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The Arbitrary Gamejam

What is TAG - The Arbitrary Gamejam? I created TAG to try and add something exciting and good natured to the community. The Arbitrary Gamejam is a weekend game jam with 3 themes designed to promote small and unknown indie developers. At the end of each TAG, the submissions are rated by the host. The person who submitted the best game will be "tagged" and is responsible for hosting the next TAG. The idea is, as the Gamejam grows more popular, passing the Gamejam around will help small unknown indie developers pull traffic to their websites. By using a random word generator to generate 2/3 themes, TAG is intentionally arbitrary to encourage outside-the-box thinking and wild combinations. When is TAG? TAG usually occurs on the first weekend of every month, Friday to Sunday. The themes for each TAG will be posted on the Thursday before it starts, to give people some time to think about how the themes can fit together. The Jam Begins at Midnight on Thursday and Ends at Midnight on Sunday. [Go to the Current Hosts site for a Countdown to the next TAG] How Do I Host? First and foremost, you cannot host TAG twice in a row or more than two times in a single year (Unless yours is the only submission). If you end up hosting TAG, you can handle it in any way you want under two conditions. You must keep the 4 core rules outlined below by linking to this page. This maintains the legitimacy of the jam by identifying you officially as current host and prevents non-tagged people from hosting. There must be 2 randomly generated themes, the last theme is chosen by you. Other than that you are free to decide how people join and how submissions are rated/handled, and any further rules/restrictions you want to place on participants. The 4 Core Rules Submissions must come in within 12 hours of the Gamejam ending. Submissions must be original works, no plagiarism. Submissions can be based on any number of themes, but must incorporate at least 1 of the randomly generated themes. No Pressure. Just have fun with it. Submissions will still be accepted even if they're not complete. - - - TAG History A List of all previous TAGs, their hosts and their entries. #01 - August 2013 - Hosted by TickTakashi [Games] #02 - September 2013 - Hosted by Udell Games [Games] #03 - October 2013 - Hosted by Brendan LoBuglio [Not Yet Started] [TAG #03 Begins on October 11th]

Start date: 2013-10-11
End date: 2013-10-14

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