This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-08-28 04:00:00 to 2020-09-11 04:00:00. View results

Have you wanted to participate in a game jam, but don't because you're too nervous that you're not good enough or might get discouraging, mean comments?

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Have you participated in a game jam only to have no one respect you enough to play the game that you worked so hard on?

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Are you sick of other game jams made only to promote themselves? Manipulating you into inflating their website or social media traffic and/or clicking their monetized video links? Where the host has no intentions of playing your game and made their game jam with the selfish purpose of taking advantage of your hard work and time spent?

If so... This is the game jam for you!

We don't use you to make a brand but help you in becoming your own... Unlike the other game jams

The goal of this game jam is to bring together a group of beginners to form the next best start-up community on itch.io. One full of positive, like-minded individuals of all walks of life who work to make each other better within a comfortable environment. Although there will be motivating prizes, this jam will not focus on winning, but rather helping each other to improve our skills; a game jam where we can work together to help participants go from Level 1 to Level 99.

MY GOAL:

As your wholesome host, my goal is to provide each of you with a safe, organized, fair and equal game jam event. I ask nothing in return, I do this for you, the creator, not to promote myself. I will play every submission in full and give all of your hard work the respect it deserves. I will provide feedback in private and comment on your game with a screenshot of your ending screen, and will even create a non-monetized video file, made custom to you and to give you the satisfaction of seeing your art play out! No favors, no subscriptions, no likes, no links to click... NO TRICKS! I'm here for you! Only requirement is an itch.io account

From my brief experience on these jams, I’ve noticed that some hosts have alternative motives to create a game jam. It’s often created with the intention of helping the host inflate their own social media or website traffic, solicit donations for prizes but keep most of it, advertise their game or watch their monetized YouTube videos. This negates the whole point of a game jam, which isn’t to promote oneself, but to help the community of itch.io! Let's start our own place that is free of all this.

We are here together as one! This game jam is for a new community and to help you, the participant, create a brand for yourself!

Let’s start a new day! A day 1 for all the underdogs, a new start and fresh beginning in these strange times we are currently living in.

YOUR GOAL:

As participants, your goal is most importantly to practice, learn new skills and have fun. Secondly, it is to create a full game (as close as you can within the timeline) around the set theme while being original and creative.


THEME(Click)


RULES (Click)


PRIZES 

- *Free* Prizes will only be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. There will also be an honorable mentions section to highlight the games that did well, but didn’t make it into the winners circle. No prize will be awarded to the honorable mentions.

1st Place - ONE itch.io purchase valued up to ~ $19.99 ~AND~ The title of Champion and placed in our Circle Of Fame, with a link to your profile along with the amount of successful consecutive wins as Champion. Consecutive Champions will receive higher prize amounts and/or surprise rewards!

2nd Place - ONE itch.io purchase valued up to ~ $7.99

3rd Place - ONE itch.io purchase valued up to ~ $2.99

*All out of my pocket, free for life, no favors necessary or donation tricks like the others

VOTING CATEGORIES:

1) Originality - Be original and creative with your entries. If you have to watch a tutorial that’s ok, but make it your own. I really do not want to see a bunch of Udemy or YouTube tutorial copy submissions. Be inspired by others, but don't steal!

2) Use Of Theme - Use the theme in a unique way within your game.

3) Fun - A game is supposed to be fun! Don’t just submit a completed game for the sake of simplicity, let’s make fun games! Visual novels and C.Y.O.A types MUST be fun too, and they’re usually a harder route!

4) Community Spirit - A game jam is nothing without the community. This doesn't mean kissing ass will get you extra brownie points, but going around leaving vague and useless comments that go against the grain to try and passive aggressively knock your competition down will not be tolerated. Also, posting "Play my game" within community posts, post bumping or similar excessive advertising will not be tolerated. I will personally play every submission with the full intention of completing them, don't worry!


PRESS JOIN JAM on top of the page to join and be eligible for prizes. 

NEED A TEAM? Click here or try our discord server

ANY QUESTIONS? Please feel free to click here or jump over to our discord server  and ask away!

CHAMPION(S) = ~ Team Indomi_ ~

Programming - https://indomi.itch.io/https://ashkman.itch.io/

Art - https://tantedante.itch.io/ 

Sound - https://amerrittaudio.itch.io/ & https://itch.io/profile/gersorbo



Submissions(53)

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Candy Simulator
Simulation
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Avoid all obstacles and escape!
Action
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A sidescroller platformer
Platformer
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Beginner's Gamejam #2
Adventure
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Can you stay high on sugar before the meter runs out?
Platformer
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godot, 3d, candy, car, crafting, aerial jump, zipline
Adventure
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A short turn-based RPG about the horrors of Halloween candy
Role Playing
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A Vick Roebuck story
Interactive Fiction
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When your school bans candy, you have the opportunity to make a lot of profit by investing your savings correctly.
Role Playing
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A bite-sized metroidvania. Collect candy to gain magical powers.
Platformer
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Clear the town of evil in CANDY-19!
Survival
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Wanna Have some Adventure in CandyLand?
Adventure
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Would you like some free candy?
Survival
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Scare people to get candies !
Puzzle
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Come for Bob, stay for the candy.
Action
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Created for Beginner Game Jam 2
Action
Platformer
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Climb up candy platforms and try to survive as long as possible!
Platformer
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A little ""horror"" action game where you have to find and kill the witch that transforms peoples in candies
Adventure
A short point-and-click adventure game
Adventure
Not all candy is sweet.
Puzzle
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The story of Polly 'l Hoppe, the lollypop that sure likes to hop.
Platformer
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Join Wylie as he meets a small, colourful cast of characters, and learns to see things in a new light.
Survival
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Catch your friends or watch them turn to jam!
Puzzle
Shooter
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Quit While You Can
Survival
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Navigate through 7 levels of a candy-filled platformer goodness while collecting sugar cubes and candy!
Platformer
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Brick Break style game, where it's candy vs teeth
Educational
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One worker has to spend his shift in a candy factory with a bunch of kids.
Action
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You are a little kid with an ovni in an alien planet... made of candy! A dream come true!
Action
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A game about collecting candy
Platformer
Those Pinatas Must Pay!
Shooter
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An endless runner, where you have to avoid the insects and save the candy !
Platformer
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made for Beginners Circle Jam #2 Collect candy blueprints and survive an onslaught of enemies.
Action
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Play as a hardcore and intense Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson peppermint while kicking evil gummy bear butt!
Action
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Platformer
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feed candy to the zombies to blow them
Action
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Tower Defense
Strategy
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The game has never been smoother
Puzzle
An endless jumping game
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Platformer
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Gummy Bear beat'em all game for the Beginner Circle Jam #2
Fighting
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pinball / breakout in a human body
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A Duck Hunt game with a worldwide leaderboard
Shooter
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