This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-11-25 00:10:00 to 2022-11-28 00:10:00. View 68 entries



The Lost Cartridge Jam is an annual game jam where game designers, writers, composers, programmers and other creatives from all over the world spend 72 hours creating a Lost Cartridge Game from scratch. 

This is the fourth jam in a row. For previous entries, check out the website.



Lost Cartridge Game is a game that's been both designed and stylized to look and feel like a vintage game; a game that gives the impression of having been lost in a drawer for decades only to be rediscovered in the present day. Emphasis is placed on believability, but it's up to you whether you want to express that through game design, aesthetics or both. 



Submissions will be judged on the categories "Quality of Design", "Quality of Aesthetics", "Adherence to Platform" and "Going the Extra Mile." Whoever receives the highest score across all categories will be declared the winner, and will receive all the prizes.
















In addition to receiving indie retro games from our sponsors, the winner will have their game turned into a physical copy for personal use, which will be shipped to the winner's address. 

The physical copy will differ based on what type of game that has been submitted. For instance, a Windows-based game might be deployed to a USB stick, whereas a GB ROM might be deployed to an actual cartridge. A judgement call will be made in regards to the design of the physical copy.







Feel free to join our Discord chat via the link: http://astrojone.com/discord 



When does the jam start? 

The jam begins on Nov 25 at 00:10 UTC (Nov 24 at 7:10 PM EST). 

Who is behind the jam? 

The game jam is arranged by Astrojone - a game design studio and community that promotes Lost Cartridge Design. The purpose of this game jam is to encourage more people to try to create Lost Cartridge Games.

Where can I find the rules and guidelines? 

Visit the  official website

Where can I find more information? 

Visit the  official website

Where can I see submissions from previous years? 

Check out the past entries.

What's the Discord channel? 

Visit http://astrojone.com/discord 

How do I join? 

Click on "Join jam" at the top of the page.







Submissions(68)

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Protect against the caveman hordes.
Simulation
Space Battles Again
Action
Invaders: A LaserDisc style game made for Lost Cartridge Jam 4
Action
A very colorful and fun 3D platformer!
Platformer
Collect mana and avoid the monsters!
Platformer
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Delusional wizard working overtime to buy his wife a gift.
Role Playing
A small and fun racing game in a retro look.
Racing
Fighting
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Sleepy Cat Time
Platformer
A forgotten game for a forgotten system.
Shooter
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Retro game : land on mars surface and rescue the marooned crew
Simulation
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Made over the course of a weekend for Lost Cartridge Game Jam 2022 by The Average Friendship Enjoyers
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Space shooter with PS1/steampunk aesthetic
Shooter
A lost and unfinished Gameboy game, restored to be played on PC.
Adventure
will the skeleton find his family or will he perish find out now!
Platformer
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Your a cop who's has been called to check out some weird noises... it's not that simple
Adventure
Adventure
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A 3 player hotseat turn-based strategy game for the Gameboy Advance
Strategy
The Classic Platformer Game
Platformer
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A "cancelled tech demo" found game
Platformer
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The bombs have stopped falling, where do you go, what do you do?
Adventure
Create the correct Tetra by dropping pieces
Puzzle
Bullet Train, your game!
Shooter
Ghosts are haunting a warehouse and possessing the objects stored in it. It's up to you to stop them.
Action
Survive 3 Days is a Surving Game
Adventure
Rob a hidden laboratory as fast as you can!
An early 1990s retro style arcade game for PC.
Action
This SMS game sucks!
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Not suitable for photosensitive people.
Adventure
You adventure through space with the help or your jetpack
Platformer
Dungeon Game where you need to get gold to win.
Adventure
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Platformer
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Lost Cartridge Jam 2022 for game
Action
Enter into an ancient mansion to destroy the evil AI known as the 'Metal Overlord
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Platformer
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Adventure
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A short demo where I was messing around trying to figure out GB Studio.
Platformer
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A simple NES tower-defense game.
Strategy
Point-and-click dinosuar hunting
Visual Novel
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An retro game about bouncing off of bullets.
Platformer
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Make your way throught the crav's cave to find the magical pot!
Adventure
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Can you help the hotel?
Adventure
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Fight through evil toys and stop them at their source, deep within the heart of the toy factory
Platformer
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A Nintendo 64 Lost Cartridge Found Somewhere But It Was Found.
Platformer
Shoot the human target
Shooter
A game to calm down and enjoy yourself...
Puzzle
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Clasic retro game
Puzzle
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Santa has had it! Now he'll enjoy HIS Christmas gift - a brand new shotgun!
Action
You're stuck under the sea and can only communicate using morse code. Try to escape, from this terrifying reality
Visual Novel
breakout game
Action
Game for Lost Cartridge Jam 2022
Strategy
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Entry for Lost Cartridge Jam 4
Action
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One Really Wild Cowboy From The East
Platformer
A retro remake of Roblox DOORS
A 2D-retro platformer about FISHING!
Platformer
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Gameboy Color Game
Action
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everyone needs a dove.
Shooter
Third person adventure.
Adventure
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