This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-08-06 04:00:00 to 2016-08-15 03:59:59. View results

Hey hi hello folks! Time for the first 2016 installment of the Giant Bomb game jam! Apologies for starting this one so late in the year; life kicked my butt really hard, but now I'm back in business (I hope). Let's make some wonderful, silly games together again!

THEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MY TWITCH CHANNEL FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, RIGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT EDT! Watch the announcement here!

The theme is set! E3 PRESENTATION (Thanks Drew!)

And as a special farewell, bonus theme! BLEAK CYBERPUNK DYSTOPIAS (Thanks Austin!)

Pick either one, or both! It's up to you! As long as you include it in some way, that's okay!

  • START: August 6th (I will announce the theme live as the 5th turns to the 6th!)
  • END: August 14th (be sure to submit your game before that day is over!)
  • There will be a special theme picked from those given by the GB staff list!
  • The game should also be somehow related to Giant Bomb.
  • Do what you want, but please try not to be too crude or offensive -
    be a Giant Bomber, not a Giant Bummer!

So that's August 6th to August 14th - 9 days total, which includes two weekends. Hopefully that's enough to let as many people as possible make some really cool, really silly games... again!

The Themes

The list started being put together when I asked GB folks to submit themes during the 2015 PAX Prime panel, and I've since tracked down everyone else to get a complete set. Here are the themes; only one will be chosen!

  • The Community: Johnny V
  • Jeff: East VS West
  • Dan: (sitting this one out since his theme was chosen last time)
  • Vinny: Italian Pac-Man
  • Austin: Bleak Cyberpunk Dystopias << SELECTED THEME
  • Jason: Babies
  • Alex: FMV
  • Brad: Dave Lang's Ideal Game
  • Drew: E3 Presentation << SELECTED THEME
  • Rorie: One Big Chomp

Good luck, and check out this thread on the Giant Bomb forums for the latest updates!

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This year's E3 is less than five minutes long, and you're in charge of making sure it's a success!
Simulation
Only you can prevent leaks
Simulation
Third Person "Cinematic" Adenture for the GiantRom 3 Game Jam
Adventure
A prototype I made when brainstorming.
Simulation
A dual-stick cyberpunk shooter from the bleak future year of 2014
Action
The future of ad removal…
Play in browser
Cyberpunk game presentation
Smash all your CEO friends & sign the hottest games to win E3
Action
You are the Video Producer for Giant Bomb. Make sure the picture quality is right and switch cameras at the right time.
Puzzle
Get the GB crew to E3 before the presentations start.
How long can you avoid the stoned celebrities of Weed3 2016?
Action
The Year 20XX. The world is a dark and terrible place. Video games are all but gone. Fight your way to... THE LAST E3!
Action
E3 JUST GOT DEADLY
Shooter
Play in browser
Fire people into the Sun
In the year 22X6, you must give E3 presentations in Corp-controlled virspace.
Simulation
Play in browser
Submission for Giant Rom
Action
Dystopian platformer for the 2016 Giant Bomb Game Jam
Platformer
Play in browser
Are you a bad enough duder to save the E3 footage?
Action
Play in browser
CBSi has brought a great software lineup to E3, and you get to play the stage demos!
Kill Dan in CyberSpace!
Shooter
A One-Button Endfull Runner.
Platformer
Tactical Cyberpunk Journalism
Action