This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-04-20 05:00:00 to 2018-04-30 05:00:00. View 16 entries

Dogpit Jam 2018

April 20th through April 29th

The Dogpit Jam is a chill competition in which you make a game based on the theme (announced April 20th) and submit it before midnight on April 30th. A record of entries will be recorded on Awful Jams!

The theme is "Workshop!"  Good luck!

Joining a team
Participants are strongly encouraged to team up with other entrants! Find people who complement your strengths! Looking for teammates? Come say hi in the Dogpit Discord! We also encourage you to say hi in the discord regardless and meet other chill gamedevs, artists, game audio people, voice actors, and other neat folks!

@TeamDogpit or Tweet your game WIPs with the hastag #dogpitjam and they might get retweeted from the Team Dogpit account!

Categories and Judging

  • Best of Jam
  • Best Art
  • Best Audio
  • Best Writing
  • Best Dev

Judges will be Xibanya, SnowSchu, SharpenedSpoon, and FloppyAdult. Each judge will have a block of entries to play and will nominate games from their block for consideration in the categories. All judges will play all nominees and then come to a consensus on the winners. Judging brackets to be announced after close of submissions.

Rules of the jam

  • Make a game that adheres to the theme and submit it by the deadline!
  • Entries that include hate speech, harassment, or other forms of malicious content will be disqualified. Use your best judgment; if you aren't sure if what you're planning is OK, ask an organizer
  • The game you submit to the jam must be free at least until the end of judging. Charging for your game is a great way to make sure nobody plays it!


Q: I've never made a game before, can I enter?
A: Yes

Q: I'm not very good at making games, should I enter?
A: Yes

Q: Can I use Gamemaker, Unity, Unreal, my own boilerplate, and/or my own engine?
A: Yes

Q: Can I take a game I have already made and modify it to fit the theme?
A: No

Q: What time zone determines the start and end dates?
A: Central Standard Time (CST, GMT - 6) 

Q: Can I join the jam after it has already started?
A: Yes, you can join at any time. You just have to submit a game before the deadline. 

Q: Can I work with a team?
A: Yes

Q: Can I be a member of more than one team?
A: Yes

Q: Can I use open source assets, unity store assets, or other assets that are available to the general public?
A: Yes

Q: What happens if I don't submit my game in time?
A: Your game won't be judged and won't be played on the livestream. I still encourage you to keep working on the game on your own time though.

Q: Can I update my game after the end of the jam?
A: Yes but judging will be based on the copy that was submitted by the deadline.


All submissions
Browser playable (4)
Windows (11)
macOS (5)
Linux (2)

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To become a Master Magical Item Maker you will have to create items to make the grade.
Giant Robot Cats! Some assembly required
Play in browser
Join one knight's journey to save the princess... or not? Maybe we can workshop this a little?
Play in browser
Make the perfect weapon...or else.
Fight monsters, gather ingredients, brew potions!
Play in browser
A sidescroller about escaping your workshop after goblins take over!
build up to break down
Play in browser
Bonk, Yoink, and Chuck.
The story of The Pictomancer, a magical artist who can breathe life into the things she paints. Made for Dogpit Jam 2018
Nail those things.
Run your little Sweet Shop