This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-06-30 22:00:00 to 2019-08-22 01:00:00. View 66 entries

A Game By Its Cover is an annual game jam about turning the fictional cartridge art of the My Famicase Exhibition into the real thing. We intend AGBIC to be as relaxed as possible. This means no rankings, no competition, no voting or scoring, and no prizes.

Our (optional) theme for this year is:

Incorporate any of these Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Band Names into your game somehow.

(Think of them as Jam Diversifiers.)

Submissions are open all through July (maybe longer... shhhhh.....).

Browse the exhibition, pick something that inspires you, take your time, chill, and turn it into a game! (It actually doesn't even have to be a game, anything you wanna do is fine)

More details / rules / FAQ here.

Also, don't forget to join our Discord and follow us on Twitter: @AGBICjam

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2019
Action
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Build your own lo-fi beats to study and relax to!
A delicious quest through Hell - to get all of the Cake!
Platformer
chat with your Online Cat Friends
Simulation
A hungry doggy puzzle game
Puzzle
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Surf the Space Wave!
Action
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A rhythm game for an unusual audience.
Rhythm
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My Submission to the LOWREZJAM 2019 and A Game By Its Cover 2019
Adventure
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Wander through a forest.
Adventure
A retro game inspired by the "A game by it's cover" Jam 2019
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Shoulder your burdens.
Interactive Fiction
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Discover a place that changes when you don't move
Learn and grow as a salamander. Will you reach adulthood? Story-based game, mouse only.
Visual Novel
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A collection of artsy feel-good minigames in VR: Nest, SMoL & the Fluffy Beast. Coming Soon: Metalquest
Action
famicase
Puzzle
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Pick up special cubes to complete each level! Can you complete them all?
Platformer
hormf that cronch! [agbic19]
Racing
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Take golf to the next level (..literally!) with this fantastic new take on the classic, ever-exciting game of golf!
Sports
Music inspired by Lauren Gallagher's Famicase Entry "Empty Heaven"
Ascend the Tower!
Puzzle
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Tanks! Girls! Online multiplayer! Thanks!
Shooter
[EXTRACT NUTRIENTS]
Action
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Customize your perfect beach day
Simulation
Rhythm
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Your beautiful carrots are almost ready for harvesting! Make sure to give them all the water they need to grow...
Adventure
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Race through an asteroid field in a lightspeed spacecraft
Racing
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Short visual experimentation for A Game By Its Cover 2019.
Puzzle
Help beasts in return for wisdom
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Adjust, alter, and align your screen to reach the Optimal visibility​
Puzzle
Cubes! Cubes! Cubes!
Puzzle
HACKED is a futuristic heist adventure. Built for AGBIC Jam
Puzzle
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Fighting
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Horde is a hack and slash tabletop game for 1–4 players.
Snag debris and work against gravity!
Action
A first-person lo-fi puzzle adventure.
Puzzle
Intergalactic Fishing
Action
Chill game about anti gravity acrobatical gardening on small planets.
Platformer
Bus stop simulator
Simulation
Humans have turned into Vidiots; green globs who lust for nothing more than TV, and you have TV for a head.
Puzzle
Adventure
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It's not that good, please don't look.
Role Playing
10 short games based on the first 10 famicases 2019
A Game By Its Cover
Action
Restore all lost enemies to the database!
Shooter
Interactive Fiction
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match the colors quickly
Survival
Survival
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A game about getting inside VHS to change the past
Survival
Platformer
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Interactive Fiction
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tv is off air
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a blazing fast, fun, doodly little kart racing game
Racing
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Help a nerdy monster who is looking for a girlfriend to take to the monster school dance.
Visual Novel
Memories in the Darkness
Adventure
a young executioner's journey on a faded planet
Role Playing
Learn the secrets of the beautiful castle death machine on a peaceful spring morning.
Platformer
A Game By Its Cover 2019 submission in collaboration with Or Avrahamy
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A chill walkabout game for AGBIC 2019.
Adventure