Duration: 11th of December until 19th of January 2020
EXTENDED UNTIL 26th of January 2020
Medium: HPL engine modding
Submission link: Frictional Fan Jam 2019: Winter modding event submissions
Winter is coming for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Get a hot drink, curl up under a blanket, and start up the HPL level editor – it’s time for Frictional’s Winter Modding Jam!
Join us for a month-long event focused on HPL modding! You’re welcome to participate alone or in a small team (up to 5 people). For peer support, head on over to our Discord server.
Are you an artist, writer, or other kind of creator? You can still participate by teaming up with one of the modders. Head on over to #winter_modding_jam on our Discord and find your team! We will also be holding specialised events for you in the future.
The Jam will start on the 11th of December 2019 and last until the 19th of January 2020.
You can submit your work on the night of Sunday the 19th, as the submissions will be checked on Monday morning.
Winter and/or Hibernation.
One or both themes should be present in the Fan Jam entry. You are welcome to interpret them however you wish. The mods don’t have to have a connection to Frictional Games titles.
This Frictional Fan Jam is specifically for HPL modding. You are free to use HPL2 and HPL3, or even HPL1 if you’re brave enough.
Aside from the game assets, you are also welcome to utilise other assets you can legally use, or have permission to use from the creators.
You can for example use the Winter Asset Pack for SOMA, made by a long-time contributor and one of our Discord moderators, Draugemalf.
Submitting your work
Upload your mod on a platform like ModDB or Steam Workshop.
For entering the event, please submit a link to your work through the following form:
Frictional Fan Jam 2019: Winter modding event submissions
If you worked as a team, have one team member submit the entry.
All works will be showcased on the #winter_modding_jam_showcase on Discord.
The jury of Frictional Games employees will pick the winners of the jam. Discord moderator team will not be voting on entries, and are therefore allowed to fully participate in the event.
The winners will receive A5-sized posters of a game of their choosing sent to their home address (team members will be sent theirs separately). The Frictional team from the Malmö office can sign them if you wish. Once our next project is out, the winners will also receive a download key for the game on an available platform of their choosing.
Depending on the amount of entries, the Malmö office Frictional team will stream all of the entries, or only the winners.
The Fan Jam is organised by Frictional Games’ community manager Kira, with support from the Frictional Games Discord moderators. The easiest way to contact either is through the Frictional Games Discord server’s #winter_modding_jam channel. The channel can also be used to share ideas with other community members, get feedback, and look for team members.
If you don’t have a Discord account, you are welcome to contact Frictional Games through Twitter or our Contact Form, and we will help you as soon as we can.
For general questions: Contact Kira, for example by pinging them on the Discord channel.
For technical questions: Join our Discord server which has an active modding community.
Have fun, we’re looking forward to your wintery creations!