This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-02-15 13:00:00 to 2022-03-15 12:00:00. View results

Hello fellow devs!

Metroidvanias. A popular game genre among indie devs (you probably know Hollow Knight, Ori or Axiom Verge) based on Super Metroid and Castlevania in which you explore the map to find upgrades. In this game jam, I challenge you to make a metroidvania game in a month! If you still have no idea what I'm talking about, you can check what is a metroidvania.


Our cool Vania partners:

Azecy

barrels | Bored Pixels Jam


Rules:

1. Assets should all be made during the jam period. General purpose code, designing, bases and models, placeholders, and story can be made before the start of the jam. Here's clarification.

2. External assets can be used if you have the rights to and leave credit to the author when submitting in the "External assets" field when required. Of course, the assets you choose don't have to be made during the jam.

3. Incomplete games are accepted, I would like to see them evolve if it's a project that you'll continue. So don't stress to make a complete game! But your submission should be playable.

4. Teaming is accepted and there is no maximum team members.

5. You are free to use any engine you want.

6. The game needs to have a PG-13 rating or below. To be clear: no nudity, excessive swearing, no gore (for the subtilities of that one, refer yourself to these two posts: Post 1 and Post 2)

7. Your game should be free! You understand that selling it will cut out your ratings. You can put it on a sale for the duration of the rating period and set it back to its normal price after that.

8. I'm accepting late entries until 72 (February special) hours after the end of the submission period. In order to submit late, first publish your game to itch, and then send me the link, either on Discord or in the Community tab. Uploads will also be unlocked, so if you have a bug fix to publish, do it during this time!


Optional theme: Alchemy

It is voted on one week before the jam, and the theme is announced on the start of the jam. You are free to use the theme or not, it is only for inspiration and won't affect your score.


Rating

Games will be rated on these criterias:

Enjoyment - How did you like the game?

Design - Includes a lot of things, like balance, level design, gameplay experience, creativity, etc. How was that?

Presentation - Was the game delivered in a good way? How was the consistent aesthetic?

Metroidvania - Does this game belong in this jam? Was the metroidvania subtle or could you clearly say it was a metroidvania? If you're not sure, you can check the page linked at the top.


Everyone who submitted or contributed to a submission is able to rate. If you didn't, you can still leave a comment, every feedback is appreciated! Results are out one week after the end of the submission period.

Thanks to the generosity of Azecy, the winner will be able to choose a game in their catalogue, including Last Inua, Immortal Planet, and more! Winners will also get a role in the Discord server and a screenshot of their game behind the page!

barrelsBored Pixels Jam is our partner since MVM 3! If you are bored and like pixel art, this jam is for you! She challenges you to make a game in a week with the limitations of a theme and pixel art. Make sure to check it out!

Special thanks to Zahran Worrell for the banner and all the design tips and help!

Join the Discord server! A friendly and cozy community that can helps you with gamedev, provide you with feedback, and play your games! The place to go to make teams (special mention to artists, which are pretty rare on the server). The server doesn't become inactive between jams! Plenty of stuff to do: writing and drawing challenges, discussion on all sorts of subjects, like books, movies, even chess! Daily pies and stories provided by community members and memes to keep you entertained! Opened to everyone!

Hope to see you participate and I'm looking forward to what you'll make!

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Created in 4 weeks for Metroidvania Month XV
Adventure
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Follow Archie's journey from riches to rags in this 2D Metroidvania.
Adventure
Enter the cave of Alchemy and defeat an ancient evil using the four elements!
Adventure
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Wacky sciency metroidvania!
Platformer
a metroidvania where you play as a potion dude (with controller support)
Platformer
A hard-boiled metroidvania. Shoot and draw your way through in a barely held-together world.
Platformer
Kill The B.0.Bs, Meet the B.0.S.S - be a Bad Bot
Adventure
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Mini Metroidvania
Platformer
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A young psychic chases a thief into a dangerous power plant.
Platformer
Explore Moth's backyard and craft potions to earn money and unlock new abilities
Platformer
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It's your first day at a super illustrious Space Wizarding Academy. What could possibly go wrong?
Action
Short Metroidvania game made for MVM15
Platformer
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Platformer
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A fan game reference to the game of the same name mentioned in "Smiling Friends"
Adventure
Travel around the city doing the bidding of the thugs who are holding your daughter
Action
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The Alchemy Update!
Platformer
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Challenging platformer metroidvania
Platformer
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Follow a magical girl on her quest to learn more magic!
Platformer
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A wacky metroidvania about finding your own place! WITH CONTROLLER SUPPORT!
Action
A Fantasy Metroid Vania Style Game that involves the Player in Battles, Item Collecting, and Puzzle Solving.
Action
A metroidvania game
Platformer
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Escape the lab
Puzzle
Play as Yasopp the Fox, artist extraordinaire with enhanced paints that propel you forwards and upwards!
Platformer
Take a magical, action-packed rampage in search of sweet revenge.
Action
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Sidescroller Metroidvania
Adventure
Platforming in the void of space.
Platformer
Enter the sewers, fix the pipes, come out alive!
Platformer
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GAME NOT FINISHED, DON'T WORRY IF YOU FIND BUGS. THANKS
Adventure
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A small platformer game! Change the colors of reagent blocks and proceed through the area!
Platformer
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Enter the crypt of tombs that holds the long dead gods of this world! Take their treasure and find its secrets!
Platformer
Learn alchemy and look for the cure to save your mother.
Platformer
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Explore an alternate realm to collect the four pieces of the Alchemist Orb and use it to escape.
Adventure
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You play as an anthropomorphic cat trying to deliver a love letter.
Platformer
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Metroidvania Month 15 Submission - A top-down action exploration of universal truths.
Action
a metroidvania adventure for dogs, or those appreciative of them
Adventure
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Small little metroidvania.
Platformer
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Metroidvania short game presented to Metroidvania february game jam
Adventure
Alchemy Based Metroidvania
Platformer
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Metroidvania Month 15 gamejam
Adventure
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Metroidvania game jam submission.
Platformer
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Educational
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Platformer
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Flob spores are running amuck, explore the lab and solve the problem
Platformer
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A metroidvania demo made for jam
Action
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Magic and elements of alchemy
Platformer
A classic front-on metroidvania with an eggcellent and eggciting twist!
Platformer
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Master the Power of Alchemy!
Puzzle
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Adventure
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My first game jam submission for 2022 Metroidvania Game Jam
Platformer
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A game where you need to explore an unknown land to collect parts to REBUILD your SPACESHIP.
Adventure
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A 3D game created in Unity!
Strategy
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squid game game
Action
What happens when an omniport generates a multiverse of madness
Adventure
A game for Metroidvania Month Jam 15
Platformer