Submissions open from 2020-03-01 05:00:00 to 2020-04-16 03:59:59
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UPDATE: Because of *gestures wildly everywhere*, we're extending the deadline of the game jam to help with people who want to participate in the jam but have been busy helping others and prepping because of the coronavirus.


This is a jam for creating video games that would fit in with the games released for the DOS operating system during the 80s and 90s, though DOS-inspired utilities 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

This jam hopes to be a good opportunity to start creating games if you've never made one before. 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

RULES

  • The game 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 game jam is just a celebration of games from that era. Tabletop games inspired by 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/michael-klamerus.itch.io)

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Retro, classic, remake, choplifter, helicopter, android, phone, tablet
Shooter
Action
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Mr. Nutkins is tired of litterbugs. Help him clean up the mess.
Puzzle
Hit the ball
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Your free copy of this 1991 Action FPS!
Action
help Lux and Umbra navigate there intertwined worlds so they can become one again.
Puzzle
A platformer game in development.
Platformer
What you do will save all of humanity. But they are always watching...
Puzzle
A simple artillery game inspired by Gorilla.bas, but for 4.77MHZ PC CGA
Strategy
Pilot a 190t mech through an interplanetary war.
Simulation
Hidden inside each image is an object which appears in 3D (19 stereograms).
Puzzle
Operate a train and move along cities to deliver jobs and earn money
Simulation
Eat fruits, avoid spikes
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Keep your sanity while under lockdown. Don't go outside!
Survival
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Improved version of the CAVERNS OF KROSTORUS, which contains new graphics and a new level of difficulty titled "INSANE".
Action
Cyberpunk mech combat. Plays like Rock-Paper-Scissors.
Strategy
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Retro arcade racer with 2.5D graphics for MS-DOS
Racing
Your A Guy Named Boxy And You Have To Parkour To The Sun And If You Fall You Die!
Platformer
Junior high school students' 48 hour development work|本游戏开发时间仅有48小时
Role Playing
Survive in an asteroids field.
Shooter
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2D Space Platformer for DOS inspired by SkyRoads
Platformer
You got an axe. You run for no reason. And you kill slimes.
Action
Write instructions for robots to make it through Platformer levels.
Platformer
Quarantine night fever.
Puzzle
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Game of Life
Simulation
Ever wanted to express your felling in words?Well I don't care!
Adventure
night driver, driving, classic, retro, remake, wireframe, agk, android, phone, tablet
Racing
Surreal, tactical JRPG with hand-made ASCII art and dream-like prose!
Role Playing
Retro Puzzle for DOS, 3DS, PSP and GBA
Puzzle
An interactive story about a computing engineer being blackmailed to hack.
Interactive Fiction
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A game hard or easy, the way you see.
Platformer
Pixel art platform game
Platformer
A maze game where you are a Bouncer trying to stop bar fights.
Action
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A CrazyBus parody game
Action
Make a great OS
Simulation
Platformer
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Crack the code!
Simulation
This is my first ever game that I have published
A puzzle stealth horror game inspired by Alone in the Dark.
Puzzle
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A map-drawing game about adventure games
Sanity is for the weak. Demons are everywhere.
Action
space voice ships
Shooter
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Cowona is spreading. They need your help!
Shooter
Text-based Cyberpunk game. Plays like Rock-Paper-Scissors.
Strategy
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Lightweight 4X for galactic peace
Strategy
An old game where the idea was to stay alive shooting down the planes made in AGK
Mini game
Action
I WILL TEST MY CHOSEN PEOPLE
Strategy
All code project (no media), with a retro DOS-like style.
A game for the DOS Games Jam (https://itch.io/jam/dos-games-jam)
Simulation
Avoid Spikes
Survival
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A 1990's Wolfenstein Inspired FPS
Shooter
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CoronaVirus Game,
Fighting
Show those germs what for!
Shooter
A cute & simple cyberpunk rogue-like...in Batch!
Role Playing
Remember Sonic Boom (1995)?
Platformer