(OST Composing Jam uses itch.io to collect all submissions and ratings!)
When creating your project on itch.io, you will need to upload the following:
.mp3, .wav or .flac file of the track(s)
○ The title of the file should also have your username on it (e.g. Lone Rabbit - Great Example.wav)
Screen recording or screenshot(s) evidence of your DAW
○ Uploaded as screenshot(s) on itch.io
○ to YouTube as screen recording
○ or as .pdf if a score on itch.io
Cover art (optional but ideal to differentiate your submission)
○ The cover size on itch.io is 630x500 px
When submitting to the jam, you will be asked for the following:
Description of entry (e.g. genre, runtime, software you used, inspirations, your process, etc.)
How does it fit the theme? (optional)
Link(s) to streaming service of your choice (preferably SoundCloud or YouTube)
SoundCloud & YouTube Official Playlist
A script will be used to parse all URLs of SoundCloud tracks and YouTube videos in this field to be automatically added to a playlist of all the submissions. This script ONLY recognizes individual track links on SoundCloud and videos on YouTube, and NOT playlists/sets/albums.
Separate each URL/track with a new line, do not add any quotation marks. If you don't fill this in before the jam ends there is a chance that your submission won't be included in the playlist (contact me if that happens!).
Soundtrack use permission, would you like others to be able to use your soundtrack?
Extra stuff for RMX and Pastime jams:
Type of entry
Covers & Remixes [X-side]
Medleys & Mashups [Y-side]
Tributes & Inspired by [Z-side]
Titles of the original track(s) and the creative work (video game, anime, film, etc.) it's from.
Name of the artist/composer for the original track(s).
Step-by-step walkthrough of how to create, upload and submit your project on itch.io
Go to your Dashboard. (Make sure you are signed up and logged in to itch.io already)
Put only the name of your soundtrack/name of your game into the title field. (There is no need to put "#OSTCompJam" or "Lone Rabbit's OST Composing Jam" here!)
Select "Soundtrack" in the classifications field.
Upload your cover image (optional but recommended),
link to screen recording of your DAW on Youtube in the "Gameplay video or trailer" field, and/or
screenshots using the "Add Screenshots" button.
If you have a pdfof your score you can upload them using the "upload files" button below on the next step.
Scroll down, upload your soundtracks using the "Upload Files" button.
.mp3, .wav and .flac is the preferred format.Please also provide a zipped file of all your tracks if you have a lot of them, it's easier for people to download and listen to!
Please also name your files properly!The filename should contain both your username and the name of the track. (Example: Lone Rabbit - Great Example.flac)
Scroll down, click "Save & view page", make sure everything is correct, then go back to the "Edit project" page and check "Public" for Visibility & access. Click "Save".
Go back to the jam page, click "Submit your project", choose the correct project you want to submit and fill in the details! (The submission page does not save your inputs until you click submit, please do not close the page until you are done!)
This process may take a long time, so make sure you leave a couple of minutes, if not hours to do this. Don't leave it till the last minute. If you still have a problem uploading and submitting to itch.io feel free to email us or ask in our Discord server.
Submitting as a team:
Only one person from your team needs to submit the project, then you can add them later in the edit project page -> More -> Admins -> add your teammate's username and then mark them as contributor.It will then show you an invite link which you can send to your teammates to add them as a project admin.
How to check that you have submitted your project to the jam:
There will be an indicator on the top right corner of your project page.
Occasionally, we do allow late submissions for those who had trouble submitting in time from technical difficulties and internet issues. When this happens, please DM me on Discord, or less preferably email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (we check emails less often).