This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-04-18 01:00:00 to 2020-04-23 08:00:00. View 47 entries

Jam Winners 

Congratulations to the winners of Climate Jam 2020! You can watch the awards stream here or go straight to the winning games below.


  • Most Adventurous - Local Goods by Chelsea Brtis
  • Positive Impact - Happy Ecosystems by Carly Kocurek
  • Discovery (Niantic) - Oil Eco Factory Tycoon by Lanthanum  
  • Grand Jury - Fire Season by D. Max Loy

Honorable Mentions 

  • BeeCycle by Todd Little 
  • Litterbug! by Astire Games 
  • One More Chance by Daniel Kleffmann and Bruno Guerra
  • My Fair Planet by Paxton 
  • Blóm by Miracle Tea

You can play all the games from Climate Jam


When? April 18th to 22nd, 2020
Where? Online, safely from home!

How to Jam

Join us on Discord! – - easy way to ask questions, chat, meet other jammers, whatever. If you haven't yet, be sure to say hi in the #introduce-yourself channel. We have #looking-for-group channel where you can meet others who are working on the jam, and many other channels dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible.

We have some times for Q-and-A’s and chats on Zoom. Join us from 3 – 5pm Pacific each day where one of the jam organizers will be available to answer any questions you have:

Meeting ID: 969 2275 0224

We ask that you follow our Code of Conduct in all of your IndieCade interactions, virtual or otherwise.

The online jam will be covered live over IndieCade social media channels, including our Twitter. If you have any screenshots, work you are doing or anything you are posting on social media tag us #ClimateJam @indiecade so we can repost! Also post in the #show-and-tell channel on Discord.

Interested in play testing? And/or joining a showcase at the end of the jam? Just let us know on Discord and we will post some options.

We are planning to do a Twitch stream following the jam on the IndieCade Twitch channel featuring all of the games made at the jam, If you would like your game to be a part of the final presentation please create a video of 3 minutes or less including gameplay footage/narration/stories about the process of creating the game, whatever you feel you want to share about the game, your team and your experience and include the video in your submission or a link to it on YouTube. Your video should include the game name, team name (if you have one) and any identifying information about your team members that you wish to include (names, roles, etc.). We will give you a warning in advance of the stream going live so you can watch and promote it to your friends and followers.

For first-time jammers, we've assembled a list of resources to help you get started as well as inspiring words from our Climate Jam Mentors. And don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have in the discord!!

Themes: Adapt - Engage - Protect 

When you begin working on your games please take any or all of these words for inspiration.


  • Saturday, April 18th
    • 8:00 am PDT / Jam Begins!
    • 10am PDT / Keynote
  • Sunday, April 19th
    • Jam!!
  • Monday, April 20th
    • Jam Jam!!
  • Tuesday, April 21st
    • Jam Jam Jam!!
  • Wednesday, April 22nd
    • 11:59pm PDT / Jam Ends

Why We Jam

Now more than ever, IndieCade is focused on supporting creativity, connection, and hope for the future. We invite game creators from across the world to join Climate Jam, to explore solutions that can address a rapidly changing world.

We invite developers from across the globe to join, contribute, and virtually connect.

The goals for the jam are to take action and raise solutions. We believe this generation of creators care deeply for our planet and holds the power to inspire while using games as a platform.

IndieCade is pleased to collaborate with the Games For Our Future team. With their incredible experience of running many jams that foster social change and collaboration we are all in the best of hands.

At this moment it is all the more relevant to think about people, nature, and resilience in the face of global crises. We have this moment to explore how new and different kinds of relationships between people and nature might build the resilience we need to withstand and reverse major global calamities such as climate change, pandemics, and economic downturns.


Following the jam, we will be giving Acknowledgments, Awards, and some prize packages - including original nature photography, media promotion, inclusion at IndieCade, and contributions to offset Carbon Emissions in your studio or your own name! 

  • Grand Jury’s Choice
  • Positive Impact  
  • Most adventurous/ innovative
  • Best reflects the idea of discovery/explore (inspired by our friends at Niantic)
  • As well as honorable mention awards in art, design, sound and more … 

Games are due on Earth Day, April 22nd, before 11:59pm PDT!

Award Eligibility Must be 13 or over. Must be submitted by the due date and hour (11:59 PM PDT April 22nd) Must be completed to the point of running as a prototype. Must represent original work ( plagiarism and/or forgery will be disqualified)  All assets used in the project must belong to the creators or be used under an appropriate license.

Award Selection Criteria Entries will be reviewed by a review jury of not more than a dozen members on a simple point system. Games must address one of the diversifiers A winner and any runners up will be announced MAY 1st.

Awards will consist of the following Prize Package Hand made original signed earth photography, promotion of game and studio/individual, opportunity to be featured at IndieCade Events (US/EU), and a Carbon Offset donation in your studio/individuals name.

Special thanks to the Games For Our Future team:

  • Tim Cullings - Seattle Indies
  • Dylan Gedig - IGDA Victoria
  • Graham Pentheny - Indie Game Collective
  • Andrew McPherson - Seattle Indies 
  • Sara Jo Breslow - UW
  • Dargan Frierson - UW 
  • Lela Cooper - UW 
  • Cami Smith - AIE 
  • Tom Swanson - foundry10 
  • Tyler Coleman

And thank you to NianticRiot Forge, and all of our other supporters for making this jam possible:


All submissions
Browser playable (15)
Windows (23)
macOS (14)
Linux (9)
Android (2)

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Try to survive as your world disappears.
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Surviving The Climate Apocalypse
A card game about building political pressure to solve the climate crisis.
Card Game
You are managing a new oil plant. But you must be economical and ecological !
A strategy game about wildfires and the people who fight them. Climate Jam Grand Jury Winner.
A magical girl educational adventure! For IndieCade ClimateJam 2020
Visual Novel
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A cooperative card game about tough food choices
A short interactive train ride aimed at promoting positive ways of discussing climate change for young people.
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Explore the planet. Hear the crisis.
Inspired by the story of the same name by Bradbury
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Save the species
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Humanity has one more chance, and they’re trusting you with it.
A backyard reflection - full of mason bees and flowers
A character customization game pointing towards how our personal choices as consumers impact the environment.
A Game Jam Game about plastic waste and a super powerful frog!
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Cows Suck. Why Not Suck Back?
A card game about connections in nature
A Tiny Game about Caring for a Tiny Planet
Protect your dam from the approaching humans by dropping trees on them!
How Do Aliens Escape is a spectacular puzzle-adventure game about an interstellar civilization
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Help save the planet by recycling and composting!
A relaxing, endless strategy game about evolving trees to ensure their survival.
Get those ships away from that iceberg!
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A simple stroke becomes a strong expression of our own humanity
A management game based on bureaucracy on a post environmental apocalyptic world
Visual Novel
Defend yourself from Killer Cubes!
A Game on Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Willa Lim
Controls - Arrows (Up,Down,Right,Left)
On the abandoned Earth, Dino encounters creatures destroying the world and working to stop her from exploring it.
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A short project I created to test out a new art style for the IndieCade2020 Game Jam
Interactive Fiction
Drive through the river as a drone to collect trash
The crab saves the eggs !
The IndieCade Climate Jam Edition
A 2D bullet hell shoot 'em up featuring bees, wasps and more.
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Climate Game Jam Entry
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Grow (or cut) forests and earn as much money for your company as you can!
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A decision-making game about politics and climate
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Keep It Alive
Card Game
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