This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-12-11 00:00:00 to 2020-12-20 23:59:59. View results

★ Theme: Second Chances!

★ What is a GameJam?

Game jams are all about creativity, teamwork and experimentation! Don't be afraid to fail, as long as you enjoy yourself and create something, you're a winner and you have a new tale to tell.  Maybe you'll stumble upon the next viral hit, maybe you'll create a buggy mess that's still entertaining as hell to play, either of those outcomes results in you creating something.

Not only does participating in a game jam give you the chance to flex your creativity and build on your portfolio, you get the opportunity to talk to other jammers, get feedback and make connections. Everyone from AAA studios to students regularly participate in jams for a reason, be part of that group going the 🌟 extra mile🌟

You'll have from Friday 11th 00:00 GMT until Sunday 20th 23:59 GMT to create and submit your game.  You hold all rights to anything created during the jam.

★ Team Formation Bot

Big Festive Jam 2020 will be the first rollout of our brand new... Team Formation Bot! 

What is the Team Formation Bot?
We know how difficult forming teams can be, especially for beginners! To help make this process easier, we have created a bot based entirely on Discord, allowing you to create a profile, listing information such as your role, experience, and time commitment. 

Our bot's fancy algorithm will then get to work on finding you your perfect team! 

To use our Team Formation Bot, head over the #find-a-team channel in GameDevNetwork.
You must have filled in a post in #introductions to see the channel

★ Q&A

Q: Can I have NSFW Content? A: No, sorry!  

Q: Can I use old assets / assets from <pack here> A: Free assets are OK!

Q: Which engines can I use? A: Any engine you like, use whatever you feel the most comfortable with.

Q: What's the maximum team size? A: 4

Q: My question isn't answered, can you help!? A: Yes! Join our Discord server and ask away

★ GameDevNetwork

GameDevNetwork (GDN) is a community for anyone with an interest in game development, whether they're a AAA veteran programmer or someone that loves writing the ins and outs of game plots / mechanics.

Whether you're looking for an extra teammate for a project, need help squashing that pesky bug or just want some feedback on your latest pixel art masterpiece, we're here! 

★ BUT WAIT! There's more

The biggest reward for participating in jams is the fact that you have created something, we avoid cash value prizes to avoid a sense of compeition, we strongly believe in creating the best experience we can.

Members of the winning team will each receive a high-quality die-cut GameDevNetwork sticker and a limited edition GameDevNetwork enamel pin!

Winners will also receive a fancy role on the server to celebrate jam prowess.


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Become a Pet Necromancer in this quirky pixel art world where magic and technology meets modern society.
Visual Novel
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Help Skinny Santa to find his reindeer and lost gifts
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Use time loops to deliver all the gifts before the deadline. Avoid the humbugs!
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Can you complete enough good deeds and win your soul back from the reaper?
Bloody Showers
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A walk with a stranger...through the forest at night.
Interactive Fiction
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Naughty? Or Nice?
Role Playing
A short puzzle platformer where you get sent back in time when you die
Branching paths, try to find the exit.
Help Santa deliver the rest of the Christmas presents!
Still in development, but posted for the Big Festive Game Jam 2020
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Collect lost presents for Santa
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Save Christmas by solving puzzles
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