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Theme: Festive Spirits

December 25th - December 31st

(Jam ends when the ball drops in NYC)

This year's Awful Winter Jam is bite sized! Starting Christmas day and ending when the ball drops on the New Year, you've got one week to make a game based around the given theme!

Awful Jams are beginner friendly! So even if you've never made a game before come hang out in the Discord community and make something!

Mini Awful Jams are a bit different, here's what to expect from this snack sized mini jam:

  • No in depth reviews from judges (but you still might get some feedback depending on the judge!)
  • Prizes are only available to the Game of Jam winner
  • Community ranked for all categories (Except Game of Jam)
  • Judging will be much looser and less objective

We'll be streaming all the entries per usual - So look forward to Gong Show shenanigans.


  1.  Don't be a jerk
  3.  No more than 3 people to a team*
  4. You must adapt the theme in an obvious way
  5. 500mb game size limit
  6. Installers are not permitted, your submission must unzip and run without an installer
  7. Your game must be developed solely for this jam and started development AFTER the jam's start date

 * Contributors that only produce audio files for your game DO NOT count toward your team member limit (IE: Musicians, Voice Actors, Yodelers)


All submissions
Browser playable (3)
Windows (11)
macOS (3)
Linux (2)

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Cook a holiday meal for your mother.
A short little game about the holiday grind, self-destruction, and eggs.
A game about avoiding awkward family conversations for the Awful Jams 2018 Holiday Jam
Play in browser
A Short Ghost Story
Interactive Fiction
Festive Spirits!
A cute stealth game inspired by Ghost Trick!
Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come discovers the real meaning of Christmas?
Do you wanna build a snowman?
VR required!
Please read the how to play
make people happy this christmas!!
Play in browser