For anyone new to the concept of the 72hr Jam,
it is a yearly TF2Maps tradition where the community dedicates
three days of their time to producing cool content themed around
Team Fortress 2!
This includes maps, models, warpaints, animations, videos, paintings, drawings, mods,
fan-fiction, woodwork, stonework, legwork, homework, and everything else in-between
so long as it's related to Team Fortress 2!
For this year's 72hr Jam we are partnering with Gamers Outreach. They are a charity that empowers hospitalized children through video games. During hospitalization children lose access to friends, school, and moments that define childhood. Gamers Outreach seeks to change the experience of hospitalized kids. Through the use of equipment and software they ensure that hospitals are enabled to provide kids with activities alongside care. Through the medium of gaming, children can explore, connect with others, and have fun. Gamers Outreach has several programs to enable children to play such as their GO Karts - portable kiosks which are used to provide entertainment for patients in hospitals with limited access to activities outside of their room.
As always, you are able to receive a medal simply by participating in the Jam! All you need to do
is create some TF2-related content within 72 hours, and submit it on TF2Maps.net with the 72hr
Jam 2023 label. This is different from how entries were submitted in past years, so read up on
that in the announcement thread! Participants should receive medals roughly 4-6 weeks following
the end of the event.
As a bonus for donating to the campaign, you'll receive an in-game medal if you donate at least 5$ (tradable items count too) before September 25th, 2023! Although you won't be able to receive a medal by donating after this date, our charity drive this year is open until October 16th. 100% of donations go to Gamers Outreach.
Additionally, we will be providing other donation incentives for the duration of our livestreams, so be sure to tune in!