72 Hour Jam 2020

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Header by Void. "7" art by AxioMr. "2" art by Veliass. "J" art by Barno, Majora, SediSocks. "A" art by JeddyK. "M" game by hutty. All other work now in-game.

The 72 Hour Jam 2020 begins on September 4th, 2020 at 6 PM GMT, and ends on September 7th, 2020, 6 PM GMT!

Need help with converting to your timezone? Use worldtimebuddy.com.
Really, encouraging people to stay inside for a weekend while working doesn't seem too out of place this year.

This year we're collaborating with Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization that aims to provide care and relief to those affected by poverty or emergencies. Like previous years, you'll receive an in-game medal if you donate $5 or more during the event!


  • Make something for or about Team Fortress 2. Collaborations are welcome!
  • You may not work outside of the prescribed hours above (Sep 4th - 7th, 2020, 6 PM GMT).
    • You may plan in advance, but you may not start creating in advance!
  • To submit your entry, create a download in the 72hr Jam Entries section before the deadline.
  • You may use custom content by other people. Just make sure you credit them!
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  • If you enter the Jam, you will get an in-game medal for your participation, unless:
    • ...we discover that you started work on your entry before the Jam started.
    • ...we discover that you stole your entry from somewhere else.
    • ...we decide that your entry is exceptionally low-effort.
      • We try to be generous with this, so as long as you put at least an hour or two into your entry, you should be fine.
    • ...we are not able to trace down your Steam account within three days of when we initially send out the medals. You should associate your Steam account with your TF2Maps.net account in the External Accounts menu.
      • You may also just provide a link to your Steam account in the description of your entry. You will also want to do this for any collaborators so that they can get a medal as well!
      • We will send a message to everyone who we are not able to track down.
  • If you donate $5 to Direct Relief before October 10th (using our provided links, once they are available), you will get an in-game medal for your contribution.
    • Make sure to include a link to your Steam profile in your donation message! This is how we trace down what Account to award with the medal.
    • If you forget, send me a DM on the website with a link and the name you donated under.
    • We will stop accepting late Steam IDs on November 10th.
  • You don't get multiple medals for submitting multiple times or donating multiple times.
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DISCORD - We have a Discord! This is the main place to hang out, chat with other members, and get feedback on your works in progress. You'll also be alerted to map tests as they happen, and there's a bot you can submit your map to that puts it in a queue to be tested on our servers.

STEAM GROUP - We have a Steam group! It is not as active as our Discord, but if you want to be alerted to map tests as they happen through Steam, you'll want to join this.

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Can I make a -
Let me stop you there: yes, if it's related to Team Fortress 2. If it's lewd or NSFW, though, we would prefer you hosted it elsewhere and post a link, marked as NSFW, to it, rather than uploading it directly to here - this stops it being previewed on the front page.

Can I enter on another day?
Yes - you can enter on whatever 72hr period you wish, though we suggest you do so before the normal contest time. Simply post the dates/times you wish to enter in this thread, and i'll make a list.

We can't promise to provide the same amount of support for people entering outside the normal time, but we'll do our best.

Can I collaborate with someone else?
Yes! Make sure to credit everybody involved when you make your upload though.

Do I need to be a TF2Maps member to join?
Nope! Or, well, sort of. You’ll need to join the site to upload your entry, but this is open to everybody, even those who’ve never been here before.

What can I do before the Jam starts?
This depends on what it is you want to do with the Jam. Do you want to go from a completely blank slate to a finished project, or meticulously plan every detail before opening your chosen tool? Either is fine.

What we don't want people doing is continuing with half-finished or already-in-development projects. The Jam is a great time to flex your creative muscles and try something new.

What if I don’t want to abide by all these cruel and restrictive rules?
That’s cool. We’re not fussed. We’re glad you’re joining us! However, please let us know if you’re doing that – its not fair to other people if some get to start earlier, say. You probably won't get the medal, though.

How can I get feedback on my project?
The two best ways are to post a thread on the forums, and to join the Discord and ask people what they think - we're always happy to help. If you want your map tested, similarly join the Discord and ask - we can show you how to get it added to the list. You can also find more information for map testing here.

I want someone to collaborate with me!
This isn't a question. However: post in the thread you're in right now, and maybe someone will offer to join you. (It usually helps your chances to say both what you're good at and what ideas you already have.)
 
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Flipy

I like foxes
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Jul 20, 2016
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ready to go

traveling-is-a-tricky-pickle-sometimes
 

Orangepumpkin7

L2: Junior Member
Nov 24, 2017
56
Here we go, can't wait to pull all of my hair out trying to figure out why my map won't compile.
 

AlexEatDonut

L3: Member
May 9, 2018
104
I'm probably going to do a simple project because of real life and stuff but at least i can still donate to the greater cause. I hope everyone will get their greatest ideas into their maps.
 

SnickerPuffs

(*single chuckle*)
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Apr 10, 2014
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Can I start/end an hour late (7PM GMT)? The jam starts at the same time as I class I'm taking this semester in college, but it's less than an hour long.

In previous years I didn't worry about losing time, but since I'm likely making a TC map this year I don't want to miss a single second more than I have to.
 

LastJester510

L1: Registered
Jun 25, 2020
17
Wait so u make something for or about TF2 and than u can submit it, Right? I am new to the community. So I don’t know what this is or entitles.
 

mr. piggy business

L2: Junior Member
Apr 5, 2020
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if you would do a collab with someone, how would you do it the best? like with sending files, would you just send the vmf file to someone he/she works on it and then send it back? someone who already did a collab once can you tell me how transferring files went?
 

Trakmer

L1: Registered
Jul 26, 2018
8
i was already gonna give up in this years summer jam but am glad i was wrong, now time to play everything in so little time