This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-06-02 04:00:00 to 2019-06-09 04:00:00. View 34 entries

The goal of this jam is to create a "Broughlike" in 7 days. That is, to create a game in the style of Michael Brough (@smestorp), a pixel wizard whose highly compressed designs are cherished for their elegance, depth, and enigmatic oddness. 

Though an emerging and flexible sub-genre, certain recurring stresses are characteristic of Brough's approach:

  • Small, square boards & small integers
  • Orthogonal 4-way movement
  • Parity & zugzwang (or "compulsion to move," i.e. inability to freely "pass" a turn)
  • Streamlined controls, e.g. attacking with the same input as movement
  • Roguelike mechanics like procedural level generation, permadeath, teleport, polymorph, etc.
  • Numerology, i.e. conspicuously consistent integers
  • "Glitch" mechanics / aesthetics
  • Identification & decryption
  • Positional tactics: pushing, pulling, choke points & egress
  • Differentiated resource binaries, e.g. credits & energy, blood & mana, etc.
  • Unconventional scoring systems
  • Idiosyncratic art & audio
  • Topologies, synchronies, overlapping matrices

Not all of Brough's games make use of all of these features, and neither must yours. Feel free to use one, some, many, all, or none of them in your submission. Likewise, you're welcome to use any engines, libraries, or assets you wish. The goal should be to develop a small but essentially complete game in one week. That being said, participants are encouraged to have some idea or outline of their project going in.

Brough games:

868-HACK

Post-Future Vagabond


Zaga-33

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and many more.

Some games by other developers which could be called Broughlikes:

~Guidelines~

This is more or less an "anything goes" kind of jam, but there are some general things to keep in mind.

  • You can think up designs ahead of the jam, but don't start doing any proper prototyping or development until the jam starts
  • Demakes and clones are just as welcome as original games
  • Teams are allowed
  • Online asset packs of art, sound, music, code, etc are allowed
  • Try to keep it to new projects, not things you're already working on and will just continue to work on  throughout he jam time
  • That being said, unfinished submissions are just fine
  • If you would like anything clarified, please ask in the community forum and we'll be happy to update the page

Post on Twitter under the hashtag #7DBL, and join the Brough Games Discord for discussion!


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tactical gay cruising roguelike / broughlike sex simulation
Simulation
Escape the biological prison
Action
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Escape the dark, scary woods where the only enemy is fear itself
Puzzle
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An evasion-based broughlike originally made for 7dbl
Simulation
Strategy
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Chess Meets Brough!
Strategy
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Alien hardware
Puzzle
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a weird platformer also roguelike puzzler
Puzzle
Use your ink to escape from the underwater kingdom
Action
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GIF
roguelike about growing a space garden and escaping corporate life
Puzzle
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A minimal roguelike about herding sentient alien lemons
Strategy
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GIF
A maze-building Brough-like
Puzzle
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You're a crab, just doin the best you can
Survival
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Puzzle
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GIF
Directional ability fun
Puzzle
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Roll up poops and dunk 'em in the hole
Strategy
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7DBL, roguelike
Strategy
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GIF
7DBL, roguelike, dungeon, casual, luck, strategy
Strategy
Brough-like. Collect runes to cast spells on monsters invading your castle
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A rogue(brough)-like horror themed 2D game
Survival
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2D-Platformer
Adventure
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GIF
Strategy
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7 Day Broughlike entry
Puzzle
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extremely not finished lol
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GIF
Hell Software | 7Day Broughlike Jam
Puzzle
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Tactical movement around a small grid
Strategy
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Strategy
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Computer Virus
Puzzle
7 Day Broughlike Entry
Strategy
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GIF
Dodge and Defeat Small Monsters Inside a Very Big Monster
Survival
Adventure
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