This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-08-17 03:00:00 to 2018-08-20 05:00:00. View 326 entries

To cap off summer and get our creative juices flowing again after spending so many sweltering hours laying around the house playing Nintendo Switch, we have decided to host our very first Extra Credits game design jam! 

Challenge yourself to make something small (smaller than you think!), learn something new, have fun, and maybe make some new game-dev friends :)

This game jam will run for 48 hours, starting during the weekend of August 17-19 (Friday-Sunday). However, the submission period has been set to start on Friday, August 17 at 5pm in the earliest time zone on planet Earth (UTC+14), and end on Sunday, August 19 at 5pm in the last time zone (UTC-12). This is more than enough time for everyone to find a jamming period that works for them and also have enough time to submit a game.

Ideally you should only plan on jamming for a consecutive 48-hour period of your choice (for example, if you live in San Francisco, CA, you could start your game jamming at 5pm Pacific Time on Friday and wrap up everything no later than 5pm on Sunday). HOWEVER, please do feel free to split the 48 hours up over the three-ish days that the jam submission period is open for, if that works better for your needs. Don't forget to submit your game before the jam closes!

WHAT IS THE THEME?

THE THEME IS.....


 You should also know that any genre of game will be accepted for this jam--you could make a text adventure, an RPG, a platformer, a tabletop "offline" game, or something else! 

ARE THERE RULES? YES!

  • All participants, and their games, must follow the Extra Credits Community Code of Conduct, which can be summarized as "don't be mean." Games that discuss particularly sensitive or mature content/themes should have a content warning (this is probably easiest to put in your game's text description while you're uploading it to itch.io, but you can also put it inside the game if you want).
  • Don't start creating assets for your game before the game jam starts! You don't even know what the theme is, yet. The point is to see what you can make and finish within the 48-hour/2-day time limit. 
    • And that also doesn't mean "spend 48 hours straight working on your game." Heck, don't even spend 8 hours straight. Take lots of breaks and take care of your life. We know a lot of you work jobs that have weekend shifts, and maybe you only have a few free hours--do not fret. Make something fun for yourself. Learn something new, even if you end up not wanting to submit a game, and tell us about how your jam experience went with the hashtag #extragamejam on Twitter.
  • Please don't use other people's assets or work in your game, without their permission. There are a ton of assets out there, like scripts and animations and music, that have a Creative Commons or public domain license on them--you can use those in your game if you want. Give credit to anyone who contributes to your game.
  • Accepted game formats: any format can be submitted to the game jam, including but certainly not limited to: Mac-only games, mobile-device-only games, pen-and-paper PDFs, etc. 

PRIZES?

This is an unranked game jam. Please don't worry about trying to have the best-looking or best-playing game relative to what others are doing--make something that delights YOU! There will be no formal judging or voting system.

That said: we do have a few goodies planned.

We will award a to-be-determined number of gift certificates to the Extra Credits merch store to random game jam participants (proportional to the number of submissions to the game jam), as a way of saying "thanks for playing!" You'll have the option to fill out a short  survey after the game jam ends.

Perhaps you want to spend your gift certificate on this new game jam t-shirt we just added?


We will also host a let's-play livestream with Belinda and a few other Extra Credits staff a week or so after the game jam ends, featuring some of our personal favorites from the game jam submissions. We definitely will not be able to play everyone's games on stream but we will have fun talking about some of the ones we find interesting! Due to limited resources and time, we will only be able to view and play games that are compatible with Windows or a web browser (e.g. HTML5 games) so consider publishing your game in one of these more accessible formats if you want it to be considered for the let's-play livestream.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a game jam?

A game jam is a creative exercise that lets you practice making a game from start to finish in a very defined, limited amount of time. Adriel Wallick, the founder of Train Jam, has described game jams as “practicing the skill of finishing.” It’s easy to come up with countless game ideas, but actually picking one and making it a reality is a worthy challenge!

Can I make a video game if I'm not great at coding? Or know how to do art? etc.

Absolutely! 

As far as game design lessons go: check out our playlist on how to make your first game which includes tips that are very relevant for game jams.

