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During the Mechanic Jam, you will be given a term describing a game mechanic. Submissions will be open for 10 days, followed by a two-day voting period. 

During these 10 days, you will be tasked with creating a game centered around the described mechanic. Your goal is to implement the mechanic as creatively as possible. 

The mechanic for this jam is:

Status Effects

"Status Effects" are effects applied to the player or other characters with either positive or negative effects. These effects can be used defensively to boost a character's abilities, or negatively to harm enemies. Your goal is to create a game focused around applying effects to characters. Get creative, think of ways these effects could help or hinder the player as they reach their goals.

You cannot start working on your game until the 10-day submission period. After the submission period is over, a two-day voting period will take place, during which participants are encouraged to vote on each other's games. During the voting period, you will not be allowed to edit your submission.

Games will be judged on two criteria: Overall execution, and how creative your implementation is. There are no rewards for winners; voting is purely for fun.

Teams are allowed, but should ideally be no more than 5 people.

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a game for the mechanic jam 2
Switch Colors and Dodge Enemies
A forest of status effects.
Role Playing
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Guide the puppet to the end of the dungeon.
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