Guide and tips
Welcome to a new MalagaJam edition! First time starting a project could be overwhelming, that’s why we bring you a list of essential tips to make your experience as pleasant as possible:
Music and audio
Upload your board game
To upload your board game the same guidelines will be followed as for delivering a video game. The only difference will be what type of files you will upload.
- Digital board game: you will upload the Tabletop Creator files of the board game in the same way as for a videogame.
- Physical board game: you will upload photos and rules documentation.
Uplad your video game
There are two essential deliverables you will have to make in the jam:
1. Global Game Jam Registration
To participate as a jammer at the MálagaJam Weekend venue in the Global Game Jam you need to be registered with your personal profile on their website. Once you have created your jammer profile you must join the MálagaJam Weekend venue. Each member of the group must be inside the venue in order to count the total number of participants in our jam before the end of Saturday. This is very important, please!
Each group will have a representative jammer who will be the one to upload the game to the Global Game Jam and create the game sheet with all its data: name, genre, some information, images and teaser. The other members will join that game, so it will appear as a member of the development team.
To prepare the presentation of the games on Sunday and to encourage other participants to come and try your game, you will have to send us a mini-trailer with minimum length of 30 seconds and a maximum length of 45 seconds. It doesn’t have to be anything special! Just a glimpse of the game and a glimpse of the gameplay will be enough. Then you can continue working on it until the time of the final delivery.
The trailer will be delivered on Sunday before 13:00 and you have to send it to the email firstname.lastname@example.org in .mp4 or .avi format (you can use WeTransfer). It is essential that you put in the body of the email the name of the group, the name of the game and the name of the room you are working on.
The subject of the email should be “Video trailer #MJW17 group_name“.
The game submission must be done by Sunday at 15:00. After that time, the form will close automatically, so keep your eyes open and don’t miss it! We recommend uploading your game ahead of time and updating it with more recent versions until the submission time, so you can make sure you have something uploaded.
Once you have your game on Itchio you just have to upload it to the Global Game Jam 2023 website. It is mandatory thtat the game is in the Global Game Jam.
So, how do I upload the game?
Once you have created your account you must join the jam by clicking on the following link: https://itch.io/jam/malagajam-weekend-17 and pressing the Join Jam button.
You have to create a page for the game and then subscribe to the jam. This can be done before you have the final game – don’t wait until the last minute or it may be too late!
To create a page for your game, select the “Upload new project” option and fill in the required information.
Once you have created a page (you can’t do this the first time), click on Draft at the top:
And change the access to Public so that everyone can enjoy your game:
Once your game has the page created, you can subscribe it to the jam from the jam page (https://itch.io/jam/malagajam-weekend-17) in the same area where Join Jam was (you will see a drop-down menu where you can choose the title by name).
Just one person from the team is enough, but we recommend that you add the whole team to the project as you are all creators of the game. Also note that you can only vote for other games with accounts that are registered in the jam. If you want to vote for all of them, then you will have to add them as contributors by going to the edit page of the game (“Public” button at the top):
In the admin section you can add contributors by their nickname in Itch.