This one is for all you OGs out there! The Sandbox is organizing “Retrogaming Game Jam”, which will see the introduction of new experiences with a retro gaming theme. The game jam will launch on February 22nd, 2022, with a total prize pool of 50,000 $SAND split among 10 winners.
Game Jam Details
Participants need to take note of several important dates regarding the event. After launching on the 22nd, Retrogaming Game Jam will stop accepting entries on 28th February 2022, at 11:59 pm UTC. The team will take 2 weeks to gather the submissions, then voting will take place from 14th to 20th March. Finally, they will announce the winners on the 26th.
The champion will receive 20,000 $SAND, the 1st runner-up will receive 15,000 $SAND, and the 2nd runner-up will receive 8,000 $SAND. There will also be a prize of 1,000 $SAND each for 4th to 10th place.
The Sandbox has also listed several rules that participants need to adhere to. All entries need to use The Sandbox’s Game Maker software and must have retro elements in it. Besides, there must be playability elements in all the entries, but should not be exact copies of retro games. Participants can also use their own assets in the games, up to a maximum of 50 assets. Lastly, participants that spam the gallery with low-quality entries or incomplete submissions may be rendered ineligible.
If you happen to be new to the industry, there is a bunch of useful tutorials and guidelines that should walk you through the process. I’m extremely pumped to see these games hit the metaverse, for old time’s sake, but with an exciting twist. When you’re done, you can submit your application through the Google Form provided.