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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.

Hey there, Jeremy here. Dom and I have been running #AGBIC for the past six years as a non-competitive event.

We believe the world is competitive enough as it is, and we want this jam to be as relaxed and fun as possible for everyone involved, especially given the current global situation. This means, like every year, this jam will have no rankings, no competition, no voting or scoring, and no prizes. I hope you will join us in turning these amazing designs into the real deal, but if you can't, that's totally fine too. You are not your productivity! Just wanted to get this out of my system, bye ~ ✨

Our (entirely optional!) theme for this year is: [To be revealed when the jam starts. Click "Join jam" above to be notified]

(Ancient Techniques Only)

How to participate in a socially-distanced world:

  • Step 0: Make sure your mental and physical needs are met to the best of your ability.
  • Step 1: Make whatever you feel like as long as it's loosely inspired by fictional game (cover) art.
  • Step 2: That's it.

Submissions will be open until the end of September (pssst: maybe longer...who knows what might happen).

Browse the exhibition, pick something that inspires you, take your time, chill, and turn it into a game! (it doesn't even have to be a game, anything you think is worth making is fine by us!)

More details / rules / FAQ here.

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