This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-03-23 06:00:00 to 2018-03-26 05:59:59. View results



   Good morning, afternoon, or evening.
Wherever and whenever you are.
Welcome to the Heart Jam!


The Heart Jam is a 72 hour game jam hosted by yours truly (HeartBeast). I teach people how to make their own games using GameMaker Studio and the Godot Engine.


THEME: -----SCARCITY-----
Scarcity is a powerful tool that is generally used in marketing but more recently seems to be used in game design as well. Making health, items, or even time scarce in your game can give players feelings of excitement, tension, and anticipation.

A few examples would be Minit (which makes time scarce), Pokemon (which makes certain Pokemon scarce, even going so far as to add shiny Pokemon), and Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode (which makes different items scarce).


RULES:

  1. Keep content PG-13 or lower (you know, fairly family friendly)
  2. Be civil towards each other
  3. Teams are allowed (and encouraged)
  4. Use only assets or code you have the rights to use
  5. If you make your own assets it should be done during the jam
  6. If you have any scripts or libraries you would like to use you can add those to your project file before the jam starts
  7. Use whatever game engine you wish
  8. If you have a twitter use the #heartgamejam tag to show off what you are working on!
  9. Have fun

[rules are subject to revision over the next few days so make sure you read them again when the jam starts]


VOTING:

This jam is more for fun than for competition but getting feedback on your work is a great way to learn! Voting will begin once the jam has ended and will run for 2 weeks. Here are the categories that will be voted on:

  • Fun
  • Visuals
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Story
  • Theme


PRIZES:

After the jam I will be selecting my favorite games (independent of which games score highest in the voting) and playing them on my YouTube channel.


FAQ:

  • What does rule 6 mean? Rule 6 means that you can create your project file, add helper scripts and small libraries to it. Many developers have scripts or libraries that they always use when starting a new project. These generally extend the engine they use and aren't specific to any game. For example, maybe you have some movement scripts you use for every game you make. Those would be okay to add to your project file. If you have a specific case you would like to ask about feel free to ask in the community and I'll do my best to answer.
  • How do I submit my game? When submitting your game you can use the normal itch.io submission process. After adding your game to itch.io you can navigate to the Heart Jam page, press the submit button, and select your game. The submit button will be removed at the end of the deadline so don't wait too long!
  • What is the best format for submitting my game? I would highly recommend HTML5 along with video footage of your game and screenshots. Of course, not everyone can submit using HTML5. If that is the case, use a single executable file (don't use an installer for a small game jam game) and make sure you have video footage. I'd recommend using OBS to record video of your game and LICEcap to record GIFs.
  • Should I sleep? YES. Make sure you stay hydrated (with water) and get plenty of rest.
  • How do I submit a game as a team? Have one member of your team submit the game. During the submission process you will see an area for listing the other team members that contributed.
  • Can I update my game after the deadline? Yes, but only small bug fixes. You also need to leave the original file and describe the updates you made.
  • I uploaded my game to Itch but I forgot to submit it to the jam! Send me an email with your game's URL and I should be able get a custom submission link for you.


CO-SPONSORS:

Special thanks to YoYo Games for helping raise awareness of the jam and for providing a free temporary GameMaker Studio 2 Desktop license from now until the 28th. If you've been wanting to try all of the new features in GameMaker Studio 2 now is the time!

To get your free license all you need to do is create a YoYo account (or use an existing one) and then click this promo link.

Once again, this gives you temporary full access to GameMaker Studio 2 and until the 28th of this month. There is also an optional 20% discount to upgrade (before the 28th) if you end up liking the software enough and want to keep it.


CROWDFORGE:

Crowdforge is a website deigned to help you create teams. If you want to participate in a team it is a great way to set one up. Click here to create a new team or join an existing one.


THANK YOU:

Thanks for your interest in the Heart Jam!

- Ben

Games submitted(150)

