This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-12-11 05:00:00 to 2020-12-14 05:00:00. View results


Mini jam is a 72-hour-long, game development jam for independent game developers that occurs every two weeks.

Mini Jam involves a required condition that is announced as soon as it starts to spice things up. Remember, limitation breeds creativity. You get the theme early so you can plan ahead, Just keep the limitation in mind. This jam's theme is HELL. Remember, theme is purely inspirational and not required. Feel free to interpret it however you want.


The limitation is a special condition that your game must follow, but is open to interpretation. If your game does not follow the limitation, it may be removed.  

Limitation: Cards must be a mechanic

Any type of card goes, note that your game doesn't need to be based around the usage of cards. There just needs to be a card related mechanic in game, and they don't have to be used for their intended purpose (e.g. throwing cards).

Q: Can I use the idea card suits and not the physical card specifically?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I use some obscure type of card you have never heard of before?
A: Yes.

Q: Do business cards count?
A: ...yes.

If you would like notifications when the Limitation is announced, join the Mini Jam Discord server.  Discord  -  Twitter


At the end of the Jam, there will be a rating period that lasts 5 days. Your game will be rated on:

Enjoyment - How much you enjoyed your time with the game.    
Concept - How interesting or unique the main focus of the game was.      
Presentation - How well executed the main focus of the game was.      
Use of limitation - How well the game incorporated the given limitation.


  • You may only make your game within the time frame, we do checkHowever, updates are allowed after the game has been submitted
  • No harassment of any kind.
  • Keep game content clean. No NSFW content, offensive content, excessive gore/violence.
  • You can use pre-made assets that were not made for this jam, like asset packs, or assets from older projects of yours.
  • Follow the limitations given.
  • Read the rules. Not reading the rules is not an excuse for breaking them.

Any games that do not follow these rules may be removed from the jam.


Participating in Ludum Dare? Be sure to join the official unofficial Discord server.

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