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GDL - January Jam

Welcome to the 25th GDL Game Jam!

Thanks to everyone who gets involved with our jams, we love seeing the stuff you create and are so happy to be encouraging developers to just make something exist. One of the hardest parts of Game Developing is just making something, Putting it out there for all the world to see, it can be so daunting, But remember developing games is a skill just like any other, It can be learned, It can be repeated and you will improve over time.

The fastest way to improve is to train! Make something every chance you get and that's where these game jams come in. The purpose of the GDL Game Jams are not about the prizes, I put those up just to create an extra incentive for those who need that extra push, The point is just to get you making something. Dreaming up an idea, Putting those ideas into actionable steps and following through. Only by first creating something, can we then make a hypothesis on how to improve it and take steps to implement those improvements. So what are you waiting for? Register for the Game Jam and start improving your skills.


Breath! Make a game where oxygen is an issue!


  • Contestants will have 3 Days of development time.
  • All Game engines are welcome!
  • Teams are allowed (prize will be split)
  • You have full creative freedom to make what you wish, However the spirit of the jam is to follow the theme and make the best game you can, If you don't you probably won't get disqualified but people tend to vote for the best game true to the theme.
  • You can use any artwork, code or audio that is open source and free for all to use.. Free assets, paid assets and open source is ok, Previous projects are not.. reusing previous made games is not.
  • Voting is handled by Itch on a 1-5 star scale in 4 categories. (Fun, Creativity, Polish, Theme), voting is open to the public.


  • Submit your game to and to the submission page and be sure to fill in all fields.
  • Submissions must be made available to Violent Crumble (Upon request) before prizes will be awarded.
  • Submissions must be either playable online eg. WebGL(Preferred) or Windows / Mac / Linux playable.
  • Please be sure to link your Discord Username as that is where i will contact you regarding, prizes entries and anything else relevant to the jam!


Now I don't like to make these jams about the prizes as i think you are a winner just for getting involved and making something. However sometimes we need that little extra push, So I am glad to provide some small prizes to the winners if it helps to motivate you.

Top 3 places will be rewarded with awesome special roles in the Discord Server!

First place will also receive 1 month of Discord Nitro!

As well as: If there are more than 10 Submissions Prizes are:

  • 1st – Steam Gift Card (Valued up to $10) + Special Role!
  • 2nd – Steam Gift Card (Valued up to $5) + Special Role!
  • 3rd – Special Role!

If we get more than 20 submissions, I'll double the prizes!!!

  • 1st – Steam Gift Card (Valued up to $25) + Special Role!
  • 2nd – Steam Gift Card (Valued up to $10) + Special Role!
  • 3rd – Steam Gift Card (Valued up to $5) + Special Role!

If we have any issues with steam gift cards we can work something out for you!

Steam has introduced a 3 day waiting period on sending gift cards to friends, So the winners will need to friend me on steam and after 3 days i can send them their prize!

How Do I Enter This Amazing Jam?

Simple!, Join the discord and get hyped! - Or simply go to

Depending which engine you are using you can find help in GDL:

  • Unity => #unity-dev
  • Unreal => #unreal-dev
  • Gm / Gm 2 => #gm-studio-dev
  • Cryengine => #cryengine-dev
  • Love => #löve-dev
  • Monogame / Lib GDX => #monogame-and-libgdx-dev
  • Godot => #godot-dev

And for all your gamejam discussions head to => #gamejam-chat

type !gamejam register anywhere in the discord server to register for gamejam notifications.

You will receive pms from the server bot when i send out messages :)

How do i begin?

When the GameJam starts, Tiny Rick (The discord server bot) will change his message to let people know the theme, and i will update the details on the Itch page (Here). I will also try to update the twitter but it's also best to hang out in the discord and get tiny ricks message.

How do I win it?

All submissions will be posted to Itch and open to public vote and the top 3 || 4 will be chosen.

Good luck! "May the odds be ever in your favor"

Note: The game jams are funded by donation and myself , If you would like to donate and help out, You can do so below.



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Browser playable (11)
Windows (7)

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Use your submarine and break through the enemy lines!
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Help the Nicolas find a way out of the house maintaining your oxygen​.
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Deliver oxygen to different body parts and help your human stay alive.
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Sent out on a mission by O2 Corp to recover a stolen shipment of oxygen.
He's smart. Sexy. Bloodthirsty.
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A game where you have to dodge sharks
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Tactical Button-mashing Action Game
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Caught without an oxygen supply, you must refill your reserves by salvaging tanks from alien drones.
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Paul forgets his helmet while commuting to work. He works on the moon. Oh no!
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An infinite runner featuring your humongous Face, Umbrella man, and strawberries.
Sabmission for GDL - January Jam
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Game made for the GDL winter jam 2019.