This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-02-03 05:00:00 to 2022-02-20 05:00:00. View 35 entries

You've spent countless hours logged on...

Or maybe this is your first time signing in... 

Everyone you know is online...

Or maybe this server's dead and has been for ages...

All you know is that very soon, this game will die.

Welcome to the Dying MMO Jam. 


A game jam about making a virtual experience that takes place in a fictional MMO that's about to be shut down. 

There are a quite a number of massively multiplayer online games that have been released since the turn of the century. Sadly, fans have had to bid farewell to some of these games as they existed when the developers no longer saw the need to run the servers that keep these games playable. What was a huge part of people's lives for years ends up becoming nothing more than a memory... at least until someone emulates the servers sometime later.

  • Create a single player game that takes place in a fictional MMO that is about to be shut down.
  • This fictional MMO can be whatever you'd like: a throwback to late-nineties and early aughts fantasy MMORPGs, a science fiction MMO. a WWII FPS, a Mario-Kart inspired MMO. Anything.
  • The game can be in 3D, 2D, or both. 
  • Twine games are acceptable.
  • Your game can be romantic, sad, funny, scary, whatever.
  • It can start years before the servers go offline or two minutes. 
  • The only rule is that the MMO has to shut down in the end. 
  • Submissions open Thursday February 3rd at 12:00 am EST and close Sunday February 20th at 12:00 am EST. If you don't finish in time no big deal, just let me know and I'll add your project later/extend deadline.
  • I'm not against starting the project now as long as a majority of what is made is made after the jam starts on. If you want to outline/write the script for the game beforehand that's fine, gather voice actors, or make some assets/environment/sounds/etc. I have a very basic set up in Unity made to get me going for what I'm going to submit and a few leftover voice files from my previous demo I'm going to use. Do whatever you're comfortable with.
  • You can work in teams or by yourself.
  • Have fun! That's the most important part!

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Submissions(34)

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Welcome into the world of Sanctuarium, a long dead social MMO for the DS...
Interactive Fiction
A VN about an MMO that will shut down in one hour, and saying goodbye.
Visual Novel
Short explorative singleplayer social sim.
Adventure
can you admit your feelings at the end of the world?
Interactive Fiction
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Witness the death of an MMO
Adventure
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Return to your favorite MMO in its last four hours of operation. A solo TTRPG.
Explore the inside of a computer network with friends in this online multiplayer co-op exploration MMO
Adventure
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You joined an MMO you used to play as a kid, only one other player is online
Adventure
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A lovely Slime-themed MMO is closing down. The few active ones remaining gather one last time to say goodbye
Simulation
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Get wrapped up in the aftermath of an online mmo relationship
Adventure
digital graveyard
Adventure
The Neverending Dungeons of Chaos are overflowing with evil - hold back the tides of chaos!
One last visit to see Mark.it--and Her. 18+ Only.
Interactive Fiction
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Just get the last achievement
Fighting
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Have a whale of a time
Action
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Player counts are dwindling. Watch as an MMORPG disappears.
Role Playing
The world ends in a few minutes, what's on the other side?
Adventure
Journey through a dying MMO to meet with a long lost friend one last time.
Adventure
Time is running out.
Platformer
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Spooky Scary Codey Man
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Plan out your last hurrah for a dying MMO.
An alternate universe handheld "MMO"RPG,
Role Playing
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dead mmo
Role Playing
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Explore this very dead "MMO" while you can. The servers shut down today.
Shooter
A third person danmaku shooter set in a fictitious doomed MMO
Action
Building and Crafting in a Haunted Dying MMO in the Backrooms
Action
A storytelling game about the last few minutes of a dying MMORPG and the transient nature of internet friendships.