AmiGameJam 2021 - The annual Amiga game-making competition

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Dear Amiga friends and fellow retro enthusiasts, I would like to announce that the "AmiGameJam 2021" has begun!

AmiGameJam 2021 is the annual game development competition for the Amiga (originally the Festive Amiga Game-Making Competition).
This year the theme is "Ports", where all competitors will have six months, starting today, to port any game they like to the Amiga platform.
Each competitor will have the opportunity to win extraordinary prizes!

Competitors can use any means possible to code or build the game, that includes using game creation software kits (such as Red Pill, Scorpion Engine or GRAC).
This contest is open to two separate categories; Classic Amiga and the Next-Gen Amiga models (Aros, MorphOS and AmigaOS4).
A First Prize will be awarded to the winner of each category and, in addition, Second and Third Prizes will be awarded in the Classic category. In the case of games made specifically for the Vampire then it should be submitted be under the Next-Gen category.

To ensure the competition is fair for everyone, the work performed for the game should begin after this date.
Entries should be submitted by the 1st of February 2022 and the judging will begin after that. The winners will be announced on a very special awards show live-stream hosted by Amiga Bill, starring three celebrity judges and appearances from other special guests in the Amiga and retro community!

Introducing this years' amazing judges for the contest:
Judge #1 - The fantastic RJ Mical (creator of Amiga's Graphical User Interface)
Judge #2 - Hi7ch (an amazing variety streamer on Twitch who plays Amiga and retro games).
Judge #3 - TBA
We are all very grateful to have them onboard!

Please let me know if you are able to help out with donating prizes or money towards the prize pool!

Great thanks to Paul Kitching for his excellent logo! :)

https://itch.io/jam/amigamejam



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Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 12:09:22 PM
Beautiful event Thank you for considering us, I hope that someone from our community will do something, in the past there have been several ports on Aros, in fact there are many games, @cammy you are always welcome :)

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Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 06:28:09 PM
Thanks Cammy for the update. 1 question: Does it matter which version of AROS (i.e. AROS 68K or i386)?


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Reply #3 on: August 06, 2021, 02:08:39 AM
Beautiful event Thank you for considering us, I hope that someone from our community will do something, in the past there have been several ports on Aros, in fact there are many games, @cammy you are always welcome :)

No worries and thank you! I really hope we see some Aros entries in the contest, generally the "Next Gen" category has always had fewer entries and less competition, so it could be an easy way to earn some great prizes!

Thanks Cammy for the update. 1 question: Does it matter which version of AROS (i.e. AROS 68K or i386)?

Any version of Aros is fine for the game to be entered into the Next Gen category, which includes any non-classic Amiga configuration. If it runs on a Vampire card in a classic Amiga, it will still be considered "Next Gen" though, just as if it were written for a PPC accelerator, or if the requirements are "UAE or 060/RTG" which makes the game largely inaccessible to classic Amiga users without resorting to emulation.