As far as game development tools go: Belinda really likes using Twine (which is a great tool especially for writers, and it lets you get right away to doing game design without as much of a learning/coding curve found in more complex software available).  Other potential options include Stencyl, Construct 2, and GameMaker,  as well as more famous programs like Unity and Unreal Engine.  Extra Credits gets a lot of questions about which program to get started with and the truth is, it doesn't really matter since different software is better suited to different types of game genres. If you have a specific type of game in mind that you want to make (e.g. a  2D platformer) but don't know where to start, you should check out this interactive quiz which will help you choose the best software to start learning.

Should I have a team?

You can, if you want to. For virtual/online game jams, we recommend no more than 3 people to a team, because it can be hard to coordinate/distribute work evenly with a bigger team when multiple time zones might be involved. If you're working with friends locally, 4 people is a safe maximum. It is also totally okay to work by yourself! If you are working with one team across multiple time zones, decide between yourselves on which time zone you want to use for the start/end of the game jam.

My skills are very specific; I'm not a generalist. Can I contribute to multiple games instead of just one game/team?

Yes, you definitely can! Some people  and some skills, like music & audio production, are very well suited for this type of collaboration. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the random prize drawing later, if you contributed work to a game but weren't the one who submitted it online.

How can I meet other jammers?

We have a Discord community for the benefit of any jammers who want to find collaborators, share their progress, and ask for feedback. 

Other questions?

I (Belinda) will update this page with answers to other related questions that might come in from social media or email. 

