I am thinking about if its a good idea, to make up a Game Jam.
Organizing a jam is a good idea.
The conditions you enumerate after aren't though.
I think it will cost 5$ to participate, and there will be some good prices to win.
5$ to participate an unknown jam when there are so many free jams around ? Bad idea.
Ideas for participate.
- The game have to be builded with either of this 4 engines, Stencyl, Gamesalad, Scirra or GameMaker
- There have to be 1 or more balls in the game.
- The game have to be in 'Spring' theme (The season Spring).
- It have to be a shooter concept game.
- There have to be a little tutorial in the game or instructions for what buttons to use (Arrow keys, etc).
Far too much limiting, like the entry fee.
Every one can participate in the Jam, either they are using free versions of the engines, or paid versions.
We don't have to get any source code, thats your own, just a playable version of the game, not iOS or Android, it have to be playable on a Mac or a Windows computer.
Again, why limit so much ?
Bad idea. C2 alone can export to android, iOS, desktop browser, exe, mac and soon linux, windows8, blackberry 10...
Why limit to only two platforms which are not the most practical in the end ?
You may not use anything other have been making, like behaviors, graphics or sounds.
The game have to be started on the day the game jam is starting or after it have been started, you may not start before time.
You will have about 2-6 weeks to make the game, this isn't sure at now, have to hear if its a good idea or not.
The timing sounds strange.
Also since you're giving the theme away in this very post, what prevents anyone from "cheating" and start to work on their game right now ?
Once again, organizing a jam is a cool idea, but, to me, your rules are too strict/unrealistic.
Rework those, think more open and it could be considered.
You may also want to join the discussion here, some members of the community are discussing organizing a jam, unite your forces/ideas.