This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-12-27 00:00:00 to 2021-01-04 00:30:00. View results

The Historically Accurate game jam is a game development contest focussing around history. Over the course of a week, you have to make a game centred around a history-related theme. The goal of the jam is to inspire more developers to make games about history and, more importantly, have some fun! The jam is from the 27th of December - 3rd of January, so mark your calendars!

We also have a discord server, so feel free to join if you want to :)



The Theme of the third Historically Accurate Game Jam is "Cold War"

We have a multiple-round voting system to decide on our theme. Firstly, everyone can suggest up to 3 themes. Then, after a few months, you can select all the themes you'd be okay with making a game around. The top 10 from this round are then selected and voted on - however, this time you can only pick one! After this round, the top 5 are chosen. From these, everyone votes on the top 3. A few weeks before the jam, I announce these top 3. From these, I'll randomly (though weighted towards the vote proportion) select the theme and announce it to you all when the jam starts!



At the end of the jam, everyone who participated gets to judge everyone else's games. Games can be judged on by the following categories:

  • Overall Rating
  • Gameplay
  • Graphics
  • Audio
  • Historical Accuracy
  • Thematic Relevancy

If you place in the top 3, you get a copy of Pendragon, by Inkle Games



  1. No NSFW games (by NSFW, we mean sexual content)
  2. You can only use free assets and you must link them on your game's page
  3. There can be a maximum of 4 members in a team - otherwise the jam becomes unfair



Who can enter? Anyone. There's no skill floor - the jam is about having fun!

How much effort should I put in? There's no point overworking yourself, so do what you feel comfortable with!

What game engines am I allowed to use? All game engines are allowed!




This Game Jam is sponsored by Inkle games. If you want to check out their amazing games, including Independent Games Festival winner Heaven's Vault or their latest, somewhat historical, game Pendragon, go to https://www.inklestudios.com/

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From Russia with ḽ̵̓ȏ̴̢v̷̪̍e̴̼̚
Rhythm
Reconnaissance is everything.
Action
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A Cold War Strategy-Map Game
Strategy
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You can test Nukes
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Sneakily slip out of the Soviet Union as the KGB are on your tail!
Strategy
GIF
As a Viet Cong, take the American's base during the Vietnam War in this stealth/action game!
Action
Multiplayer Fighter featuring Cold War leaders
Fighting
Liberate Bangladesh. Stop World War III.
Strategy
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GIF
Play as a furry but brave feline in a failed CIA Project...
Action
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In this game you can be the leader of the USSR and bring Communism to glory!
Strategy
Which Ideology is best? Fight it out in this turn based strategy.
Strategy
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GIF
Become a Cuban Revolutionary in Venceremos, a shoot em up platformer where you fight the oppressive Cuban dictatorship!
Shooter
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Spy VS Spy game in the Cold War
Simulation
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Search. Eat. Afraid. Listen. Repeat... Rougelike about a cat and the cold war
Action
An in-progress series of minigames about the 1967 riots in Hong Kong.
Puzzle
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GIF
You're a lethal operative trapped in... a hotel room? Secrets await you.
Puzzle
Crush the Soviet Menace in this famous piece of CIA propaganda!
Platformer
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Historically Accurate Game Jam 3
Action
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A Game Where You Manage A Newspaper During Kennedy's Presidential Term.
Simulation
Musician Anja decides to escape through the Berlin Wall in this branching path stealth-RPG.
Role Playing
Balance the power between the two countries and avoid the end of the world
Strategy
Do you remember the space race in the Cold War? well yeah I made it into a game
Racing
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Shuffle papers, spread memos... They don't suspect a thing
Role Playing
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Lead an anti-Communist resistance against the unstoppable spread of Soviet oppression in post-WWII Poland.
Strategy
A double agent has infiltrated the embassy! Find the perpetator, before they sabotage all their targets.
Puzzle
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Keep your three bosses happy while flying in a straight line
Simulation
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Le Grand Espionage!
Puzzle
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Survive 3 Waves
Shooter
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View events of the Cold War
Educational
My first game , hope u like it
Strategy
Be the first country to launch 10 missions and reach the moon!
Racing
In this game you are in a secret mission on the moon during the ColdWar. You have to fight against the Soviets!
Action
GIF
A 2D pixel art game with an element of suspense
Visual Novel
GIF
Jazzy, Fast-Paced Code Breaking Game
Simulation
Invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs utilizing strategies in order to thwart the spread of communism!
Strategy
Fight across the world !
Shooter
A radar simulation
Puzzle
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Play as Sputnik and shoot asteroids and enemy satellites!
Shooter
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A music legacy of the cold war era.
Adventure
Survive your surveillance mission in enemy territory!
Action
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​An immersive sim set in the Cambodian jungle during the fall of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime.
Project for Historically Accurate Game Jam 3
Strategy
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The day the world nearly ended.
Visual Novel
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This is a game where you build and sell planes. There is also a cool museum with cool plane facts.
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controls: left arrow, right arrow shooting: up arrow reset after a loss: down arrow
Action
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Historically Accurate Game Jam 3
Adventure
a soldier escaping from vietnam warzone, you have 5 chance to help a little soldier escaping from war zone
Shooter
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Historic ColdWar GameJam 2020
Strategy
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Historical Aviator Game
Adventure
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Adventure
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A group of people are trying to build a tunnel to escape East Berlin. We need to stop them.
Strategy
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A game set in East Berlin, Germany. Help a citizen escape to the west.
Adventure
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Text-based espionage
Interactive Fiction
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A Casual Game where you can draw some stuff on the Berlin Wall back in it's day.
Escape to West Berlin
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Play a little Prisoner whos trying to escape the deep caverns of an evecuated gulag.
Puzzle
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You make the decisions which decide the fate of the World.
Role Playing
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Use a U2 plane to locate missiles over Cuba in this 2D flight game
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You play as a pilot in the Berlin Airlift.
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Entry for Historically Accurate Game Jam. Become Bames Jond and infiltrate the Soviet laboratory.
Platformer
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with your soldiers, attack your enemies and capture their camps.
Action
A 2 player LAOG about emotional compromise and sexual questioning during the Lavender Scare.
Play the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, a turning point in the space race during the cold war.
You play as a Russian agent trying to steal secrets form a secret city in the US
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No real bears were harmed during the development of this program.
Platformer
A game about diplomacy, chaos...and space!
Simulation
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