This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-10-01 04:00:00 to 2020-11-16 04:59:59. View 18 entries

EDIT: The jam has been extended two weeks and will now end on Nov. 15th.

This is a casual jam for creating video games that would fit in with the games released for the DOS operating system during the 80s and 90s. DOS-inspired utilities, zines about DOS games, and tabletop games inspired by games from that era are welcome too!

If you're looking for inspiration, consider checking out some of the games here or entries from the previous DOS Games Jam.

This jam hopes to be a good opportunity to start creating games if you've never made one before. There's no voting in this game jam so feel free to experiment and try new things. If you're unsure what game engine to use, consider checking out this site

If you have game development questions or just want to talk about DOS games in a welcoming and inclusive environment, consider joining the DOS Shareware Zone discord


  • The submission should be inspired by PC games from the DOS era - It should somehow use the aesthetics of DOS games or be inspired by games from that era. Games can be for any platform. This  jam is just a celebration of games from that era. Tabletop games inspired by DOS games, zines about DOS games, and applications inspired by DOS-utilities are welcome too.
  • Any state of work is fair to submit - Games can be previously-published, starting from scratch, current works-in-progress, etc.
  • Games in any language are fine to submit.
  • You can submit any number of games.
  • Games created for the jam can be at any price point - Games created for jams are often free but if you feel like charging for your game, go for it!
  • Include content warnings on the game's page if your game includes any material that could be considered adult or sensitive.
  • Bigoted content of any kind is not allowed and will be removed from the jam.

This game is hosted by the DOS Shareware Zone discord community. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in there or send a message to Michael Klamerus (@MichaelKlamerus/


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Browser playable (3)
Windows (6)
macOS (3)
Linux (4)

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A classic racing game for MS-DOS computers
Pen & paper ascii dungeon crawler
Smooth-scrolling VGA action game for IBM PC compatibles running MS-DOS. Run, jump, shoot, kill mutants, and survive!
Take a package to a disused cemetary
Expand your kingdom and make it prosper, or just enjoy a luxurious lifestyle while your peasants starve to death.
Play in browser
Serve the Prism in this boss-rush fantasy platformer on the commandline!
Basic Flight sim inspired by the dos based Microsoft flight sim based games
Spend a year being a squirrel, and then another year being a squirrel etc.
Save the galaxy!
Play in browser
A DOS JavaScript Canvas with sound.
Open Source DOS Puzzle Game for VGA-enabled IBM-PC compatibles (And modern computers too!)
Experimental MS-DOS programming project.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
An open source physics puzzle game inspired by The Incredible Machine
Side-scrolling shooter prototype
Very short parser based adventure game
Wolfenstein 3D inspired FPS where the wolf Dirk Wolffang and he fights his way to Commander Ragescales!
Blow stuff up in the style of DOS