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The Summer Festival Game Jam!

The “A Glitch In The Metaverse” game jam may have just ended but we are ready the show must go on and we are happy to announce our fifth official The Sandbox Game Jam!

Let’s get ready for this lightning round of a game jam!

The theme of this Game Jam is:

The Summer Festival

This year it’s all about making the most out of what we have and we’ll make sure to enjoy this summer as much as we can.

For this particular jam we are shaking things up a bit by having a shorter but all that sweeter game jam. Starting July 23rd until August 6th, submissions are open for our Summer Festival game jam. As this title entail, you will have two weeks to create and submit your festival themed experience. But that’s not it! For your game to be eligible for the prize pool there is an added twist. You ought to use a minimum of five NFTs from the Music Festival NFT Drop!

Read more about the drop below:

Take your pick out of these amazing creations, add them to your inventory and create your very own festival experience.

Important Dates

  • July 23rd — 00:01 UTC: Game Jam announcement & submissions start
  • August 6th — 23:59 UTC: submissions close
  • August 7th: voting STARTS
  • August 21st 18:00 UTC — 19:00 UTC: Saturday livestream awards ceremony


The Summer Festival has a total prize pool of 25,000 SAND for our winners.

  • 1st place: 10,000 $SAND
  • 2nd Place: 7,500 $SAND
  • 3rd to 5th place: 2,500 $SAND

Judging Criteria

First and foremost, your submission must adhere to the “Music Festival” theme in order to qualify. You must also use a minimum of five NFTs from the Music Festival Drop.

If these conditions are met, each submission will be evaluated based on a selection of key criteria of our 100 point scale:

100 points scale categories

  • Overall Idea — (25 Points)
  • Level/Game Design — (25 Points)
  • Creativity — (25 Points)
  • Playability — (25 Points)
  • Bonus Points: Wow Factor — (Up to 25 Points Extra)

Who can join?

Obviously you need to have the Game Maker downloaded and ready to go to participate. Other than that, we invite all creators to give this jam a try!

Time is ticking so make sure to download our no-code Game Maker for free and get going!

Are Teams Allowed?

The more the merrier! You may work in teams of up to 4 people if desired. The prizing will be split according to the number of team members.

Can I use custom made assets?

Yes, you may! Please make sure to SUBMIT them for approval using the following form:

Submitting your game for judging

We will be using the Game Maker “Gallery” feature as a form for submissions.

You must upload your game to the Gallery following the GIF tutorial below and using the title: “Summer Festival Jam — Game Title”

You must also submit your game to this form:

Tune your guitars, get your festival passes, line up your metaverse stars and let’s get this show on the road!



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