This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-09-08 20:00:00 to 2023-09-17 20:00:00. View results

Welcome to the Godot Wild Jam which starts the second weekend of every month. Whether you're a person who likes to go wild, a casual game developer, a Godot fan, or you just stumbled upon the engine recently and would like to have a go at it, then this is the event for you.

Join us on Discord: discord.gg/godotwildjam
Interested in using the Godot Wild Jam logo in your game as a splash screen? Our branding kit is available here on our website.

Theme


How we choose our Themes:

Phase 1
Discord members are able to submit theme ideas to our #theme-vote channel. The channel will be unlocked for 3-4 days.

Phase 2
The organizers discuss the suggested themes from Discord, using the community votes to gauge interest, and then choose the theme.

Wildcards


Wildcards are an optional limitation to add a unique challenge in addition to the theme. Pick one, none or all; it’s up to you! Ignoring wildcards completely will not incur a deduction in judging.

Please include the wildcard(s) in your splash screen (recommended), main menu, in-game, or credits screen to let us know what cards were used. All wildcard images will be available in a Google Drive via the folder path Wildcards -> GWJ #

Rules

  1. If you are new to Godot, we suggest using version 4.1.1 for a stable experience.
  2. This is an exclusive engine jam which means only submissions created using the Godot Engine will be allowed.
  3. Submissions may be removed at the sole discretion of the organizers.
  4. Reusing existing code and assets is allowed to an extent.
    - No re-skinning of games made outside of the jam.
    - A majority of the code and/or assets must be made in the jam's time frame.
    - No AI generated work.
  5. This is an exclusive jam which means that entries made to both this jam and others will be removed unless otherwise allowed by the organizers.
  6. Submissions require an export to Windows, Mac, and Linux. Please see under Links below on how to Export your game. In lieu of submitting 3 OS versions, an HTML5 export will work. Therefore, you must either export to all 3 operating systems AND/OR upload as HTML5. Submissions not including this will be removed.
  7. We will not tolerate racism, sexism, or any other form of discrimination when it comes to participation in the jam or submissions made.
  8. No new content may be uploaded after the submission deadline (no music, no polish, no tweaks). The only approved changes are GAME BREAKING bug fixes. Please include other bugs (e.g. doesn’t play in full-screen, etc.) as information on your entry’s page.
  9. Follow the theme.
  10. Have fun!

FAQ

When is the jam?
The jam always starts on the second Friday of the month.

Do I have to do everything myself?
Not at all! If you want to use public domain art/sounds or the like, that's entirely fine. And we encourage jammers to team up, too!

Can I use stuff I've already made?
To an extent. The spirit of the jam is that you make something new, not rejig an existing game to fit the criteria.

Can I update the game during the voting period?
No, unless it is a severely game-breaking bug. If this is the case, please contact the organizers on Discord. They will review on a case-by-case basis. Please playtest your game both in engine and as an export on your itch.io game page!

Links

Official Godot 3 download page

This is to the Godot Documentation for Exporting Your Project. Otherwise, we won't be able to download and play your game!! The docs are your friend. <3

We believe that accessibility in video games is an important component to creating a great game. Here’s a great article on why accessibility matters. We encourage teams to use the Accessibility Guidelines Basic List and check off features as they develop their game. You can view the full accessibility guidelines here.

Judging

Jam participants and any contributors will be judging games on the following:

Theme:
How well does the game adhere to the chosen theme?

Fun:
Was it fun? Enjoyable?

Controls:
How smooth is the game? Are the controls clunky or intuitive?

Graphics:
Does the game look good? Does the art style fit the type of game? Is the pixel art charming (EXAMPLE ONLY - Pixel art not required)?

Audio:
How is the music? Does it fit? What about the sound effects?

Accessibility:
How well did the game implement features from this list?

Originality:
Were you pleasantly surprised by some game mechanic or design in the game?


Submissions(53)

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Browser playable (39)
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Windows (28)
macOS (15)
Linux (23)

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An Isometric 2D Platformer
Adventure
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In a digital future, believers need light—and your help—to ascend to the next world.
Puzzle
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Carry the souls to the sky! - Presented in the Godot Wild Jam #61
Simulation
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Action
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Trenchtanic: Procedural Submarine Mining and Survival
Simulation
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Hit the green squares, avoid the red. Can you get the high score?
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Step into the ethereal shoes of the Ultimate Judge™ and run the cosmic equivalent of the DMV
Simulation
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Help the ball to reach escape velocity in this adventure pinball game!
Puzzle
A socio-political dialogue-focused non-chess game about ascending to power.
Puzzle
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You've never had so much fun cleaning!
Strategy
Climb your government office's comically large building to appeal a speeding ticket
Platformer
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Stack as many hats as you can on your head. Gotta collect 'em all!
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Fight for your only chance to get back to Earth!
Action
Set out on a journey in your balloon to find the missing scientist.
Adventure
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Match rising blocks and make your cat happy!
Puzzle
Survive and flourish out on the dangerous sea!
Adventure
A flappy-bird-inspired action game centered around combat!
Action
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Control a Nuclear Missile to defend Humanity in this Highscore-Game!
Action
Terraform planets, sell them for the Big Man's profit, what could go wrong?
Simulation
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Platformer
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Find the death you seek, die, and come back stronger
Adventure
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MythoftheSkyTreasure
Simulation
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Classical music platformer, on guache.
Platformer
You must know the truth, take your rocket and set your way to the Sun to prove them wrong!
Adventure
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Strategy
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Please the goddess's challenge to ascend into a higher life form.
Platformer
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Exorise the demons and allow their souls to ASCEND!
Action
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Go on the top of the tower.
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platformer rpg where an ascending hero uses his staff to heal the land on his journey up a mountain
Platformer
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A nice game about climbing cats
Adventure
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Platformer
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Sports
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A game made in godot about playing a hero, beating a trial and ascending to a higher status
Role Playing
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Climb the mountain and reach the ascension, then face different obstacles in Rise of the Frog
Platformer
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Zane must escape from Hell by Ascending
Action
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Use the impulse of the bombs to go up infinitely
Platformer
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Grow grass and help the goats to move to the top of the mountain
Puzzle
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Platformer
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Godot Wild Jam 61 - Ascension
Action
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Find your way to the top
Puzzle
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short prototype for a game jam
Puzzle
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Puzzle
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