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GIF
Micro-games with an emphasis on humor. Inspired by WarioWare's quick game play and flamboyant personality.
Defend your garden against fruit thieves
Action
Play in browser
GIF
Fight your way through the caves to save your life.
Action
Tiny top-down tank action!
Action
Play in browser
shoot, combo, fuel up!
Shooter
Stealthing Your Way from Rags to Riches
Platformer
GIF
A challenging platformer game along 3 levels, with wall jump and ledge grab mechanics.
Platformer
Small area city management game.
Strategy
Play in browser
A Ghastly Adventure
Platformer
A platformer where every jump matters
Platformer
Keep the power on.
Simulation
GIF
Only let your light die out when it's safe.
Adventure
Play in browser
Platformer with overheating system
Platformer
Play in browser
belief-rd heartjam entry, a little survival game
Survival
A small, survival crafting game where all you need to do is drink.
Survival
Time is your only resource in this horde style arcade game!
Platformer
A little Monk willing to find the biggest gong ever made!
Adventure
A 2D adventure game for Windows.
Adventure
Get food for your puppies before they get very hungry
Play in browser
GIF
An experimental thing.
Play in browser
Collect the last remaining flowers on the planet, using your bombs in destructible world
Platformer
Play in browser
Can you survive the island?
Survival
Take the role of Rumbo, the yellow strong-o with a FIST full of fury
Platformer
A short story about love, friendship and life.
Simulation
Play in browser
Use potions to protect your troops!
Strategy
Heart Jam 2018 project
Survival
A game made for the 2018 HeartJam. The goal is to reach the end of the dungeon with limited resources.
Adventure
the turn-based puzzle platformer you never knew you wanted
Puzzle
Play in browser
Hardcore maze labyrinth. Prepare to fall into traps.
Puzzle
Play as a JRPG character wielding a comically large sword in a comically small dungeon
Puzzle
A game made for the 72 hrs HEART JAM on scarcity by LYD Studio.
Survival
Kill alien parasites and manage the limited ammo you have.
Action
the life of an average programmer
Play in browser
Rome has fallen, supplies are dwindling, survive at all costs.
Adventure
A turn-based escape from the island game for the HeartGameJam
Survival
challenge underwater game for the heartJam
Adventure
First Person Mystery
Interactive Fiction
scarcity
Adventure
GIF
Every decision affects your crew
Visual Novel
Rescue the plants before you die!
Survival
A simple walking simulator set in space, made for #heartgamejam.
Simulation
A tomogachi-esque pet sim with a twist on its setting
Simulation
Protect yer crew's loot or the captain'll have yer head!
Platformer
A turn-based game - Help the King and the Queen survive the Siege until their faraway army comes back
Play in browser
Get THE LAST Butella Pot before your opponent ! - Two Players Game
An Unfinished RTS Game by SlickRamen
Strategy
Incarnate a panda and go on a journey in space to collect space bamboo in order to seduce your lover.
Adventure
Reach the roof of the tower
Action
Game made for Heart Jam 2018
Fighting
You are a lost balloon that get's caught in a storm of deadly shuriken!
Action
Play in browser
The life of a bug, in stunning detail
Simulation
Escape The Weeper
Survival
Drink blood to become stronger and then kill the Master.
Adventure
Don't be so monstrous, you big monster!
An adventure to find the greatest of treasures.
Adventure
Alexa is alone and hungry. She must find some food. [Made for the Heart Jam]
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Survive in the desert while a dangerous sandstorm is coming. Try to find the pieces of the portal to runaway...
Action
A subterranean treasure hunt for the Heart Jam.
Platformer
Get your jam on! Shoot-em-up with limited fuel and radar.
Action
Find the eternal flame and try not to be short on oxygen!
Platformer
Run, jump, and deliver tasty green bullets to the faces of some monsters.
Action
Can you stop the heroes from reaching the Dark Tower?
Strategy
Time is ripped, and you are the only one who can stop it!
Platformer
run out of air, try to survive
Survival
2D Driving based game
Play in browser
Reach the planet and save your people.
Shooter
Survival shooter with limited resources.
Survival
My entry for HeartGameJam 2018
Adventure
When nothing more remains....you can only fight for your life
Platformer
Help the people without hair attend the local Hair Party!
Action
3 Hearts, that's it; once those are gone, it's back to the beginning.
Platformer
For the Heart Jam: a 30 second game
Rhythm
Play in browser
​this is a little game made for the #heartgamejam by @uheartbeast
HeartBeast-Jam 72hours. Dig Dig, run away and eat all the food before its too late.
Platformer
Play in browser
A very good game (incomplete) about asteroids, mining and death
Adventure
Just witch collecting frogs
Adventure
Turn based puzzle game
Puzzle
A Roguelike Shooter entry for Heartjam
Shooter
Unfinished game but hey I tried my hardest! Try out my engine :)
Action
Vaguely Satanic Pac-Man
Educational
Scarcity game with Oxygen
Action
You need to try to escape the desert, without dying of thirst.
Survival
A 2-player strategy game.
Scarcely Extend Extra Knockoff
Survival
Play in browser
Cannon mayhem on the high (and low) seas
Action
Play in browser
GIF
Game for HeartJam
Adventure
Every breath is precious!
Survival
Play in browser
A game of no color
Adventure
Just a small prototype.
A randomly-generated dungeons game submission for Heart Jam 2018
Top Down Space Exploration Game. Find a new home. not enough time to type full description ;) .
Adventure
Can you save us?!
Shooter
Play in browser
Ed is alone on this island, he will have to survive with only one fork !
Survival
Play in browser
Shooter
Play in browser
abstract shoother with physics
Shooter
Play in browser
Survival
Play in browser
Space Survival
Survival
A shitty game I made for my first game jam.
Simulation
Card Game
Sometimes the most important things become scarce
Interactive Fiction
Runner/Clicker/Time manager
Play in browser
Run and shoot a slice of pizza at the tomato
Shooter
2d platformer with a unique twist
Platformer
for the heartJam. them is scarity. you need water but the supply is low. collect some cacties for water
Survival
Made for HeartJam
Simulation
Play in browser
Try to survive your death sentence, and maybe get back up..
Do I have to pick up all these stuffs with just this amount of oxygen?
Simulation
Play in browser
This is my entry for the Heart Jam!
Shooter
Food and Ammo is Scarce
Survival
side scroller
Action
Explore the Tunnels
Platformer
Play as a dude in a red shirt punching dudes who also punch you. And there is a pistol. And the dudes are made of jam.
Survival
hack'n'slay created for the Heart Jam
Fighting
Don't Waste All The Water!
Platformer
Action
Play in browser
A game about scarcity and trading.
A game about the hardship of jumping when you have no legs
Platformer
GIF
pokemon roguelike
Puzzle
A phone dropped on the beach must run from the rising tide
Platformer
Play in browser
In a semi empty factory for the klowndye packet snackets, you struggle to get the last one...
Platformer
Life is Fleeting
Action
heartJam
Adventure
Use your ammo wisely in this rouge like arena shooter
bugs, HEART JAM 2018
Action
Save your Viewscreen!
Play in browser
Platformer