This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-12-13 22:00:00 to 2018-12-18 07:59:59. View 215 entries

Welcome Extra Jammers! 

As December arrives, we're ready to, once again, talk about the goodness that games have brought to our lives... so let's make EVEN MORE games that bring good to the world!

Never jammed before? No worries. A game jam is a learning experience--push yourself to try something new, learn something unexpected, and practice the art of completing a project (always the hardest step in any creative endeavor). And the good news is, other Extra Jammers are friendly and helpful. Discord community here: https://discord.gg/27QvyZg 

If you participated in our first spontaneous game jam in August--welcome back! Thanks to your feedback (and all this extra prep time!) we've got some new features and activities and prizes coming up that we'll be announcing soon.

Announcements

{Please note that the date has changed]. On Wednesday Dec. 19, we will host a virtual celebratory "let's-play" party from 4pm-8pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8) on the same Twitch channel and play as many games as we can (within 4 hours, at the very least). 

Roughly 6-8 weeks after the game jam ends, we will run an episode of "Games You Might Not Have Tried" composed entirely of game jam entries!

Most important rules

-No plagiarizing; give credit where it is due, and also use common sense and use Creative Commons-licensed or public domain assets unless you have obtained permission from the original creator of the asset.

-The game must make use of the theme (PRESENT); however, there is no single, correct interpretation of the theme. The main thing is, don't start working on your game in advance and then warp it to fit the theme, instead of allowing your game design path to be inspired by the theme.

-For this particular jam, the Extra Credits team only has a standard Windows PC available for playing and testing out the games that are submitted (and of course, if you submit an analog/IRL game we can print that out and play it as well). If you want to make a game that is mobile-only, Mac-only, etc. that's allowed, but just know that we won't be able to access it unless other versions of the file are uploaded. Some game dev programs will let you export the game to be playable in-browser, and most programs will let you export the game to be accessible to Mac, Windows, and Linux OSes.

-DO NOT CRUNCH! What this means is--the jam period has been extended so that everyone has more time to work on their games, not because we are expecting anyone to work 4.5 days straight (life still needs to happen after all), or that the games will look better or be bigger games, etc. It is better to work on your game a little bit every day instead of spending 10 hours last-minute rushing something together.



FAQ

What is the theme?

THE THEME IS PRESENT.

The only other thing to know is that there will be no restriction on game genre/mechanics. We're most interested in seeing how you choose to interpret and apply the theme in whatever way you wish.

How can I stay updated on game jam news?

If you "join" the jam using the button at the top of this page, you'll get any emails we send out with major announcements. We don't spam (and we won't even know your email addresses since it's all managed through itch.io itself).

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.

Extra Credits gets a lot of questions about which software program to get started with and the truth is, it doesn't really matter since (1) nowadays there are dozens of choices, (2) many are completely free, and (3) different tools are suited to making different types of games. If you already have a specific type of game in mind that you want to make (e.g. a  2D platformer, a visual novel, etc.) 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. 

Another option: you can join a team (or multiple teams) by contributing specific skills you have to someone else's design idea! Because game jams usually run very short, the "design role" is best shared between everyone on the team.

So, should I have a team?

Working solo vs. with a team is mostly up to your personality style and comfort level. If you'd like to work solo, definitely visit the quiz link above for some examples of how you can make a complete game without needing to be an expert in every aspect of development. 

For virtual/online game jams, we recommend no more than 3 people to a team, because it can be hard to coordinate work with a bigger team when multiple time zones might be involved. If you're working with friends locally, 4 people is a safe maximum. 

Regardless of what you choose to do, we will have an online community available soon to enable coordination and provide support and resources to all jammers!


