Game Jam Winter Game Jam 4: Results + Community Choice Poll

Which entry do you think should win the Community Choice Spotlight? (choose up to 4)

  • The World Inside my Room

    Votes: 12 20.0%
  • Pokémon IIII

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Revitalus Immortalis

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Pokemon Jeff Killer Goes To Space

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Pokémon Outbounds

    Votes: 30 50.0%
  • Pokémon Syvin

    Votes: 23 38.3%
  • Pokemon: Twisted Fate

    Votes: 7 11.7%

    Votes: 19 31.7%
  • Pokémon Dungeon Exploration

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Hito: A Broken Story

    Votes: 5 8.3%
  • Legends: Frontier

    Votes: 7 11.7%
  • Pokémon Ancient Bronze

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Pokémon and the Great Library

    Votes: 3 5.0%

    Votes: 14 23.3%
  • Kecleon's Dream Shop

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Pokemon Gym Trials

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Go Go Beasts!

    Votes: 16 26.7%

  • Total voters
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Pre-Results Discussion Thread
Overview Thread
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What year is it? ... Is it still winter at least? ... It's almost summer?! Sorry for the wait, I hope you haven't been holding your breath for this one! Real life truly had its hold on your judges this time around, but we are finally ready to announce our choices for Judge's Spotlight! Thank you for @Foxowl for joining me in playing through each and every entry. Did you have the opportunity to play through all 20 entries this time around? I hope so, because you'll be voting in the Community Choice Spotlight, choosing who also deserves the spotlight!

Let's announce who we chose as Judge Spotlight winners! For this game jam, we landed on three entries! Here they are, in order of release:

Pokemon Recruitment by @Mega Greninja, @bombastik18, @Karthik_, and @Hystrucgon

A 20-year-old prodigy gets a taste of how unfair the world can be after his professors pass off his research about the origins of Sinnoh’s Legends as their own. Faced with this injustice, the student receives an offer from a mysterious sender, aligned with the well-known Team Galactic. Feeling like he has nothing to lose, he accepts… but he couldn’t have predicted what he was signing up for.


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Tail of Dreams by @Mashirosakura, @Nyxvstheworld, and @omega

Ralina is a young Skitty who's aspiring to be an author, but is feeling uninspired and finds life dull. After some words of encouragement from her mom and her partner, she decides to try and put herself out more into the world and discover what happens more in the day to day life of Viewside.
Alinra, a wandering Skitty, arrives at the Great Plains with a dream of getting stronger to defend her village by gathering Hi-Meds. What connects her to Ralina?
The two discover the world around them, interconnected but separate...


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Pivot by @Voltseon, @ENLS, @KennyCatches, and @ranko

Pivot is a Pokémon multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game made using Pokémon Essentials and RPG Maker XP.

Choose your Pokémon, each with a set of unique abilities!
Battle it out in an exciting arena, show off your skills and knock out your opponents!
Level up to unlock new Pokémon and arenas!
2 to 4 players per match, play with friends or join random lobbies!


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Community Choice Spotlight: Pokémon Outbounds by @CelestialFearow, @quarterb1nbandit, @Boony62, and @Haunted Ditto

In this game, you will play a simple adventure. Until something will trigger a potential alien invasion from another world. You know, alien Pokémon. So at some point you're going to have to go into space, to prevent an invasion.


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Community Choice Spotlight: Pokémon Syvin by @MegaMew47, @Ekat, @Michael, and @Monika~♡

Journey through Pokémon Syvin, a game where you explore the region and take on Trial Captains! Learn about friendship, volcano spelunking, and what to do when your mom doesn't want you to leave town to go on an adventure…


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Community Choice Spotlight: pre;COGNITION by @rainefall, @Jenetics, and @Holo

An old mining village, a crumbling city, a mysterious Pokémon. Step into the shoes of Kira, a Pokémon behaviour researcher and expert, tasked with assisting an enigmatic corporation's remote research laboratory with taming an experimental Pokémon. When the Pokémon unleashes a catastrophe upon the lands surrounding the lab, it's up to you to fight through a treacherous landscape for your freedom.. and the truth..


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And the final tally, with 60 voters and 165 total votes, thank you everyone who participated! Another winter game jam has come to a close. If you're still looking for games to play, might I suggest the Game Jam Archive? I hope you'll stick around and check out our other events and competitions!
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I didn't have enough time to add this to the original post, but here are the stats for the Winter Game Jam challenge of the 20 entries we received. I love numbers and looking at stats, so hope this is interesting to you as well!

The most popular adjective used was "Ominous," used in 15 entries!
Imaginary - 2
Cheerful - 3
Cozy - 3
Whimsical - 4
Bustling - 6
Alien - 7
Golden - 7
Nocturnal - 7
Ruined - 10
Ominous - 15

Not every combination was used during the game jam. A few adjectives were used with up to four different locations, but "Imaginary" was only used with "Space" and "Bustling" was only used with "City," meaning there were no other combinations used with these two adjectives.
Bustling - 1/6
Imaginary - 1/6
Cheerful - 2/6
Cozy - 3/6
Nocturnal - 3/6
Whimsical - 3/6
Alien - 4/6
Golden - 4/6
Ruined - 4/6
Ominous - 4/6

The most popular location used was "Forest/Jungle," used in 16 entries!
Factory - 5
Space - 6
Desert - 9
Cave - 14
City - 15
Forest/Jungle - 16

And here are how many adjectives were used with each location! "City" was the most versatile location, used with seven different adjectives! "Factory" was the least used, only used as a "Cheerful Factory," "Ominous Factory," and a "Ruined Factory." "Space" was also only used three times, as "Alien Space," "Golden Space," and "Imaginary Space."
Factory - 3/10
Space - 3/10
Desert - 4/10
Cave - 6/10
Forest/Jungle - 6/10
City - 7/10

The most popular combination was actually the most popular adjective and most popular location, "Ominous Forest/Jungle," which was used in 7 entries!
Alien Desert - 1
Alien Forest/Jungle - 1
Cheerful Factory - 1
Cozy Cave - 1
Cozy City - 1
Cozy Forest/Jungle - 1
Golden Cave - 1
Golden City - 1
Golden Space - 1
Ominous City - 1
Ominous Factory - 1
Whimsical City - 1
Whimsical Forest/Jungle - 1

Alien Cave - 2
Cheerful Forest/Jungle - 2
Imaginary Space - 2
Nocturnal City - 2
Nocturnal Desert - 2
Ruined Cave - 2
Ruined Desert - 2
Whimsical Cave - 2

Alien Space - 3
Ruined City - 3
Ruined Factory - 3

Golden Desert - 4
Nocturnal Forest/Jungle - 4

Bustling City - 6
Ominous Cave - 6

Ominous Forest/Jungle - 7

And the unused adjective/location combinations:
Alien City
Alien Factory

Bustling Cave
Bustling Desert
Bustling Factory
Bustling Forest/Jungle
Bustling Space

Cheerful Cave
Cheerful City
Cheerful Desert
Cheerful Space

Cozy Desert
Cozy Factory
Cozy Space

Golden Factory
Golden Forest/Jungle

Imaginary Cave
Imaginary City
Imaginary Desert
Imaginary Factory
Imaginary Forest/Jungle

Nocturnal Cave
Nocturnal Factory
Nocturnal Space

Ominous Desert
Ominous Space

Ruined Forest/Jungle
Ruined Space

Whimsical Desert
Whimsical Factory
Whimsical Forest/Jungle
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