This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-02-02 02:00:00 to 2019-02-03 18:15:00. View results

Welcome to CoMo Game Jam V!


Best Art:

Tabletop: Mirage!

Video Game: Phantasmal Wanderer!

Best Use of Theme:

Tabletop: Mirage!

Video Game: Escher!

Fan Favorite:


Best Overall:

Tabletop: Thieves of Watercrest!

Video Game: Escher!

The Theme Is: Illusion! 

For those of you new to the experience, thank you for coming! For those of you who've been with us before, welcome back! We're kicking off our 5th CoMo Game Jam, and we're excited to have you all!

This Game Jam is run by the CoMo Game Dev Association! Look for our distinctive shirts throughout the game jam to get help when you need it, how you need it. We want to make sure you have a good experience and come out with something you're proud of, so don't be afraid to ask for help! We'll be wearing very distinctive shirts - as well as announce when the food arrives - so feel free to flag us down!

Schedule of Events

We'll be starting off just like our previous game jam, with food and mingling before the theme is announced.

Fri 6:00 PM - Food and participants arrive. Get your shirt and name tag. Forced awkwardness all around. Talk to people! Everyone there likes games, so there's an instant ice breaker!

Fri 6:30 PM - Intro by CoMo Game Dev Association and a rundown of the rules (listed below).

Fri 6:45 PM - Thank the Sponsors of this amazing event!

Fri 7:00 PM - "Hail Game Jam, they who are about to box salute you!" Lunch Boxers will be used to choose a theme grand melee style.

Fri 7:30 PM - Game pitches! If you have an idea, get up and pitch it! It doesn't have to be complete or well developed, it just has to sound like fun. Get up, give your name, the game's name, and the general idea.

Fri 8:00 PM - Teams are formed and the fun begins! Anyone new to game jams, or just want some extra pointers, can stick around and hear a brief 5 minute primer from a Video Game Jammer and a Tabletop Jammer on best practices.

Sat 12:00 AM - Late night snack

Sat 6:00 AM - Breakfast and Coffee

Sat 12:00 PM - Lunch

Sat 6:00 PM - Dinner

Sun 12:00 AM - Late night snack (Hotbox Cookies)

Sun 6:00 AM - Breakfast and Coffee

Sun 10:00 AM - Start getting your games uploaded. Mentors can help with this process.

Sun 12:00 PM - PENCILS DOWN GAMES MUST BE IN. Lunch is served.

Sun 3:00 PM - (Hopefully on time!) Winners announced!

Prize Categories

Best Video Game - Overall

Best Video Game - Use of Theme

Best Video Game - Art

Best Tabletop - Overall

Best Tabletop - Use of Theme

Best Tabletop - Art

Fan Favorite


  • Your game must use the theme in some way!
  • Pre-made assets MUST be documented
    • Video Games - Any art assets, code bases, sounds, etc.
    • Tabletop - Card/board art, anything bought that wasn't extensively edited or apparent (e.g. dollar store minis or dice are okay)
  • All work must be done on premise
    • Extenuating circumstances may be allowed on a case by case basis, e.g. 3D printers should not be transported, VR setup is mounted to walls, etc.
  • Game must be turned in by NOON ON SUNDAY
    • Late entries will not be accepted
    • Video Games must be playable submitted through itch, so make your itch page and upload early
    • Tabletop must have a printable entry submitted through itch, and all instructions and pieces delivered to the Tabletop judges
  • Don't be a ****
    • Everyone here is wanting to have a good time and make something awesome. Being antagonistic or going out of your way to ruin someone's time won't be tolerated. Being competitive is fine; being an a-hole isn't.

Judging Criteria

  • Interpretation of Theme
  • Gameplay / Mechanics
  • Learning Curve / Clarity of Rules
  • Art (and Sound)
  • Cohesion

Help! I'm at a Game Jam!

First off, Join our Discord! Everyone at the game jam should make sure and join the Discord to keep up with announcements throughout the event. We will be using this to announce food, show streams, remind you to submit, and much more!

Along with this, we have provided you with some quick links and tips on how to make the most from your first (or second, or third, or...) game jam!

From Virtuous Reality Studios:

From Space Shark Studios:

  • K.I.S.S. - Don't try to do too much. Find a style, a mechanic, or a story that you can put together and polish quickly
  • Get sleep - Realize when you're at the point where you're making more mistakes than progress and take a break or, better yet, a nap
  • Drink water - See: Get sleep
  • "Good 'nuff" - If it works, it works. Don't worry about optimizing anything for now, just get something put together, and if it's worth pursuing later, then optimize
  • Playtest - Have other people play your work, especially the instructions/introduction/controls. The first 30 seconds of a game is the most important and sets the stage for everything else
  • Coordinate - Make sure your game fits together cohesively, in color, tone, mechanics, sound, etc. Having clashing themes and styles can turn a good game bad
All submissions
Browser playable (2)
Windows (4)
macOS (1)
Tabletop (10)
Video Game (10)

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Escher - An Illusionary Perspective Game
Illusions of the Desert
Fight to the death with some weird twists
Is it real, or an illusion? Alt+F4 to exit.
Another incomplete gamejam project
You awoke in a field, is this real? Is anything real? The world around you keeps changing. What is happening?
Play in browser
Guide your minion through dangerous levels to get to his friend.
Hellish & Amnesiac Roguelike Dungeon Crawler
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser