This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-02-10 09:00:00 to 2017-02-12 23:45:00. View 43 entries

Welcome to the Home of Nerds Game Jam! Are you ready to embrace being a nerd!

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Home of Nerds is hosting its first Game Jam for all the awesome developers who have joined our community! The Game Jam is LIVE!!! You still can join and participate and we would love to have you here ! The only requirement is that you join our discord server since this jam is for our amazing community! Welcome everyone and lets make this the best February Game Jam ever! The theme is: "Dying is Good"


Official Game Jam Prizes:


Team Nerd Prizes:

  • 1st Place: The first place team will win a VIP PR session with @GoPublix. This is a 4 hour PR planning session focusing on your game. Includes a 2-week media relations guide and you will receive a personally written game press release created by an industry expert. The winning team will win a $100 Gift Card (split between teammates) from either Steam or Amazon depending on your preference.

The team will receive an officially designed physical certificate for each member from Home Of Nerds to commemorate your victory! You will also receive HON lanyards, t-shirts, and be granted special Discord Badges as the winners.


  • 2nd and 3rd Place: You will receive a special HON lanyard and t-shirt for participating in our first ever game jam*!


Solo Nerd Prizes:

  • 1st Place: The first place Nerd will win a VIP PR session with @GoPublix. This is a 4 hour PR planning session focusing on your game. Includes a 2-week media relations guide and you will receive a personally written game press release created by an industry expert. You will also win a $150 Gift Card from either Steam or Amazon depending on your preference. The winner will receive an officially designed physical certificate from Home Of Nerds to commemorate your victory*! You will also receive a HON lanyard, t-shirt, and receive special Discord badges as the winner.
  • 2nd Place: You will win a $30 Gift Card from either Steam or Amazon depending on your preference. Also receive a special HON lanyard and t-shirt for participating in our first ever game jam*!
  • 3rd Place: You will win a $20 Gift Card from either Steam or Amazon depending on your preference. Also receive a special HON lanyard and t-shirt for participating in our first ever game jam*!

* The prizes may take anywhere from 1-21 days to be delivered / redeemable. This includes digital prizes and delivery.


Official Rules:

Those who work alone are considered a Solo Nerd; Teams are considered Team Nerds. Prizes will be awarded to each group. Games must be submitted before the deadline ends, at which point (edit*) we will announce the winners.

        1. All participants must indicate whether they are working solo or as a team.
        2. Teams may have a maximum of 5 members.
        3. a) Teams must create all art and major code assets during the jam. b) Solo Nerds may use unpaid, royalty free art and code assets.
        4. Royalty free music and sound effects are allowed for both solo and team nerds.
        5. (Royalty free means the creator has licensed the art for use with or without credit.)(Certain assets such as fonts, your logo, and certain content generators are permitted.) You may use any tools at your disposal.
        6. You may use the basic source code you have available. This code must be shared afterwards. If your engine of choice does not use source code (Gamemaker Studio, Gamesalad, etc) then this is not required. Do not abuse this.
        7. Solo Nerds may invite team members after the jam begins, and will then be considered a team. Members of a team, however, cannot change their status to Solo Nerd after the event begins.
        8. Do not start working on your game early. The purpose of a game jam is to create your game during the time limit. Cheating and lying by starting early will disqualify you. Please respect your fellow devs by adhering to these rules.
        9. Absolutely no NSFW material! Racism, sexism, hate speech, pornographic material, and promotion of illegal activities will result in immediate disqualification.
        10. Your game will be judged based on: Innovation, Graphics, Theme, Fun, and Overall. While strict adherence to the theme is not required, it will impact your Theme score.
        11. Major bug fixes are permitted post-jam, but you may not include additional features or content. Changes must be clearly documented.
        12. Violation of these rules, and otherwise deceptive practices will result in immediate disqualification.






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a puzzle platformer in which dying is good
Platformer
Play in browser
Help Rejected Vegetables Get A Proper Ending
Platformer
There's no such thing as a free meal, nothing good ever comes without ... Sacrifice.
Action
Die as much as you can !
Platformer
Play as the wraith of nature set on revenge.
Action
Destroy monsters, buy new heads and have fun!
Platformer
Follow Shiro on his journey toward achieving death in this lost world, in which he can neither die, nor truly live.
Platformer
GIF
It is NOT all about solving the puzzle but rather getting the least amount of deaths at the end.
Platformer
Touka Koukan. One is all. All is one. Experience true meaning of natural order in its gruesome way.
Strategy
Play in browser
Slay the Boss by using bodies left behind to power up. A game with incredible atmosphere and high difficulty!
Action
Balderdash Interactive HON 2017 Game Jam Submission - Puzzle/Platformer
Puzzle
I don't even
Strategy
Play in browser
Prevent your brainwashed pigs from becoming bacon for the orcs!
Action
Control your own samurai army!
Action
Defend the Citadel from evil invaders.
Shooter
My entry for Home of Nerds game jam - February 2017
Rpg
Kill birds, destroy bombs and buy new stuff to be more powerful in next game!
Shooter
You won't let them take your time away. Even if it means killing yourself.
Action
A game about squares that die
Platformer
GIF
Slaughter and poses an arm of Gummy Creatures.
Action
2D Battle Arena hit fish with snowballs, don't hit the other penguin.
Platformer
Just keep on dying, and you'll be fine
Shooter
Play in browser
Death does some good for a change.
Adventure
Play in browser
The less health you have, the more you can see
Shooter
A team-nerd for the Home of the Nerds Game Jam.
Dying is good for business!
Platformer
GIF
They say if you die in the game, you die in real life!
Platformer
Win the game by dying on every trap
Platformer
This game is inspired by very old DOS games (more specifically, Chip's Challenge).
Puzzle
A take on Space Invaders, where dying is good!
Shooter
Control water droplet Dew through platforming levels of science!
Platformer
GIF
Antigravity FPS enemy wave game.
Shooter
You are a blue block, you have to run from 3 red blocks in a maze.
Adventure
Action
Play in browser
https://github.com/Hammania689/HomeOfNerdsGameJam2017
Platformer
Made (in like a couple hours) for HON jam
Action