This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-05-05 16:00:00 to 2023-06-13 22:00:00. View 47 entries

A few days ago a game developer posted something that went viral on Twitter.


(tweet | steam page)

This sparked a big debate and was followed up by other devs.


(the creator of this second tweet explained it was a parody, but you still have to admit it'd be pretty cool)


Why would anybody in their sane mind go through the trouble of using such a complex method to produce a sprite for their game? Well, because it's fun, enjoyable, and the most productive might not be the right one (among other reasons).

The point of this jam is to take a detour. Go out of the way. Do things that others would call crazy. Waste time. Spend ridiculous amounts of time crafting something in an unorthodox way. It could be visual assets, code, music, or something else.

That's the whole theme of the jam. That's it. That's the theme.




Recommendations:

  • Don't stress about finishing a game. Maybe the jam ends and you've made one tiny element of your game. That's fine.
  • Be unproductive.
  • Remember that the theme of the jam doesn't just apply to art.
  • Take some time to explain how it's related to the theme of the jam when submitting your entry.

This jam won't have rankings, prizes, or anything like that. As long as you're respectful do things your way (any tool, any team size, start early, etc).


Submissions(28)

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An interactive puppet show for Game Boy
Visual Novel
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Cops are hidden in the protest, dressed as civils, find them to protect the protest !
Educational
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a hand-drawn game experiment
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A cozy game about a park seen from immigrant eyes
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Play as a ragtag team of four fruits that have assembled together to defeat an army of evil mushrooms.
Role Playing
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A very inefficiently-designed game about inefficiently designing a factory
Puzzle
Made for A highly unproductive game jam
a game in 11 cards
A new downloadable "best" OS, for your Windows computer.
a simple os i created with ai in batch
FMV simulation of a 3D first-person adventure where you forgot what you had to do
Adventure
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You’ve been accepted to work as a guard at the underfunded and ethically questionable Post-it Prison.
An axolotl that does parkour with a fairy :D
Platformer
Platformer
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Race for happiness
Racing
a hyper casual endless game using the physics 2.0 behaviour
Adventure
An interactive, "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure"-style comic book with branching story architecture and RPG elements.
Visual Novel
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Role Playing
Puzzle
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My one game
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Defend the realm from the ravenous EATOR who seeks to devour your kingdom.
Strategy