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WELCOME!

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 ADVENTURE. Remember, theme is purely inspirational and not required. Feel free to interpret it however you want.

LIMITATION!

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: Death must be a core mechanic

This means that the concept of death must play an important role in your game's design beyond "yes, things do indeed die in my game".

Q: Does the use of permadeath satisfy the limitation?
A: No.

Q: What about dying and respawning?
A: No, that's already how most games work.

Q: Does the player's ability to kill things count?
A: No.

Q: Do things actually have to die, or can I use the concept of death?
A: Either or.

Q: What happens if I can't incorporate death into my game?
A: You are at the mercy of the "Use of the Limitation" voting criteria.

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

RATING!

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.

RULES!

  • 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.

PARTNERS!

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

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Submissions(75)

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With the ring of the phoenix, cheat death and use your past lives in order to reach greater heights!
Platformer
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Rejected by Death, Lazarus will do everything in his power to show he's worthy of her. Whether she likes it or not...
Platformer
A game about spraying blood and mortality
A puzzle game of careful positioning and deadly accuracy.
Puzzle
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GIF
Short retro puzzle platformer game made for Minijam72
Action
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Short puzzle about dying
Puzzle
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Mini Jam 72 game about a warrior fighting between life and death
Adventure
This game is a Ghost-Fox-Adventure. Enjoy!
Adventure
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Death slept in too late and has souls to reap, hurry up!
Adventure
Grab your crowbar, escape cloud-land.
Adventure
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A 2D adventure game where you play as an ant
Adventure
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You can control one player at a time but you can also switch between them at a cost. Play interesting puzzles with this!
Puzzle
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Sacrifice yourself to resist a costant assault!
Action
Defeat the Adventurers and Raise them as Your Minions
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GIF
The king has disappeared and the princess is vulnerable, you must protect her at all costs, for the sake of the kingdom!
Adventure
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Dig graves and talk to ghosts.
Simulation
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Reach the end or die trying? Why not both!
Adventure
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You're stuck in a loop of killing yourself and possessing new bodies.
Adventure
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Wander your way through the Forest to fight The Master
Adventure
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Made in 3 days...
Adventure
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Use your Soul to solve Puzzles
Adventure
Had a good life? Let's try that again.
Adventure
Adventure
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Adventure
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A simple platformer made for the 72nd Mini Jam.
Platformer
Puzzle platformer where you HAVE to die. Sounds easy enough. Level editor included.
Puzzle
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Adventure
Roll till you're dead... and then some.
Platformer
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Switch Between Worlds by Killing Yourself
Puzzle
Collect 10 pills and get out of the dungeon
Adventure
The motivation is dying! Keep the neurons alive or we're all doomed!
Action
To save everyone from dying of boredom, you gotta put on a good show!
Fighting
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Pass through walls and steal chests.
Adventure
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Good Ol' Fashioned Slimy Fun
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Uncover a gruesome murder.
Adventure
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Just a quick detour
Platformer
Survive an undead horde.
Strategy
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Place as the Grim Reaper to take the souls of all those against you.
Adventure
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You're death. Collect good souls and avoid bad souls. It all ends at dawn.
Adventure
Reap the souls of those who's time has come.
Adventure
A short adventure game made for Mini Jam 72
Adventure
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Adventure
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Adventure
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//// PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION BEFORE PLAYING ////
Adventure
72-hours GameJam with Death as Core Mechanic
Action
Adventure
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Judgement day - and you are the judge.
Adventure
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Be the choosen one, not one of many
Puzzle
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Little Death must learn to Wield The Scythe!
Adventure
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Time for some necromantic vandalism
Adventure
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Your a Chicken on a Meat farm
Adventure
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Llama in space?!
Adventure
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Death Couldn't stop this Mechanic
Simulation
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A side scrolling platformer based on death as a character
Adventure
Not done.
Adventure
Adventure
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Platformer
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Use your enemies against themselves
Action
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A game where the circumstances of your death determine the conditions in your next life
Platformer
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A short platformer revolving around a dying sun
Platformer
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PROTOTYPE
Platformer
Explore an ancient temple, evading—or dying to—its traps. Or don't, because I didn't have time to finish that..
Adventure
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My first attempt at doing a Game Jam. Was only able to produce gameplay concept. NO MUSIC or SOUND EFFECTS.
Adventure
Accept death in order to progress in this challenging puzzle platformer.
Platformer
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