This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-05-15 12:00:00 to 2022-06-15 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

★  Jasontomlee (LearnIndie)



   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 24 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 : SHAPESHIFTING

It is voted on one week before the jam, and the theme is announced at 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 criteria:

★ 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.


 Prizes

Prizes will be rewarded to top jam contestants by  LearnIndie.com

Join course.learnindie.com to be eligible for prizes!

   

1st:  $35~ Steam item + Free  Course

2nd:  $25~ Steam item + Free Course

3rd: $15~ Steam item + Free Course

4-10th: Raffle for $15 Steam Item + Discount on a Course

(The first few courses will be in development  after the jam)





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 catalog, 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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Submissions(70)

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Discover new forms in a cave of puzzles
Puzzle
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Embark on a journey to discover shapeshifting powers
Adventure
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A pit stop goes horribly wrong.
Platformer
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Action platformer/metroidvania where you control a witch with shapeshifting abilities
Platformer
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short classic Metroidvania
Platformer
A whole Metroidvania Game in one Game Boy Screen!
Platformer
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A slime is trapped underground.
Platformer
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a metroidvenia game in the world of arts and crafts
Platformer
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Cleanse spirits! As a cat! 3rd-place winner of the Metroidvania Month 16 game jam.
Platformer
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(Entry in Metroidvania Month 16 Jam) A short, platforming-focused metroidvania where you can turn in a drill!
Platformer
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This game is a metroidvania where the player explores a castle and has to find the way out.
Platformer
Slimevania Metroidvania Gamejam
Action
Adventure
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Simple Tilevania Game
Action
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Explore all that is hidden within this westly unknown world
Adventure
A game about getting lost on a straight forward objective
Role Playing
You have only one power: control enemies
Platformer
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Metroidvania for 10 mins
Adventure
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A GBC metroidvania in a foreign land...
Adventure
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Welcome to the tank afterlife. Can you get your old life back and blast your way out of tank hell?
Platformer
Top Down Space Shooter Metroidvania
Action
A Deep and Philosophical Introspection on Society
Adventure
Long ago, the Great Candles kept the darkness at bay. Now, one by one, they're going out and you must relight them!
Platformer
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Deckbuilder metroidvania
Card Game
Small robot becomes human game, entry for Metroidvania Month XVI
Platformer
A lemon wants to bring the sun back to its people.
Platformer
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Will you stay in your slumber and be protected or restore the corroding world of Gearscape?
Adventure
Escape a dangerous cave as a ball of dirt that can merge with the soil.
Platformer
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Mario Galaxy inspired 2D metroidvania
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A wandering samurai fights for redemption but can't escape the trauma of his past.
Movement Shooter Metroidvania
Shooter
A 2D-in-3D Metroidvania game, developed for Metroidvania Month 16.
Platformer
Metroidvania Jam
Action
When an SOS comes from moon colony 6, only one woman is brave enough to answer the call
Platformer
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A short metroidvania where you play as a plant
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An entry for Metroidvania Month 16
Role Playing
Small experimental game using raymarching
Platformer
Short Metroidvania produced for the Metroidvania Month 16 gamejam.
Action
A game jam made for metroidvania-month-16
Action
Shapeshift your way through this fun, yet simple metroidvania using powerups and movement mechanics
Action
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Play as 4 legged repair / battle droid Gigabit! Full controller support.
Its getting dark....Dash before you die
Adventure
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Escape the cave with the power of your shapeshifting
Platformer
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Play as an imp and collect coins
Puzzle
A prototype look into our Metroidvania project. Final game title pending.
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A short metroidvania about a lost octopus made for Metroidvania Month 16 (Warning, last scene contains bright flash)
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A game for Metroidvania Month XVI
Platformer
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A small metroidvania game about a fox searching for its cubs
Platformer
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Adventure
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A wizard? With a sword?
Platformer
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Action
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First game I ever posted
Platformer
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made in a rush
Platformer
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Become the magic Slug
Adventure
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