TMI Game JamThank you for your interest in the TMI Jam. We have called it the TMI Jam because The National Autistic Society are running the campaign "Too Much Information" to help people understand autism. Visit www.autism.org.uk/waaw to find out more. Find out how you can get involved in World Autism Awareness Week to improve understanding of autism across the country and raise valuable funds for The National Autistic Society. autism.org.uk
Rules1. Your work must be your own. Derivative works or assets that are not appropriately licensed are entered at your own risk and Dropped Monocle Games will not be held liable.
2. Entries will be included in the TMI bundle at the discretion of the organisers. We retain the right to exclude any entry for any reason.
3. Entries must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on 27 March 2017.
4. By submitting your work you give Dropped Monocle the right to exclusively distribute your game in the TMI bundle, and will not upload or distribute your entry anywhere else until the bundle has finished it's sale period by the end of April 2017.
5. You can work alone or as part of a team, but you can only submit one game per team or individual.
How to Enter:All entries must be uploaded to a file hosting site like mediafire. The link must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "TMI Jam 2017 Game Submission". The content of your email should include your game file link, the title of your game, the name you want displayed with your entry, and your studio's name (if you have one).
2D Game Engines:
GameMaker Studio (natural language re-design of I6) | (free 2D engine for novice/pro) | Video Tutorials
Construct 2 (HTML5 2D engine w/ no coding - Free ver. avail.)
HaxeFlixel (free cross-platform game engine)
Scratch (free drag & drop gamedev for beginners)
Stencyl (free drag & drop gamedev w/ built-in assets - Mac/Linux compatiable)
Adventure Game Studio (free) | PDF Guide Book | Video Tutorials
Wintermute (free) | Wiki | Video Tutorials (Italian)
Visionaire Studio (free / €49+) | Manual | Tutorials | Video Tutorials
Generic Pro 3D/2D Game Engines:
Image Editing Software
Gimp | General image editor (Free)
SumoPaint | Cloud-based image editing (Free)
Paint.net | General image editor (Free)
Spriter | Sprite creator (Free)
Piskel | Sprite creator (Free)
GraphicsGale | Sprite creator (Free)
Pyxel Edit | Sprite creator ($9)
Text Adventure Engines:
Squiffy(A free, simple hyperlink-based interactive fiction writer)
Pixel Art Tutorials
How to sketch a Pixel Art Landscape | By Noah Bradley (Free)
Learn to Create Pixel Art for your Game | By Benjamin Anderson via Udemy ($24)
Pixel art for Video games | By Marco Vale via Udemy ($24)
MagicaVoxel | 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer (Free)
Blender | Open-source 3D creation program (Free)
Free Sound Resources
Audacity | Free cross-platform sound editor
ChipTone | Free, web-based synth sound effects generator.
FamiTracker | Free windows tracker for producing music for the NES/Famicom-systems.
More free sound editors listed on TechRadar
Free sound effects at FreeSound.org
55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects
Free music at FreeMusicArchive.org
Royalty-free music at Incompetech (see license info)
Free Productivity Software
OpenOffice | Open Source MS Office Alternative
GoogleDocs | Cloud-based MS Office Alternative
LucidChart | Cloud-based graphing software