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A dark comedy choice game about appeasement
Adventure
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What if you could have a different version of the present time?
Puzzle
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Traverse the challenges of casual conversation and maintain the facade of a normal functioning human.
Simulation
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Pass the attendance quickly before time runs out!
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Stroll down memory lane on Christmas Eve.
Adventure
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a game about reliving the terror of grade 8
Action
A real-time energy management game where you must try and provide a population with enough electricity to survive.
Simulation
GIF
I got you a present!
Puzzle
GIF
Slow Motion Arcade Shooter!
Shooter
GIF
Peace and Tranquilty
The year is 20XX. Santa Claus is dead.
Fighting
Synthwave interactive intro
Shooter
A clear presence of mind is needed in this eerie 8-bit puzzle game.
Puzzle
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A forgotten little doll trying to escape the dark attic she's trapped in.
Visual Novel
Present her some flowers!
Shooter
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6-second platforming levels make for a frantic race to the finish line in this TV show themed game!
Platformer
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Platformer
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A tough platformer with a kind and motivating narrator to help cheer you on.
Platformer
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Everyone knows plushie horses love collecting presents! (1-4 Players)
A fast-paced adrenaline-filled new Christmas classic
Bullet hellish boss rush where you fight in ancient Greece to become the champion of the gods.
Shooter
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Naughty Present is a game about a... Present :D
Platformer
GIF
A game made for the Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Jam.
Platformer
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A profound puzzle platformer with an important message.
Platformer
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Many consider the present to be a gift. For the lone knight​ in the cells of the castle, it's plainly a curse.
Adventure
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A metroidvania platformer
Platformer
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GIF
An exploration/puzzle 3D game about finding your way to the Afterlife.
Adventure
Action
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It's like algebra, but more abstract
Puzzle
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An awkward convo with your dad...Santa!
Interactive Fiction
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The simulation game about answering in an attendance roll call. Extra Credit Holiday 2018 Game Jam.
Simulation
Shooter
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Skate your way through the north pole to find the missing presents and stomp some sweet spins and kickflips.
Platformer
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And today is a gift... That's why they call it present
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A short farming game made for a game jam.
Adventure
A puzzle game about making hard decisions.
Puzzle
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Jump through a childhood inspired world
Platformer
Pass this exam to become one of Santa's elves
Interactive Fiction
Make presents for children while looking presentable.
Simulation
Save the day by changing colors and finding all the presents.
Puzzle
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Shooter
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A hardcore and fast-paced fighting game in which your samurai have to kill 100 enemy samurai. Sounds simple right?
Action
A short game about a death.
Interactive Fiction
Guide the lost presents to their place under the Christmas tree!
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Make Christmas Happen!
Adventure
A 2D platformer game
Adventure
Game about upgrading yourself and platforming
Action
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Gamer Santa Claus is jamming Christmas this year. Help him out!
Simulation
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A pressent from me to you.
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An eerie, mystery, small open world where you uncover a secret through collecting presents.
GIF
They must be satisfied
Puzzle
The North Pole has been invaded! Only the elves can stop the menace and save the day!
Role Playing
Deliver Presents
Shooter
GIF
RECLAIM THE SWAMP
Puzzle
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UNFINISHED. Please read game description before playing.
PresentDef
Strategy
GIF
Nekota is in search of the perfect napping spot. The journey is dangerous, but friends can be made.
Platformer
GIF
​Play as the Musketeer as they help a little porcelain doll find and fix her broken leg!
Action
Santa's coming to town. And it's YOUR job to help him.
Strategy
​A short narrative text adventure taking inspiration from The Stanley Parable and The Night before Christmas.​
Interactive Fiction
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Christmas is coming... But some bad and defective presents are willing to ruin it! Destroy them all!
Shooter
Watch out! These people would do anything for a gift!
Visual Novel
It's so hot down here in Brazil...
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A short twine story about Ness, who is trying to meditate.
Interactive Fiction
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Fall down the chimney to deliver presents, watch out for obstacles!
Help the lost gift to find his house !
Role Playing
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You recieved gifts from the gods in dreams, go bring them home.
Platformer
Deliver presents before time runs out!
Platformer
Let's say it's a long story...
Role Playing
A game in space
Adventure
Helping Santa pack up for Christmas!
A slideshow presentation party game - with randomized slides!
Find a hiding spot to hold out through Xmas day.
Platformer
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Role Playing
Winter has arrived, you could say it's... present.
Action
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Platformer
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Guide workers to produce gifts for needy customers!
Action
Rescue Helen of Troy by defeating the Trojan army.
Adventure
Where presents are wrapped!
Adventure
The elf, who helped save the christmass presents just in time for the holidays.
Rhythm
This is a Game made by Spencer Wilson and Ethan Tenney. It is our first game jam together my second. enjoy!
Platformer
Deliver the gifts in all the houses!
A Christmas Themed Bullet Hell
Shooter
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just now is just right
Survival
Stop time and re-arrange the "present" scene in my entry to the Extra Credits Holiday Jam 2018
Puzzle
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Deliver presents, but only where wanted!