All submissions
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GIF
A very short 2D stealth game where every action you take could mean your doom!
Action
squirrel, extra credits, game jam
Platformer
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You play as a rogue AI defending yourself against the onslaught of the faceless humans.
Strategy
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GIF
Line up enemies to make mad combos
Action
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One minute left...Can we win?...Time will decide our fate...
Sports
Somber: Rogue is a dark card game where you battle your way through a dungeon maze seeking the exit.
Card Game
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In the quest for coffee, there are no wasted seconds, each one is more essential and action packed than the last
Adventure
Little demo of a drawing mechanic
Action
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A fast game where you'll need to kill loads of enemies and tackle a final boss
Fighting
use the power
Puzzle
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GIF
Press any key to Slam on the ground!
Action
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Climb to the top
Platformer
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You're an astronaut. With a skateboard. Made in 30 hours for the first Extra Credits game design jam.
In space, no one can hear you moo
You should not overwork yourself.
Roulette based RPG
Role Playing
The ztory of Darco and hiz pornventurez.
Interactive Fiction
GIF
Have fun blasting at an endless wave of missiles in this fast-paced, addictive, super juicy game!
Shooter
You cut aliens in space.
Action
Game Jam Submission about a Motorcycle-Sword
Action
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Pet the dog! Win his affection (before your opponent)!
Action
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Use the power of magnets to escape your fate!
Platformer
Assist a warrior in defeating a dragon and bringing peace to the kingdom.
Visual Novel
Immersive experience about sadness and hope.
Space Mech action in an asteroid field
Action
A silly game about getting 1000 Awesome in the shortest time!
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Run through several short dungeons as fast as you can!
Action
A guy tries to make the best game ever. Tries to.
Visual Novel
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Jam + WarioWare + Extra Credits + All my games.
GIF
Use your surroundings on this absurd RPG style battle!
Role Playing
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Atmospheric walking sim
Simulation
A game about falling from space, made for the Extra Credits Jam 2018
Action
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Save aliens! Defeat space pirates!
Shooter
A simple top down 2D puzzler, but FAST
Action
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The most epic quest to become the most awesomest robot there is.
Adventure
One boat. A couple of sailors. And a whole lot of cannon balls!
Survival
Play a cute dog performing a show in this short rhythm game.
Rhythm
Fight through five rooms of enemies in this melee, bullet hell!
Fighting
Did someone say Nuke Barrels?! Barrel of fun and death!
Action
Dino saves the world!
Adventure
GIF
The will of the Fallen Fairy resides, they will fight until they die. #extragamejam
Action
Stare down the barrel of destiny & your sweet racecar bed, as you take on an epic afternoon to face the grand champion
Platformer
A game where you SWAP your gravity... Fun and creative Try it out!
Platformer
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2D turn-based combat game.
Action
Extra Credits game jam entry
Rhythm
A story in five acts
Role Playing
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Game Jam Rail Shooter
Shooter
Leap on the dragons back thousands of feet in the air and bring it down! Don't get knocked off!
Action
Enemy fighters are coming for you... Defend the space station Terra-01a... A GDevelop game...
Action
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Barbarian incoming! Defeat them to protect your tree, also don't forget to dodge the fireballs!
Action
Play as the lightning fast JDE Drifter, blasting through enemies and the stars
Action
An atmospheric suspence in space
Interactive Fiction
​A young star has fallen on a strange planet far from home.
Short game for the first Extra Credits Game Design Jam
GIF
Smashing, fast-paced action
Action
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A quick two player dungeon crawl you can play with only a deck of cards and one die
A visual novel about a game show and its contestants.
Visual Novel
Ant battles for all!
Card Game
Visual Novel
Visual Novel
Action
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An adventure about friendship and support!
Visual Novel
Infintie Runner Where You Move Blocks and Run(duh)
Platformer
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The most awesome game!
Simulation
A short, text based adventure that deals with some themes of existentialism. Contains minor mentions of death.
Role Playing
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GIF
Wanna travel in time? Go for it.
Puzzle
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Action
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Extra Credits Game Jam
Shooter
A non-stop injection of pace
Action
Approaching perfection in imperfection.
Nyarlatotech - Game made for the Extra Credits Game Jam 2018
Action
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Grind as fast as you can to level up!
Action
Grappling hook game for the EC GameJam
Platformer
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GIF
Avoid circles and speed up time to get the best score!
Shooter
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An Fps Shooter where you are the last game on the planet. Made For The First Extra Credits GameJam
Shoot, Paint and Protect
Shooter
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Puzzle
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beat the most amount of zombies that you can, W A S D to move J to punch and L to dash
Fighting
Created for the Extra Credits Game Jam! A top down action oriented endless shooter.
Shooter
A game about making the best of it.
Simulation
Suspenseful choose your own adventure story about a dream that turns into reality
Interactive Fiction
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A text-parser game where you visit a museum.
Interactive Fiction
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Atari-Style Space Shooter
Action
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Green cube changes gravity to avoid obsticles
Platformer
Throw paper planes into incoming waves of people: the game.
Action
U run like. Really good. You can cut things too, but like.. why? Just run dude, you're doing that super goodly already.
Action
Adventure
