IGN and Rogue Games are partnering to produce Rogue Jam, a brand new game jam that offers competing indie game developers exclusive development contracts along with a total of $ 800,000 in prize money.
Entries will be accepted between November 29th and December 31st at Homepage of Rogue Jam, with the finalists being presented in a show produced by IGN in early 2022. The grand prize winner will receive $ 500,000 for developing their game and an exclusive Rogue Games release contract.
In addition to the grand prize, the competition will feature several other categories including a “WTF” award for the craziest and wildest game of Rogue Jam and an “Eye-Poppingly Beautiful” award for the most attractive game in the competition. Both categories offer prizes of $ 100,000 as well as a publishing deal with Rogue. Smaller prizes of $ 50,000 and a rogue member right of first refusal will be offered to Huge Potential and Audience Choice winners.
The event’s judges include several well-known figures from across the gaming industry, including IGN Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Peer Schneider and former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé. Here is the full list.
- Kimberly Pointer Corbett, Warner Bros. Games Senior Vice President of Digital Publishing
- Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President of Nintendo of America, Board Advisor for Rogue Games
- Peer Schneider, IGN’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer
- Chris Lee, Netflix Head of Game Acquisition and Interactive Games
- Matt Casamassina, CEO of Rogue Games
- Chris Archer, Rogue Games Chief Strategy Officer
Rogue Games was founded by Casamassina, who worked at IGN until he left in 2010. Earlier this year, Rogue Games raised $ 2.5 million in funding to bring batsh * t insane indie games to PC, consoles and mobile games.
The list of games Rogue currently has in development includes Super Impossible Road, a spiritual sequel to Impossible Road, which will be released on Nintendo Switch on December 9th, followed by a first-quarter release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S. Rogue also releases Arcanium, an “open world single-player strategy map adventure,” and Sprawl, a retro FPS. Additionally, Rogue Games recently announced that it is working with the Bloober team on an unannounced project.
the Rogue Jam submission portal opens November 29th and entries will be accepted by December 31st. Submissions must be playable to be considered.