Shooter
Control time with your new present!
Platformer
Try to get all the gifts and not get killed by the insane people!
Action
Tutela Prasens, as 'Google translate' tells us, translates to "Protection Present".
A dialogue game with multiple endings about being 'present' in a relationship. Extra Credits' Game Jam in 2018.
Interactive Fiction
Help santa with sorting presents!
Rhythm
Deliver a present at the perfect time and perfect place! Can you route the best path?
Puzzle
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Save Christmas by getting the penguins' presents back from the diabolical snowmen.
A game about staying cool under pressure
Puzzle
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Little Elves work hard for Papa Santa
Simulation
Santa Claus's life. You must try to manage his hard day-to-day life.
Survival
I wanted to make something like zoo tycoon for my girlfriend but I ran out of time. I'll keep working on it though.
Simulation
It's time to deliver some presents to your neighbours!
Platformer
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Extra Credits Jam Game - preferably played by two people! (mouse and keyboard required)
Puzzle
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Wrap presents as fast as possible using 1,2,3,4 keys.
Action
christmasy katmari damacy clone
Adventure
A zen platformer
Platformer
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Santa needs to capture the runaway toys!
Platformer
Trading game, Buy and sell
Strategy
Extra Credit Game jams
GIF
A tribute to everyone who took part of my life this year.
Will he delivers all the gift without hurt?
Match the colors on boxes in this free falling puzzle game.
Puzzle
the checklist game
Interactive Fiction
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Track down the appropriate gift for a loving Girlfriend.
Puzzle
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7,6 billion presents are there for you
Action
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A platformer where you help Santa deliver the presents he forgot, with a bazooka.
Platformer
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This game is inspired from Paper Toss. Except for a little twist, you throw presents into a horn!
You are a bit late for Secret Santa, like a you have 24 hours left kind of late...
Save the time wizard from his infinite time loop!
Adventure
Game with random generated maze.
Puzzle
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Entry for Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Game Jam
Interactive Fiction
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for the Extra Credits Winter 2018 Game Jam
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You now have three options: play, ignore, or regift.
A silly game about Presentations
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this game is for the Christmas extra credits game jam 2018. Its my second game and I hope you enjoy!
An educational action game.
Educational
2D Puzzle platformer with lot of challanges! Use interative objects to get to the green light.
Puzzle
For Extra Credits Game Jam, a basic 2D side shooter
Action
My first game. Give packages to various locations.
A game that tries to emulate a toy that resonates so much with so many of us
Simulation
Just Steal The Gift
Platformer
A short game about the present.
Simulation
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You can be santa claus when ever you want!
Action
How fast can you collect 15 gifts?
Platformer
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Quick One-shot Game
Shooter
Punch! Kick! Never stop!
Action
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Twas the night before Lichmas...
Action
With over 40 different questions available! Can you outsmart the Krampus?
Educational
Platformer
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Stealth game. Extra credits holiday jam entry (December 2018).
Survive the waves of the evil forces of Christmas presents.
Action
Because everybody loves PRESENTs
Shooter
Present arms to a present so he can present arms!
As a teacher, spot the missing student
Puzzle
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Shooter
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Make your friends laugh with wacky presentations
A small Puzzle game about presents
Platformer
2-Player, Cat and Mouse
Survival
The story of adventurers, and a broken family.
Visual Novel
The children are impatient, they want their presents NOW!
Shooter
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A snarky game about getting locked out of home for a few hours
Interactive Fiction
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Optimise present production
Strategy
You are a detective that can see the past or the future on every scene, but only one each, so be carefull.
Puzzle
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Tis the season to be naughty or nice (Requires Xbox Controllers)
Fighting
Sneak your Secret Santa gift around Satan.
Puzzle
Platformer
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Its a gifts with wheels racing each other.
Racing
Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Game Jam Submission
Role Playing
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Visual Novel
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Help Santa sort the toys. #GameJam2018
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We don't talk about Great Uncle Aunt Stumpy
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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Discover what plants are in our augmented reality game!
Simulation
Break the smaller presents to get to the golden one! Hit the lid for instant victory!
Puzzle
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A platformer where you must climb to the top of the mountain!
Platformer
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Platformer
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Santa Claus just dropped all of his presents which wants to distribute help him to collect them
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Action
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A small game about a lit candle.
Platformer
strategy game for #extragamejam 2018
Strategy
Our entry for the Extra Credits 2018 Holiday Game Jam.
Final version of our entry for the Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Game Jam!
Visual Novel
Protect the Presents
Simulation
You've never had a gift eXchange like this before!
Fighting
An alien on a quest to an alien alien planet.
Puzzle
A Short prototype made Extra Credits holiday jam!
Simulation
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Quick project for "Extra Credits" Jam
This is how far I got in the Extra Credit Holiday Jam. More a concept then a final product.
Puzzle
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Small game created for the Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Game Jam.
Entry for the Extra Credits Holiday 2018 Game Jam
Platformer
Complete the goal in collecting each object but be careful the present may make you forget the locations of them.
Puzzle
Make them bid
Strategy