Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by Nikku4211 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:48 pm

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drludos wrote:
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Regarding limitations, I feel that maybe, for a first event, it would be better to avoid any technical limitations / restrictions. Simply coming up a with "theme" so all the entries are somewhat linked together feels better to me (but this is only my personal opinion of course).
What do you mean? Of course you can't get past the technical limitations and restrictions on SNES without using an enhancement chip, which barely any SNES homebrew developer uses(unless you count ROM hacking).
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by calima » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:22 am

I would probably take part, and it probably would pull random folks from elsewhere too. It's just a matter of someone organizing, for which there hasn't been much volunteering.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by creaothceann » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 am

You could try asking on Pouet and RHDN.
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by Nikku4211 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:13 am

calima wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:22 am
I would probably take part, and it probably would pull random folks from elsewhere too. It's just a matter of someone organizing, for which there hasn't been much volunteering.
Nikku4211 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:47 am
I would happily want to collaborate with you or Dash8m8 for the jam.
When I said this, I meant collaborating with the organisation of the jam.
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by olddb » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 pm

Someone should make some sort of announcement in the SNES Discord.

We should also do it after March 1, as that's the deadline for the current NES comp. We don't want to overlap the dates, as some of the participants may be the same.
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by calima » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:22 am

There's a SNES discord? Because of course there is. inb4 they have had 4 jams already and didn't bother to inform those old cranks on that steam-operated forum thingy.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by Nikku4211 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:27 am

olddb wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Someone should make some sort of announcement in the SNES Discord.
Which one? I'm in Kaydus' SNESDev Discord.
olddb wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 pm
We should also do it after March 1, as that's the deadline for the current NES comp. We don't want to overlap the dates, as some of the participants may be the same.
Yeah, though some of the participants of that comp might simply not be interested in making SNES homebrew anyway, either because SNES homebrew is hard to match expectations for, or they simply were too old when the SNES came out.
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by Pokun » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:07 am

Still, there should be many SNES fans among NES fans, and the SNES is similar enough to program for. A lot of people here did grow up with both.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by hibber22 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:02 pm

I would join, it's been a while since I've programmed in c for a 16 bit system.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by drludos » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:19 pm

Nikku4211 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:48 pm
drludos wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:47 pm
Regarding limitations, I feel that maybe, for a first event, it would be better to avoid any technical limitations / restrictions. Simply coming up a with "theme" so all the entries are somewhat linked together feels better to me (but this is only my personal opinion of course).
What do you mean? Of course you can't get past the technical limitations and restrictions on SNES without using an enhancement chip, which barely any SNES homebrew developer uses(unless you count ROM hacking).
No, I was simply referring to putting extra "technical" limitations in the Jam guidelines, like putting a limit on ROM size. Of course the fun of such a Jam is making a brand new game fitting with the actual technical limitations of the SNES, and I can imagine that every entry will indeed avoid using any enhancement chip. Although it would be very cool to see a Super-FX powered homebrew game!
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by DarkKobold » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:56 pm

Nikku4211 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:47 am
There are methods to make SNES games in C, such as PVSNESLib. Sure, it's not optimal for performance, but it probably will be faster to develop, especially for newbies who want to join the community and just have some fun.
I actually chatted with Alekmaul about switching PVSNESlib from tcc to VBC - he seemed interested. So even if PVSNESLib isn't great right now (thanks to tcc) it might be good in the future if they get that collaboration going.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by Nikku4211 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:19 am

DarkKobold wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:56 pm
Nikku4211 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:47 am
There are methods to make SNES games in C, such as PVSNESLib. Sure, it's not optimal for performance, but it probably will be faster to develop, especially for newbies who want to join the community and just have some fun.
I actually chatted with Alekmaul about switching PVSNESlib from tcc to VBC - he seemed interested. So even if PVSNESLib isn't great right now (thanks to tcc) it might be good in the future if they get that collaboration going.
Awesome uwu.
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by olddb » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:15 pm

Participants so far:

drludos
Nikku4211
olddb
calima
hibber22

How did things go in the discord?
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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by marshoepial » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:22 pm

Sorry I've ghosted yall since I posted the thread. I'm glad I could spark this. I'd love to participate as long as the timeframe and technical limitations aren't too restrictive.

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Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

Post by turboxray » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:31 pm

Nikku4211 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:48 pm
lfg.jpg
So you're actually going to write some code? :D

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