This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-05-21 20:00:00 to 2021-06-04 20:00:00. View results

The theme is "All that glistens is not gold." Good luck, everyone!

If you'd like to learn the context behind the famous Shakespearean quote, read this:

Welcome to the 2021 Game Jam!

This is an event where participants work as part of a team or solo to make a playable game in 14 days according to a theme.
Theme will be announced at the start of May 21 ( 4pm est, 9pm UK, 6am AUS).

  • 14 days to produce a game, either solo or with a team. If team, one person is the designated uploader.
  • Buggy submissions are okay! Hotfix patches are allowed after the deadline if you want to fix bugs.
  • All entries must include source as part of the submission or a link to the source hosted externally (DropBox, GitHub, etc.)
  • Using paid assets is NOT allowed, but free assets and those under an open source license are allowed.

Upcoming Events:

Don't know where to start? Grab our Game Jam Starter Kit:

FREE! Game Jam Starter Kit For Unity


Q: How should I plan my time?

Plan to make something you think you can complete in 1/3 of the time (4-5 days). This will give you plenty of time for issues during development, fixing bugs, and polishing.

Q: How do I form / join a team?

Participating in a team is an informal process. You can find others to team up with from the jam community forum, one of the course Facebook groups, or the Discord. Note that only one person on the team will be the one who submits the finished entry. Other team members can be listed in the entry description to give credit.

Q: Are there prizes?

There are no prizes - this is not a competitive event. However, users will vote on each other's submissions across four categories (visuals, gameplay, audio, mood) as well as provide comments and feedback. The voting period lasts for two weeks after the conclusion of the event.

Q: Can I use open source frameworks / libraries?

Yes, just be sure to follow their license terms, many of which require you to credit the author somehow.