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Try to escape the forest before the time expires, otherwise, you will restart the day and do it all again
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Explore, collect ammo, beat the boss.
Survival
Move with the rhythm to increase your score.
Rhythm
Harness the might of the storm to brave the dangers of the sea.
Racing
An Alien Experience
Survival
Tomatoes Gonna Tomate
Shooter
A Topdown Shooter, with a Car Theme, where everything is related to your Speed.
Action
Run away from rats!
Action
a submition for the very first extra credits game jam
Destroy the simulation!
Action
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Hurl complements at your friends cause complements are awesome
Gun down bad guys on a highway!
Shooter
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A clicker game, without the clicking.
submission for extragamejam
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Extra Credits 2018 Game Jam submission.
Shooter
Survival
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Made for the first "Extra Credits Game Design Jam" - Fight Soldiers in a platform
Action
GIF
Align the signals to save the streams
Action
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Explore the eternal conflict of vengeance
Adventure
heads down!
Action
CHANNEL SURFING GONE WRONG!
Fast-Paced Space Flight Simulator
Action
Find the ticking bomb!
Action
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GIF
Do kick ups with your revolver while dodging piranhas
A panicky game
Survival
Rescue little Bulby!
Shooter
Made for Extra Credit's 48 hour game jam
Action
A Snake clone about Tom, who doesn't let go of his memories and emotions
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GIF
Spaceshooter for ExtraCredits Game Jam #1
Shooter
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Action
This is a game that lets you poorly roast 4 of H.P.Lovecraft's Great Ones. Some mild Rank Outs.
Strategy
An escape game where you must escape the prison
Action
Don't ever stop speeding up
Action
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Kill your opponent before the walls kills you.
Action
be creative!
Survival
Help Bowtie Glasses solve the potted plant mystery!
Adventure
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A randomly generated shooter with a focus on speed
Shooter
A top-down shooter
Shooter
Space invade/bullet hell
Action
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Zombie waves survival action game !
Action
Genuinely Really Bad Video-game
Shooter
Futuristic Game Nº004
Interactive Fiction
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A complex murder mystery using just paper and a deck of playing cards.
A Top-Down Twin-Stick Boss-Rush Action Game
Action
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The townsfolk are concerned for the local lords who've been missing for months.
Adventure
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A simple game in which you fly a ship and shoot other ships that try to ram you.
Action
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Extra Credits Game Jam Attempt
Shooter
Monster Truck Mayham. The only game which unites Monster Trucks, zombies, and flying jerry cans.
Action
A game about catching ice creams to make the best associations of flavours and get the highest score!
Make Space Cool Again!
Shooter
Shoot 'em up, but all the enemies are (currently) turrets
Shooter
For extra credits jam. made by Azsimuth&Agaton
Action
Be skateboard! Go right!
Platformer
Dodge the falling objects
Game Jam Extra Credits
Co-operative board game about getting lost in the tunnels you dug for yourself.
A short clicker game about awesomeness and ego inflation.
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A quick two player dungeon crawl you can play with only a deck of cards and one die
Overcome CARTASTROPHE at your unpaid Bostco Internship! Become Cart Manager!
Action
Try to survive a dungeon where the monsters move to the beat.
Rhythm
Press the spacebar as many times as you can, in 1 minute.
A quick puzzle game
Puzzle
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A game where surviving your own onslaught is the goal.
Survival
Slice robots by typing!
Action
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a bullet hell where your enemies are trying to send you there.
Shooter
Fast-paced jrpg where you gain new skills to take on challenges rather than grinding.
Role Playing
A game about fencing on the catwalks backstage an opera show.
Action
A game of explosive catharsis in an art museum.
Action
You've 9 lives to get as many cats on the moon as possible.
Action
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Fast-paced mini-game about dashing through bacteria!
Action
become the beast
Action
Bessie, the adorable station wagon, is out for an adventure.
Racing
A fast paced flight game
Racing
How long will you last in this small maze?
Survival
Much Sparkle, Very Groove.
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Game made in 1hr by two student TAs in the back of an intro to game making class
Action
Move through the sound. Unlock the gates that block your path.
Platformer
First-Person football!
Sports
This is a small arena game for the extra credits game jam.
Shooter
A brave cat defies barrels, rats and trafic law to reach ultimate speed!
Action
Shooter
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Insanity Insade, the game who serch good tricks
A one page RPG about orcs being belligerent.
Control time in this fun little platformer
Platformer
an entry to the extra credits jam, our first game on itch.io!
Action
Fire pits, I mean.
Puzzle
Made with insperation from the original Astroid game and far cry blood dragon, What can go wrong?
Action
When you work making secret weapon, you should retire before they can escort you out
Puzzle
an awesome explosion clicker, whats your awesome per second rating
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This is a game about a man trying to protect his younger brother in a Post-apocalyptic Toronto
Interactive Fiction
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Super crazy intense bomb badminton, in space! Plus robots, bombs, and explosions.
Action
Action
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Going faster since 200456 AD
Action
Stranded in space, hungry aliens and some turrets. What are you waiting for?
Survival
Short the circuits to ground(low) or to source(high) to prevent an IED from exploding.
Puzzle
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Randomized Pixel Boss Run (Top Down Shooter)
Shooter
GIF
When you're trapped between a hungry, fire-breathing dragon and exploding chickens, there's only one way out.
Action
The "Racing-While-Saving-Your-Spaceship-From-Falling-Apart" Simulator
Visual Novel
VR shooter built as part of a 48 hour game jam!
Shooter
I promised a friend I'd compete for last place with his project if he uploaded it
Touch puppies, get lovely! For #ExtraGameJam
