Administrator on 2nd Alakajam

Welcome to the Alakajam! nightly (reset and updated every night). Look around and try the latest features as we code them! You can log in as administrator/administrator or entrant/entrant.

Post bug reports and suggestions on Google Forms or Github!


Site changelog

You can help with the site development by joining us on Github!

July 5th

  • Like system on blog posts

June 30th

  • Entry links can be reorder using drag'n'drop

June 29th

  • Game search: Own entry is now hidden if "rated or commented" is selected
  • Game voting: Rated and commented entries are now hidden from the front page suggestions

June 28th

  • Users can browse all personal scores from the dashboard

June 22th

  • Game importer for

June 19th

  • Rename "Feedback Score" concept to "Karma"

June 16th

  • Implement automatic saving for entry ratings

June 15th

  • Comment/Post editor now has better mobile compatibility

June 11th

  • Make Google Analytics no longer use cookies, in order to fit GDPR better

June 10th

  • Better support of older browsers

May 30th

  • Let users delete their accounts
  • Add a Privacy policy page
  • Add CSRF protection on all forms

May 1st: 1st AKJ Tournament launch

April 29th

  • Make entry submission work with JavaScript-free browsers

April 24th

  • Support for buttons and styling them in posts and comments

April 18th

  • Support for enabling high scores on any game (using pictures as proofs)
  • Support for organizing tournaments where users have to beat high scores on a selection of games
  • Event banners can be set by admins as backgrounds on various pages

April 4th

  • Game importer for

March 27th

  • Large client-side code refactoring

March 14th

  • Slightly reorganize the Events page (now more mobile-friendly)

March 5th

  • Let users subscribe to comment threads
  • Let admins view and moderate all tags

March 2nd

  • Make the header shrink with a nice animation when scrolling down

February 27th

  • Game importer for
  • Upgrade the dropdown library, impacting the styling of various forms

February 22nd

  • Add post pagination to user profile, event announcements list
  • Improvements on the Games page

February 21st

  • Expose theme shortlist info in the JSON API

February 20th

  • Support eliminating shortlist themes one by one in the moments before the jam starts
  • Support setting tags to games, and searching games by tags
  • Front page layout improvements

February 5th

  • Front page got several little layout changes


November 24nd

  • Non-visible work on back end: rework CSS/JS build toolchain (switching to webpack)

November 22nd

  • Mods can now manage events just like admins

October 19th

  • Added lazy loading for most pictures to make pages load faster

October 18th

  • Events page displays the winners of the past events

October 14th

  • Imgur GIFV embeds are allowed in posts

October 13th: 1st Kajam! launch

October 13th

  • Admins can customize the divisions per-event
  • Voting results page display the number of games per division

October 11th

  • Reorganized the front page, adding the schedule for the next events

October 9th

  • Reworked logo
  • Expose ratings & rankings in the REST API

October 8th

  • Let people filter out the games they rated/commented on

October 6th

  • Reworked competition results page, with pretty trophy pictures

October 3th

  • Final rankings and ratings have been added to the entry page

October 2nd

  • Support closing theme voting without revealing the winner
  • Game rescue block added
  • Ratings management: team & solo entries are split into two columns
  • Non-visible work on back end: tweak asset URLs to support CloudFlare

September 29th

  • Custom Markdown guide added (click "?" in the editor toolbar)
  • User names now appear next to display names if they differ, to aid mentions
  • Posts and comments can now be much longer than before

September 26th

  • Non-visible work on back end: reorganize client-side JS to make development easier
  • Games page features pagination

September 25th

  • Reorganized entry sidebar
  • Games page displays entries from the current event by default, sorted by Feedback Score
  • Non-visible work on back end: form parsing library replaced to fix various major bugs

September 24th

  • Feedback Score takes votes in account
  • Support for Unranked division
  • Users can see the voting count progress on their own entry

September 23th

  • Articles now fetch their Markdown directly from Github, so they can update without re-reploying the server

September 22th

  • Rewritten article system with Markdown files as the backend, to let anyone contribute
  • Theme results page: people can see again how they ranked their shortlist

September 22th: 1st Alakajam! launch

September 21th

  • Add support for featured links & hidden posts (to be used temporarily for wallpapers, streamers etc.)

