This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-08-15 12:00:00 to 2022-09-15 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 : SALVAGE & REPAIR

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 also 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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A mini Metroidvania about a demon regaining his powers.
Action
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MetroidVania MonthJamSubmission
Adventure
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Metroidvania PreAlpha Demo. A small hero with a magical spear.
Adventure
A cave journey metroidvania/platformer, with tumbling
Platformer
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A scavenger's metroidvania. Submitted to the Metroidvania 17 Game Jam.
Platformer
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A pirate project for Metroidvania month XVII
Platformer
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a metroidvania where you explore a ruined world
Platformer
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metroidvania
Platformer
Piece together your escape from this red haze of a scrap hive
Platformer
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Play as a deactivated cyborg that wakes up and realizes all their parts are damaged.
Platformer
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Short demo for metroidvania month jam 17!
Adventure
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submission for metroidvania contest
Action
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A weird new planet suspiciously was spotted in the solar system, your job is to investigate it
Death is just the beginning.
Platformer
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Metroidvania month 17 game jam submission
Platformer
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A small metroidvania with a rougelike twist
Adventure
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GameJam Metroidvania Month 17
Platformer
Platformer
A short Metroidvania
Platformer
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A Metroidvania adventure game featuring a small robot in a diner
Adventure
A metroidvania featuring Magical Girls, and strange worlds...
Platformer
Adventure
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Metroidvania Rogue-lite
Adventure
Experience what it feels like to be a mole fighting for its life and explore the underground.
Platformer
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A Metroidvania platformer game
Adventure
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Gameboy-Style Metroidvania
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Pixel-graphics dark action-adventure
Adventure
Play as a little spirit & team up with butterflies in battle.
Platformer
MetroidvaniaMonth GameJam
Help destroy CPU and put an end to the corruption
Action
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A top down horror metroidvania set on a moonbase, inspired by Alien Isolation.
Adventure
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Help Kre-chan help the moles in the caverns!
Adventure
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"Rise soldier, rise..."
Action
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White dragon 2
Adventure
Metroidvania Month 17 Submission by Team Omenblade
Adventure
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Sci-Fi Metroidvania
Adventure
A metroidvania with a weight class system, where you salvage the wrecks of killed enemies
Platformer
Somehow you're trapped on a planet and can't get to your ship unless you find the three vital thingies!
Platformer
Nothings worse than a buggy unfinished game.
Adventure
A rodent sized adventure!
Adventure
MetroidVania game were tou can play as a space samurai that also has a an afro
Platformer
Fight with aliens in that metroidvania game, get upgrades, defeat the boss and then repair the spaceship
Action
Submission for MetroidvaniaMonth
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3D metroidvania with an advanced crafting system.
Action
Fix the ship!
Platformer
Metroidvania with spray-paint powers!
Action
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A small Metroidvania Prototype for the 17th Metroidvania Game Jam
Platformer
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Birdie and not-understantable-map
Platformer
Made for Metroidvania Month 17 Game Jam
Action
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short dwarf man makes sword from the stolen gem of Johnny
Platformer
Mini-metroidvania
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A short platformer/in-progress Metroidvania game made for the Metroidvania Month 17 game jam!
Platformer
a little metroidvania prototype featuring a toaster and a mighty drill
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Untitled Metroidvania Game
Action
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Short platformer, where you have to repair your robot.
Platformer
Adventure
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Short Game I Made for the "Metroidvainia Month 17" Game Jam.
A non-generic metroidvanina. Very unique indeed.
Platformer
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You're a bounty hunter ensuring the timeline progresses as it should, your next target is the king of an isolated world.
Platformer
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Platformer
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An Angry Chicken to Save the World
Adventure
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Metroidvania with some vague scavenging themes
Platformer
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A metroidvania game made in 2 weeks
Action
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Well you can play it...
Platformer
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Prototype game made for Metroidvania Month Jam 17
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Loot Shoot a Adventure Type Game
Adventure
What is this really
Platformer
Escape from the Dark!
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Submission for Metroidvania Month 17
Gloop needs your help to get back home
Platformer
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