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Welcome to Game Off—our 5th annual game jam celebrating open source. The theme for this year’s jam is throwback.

Let your imagination run wild and interpret that in any way you like, but here are a few possible interpretations for inspiration:

  • a reversion to an earlier ancestral characteristic
  • a person or thing having the characteristics of a former time
  • a nostalgia for something in the past (fashion, movies, literature, games, technology)
  • something retro—a blast from the past
  • something passé—no longer fashionable or popular
  • throwing something back—as in a ball or reply

How to participate

  1. Create a game based on the theme over the next month.
  2. Sign up for a free GitHub account if you don't already have one.
  3. Join the Game Off on itch.io. If you don’t already have an itch.io account, log in with your GitHub account.
  4. Create a new repository to store the source code and any assets you’re able to share for your entry and push your changes before December 1 13:37 PDT.
  5. Submit your game through itch.io.

You can participate by yourself or as a team. Multiple submissions are fine. And of course, the use of open source software is encouraged.

Voting

This year, voting will open shortly after the jam ends and is open to everyone who’s submitted a game. There’ll be plenty of time to play and vote on the entries.

As always, we'll highlight some of our favorites games on the GitHub Blog, and the world will get to enjoy (and maybe even contribute to or learn from) your creations.

If you're new to Git, GitHub, or version control

If you're new to itch.io or game development

The itch.io community feature is enabled for this jam—that’s a great place to ask questions specific to the Game Off, share tips, etc.

And don’t be shy—share your progress! The official Twitter hashtag for the Game Off is #GitHubGameOff.