September 17th

  • Support for anonymous comments
  • Entries can opt-out of graphics/audio

September 15th

  • Raw URLs put inside posts are now converted to links automatically
  • Eliminated themes can now see how successful they were %-wise

September 14th

  • Better display of the event navbar on thin mobile screens

September 13th

  • Make logging in redirect to the previous page

September 11th

  • Platform management is now distinct from links

September 9th

  • Reworked theme submission UI
  • Added support for allowing more than 3 themes ideas

September 7th

  • Markdown editor has new formatting options (text/images alignment)

September 6th

  • People page now has a search form
  • Pagination added to various pages
  • Changes are no longer lost when there's a validation error upon saving an entry
  • Some pages like the game browser & the user dashboard are now full-width
  • Posts styling and layout have been tweaked
  • Changelog & JSON API pages now integrate the Help sidebar

September 4th

  • Game browser added as a global tab

September 3rd

  • Theme voting system is completed (stats, theme elimination, appearance to anonymous users)
  • Theme voting supports a "shortlist ranking" phase
  • Admins can enable an event-related "call to action" block on the home page

September 1st

  • Adding people to a team now sends them an invite, that they have to accept or decline
  • Browsers now make you confirm before closing the tab if you have pending changes in a post
  • Alakajam! links now look pretty when shared on Facebook

August 29th

  • Entry voting system, with the ability to view past votes
  • Event results page
  • Users can now add games made in external jams
  • Team members can now leave the entry

August 27th

  • Team support: users can add other people to their games, granting access rights and listing those people as team members

August 24th

  • JSON API: new "latestEntry" endpoint

August 18th

  • HTTP calls are now throttled to 1 per second (except static resources)

August 15th

  • Basic theme voting system

August 11th

  • The help section now has a sidebar (configurable through an admin setting)
  • Entry links now let you choose platforms

August 3rd

  • Site header now looks better on mobile & tablets

July 27th

  • Multiple SEO improvements

July 19th

  • Notification system
  • Small performance improvements through caching

July 17th

  • Revamped home page

June 11th: 1st Feedback Fortnight launch

July 11th

  • Feedback Score system for sorting entries
  • Reorganized personal dashboard
  • Alakajam! links now look pretty when shared on Twitter

June 25th

  • Added support for embeds & tables in Markdown
  • Let the users set to which event a post should be attached
  • Added pagination to blog posts
  • Theme looks better on mobile

June 22th: Site launch

June 20th

  • New event countdown (can be tweaked by editing the event)
  • Entries can now have multiple links
  • Disabled key-based invite system
  • Various theme changes and bugfixes

June 16th

  • New "People" page in the header
  • Changes to the user registration process
  • Post drafts & articles now work better

June 15th

  • Article system (see the new "Feedback" header link)
  • Events can now have theme voting and game results tabs. While the features are missing, admins can display blog posts in it instead.

June 14th

  • User dashboards now have a cool home page with a comment feed (not unlike Feedback Friends…)

June 11th

  • Admins can manage events and create new ones
  • Admins can edit other users, and promote them to mods/admins
  • Announcements tweaks

June 7th

  • Comments now work (both on blog posts and games)

June 3rd

  • Support for making posts (including announcements for moderators)
  • Creating a new account now requires a shiny invite key (can be generated and shared by any user)
  • Mods can edit any post or any game thanks to a special toolbar
  • Form data is now sanitized
  • URLs are now pretty

June 3rd: Nightly site launch

Comments (1)

8 hours ago

I'm in!

Login to comment