This jam is now over. It ran from 2015-11-27 06:00:00 to 2015-12-07 05:59:59. View results

http://www.google.com/patents/US5718632

US patent 5718632 filed on November 27, 1995 by Namco, forbids the use of interactive loading screens. This patent has held back a ton of creative ideas for so long, and i- what's that you say? Patents expire after 20 years? 1995, 1996, 1997... woah! It's 2015! We're in the clear! Let's stick it to the man!

Loading Screen Jam's "theme" is creating interactive loading screens (or anything that infringes on the abstract) and defiling the patent that held back game design for so many years! Create games/interactive material based on infringing the now-defunct patent in any way possible!

The games/loading screens made can either be games based around interactive loading, or a game that happens to have an interactive loading screen. The judging will be based on the loading screens themselves (and/or how they tie into your game), subtext/commentary on patents/trademarks that hold back design, and sheer disrespect to the original patent.

I'd suggest a game to play while you wait for the jam to "load", but that could get you in some serious trouble with Namco! See you in November, enjoy staring at this screen until then...


Alternate Jam names:

"Game design shouldn't be held back by patents jam"

"Seriously you shouldn't be able to patent something that basic jam"

Games submitted(48)

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A juggling minigame that just so happens to be the loading screen for a mini SRPG
Strategy
Other
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A game about contact for the 2015 Loading Screen Jam
Other
Interactive loading screen for #LoadingJam
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Zombie Outbreak
Strategy
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A short mystery visual novel with thrilling, multiple endings.
Adventure
Shooter
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Crush Creativity with the Power of Patent
Simulation
Dodge enemies while the game loads.
Action
An endless runner for loading screen jam,
Platformer
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The dungeon crawler with a fresh side hidden in plain sight!
Platformer
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play the game before it loads!
Puzzle
It's perfectly safe. Trust me. It's fine.
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Illuminate those spheres while your computer actually renders a 3D image.
Shooter
A 2D tile-based game about tanks that is very loosely based off Tank Battalion.
Loading screen game about loading screens.
Action
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LoadingJam
Action
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Simple Loading Screen Game
Puzzle
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A platformer/tower defence mashup made for MiniLD63.
Platformer
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Load your way to victory!
Rpg
A Simple game about a patent clerk and interactive loading screens, made for #LoadingJam
Other
Use your mighty shield to defend you and your precious gem from the onslaught of the undead
Action
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Play snake while loading all levels
Action
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Small platformer made for #LoadingJam.
Platformer
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Web build at http://tann.space/games/loading_screen_jam/ (might not work if you're not on chrome)
A small game to play on the com or on the phone!
Action
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A rail shooter developed for #LoadingJam
Shooter
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Loading Forever
Action
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Action
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Loading Screen Jam 2015 - Build that jet
Action
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A small game where you collect squares before the actual game loads!
Other
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Mouse control, do not lost any pixels
Action
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Play a hex puzzle during the loading screen. Also grab a key in the "real" game, I guess.
Puzzle
How fast can you sort letters of the alphabet before loading completes?
Puzzle
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About a river of loading
Other
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#LoadingJam entry
Action
Brainless loading shooter made for Loading Screen Jam
Shooter
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Put 'em on the boat.
Puzzle
A game with a fancy interactive loading screen
Action
A very little and not polished game made in few hours for the Loading Screen Jam
Platformer
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Loading screen
Other
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YOU are the patent processor, Don't screw it up!
Puzzle
Its pretty much a version of snake with more explosions.
Puzzle
A button mashing game.