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GIF
#xkcdGameJam game about a journey in a barrel
Adventure
An incremental game blended with a virtual pet.
Simulation
GIF
A hack and slash roguelike for the Github Game Off Jam
Rpg
GLITCHER is a Tactical Espionage game where you play as a computer virus
Adventure
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A trippy tribute to '90s-era shooters.
Shooter
Industrial hardcore platformer
Platformer
GIF
Save the forest from an evil spirit
Shooter
A text-based adaptation of a story by Hiro Mashima.
Adventure
An original retro platformer in the vein of classic 80's arcade games!
Platformer
Yet another Rogue clone based on Rogue 5.4
Rpg
Platformer
A point and click adventure game for the GitHub Game Off 2017.
Puzzle
Night of nightmares is a horror puzzle computer
Kinda Classic RTS
Action
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A GitHub Game Off 2017 Submission. Theme: Throwback
Platformer
It's Half-life, but in 2D!
Adventure
A retro inventory management game!
Strategy
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Short turn based combat/strategy game.
Strategy
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Travel trough time with your cyber-cat and help save the world from freezing.
Adventure
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snake'll chase your mouse in any direction
GIF
Tic Tac Toe game implementation in Elm
Strategy
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Bob just KEEPS COMING BACK. Throw him back out... the window.
Action
Please, be patient
Rpg
Like Flappy Bird, but with v a p o r w a v e
Platformer
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Fight for your "After-Life"
Action
Shieldsman v. Skeleton. A dungeon full of zappers. What could go wrong?
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A procedural neon arcade game.
Action
TRICOLORS is a tiny puzzle game about blocks and colors, inspired by Lights Out
Puzzle
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Fly across the universe on a quest for survival against alien enemy forces. Made with QB64.
Shooter
GIF
Shoot-em-up arcade game 🚀
Action
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A GameOff2017 jam local-multiplayer arcade game in which death increases your odds of surviving...
Platformer
Help Roku make his way through Akaten Forest
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A flash game for a game jam based on castlevania.
Action
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You're a white square in a large ASCII world. Get the high score anyway you can.
Rpg
Console based ASCII date sim. Texty & customizable.
Simulation
A retro arcade-style single-screen platformer
Platformer
"World domination is a Go!" Can two gun-toting cats stop the rogue AI?
Platformer
Avoid termination with the aid of your Cyborg bodies and your Brain.
Puzzle
“The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.” ~Oscar Wilde
Simulation
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A genetic flower toy
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Escape the tomb and make your way back into freedom.
Platformer
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Chisel down a boulder and see how far it goes!
Game Off 2017 submission
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GIF
Retro style pinball game.
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Viking boat throwbacks bullets at enemies. Game Off 2017.
Adventure
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8-bit Retro Beat 'em up with Game Boy Graphics
Action
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A narrative game about memories
Transient being... your time has come.
Action
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Throw Shurikens at evil spiders, made for the GitHub GameOff
Action
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GIF
The world is ending.
Action
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A ball is thrown into Jeremy's back garden. He just needs a little help to throw it back.
Adventure
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Help the wizard defeat the evil monster which lowered the gravity on the planet of round creatures
Platformer
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GIF
A retro shoot them up where the goal is to destroy and survive face of incessant wave of enemy
Action
Pong meets Windjammers! A game for the Github Game Off.
Action
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GIF
Unfinished project for Github Game Off 2017.
Adventure
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Yet Another Time Killer
Puzzle
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Try to keep your harvest increasing your profits while the state throwback your incoming and production
Strategy
A throwback to the GBC Pokemon RPG style
Rpg
2D multiplayer shooter in low gravity
Shooter
GIF
Action
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A First Person Tile-Based Dungeon Crawler
Puzzle
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A blocks game, in the old fashion way.
Puzzle
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Get ready for the real game as you blast cyborgs, tanks and spiders.
Shooter
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Platformer
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GIF
Retro-style space shooter
Shooter
Shooter
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How fast can you go full Adele? Rub pixels together to set fire to the rain.
hero,
Platformer
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Throw back the invaders from your skies!
Shooter
Survive the Core
Puzzle
Finding the meaning of life is hard when you are a Glitch.
Platformer
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Blast from the Past!
Action
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An 8-bit retro style side scrolling beat-em-up for Github's Game Off Game Jam 2017
Action
Featuring - Great voice acting
The Game that wrap SQL to DNA
Simulation
NES & SNES inspired 2D platformer
Platformer
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A retro space shooter
Shooter
Save Earth from an evil alien horde in an oldschool way with this [unlicensed] Game Boy® game!
Shooter
A game. Likely an odd one.
A quick arcade game inspired by Tempest
Action
A game about what happen when you drink too much
GIF
A Select-Your-Own-Plot adventure.
Adventure
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Submission for Github’s GameOff jam
Action
Prevent your beard from growing into the looming lava pit below. Connect the razor to power before it's too late!
Puzzle
Dance, Fight, Gamble
Strategy
HTML5 Pac-Man game with gestures recognition
Action
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Save the galaxy from the Galaxeroids!
Shooter
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GIF
Top down puzzler to save the grandfather clock!
Puzzle
Game off 2017 submission wth theme throwback
Sports
hebrew vowel teaching game
Shooter
Prototype/early build of game that is supposed to represent the struggles of life and balancing act of priorities.
Shooter
A simple Robots-like game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Action
Retro stock trading game, made for GitHub Game Off 2017
Strategy
Snake, but there are Ghosts that want to cut off your tail
