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Note: This is a screened jam. If you break the rules your game will be disqualified and REMOVED from the Jam!

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July 6th - July 31st

The theme is UNNECESSARY SEQUELS

A second entry that nobody wants or asked for. 

This is a more open theme than past jams, so you'll get extra kudos from judges for liberally slathering your jam game with a thick coating of the theme. Get it in all those nooks and cranies. 

Bonus idea: Produce a sequel to your own past jam game or someone else's (Remember to ask permission first!) If this is your first time, no sweat! There's a lot to this theme, so let your creativity fly.

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Make a themed game in 4 weekends!

Never made a game before? Who cares. Express yourself.

The Awful Summer Jam is a relaxed game jam where you make a video game based around your interpretation of the given theme. If you do a better job than everyone else you could win some sensible prizes for your efforts.

At the end of the jam we’ll play all the games live on stream in front of a bunch of other nerds during our regular Gong Show.

Rules

  1.  Don't be a jerk
  2.  No more than 3 people to a team*
  3.  Do not submit minimal effort entries, reskins, or whole-sale asset flips
  4.  Make an attempt to include the theme
  5.  500mb game size limit
  6.  Installers are not permitted, your submission must unpack and run without an installer
  7.  Your game must be developed solely for this jam and started development AFTER July 6th

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

Judging Categories

At the end of the jam our team of professionally trained judges will honestly review your games and pick out category winners!


[PHYSICAL PRIZES ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE US & CANADA]
Win a category for brownie points and a sensible prize.

Best Unreal Game (Sponsored by Epic Games)
Make the best game using Unreal Engine 4!

Most Fun
We just couldn’t put you down.

Best Use of Theme
You cleverly used the theme better than all the rest.

Best Narrative
Stories you wove enthralled us. Plot for days.

Best Audio
We hear you loud and clear. For SFX and Music.

Best 2D Art
For best sprite based artwork.

Best 3D Art
For best 3D artwork and animations.

Game of Jam
Make the best thing.

All submissions
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macOS (13)
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a rougelikelike with armed floating islands
Action
Cute Zelda-style action/adventure RPG with optional local co-op.
Role Playing
What will it take you to open the door?
Adventure
A mascot platformer with all the spinoffs!
Platformer
Explore, gather, craft, and fight your way through the depths of Aquaworld!
Platformer
A short platfomer where you have to GET YOUR GRANDKIDS BACK....AGAIN
Platformer
Keep on climbing that corporate ladder and make it to the top! Show your boss that you don't get frustrated easily.
Interactive Fiction
The sequel to everyone's favorite street game!
Sports
A frantic RTS about plants and aliens and undead
Strategy
Billy's dogs have come back as zombies, it's time to put them to rest.
Action
Frogger Jr. goes on a rampage to avenge his father
Shooter
EXTREME unrelenting spooky castle skateboarding exploration
Action
A Story To End Them All
Action
A Sequal to the 1902 film "A Trip to the Moon"
Puzzle
A violent mashup of two violent games.
Action
Repeatedly save Tokyo (or don't)
Action
The World is Always Ready for One More
Simulation
A sequel to the legendary game Space Invaders
Action
Play in browser
A peaceful animal town is rocked by crime. Can you solve the mystery?
Adventure
The road to the finals will be ruff!
Sports
Droppin love in the air
Visual Novel
Play in browser
Turn-based plane-fighting action
Role Playing
Back for revenge!
Action
Relive the history of fictional British game developer Clive Sturridge through the ages.
Strategy
Play in browser
An unnecessary sequel made for ASGJ2018.
Puzzle
A Neigh Goo Scenario!
Action
What if pong... was anime?
Sports
GIF
A pachinko/madlibs game, sequel to Story Time with Grampum Peepmpop from 2016. More words, more music, more dimensions!
Puzzle
An unnecessary sequel to an unnecessary Oscar-winner.
Action
Geo Smooch 2
Visual Novel
At first the cartridges were buried. Now they must be destroyed.
Adventure
Because Basketball 1 wasn't good enough.
Sports
the sequel to the flimsiest parody never made
Shooter
Another installment of the movie cars
Racing
Play in browser
Adventure
A couple of Grinch sequels where he ruins different holidays. (FULL GAME IN COMMENTS)
Educational
Sequel to shmups like Tyrian where you are on the side of the enemies
Action
The exciting sequel to Chess 2!
Puzzle
A game for the 2018 Awful Jams Game Jam. Theme: Unnecessary Sequels
Fighting
Their "Big Bird Energy" is too powerful
Play in browser
Submission for SummerJam 2018
Action
How many times can you save mankind?
Action
Disregard the Constabulary!
Action
A Classic Brought Back! Run! Jump! Progress(?)
Platformer
Sequel to jam frog frog jam game.
Platformer
Play in browser
GIF
Run the dinosaur run! Try to score 1000 points
Action
Play in browser
AwfulJam 2018 Entry
Visual Novel
Spiritual successor to Gone Home for Awful Summer Jam 2018
Adventure
The Marvelous Digital Companion
Simulation
Play in browser
Can you save yourself from the dangers of the forest?
Interactive Fiction