TMI Game Jam

TMI Game Jam

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1. 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 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).


Game Engines

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:

Unity3D (Free Version)  |  Adventure Creator Template ($70)

Unreal Engine 4 (Free)   |   Video Tutorials

Amazon Lumberyard (Free)   |   Tutorials ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )

Blender (Free/Open Source)   |   Video Tutorials

Godot (Free/Open Source)   |   Video Tutorials

Image Editing Software

Gimp  |   General image editor (Free)

SumoPaint  |   Cloud-based image editing (Free)  |   General image editor (Free)

Spriter  |   Sprite creator (Free)

Piskel  |   Sprite creator (Free)

GraphicsGale  |   Sprite creator (Free)

aseprite  |   Sprite creator ($15 or older version for free)

Pyxel Edit  |   Sprite creator ($9)

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Text Adventure Engines:

Twine (free interactive fiction maker)  |  Tutorial 1 | Tutorial 2

Quest (free text adventure maker)  |  Creator's Intro  |  Video Tutorials

Squiffy(A free, simple hyperlink-based interactive fiction writer)

Inform 6 (free interactive fiction engine)  |  Alice Tutorial

Inform 7Tutorials

gist-txt (minimal text adventure engine)  |  Description

ink (powerful Unity/C#-based scripting language behind 80 Days and Sorcery!) | Tutorial

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)

Animation Software

Adobe Animate CC  |   Newest iteration of Flash ($20 or free trial)  |   Video Tutorials

Toon Boom Harmony  |   Newest iteration of Flash ($23/mo or free trial)  |   Video Tutorials

Modelling Software

MagicaVoxel | 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer (Free)

Blender | Open-source 3D creation program (Free)

Map Editors

Tiled  |   Free map editor, dynamic tiles, isometric/hex, etc | GameMaker Importer

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.

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Free sound effects at

55 Great Websites To Download Free Sound Effects

Free music at

Royalty-free music at Incompetech (see license info)

Vap Squad offers free (or affordable pricing for) voice actors.

Free Productivity Software

OpenOffice  |   Open Source MS Office Alternative

GoogleDocs  |   Cloud-based MS Office Alternative

LucidChart  |   Cloud-based graphing software