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GIF
Low Velocity Shooting Action in VR
Shooter
One boy needs to get to the highest floor in a dungeon full of ghost monsters!
Rpg
Action
A throwback 1v1 Brawler
Action
An experimental digital comic, both in technology and narration
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You are a snake who's stuck in some strange ruins! Defeat the feathered serpent Kukulkan to escape!
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Part of Game Off- jam. You play as a demon who wants to return to the glory days of the past.
Adventure
funky dance time
Action
A game about a boomerang.
Puzzle
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Toss 'em Back
Action
a spaceshooter game
Shooter
Your personal file helper. Brought to you by Exabyte
Two player Snake
A totally immersive sk8ing experience.
Platformer
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action puzzle throwback
Puzzle
Game created for Game Off game jam
Platformer
Don't Let the Tengu Faces Enter the Shrine.
Throw back and dodge fireballs with Sam, the samurai, in this endless runner
Platformer
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!!Attention!! this game is heavily RNG based.
Action
A [work in progress] bullet-hell shooter, made in Pixel-Art Style for the #GitHubGameOff
Shooter
GIF
The bug invaders are coming to destroy master branch. Your mission is to prevent bugs conquering the production.
Shooter
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A prototype of an jump and run game with rewind mechanic
Platformer
Eat Donuts! Save Kittens! Kick Robobutt!
Shooter
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My take on "Big Nose" game from NES
Platformer
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A brisk little horrorish game.
Action
Action
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Insane clouds, crazy lightning
GIF
Unlease your inner Scorpion...
Shooter
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Browser combat game against wolf
Action
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Action
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Platformer
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GIF
throw it and it comes back
Action
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Game created for Github Gameoff 2017
Shooter
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Dodge blocks...in space?
Action
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3d Space Invaders with procedurally generated enemies.
Shooter
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Yet another space invaders "copy"
Shooter
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A blast from the past. It is your time to destroy all the blocks!!
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A fast paced game inspired by Capture The Flag
Shooter
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Can you beat an enemy as skilled as you are?
Action
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Asteroids with a twist, for Github Game Off 2017.
Shooter
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A game in which you can do 1 level than throwback to start.
Puzzle
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Mutiplayer 2d snowball "shooter"
Action
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Run against yourself.
Platformer
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A fox in a forest, what lies down this path? Entry for Github Gameoff 2017
Platformer
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A wacky version of asteroids
Shooter
Space shootemup
Shooter
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Popular dice game from your tabletop to your computer!
Simulation
Action runner with bisons
Action
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In order to win, sometimes it's better to just wait a bit.
A 3D Pong clone made in Godot for GitHub GameOff 2017.
Sports
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Platformer
A throwback RPG for GitHub Game Off 2017
Rpg
GIF
Pong, with a magical twist.
Action
The game is based on theme of extinction of dinosaur, and game character is running for survival.
Adventure
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focus with addiction
Simulation
snake in a box. try to get out!
Puzzle
Turn based racer
Sports
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A roguelike for Github Game Off.
Rpg
Simulation
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Survive on a desert island. Desert ? Or maybe not. Ghosts may come bother you in your search for food
Adventure
GIF
Top down Desert Strike type shooter
Shooter
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Action
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evergreen the game
Platformer
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Play as a prehistorik steampunk man and go back in levels, start from the end.
Action
A simple game to train your brain using math
Puzzle
Stop the DEMO of your generals' superweapon!
Platformer
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GIF
A throwback to classic sliding puzzles with touch of modern era
Puzzle
The robot Jonnhy Five need to save the scientists
Platformer
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Funny plane shoot 'em up about the history of airplanes. Powered by Godot Engine.
Action
GIF
friendly and challenging sp / co-op multiplayer runner
Platformer
Rock-paper-scissors multiplayer game
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Ping Pong in console
Take-off and dog fight the computer opponent in this remake of the side-on view classic Biplanes Duel
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Help the peasant gather treasure while avoiding the obstacles in this exciting retro LCD clone.
Action
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A game about an old music box who you try to maintain in the right equilibrium.
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You're a bear who just wants to eat rabbits and avoid hunters. Grab whiskey bottles to eliminate those hunters!
Strategy
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Can you stop the dastardly Skull And Crossbones Emoji Air Force from snapping the cables keeping you aloft?
Action
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Pocket Smash, pokemon fights with a clicker mechanic!
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Super minimal 2D portal game
Platformer
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Action-packed, one-on-one tank-vs-turret duel.
Action
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Throw balls back at your enemies.
Action
Puzzle
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Throw back eggs into evil alien portal! (Click to grab and throw. Space to jump)
Action
A submission for GitHub Game Off. Just a simple shoot 'em up.
Shooter
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Game Jam Silly Entry
Simulation
Throw it as far as you can!
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A tiny time-trial racing game for the NES
Simulation
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Adventure
basically frogger, but even simpler. Name from MBMBAM ep379
A bio-weapon is let loose in your lab, and now you must race to find a cure, and make it out alive.
Action