you are a con artiste...
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A Shoot-em-up by Soda Studios
Shooter
How long can you last before the exams catch up to you?
Platformer
Push the ball around, avoiding obstacles and taking powerups
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Arcade Style, Top Down, Shoot-em-Up, with a Shop
Shooter
Fly your way through a slightly defunct magical flight school!
Racing
GIF
Fight hunger, explore the jungle, and solve puzzles in this new text adventure!
Interactive Fiction
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A platforming game about a time-travelling fox
A flamenco-based dancing game
Rhythm
Tabletop Tower Building Board Game
Made for the Extra Credits first Game Jam
Platformer
Short Mobil Game for Extra Credits GameJam
Visual Novel
An "Awesome per Second" themed game!
Adventure
A short autoscroller platformer
Platformer
My Awesome Game for the Extra Credits Game Jam
Platformer
A top-down, arena fighting game with over the top special effects.
Action
A platformer where you have to save a village from destruction with a sword.
Platformer
The name of the game varies!
Action
A short silly adventure of the Galactic Foxian Empire invading a demon lord's castle!
Adventure
Short runner for the Extra Credits Game Jam
Platformer
Extra Game Jam 2018 Submission
Shooter
A fast-paced space shooter made for the Extra Credits game jam.
Action
Space Strategy RPG!
Action
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A game I made for Extra Credits Jam
Action
Procedurely generated tower defense dungeon crawler [unfinished]
Action
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Fight by yourself, for yourself, in this simple style side-scrolling shooter game!
Action
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a game about patience
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In this text game, you discover a world of the Bed Monsters and something that scares even them
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A visual novel about the service industry
Visual Novel
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Action
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You play as a barista trying to juggle the tasks needed to keep her job.
Interactive Fiction
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Game I did for extra credits game jam
Interactive Fiction
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short rpg for Extra Credits game jam
Role Playing
A 2D arcade survival shooter.
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Defend Thyself
Action
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A fantasy survival game
Survival
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My recreation of space invaders, but with a faster pace. Made entirely using p5.js
Shooter
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Interactive Fiction
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A Gravity based action-puzzler
Puzzle
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A uniquely challenging bullet hell game for newcomers to the genre and longtime veterans
Action
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Action
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Silly, simple game for gamejam
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A game about coping with OCD, and how hard it can be to accomplish simple things.
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An intense game about a duckling who can only move by spinning...
Action
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4 hour game for 1 mechanic: DRIFT BOOST
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The fastest samurai ever!!!
Adventure
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A short piece of interactive historical fiction inspired by the Omagh bombing
Interactive Fiction
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Stay alight while fighting through an office building filled with evil televisions!
Shooter
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Extra Credits Game Jam game
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Platformer
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Platformer
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shootemup in black and white
Action
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Escape before being consumed!
Action
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Don't drop the ball as you hurl it at squares for the high score
Action
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AppleTV Unity competitive memory game for the Very First Extra Credits Game Jam
Puzzle
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Stay in the shadows to stay safe from the deadly light.
Puzzle
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Create your own poem
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A game made for the EC game Jam. First game I've finished.
Platformer
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take it slow
Interactive Fiction
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Fight off One Awesome, Big Minotaur!!
Shooter
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A roll & write game where you must make the best tasting pasta sauce!
Little Shmup done to learn how UE4 works
Action
Run n' shoot as a Chiken
Platformer
A "One Turn" Card Game
Oh, widdershins! The inquisitor is coming to my house! Will he find all of my witch things?
Interactive Fiction
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Spin around one second at a time
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A grappling hook game
For the extra credits game
Role Playing
A bunch of haunted corpse parts do deliveries for a mad scientist
Fighting Geometric Aliens in the desert as chosen ones!
Action
Defend yourself from blue dudes who want to kill you.
Action
A text blackjack game.
Card Game
Your choices are who you are. Choose wisely.
Interactive Fiction
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An #extragamejam Project!
Role Playing
Two souls departing their ways meet one last time to remember
Interactive Fiction
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A two-minute abstract escape room completed in RPG Maker.
A tabletop game about killing monster and getting magic items.
Made in 48hrs for extra credits jam #1
Platformer
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extra credits game jam
Action
Rhythm Game. My first Game Jam Game.
Rhythm
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Skip #platformer #2d
Platformer
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Just a match 3 game, nothing special.. but it work (more or less)
Mexican-Ninja-Mecha
Platformer
Role Playing
A story about leaving one's country and heart.
A 2D Platformer
Platformer
Click on enemies while following the rhythm to beat them... Up ?
Rhythm
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