This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-12-16 06:00:00 to 2020-12-24 08:59:00. View results

Design Buddies' first game jam is a free, open-to-the-public event, where designers and game enthusiasts gather for a 1-week game making event! We hope to strengthen our community by providing a place and time for people to get inspired and focus on creating a game they can potentially add to a portfolio. The jam will have a kickoff day and a closing/demo day where participants can show off what they've built! The prompt will be presented during the kick-off and participants can either pair up or fly solo.

Theme of Jam


Who can participate?

Everyone! Feel free to find people to work with or jam on your own. 

What platform can I use to make my game?

Any platform you feel comfortable using as long as the game can run on Windows (without the need to install other programs), Mac IOS, or browsers to You can support other platforms too if you'd like (Linux). No Super Mario Maker levels, Dreams (PS4) games, or games that require an emulator to run. 

If you do want to make a physical game, you will need to upload a video on how to play it, or any other material that can help us understand what the game is all about. 

To ensure people and judges can get a sense of what your game is about and they can't play it we may require jammers to upload a video and .txt submission along with other files. 

Do I need a team to participate?

No, you can work either solo or with a team! Max of 5 people per team. 

What assets can I use? 

Any assets that you have made, purchased, or downloaded with proper licensing.

Is there a Discord I can join? 

Yes! Please join the Design Buddies server. A channel for the game jam is open for you to use. You'll be able to talk to other jammers to get brainstorm, form teams, and get feedback or help. Make sure to contact one of the admins to grant you access to the channel. 

Jam Rules

Games submitted to the Design Buddies Jam must not contain nudity or strong language or visuals (must be SFW).  You may make and submit a VR game but with the understanding that few people will have the hardware to judge or play your game. You will also need to follow Discord community guidelines. You may make and submit a physical game but with the understanding that people won't be able to play or judge your game beyond what you submit.


Anything you make during the Design Buddies Game Jam is your property. Design Buddies claims no rights or ownership of your game.  Any game submitted to the Design Buddies Game Jam may show up in Design Buddies' social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn).


How long should the video submission be?

1-3 mins! Example:

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We are a community. We need each other. And together, we grow.
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Help bunny save the party by helping the community get ready!
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Arrow knight's community has been invaded by goblins, and all the villagers fled! Can you save it?
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A simple casual game where you play our hero bunny and try to save the day.
The Qs have lost their U... To get it back they will need to work as a... Qmmunity!
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Agent Leaf vs The mobster Gerald. Who will win ?
Grow a community!
Visual Novel
Made for Design Buddies Game Jam 2020
Interactive Fiction
“You know... hoover dam was my idea.”
A game of ridiculously quick cooking
Find your bunny friends and defeating the evil monsters. Design Buddies Game Jam 2020 (Winner).
I came, I covered, I delivered.
A visual novel about a boy joining one of the last underwater communities
Join the wackiest UX Design community!
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Create lavish wigs for your community!
A short puzzle/platformer made for the Design Buddies Game Jam
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Collect all your little student bunnies before the fox eats them!
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Get your study notes to Annie for her to pass the final exam and win the game!
Give Back To A Generation In Need