Make a clicker in July, submit it when you're done, use #clickclickclick when talking about it on twitter!
Clicker games are great!
No, really. They do an awesome job of fitting into the available time people have to play, they can work in almost any theme, and they are fertile ground for layering the core mechanics/growth with secondary game systems to make new and interesting combinations.
They are also super simple to get started! Can you make a number that goes up when a player clicks a button? Congratulations, you just made a clicker. Now where will you take it from there?
Need some inspiration? Here are some clicker games to look at:
You've got all July! I know it can be tough to fit jams in around work, family, etc. So here's plenty of time to knock something out. Don't feel obligated to use all the time if you don't want to! If you want to make your game in a week, feel free. The time is just there for folks who need to spread stuff out.
This is a unjudged contest, it's just for fun! Any platform is fine, I'm kind of curious what a mess a VR clicker would be... hmmmmm. Like I said before the jam runs for the entire month of July.