Dear Jammers,

let us get straight to the point: The second wave of COVID has caught Europe with full force and the German government has issued a “lockdown lite” starting November 2nd. This means we cannot host Franken Game Jam offline this year.

The locations in Ansbach, Bamberg, Coburg, Hof, and Nuremberg will not host Franken Game Jam in 2020. So far the bad news. However, we’ve planned Franken Game Jam 2020 as a hybrid online/offline event from the start and are now transitioning to a fully online event!

The online-event will be held on the games industry Franken discord server: http://bit.ly/frankengames. The game jam starts as planned on Nov. 6th at 18.00 CET!

Important note: Your offline tickets will be valid for the online-event. You do not have to get a new ticket.

In order to register for the online-event get an online-ticket at bit.ly/JamFranken2020. Registration for the offline-events is closed effective immediately. Then, go to the Franken Games discord server and type !register in the channel “register” under the Franken Game Jam 2020 category.

After doing this the only thing left to do is to wait for Nov 6th and join the 2020 main room at 18.00! Also keep an eye out on social media as there is one more stream coming this week at https://twitch.tv/frankengamejam

Now for some good news: We’ve got some merch left! Everyone who registered for a Franken Game Jam 2020 offline-location gets a Franken Game Jam merch bundle 

featuring a 2020 Franken Game Jam T-shirt, mask, and more! You can pick them up at the offline location you registered for! Just bring your ticket and you’re good to go!

Some more good news is: We’ve got more bundles than people who registered for the offline-events. This means we’re giving away some to everyone who registered for the online event as well. However, you need to be able to pick your bundle up in Ansbach, Bamberg, Coburg, Hof, or Nuremberg. To secure your merch bundle, go to the discord channel and type !merch [YOUR NAME] in the channel where you want to pick up your merch bundle. For example, if you want to pick it up at media lab Ansbach:

In order to keep a collaborative atmosphere, we encourage you to share your progress on social media under #jamFranken and #jamFranken2020. We’ll be giving away (sending, as long as it’s within Germany) merch bundles to the most active jammers!

For all the streamers out there we’ve prepared some streaming pause-screens you can (but don’t have to) use when broadcasting Franken Game Jam. Just make sure to put #jamFranken in your stream title! Find the StreamlabsOBS .overlay file here.

All other information can be found in the #info channel on the discord server! We’ve been working hard to make Franken Game Jam a cool online event. So join us on Nov 6th via Discord and have an awesome weekend full of creativity & game development. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Your Franken Game Jam Team & Locations