This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-02-19 19:00:00 to 2021-02-28 19:00:00. View results

Welcome to the 2021 GamesPlusJames community Game Jam!

Building and making complete games is a lot of work, that takes a long time, but that's where game jams come in! You have just over one week, you're given a theme to inspire you and then you just make something fun! The theme for this jam will be announced when it starts and from there you can take that theme and make whatever it inspires you to do, then submit your game before the jam ends!

Some amazing game jam games have been made in even just a few hours, and there is no requirement to spend the full time making your game, feel free to submit early or enter in the middle of the jam!

So join the jam and lets make some games!

Come chat with fellow jammers on the GamesPlusJames Discord!

What is the theme?

The theme for the jam is

YOU'RE THE BEST

You can interpret the theme in any way you like, maybe you make a sports game about people trying to be the best, or a game about giving people compliments,  maybe a game about juggling as many objects as possible or even a narrative game about dealing with everyone calling you the best when you no longer are. Whatever you want to do, it’s up to you!

You can see the theme reveal video at https://youtu.be/GjN5UQEJjFk

What are the rules?

The rules are pretty straightforward whether you’ve participated in a game jam before or not!

  • Work alone or in teams, just let us know who made it
  • Try and stick to the given theme, but don’t be afraid to take it in an unexpected direction!
  • You can use publicly available assets (e.g. Kenney asset packs) but make sure you mention it in your submission!
  • Build your game for any platform, but make sure there is a Windows or Web build so I can play it and potentially include it in a video!
  • Most importantly, have fun!

What programs can I use to make the game?

Anything you want! Use Unity, Unreal, GameMaker, Construct, Flash, Godot, your own engine or whatever other software system you want to use. It doesn’t matter what you build it in, just make a game!

How can I submit my game?

Once you've hit the Join Jam button at the top of the page, and the jam has started, it'll be replaced by a "Submit Entry" button. From here you'll be either able to create a game page for your entry, or, if you created the page already before submitting, it'll give you the option to add your game to the jam. Then just make sure you have the correct files uploaded here on itch! :)

Some of my favourite games from the jam will be featured in a video on the channel!

Stay Connected

For all the latest news about the jam make sure you follow @gamesplusjames on twitter and subscribe to youtube.com/gamesplusjames for gameplay videos after the jam!

If you want to include the jam logo in a stream or in your entry or wherever, you can find images to use here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/16AmJZ5x99FqO1L0a9zCyOsGxb_JHcXqS/view?usp=shari...

Submissions(68)

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Prove once and for all who the fastest gun in the West is.
Shooter
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Rescue the stranded squirrels from the forest fire!
Platformer
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Hand-drawn game made in a form of comics with lovely illustrations
Visual Novel
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A normal game where you're the best. :)
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WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE?
Action
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can you be the best oil tycoon around or are you doomed to 10th fiddle
Simulation
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Fun game.
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Try not to get kissed!
Platformer
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Game based on Isaac Asimov's 'The Last Question' story. Compete with the best MinivACs and be the best!
Platformer
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Give your compliments, you're the best!
Puzzle
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A short narrative lockdown-themed game for GamesPlusJam 2021.
Interactive Fiction
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Boss battle game for the Games Plus Jam 2021
Platformer
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Platformer
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Your Neighbors are feeling sad...its up to you, the best Neighbor, to cheer them up!
Adventure
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(JAM VERSION) A short Sim game created in 7 days for GamesPlusJam2021
Simulation
horse race game
Racing
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Do the best you can to reach the door and finish the level !
Platformer
A moment of friendship in the time of the dinosaurs.
Platformer
You're the best but... what about losing?
Racing
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Wanted ... dead or alive? Your choice.
Shooter
Can you escape your loving fans?
Platformer
Find the murderer
Role Playing
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You're El BEST
Action
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A side-scrolling beat em' up / survival game
Action
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Are you up to the task of scaling the world's tallest mountain?
Platformer
A fast-paced, retro, proc gen side scroller in spaaaaace!
Action
Aim to be the best in this physics puzzler.
Puzzle
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Punch all the Goblins!
Action
Figure out what painting the thieves will target next!
Educational
A small Platformer game created for Games Plus Jam 2021. Find and cheer up your friend! My first completed project
Platformer
A small covid adventure made on Bitsy
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Command an AI-controlled jet to clear the skies of enemies.
Action
Tile based game where the aim is to be the best by finding things you can do for others
Role Playing
Single player Puzzle Adventure with lots of Action
Puzzle
A Spongebob fan-game competing for Employee of the Month
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A challenging, 3 key puzzle platformer, with robots and nectarines!
Platformer
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Defeat the competition and be the first to get to the south pole!
Racing
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for gamesplus jam 2021
Adventure
You are the best.
Platformer
Organizing parties has always been your destiny!
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Games Plus Jam Submission 2021
Interactive Fiction
Sports
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Platformer
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Pew, pew
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can you out task the officebot?
Role Playing
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Hunter Jam Games /GameJam Editions
Action
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Game made for the Games Plus Jam
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Educational
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An intriguing card game with slightly complex rules
Card Game
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Action
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You're a bok-choy. Get to the serving tray
Platformer
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Simply don't get fired!
Simulation
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Play basketball as a sloth, with sloths
Sports
Platformer
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Puzzle
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Platformer
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