)

Another bug is found: the keyRelease method of "Shift" key does not work. Any1 can fix this bug?

slmjkdbtl (54)

@No5972 Thanks for notifying! It's fixed, not it's shift (lowercase) for all interfaces

RayhanADev (2514)

Hey @TheDrone7 when do you think results will come out :D!

IOP3 (854)

your pew pew game was epic @RayhanADev . no doubt that you win the jam

RayhanADev (2514)

@IcynHackz nah I doubt it some on else will probably get first xD
Did you see that tank one in the newsletter I'm scared for my life

Kookiez (405)

I know the jam's ended, but someone's project was imported from scratch, so there's literally nothing in the .js file. There is, however, a long (emphasis on long) url-like thing.
So based on experience, 99% of it was imported from Scratch. Does this submission count or not?

https://replit.com/talk/share/Hordesio-Open-Beta/114418

(The owner of the project is the same person as @HyperGamerStudio or something)

RayhanADev (2514)

@Kookiez yeah, they were banned before (my past on Replit is coming to haunt me :O)
i don't think it counts and I reported it :/

Kookiez (405)

@RayhanADev Yeah, they/he/she was kinda obnoxious.

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@thedrone7 Idk how the gift card would be given tho lol, my email is unable to receive emails to the inbox lol

RayhanADev (2514)

@TheDrone7 My submission since the Jam board still isn't open :D

Trent66 (2)

Hey guys!

Just a newbie on repl haha
Wanna know if any1 wants to form a group lol

Hit me back and i'll add you to my discord
Trent x

GhostKing007 (139)

Me : checks share to look at interesting posts, finds this

"You will be given 1 week time..."

Also Me : looks at post time

7 days ago

Me : proceeds to break keyboard

btw is there any way that we can know when a jam is coming, because I tend to miss out on good jams and events because I didn't check repl talk

IntellectualGuy (822)

@GhostKing007 There's still one day left, it's due 3/19

GhostKing007 (139)

@IntellectualGuy - It took me a day to see your comment lol

IntellectualGuy (822)

@GhostKing007 You still have until 11:59 p.m. today

RayhanADev (2514)

@IntellectualGuy and then they still haven't unlocked the jam board yet :/

Kookiez (405)

@RayhanADev yeah, they haven't but now im deciding not to participate; i haven't even started on the game part :(

RhinoRunner (866)

is there any way I can submit a repl without going on discord?

Zavexeon (1162)

@RhinoRunner Yes, you can also submit by creating a post at https://replit.com/talk/jam. (It could still be locked, but it'll be unlocked before the contest ends if it is.)

RayhanADev (2514)

@Zavexeon could you (or Drone since he's an admin) please unlock the jam board, it's still locked as of March 18th :D

EpicGamer007 (1765)

@Zavexeon yes please, i agree with ray

TheDrone7 (1890)

@RayhanADev the admin tools are broken. I've asked the devs to do it manually, however.

Baconman321 (1097)

I wish I was good with web design... :/

I'm a developer though...

Kookiez (405)

@Baconman321 you're pretty good with web design and backend imo. i'm only ok with frontend... but i dunno whether i need someone to work with me or not ¯_(ツ)_/¯. i think you should participate in the jam, you're pretty good :)

Baconman321 (1097)

@Kookiez I already asked tussiez. The farthest I got so far was this.

KaboomJS kinda fun ngl.

How do you make the character reappear after it goes off of the edge? Do you inverse the positions so that if it is going bottom left it appears top right??

Kookiez (405)

@Baconman321 ? what does "i already asked tussiez" mean

Baconman321 (1097)

@Kookiez I already asked someone else to collab. If they say no then maybe I'll work with you guys. I just need to get used to kaboom.js first...

Kookiez (405)

@Baconman321 oh, i never asked to collab with you, i just said you should participate in the jam.

LingWu1 (94)

I never compete cause I don't know enough code.

tankerguy1917 (182)

@LingWu1 Well im doing it even thought I dont know very much. You should do it even if you dont think you can, since its a great learning experience and then you can say, "hey, I did this, and it was fun".

IOP3 (854)

I don't think there's any way to do this in python.

Goes back to working on a text game
IOP3 (854)

I dunno pygame tho @Kookiez

NotMrMan (119)

@IcynHackz you could make it ASCII-based
🚀
^ Something like that could be the player

IOP3 (854)

nah @NotMrMan. How do you make shooting in ACSII-based in python. Ig I'll just skip this jam. Unless a person with a lot of knowledge of kaboom.js teams with me and that person does all the work.

Edit: I could try that tho, thx for the suggestion @NotMrMan.

NotMrMan (119)

@IcynHackz I'm not quite sure how, but I know it's possible

Kookiez (405)

Do you make a kaboom.js repl or a html repl to start?

TheDrone7 (1890)

@Kookiez a kaboom repl is a template, to start from scratch, use html repl.

HarperframeInc (456)

kaboomjs documentation needs improvement - it doesn't explain anything, just gives definitions to what the functions do. More examples please.

Kookiez (405)

Anyone willing to work with me? I'd like to work with someone who has prior knowledge with kaboom.js. I'm pretty much an intermediate level web dev.

CoderBroDev (5)

@Kookiez i am. I am certfied web developer wuth w3schools certification. I can definitely help you out. We can work together

Kookiez (405)

@CoderBroDev do you know some backend/learned a bit of kaboom.js?

AntimatterDev (40)

anyone wanna work together on this? i can do some stuff in javacript but i can do alot more in python.

AntimatterDev (40)

@darkdarcool yeah id be cool with that. ill invite you to a team on my alt account because im full for teams on my main.

ZeroTixDev (32)

cool, i dont think i will use kaboom, anyone know game dev with js?

lightningrock (151)

do i have to use a kaboom repl or is there some cdn that I can link in my HTML repl?

TheDrone7 (1890)

@lightningrock Please refer to the documentation linked in the post for proper steps to get started.

lightningrock (151)

@TheDrone7 The doc doesn't say anything ¯_(ツ)_/¯

TheDrone7 (1890)

@lightningrock oh, my bad! I just realized these docs don't have it. I'll ask them to update it ASAP. But basically, it is a CDN you can find it in the examples.

lightningrock (151)

@TheDrone7 the examples only have the javascript :(

or is it not on the docs site?

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i dont know js so im gonna use pygame

Kookiez (405)

Wait can we have teams or just ourselves? And will someone with a bit of experience with kaboom.js maybe join me?

TheDrone7 (1890)

@Kookiez you can have teams but you're not required to team up.

HackermonDev (2020)

WHo are the judges? and what is it judged on?

SudhanshuMishra (250)

sad fact 😔

Idk game dev in JS .. I am good at pygame though but anyways goodluck to all participants from me

TheDrone7 (1890)

@SudhanshuMishra you don't have to do it in JS. Already said it multiple times, it's recommended but not recommended.

SudhanshuMishra (250)

@TheDrone7 oh boi ok still I am aiming to learn game dev in js