This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-10-29 19:00:00 to 2021-11-01 19:00:00. View results

72-hour JAM from Oct 29 - Nov 1

(Begins at 3:00 PM EDT)

Rules

1. You may use any language or engine that you'd like

2. We strongly recommend you only use assets that you have the legal right to use (Public Domain, things you licensed/created, etc). If you don’t have the right to use something, it is your responsibility.

3. You have 72 hours to make this game

4. You may recycle code

Rating 

All participants will be allowed to vote on the entries. You'll be able to vote on each of these categories

Innovation – The unexpected. Things in a unique combination, or something so different it’s notable. 

Fun – How much you enjoyed playing a game. Did you look up at the clock, and found it was 5 hours later? 

Theme – How well an entry suits the theme. Do they perhaps do something creative or unexpected with the theme? 

Graphics – How good the game looks, or how effective the visual style is. Nice artwork, excellent generated or geometric graphics, charming programmer art, etc. 

Audio – How good the game sounds, or how effective the sound design is. A catchy soundtrack, suitable sound effects gave the look, voiceovers, etc.

Polish  -The game should be finished and reasonably polished.  This can be pretty difficult when you're only given a 3-day window but this is only one criterion for the judges, so you can choose how much you want to prioritize it.

Overall – Your overall opinion of the game, in every aspect important to you.

Theme

🎃Ghosts doing Normal People Things 🎃

Tips

  • You most likely have the right difficulty, if you, as the developer, can casually beat it without getting damaged
  • Make your game easy to understand for new players. This is a super common trap a lot of game jam games fall into.  Start thinking about your tutorial or how you want to teach your mechanics right from the beginning! It's even more important in this jam since it's one of the ranking factors.
  • Quality over quantity. Keep your game super simple! Every bit of extra polish can really make your game stand out. Make sure your game is simple but also polished.
  • Take risk. Try something completely new and crazy with the theme that will be announced at the start of the jam!
  • Despite it being the solo dev community, you may work in teams!

Prizes

1. Your project will be pinned on the r/SoloDevelopment subreddit all to see! Additionally, you'll receive a Special user flair.

2. "Jammer" roll will be added to your username on our Discord if you participated in the jam.

3. Consolation artwork for all participants, and one special artwork for the winner. 

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Submissions(36)

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A short point and click ghost story
Puzzle
You just want... one good night of sleep. Maybe then all your problems will be solved.
A solo game about haunting a bed and breakfast around Halloween.
The ghost of a domestic returns to his former workplace to clean up again.
Simulation
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Connect matching pumpkins!
Puzzle
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A casual game with ghosts dancing
Rhythm
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Float around the office completing office tasks to become the office manager!
Adventure
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Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Action
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Wreak Havoc on Zombies in an Action-Packed Ghostly Shooter!
Shooter
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A graphic interactive fiction about the world of the nightmares.
Interactive Fiction
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Help Mr. Ghost navigate a perilous date with his true love.
Simulation
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You're a ghost who makes toast
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They may be dead, but they demand entertainment!
Action
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Are you the (g)host with the most?
Short Spooky Single Player Atmospheric Adventure Game
Adventure
Not all these people are actually humans!
Ghostly has spilled his bubble tea and has been found by the GhostThrusters team! Get the tapioca pearls back!
Physics platformer on a unicycle
Platformer
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Puzzle
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Pizza to die for
Simulation
Remind people what Halloween is, the main thing is to have time before morning.
Time to fish ghost style!
Strategy
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Haunt people's homes through the internet!
Strategy
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Vacuum up those ghosts!
Shooter
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An indoor playground of everyday objects to possess!
Platformer
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A fun 2d topdown shooter made in 3 days for the Halloween game jam 2021
Action
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Scavenger hunt
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Platformer
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Brew it back
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Navigate your way out of the haystack maze!
Puzzle
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​Experience the Classic Misadventure which is too dark to tolerate, "even in jest".
Interactive Fiction
Usually death is an obstacle to completing a level. But this is different. Death is your ally
Platformer
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