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WELCOME!

Mini jam is a 72-hour-long video game development jam that occurs every two weeks on Itch.io.

A required limitation is announced as soon as the jam starts to spice things up. Remember, limitation breeds creativity. You get the theme early, so you can plan ahead, Just keep in mind that you may have to change your idea when the limitation is revealed. This jam's theme is ILLUSION.  Remember, theme is purely inspirational and not required. Feel free to interpret it however you want.

No worries if you can't finish your game on time, you can submit late at anytime during the jam's voting period.

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LIMITATION!

The limitation is a special condition that your game must follow, but is open to interpretation. If you are unsure if your idea doesn't fit the limitation  just remember that everyone will interpret it differently.


The limitation is: There is only one character

A character can be referring to a characteristic, a person in a story, or even a unicode character. What type of character you choose is up to you, but there can only be one!

Q: What about a character as in a quality?
A: If you lean into it enough, this can also work

Q: Am I limited to one of each definition of the word "character"?
A: You may choose which definition you wish to follow

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.

Keep in mind that the theme is purely for inspiration, and you should not rate a game differently based on how well the theme was followed. 

RULES/FAQ!

Rules:

Read the rules.
Not reading the rules is not an excuse for breaking them.

Keep game content clean.
No NSFW content, offensive content, excessive gore/violence.

Answer submission questions honestly.
You will be prompted to answer a few questions when submitting your game. Please answer them to the best of your ability. Giving vague answers is a great way to set off red flags


Any games that do not follow the rules will be removed from the jam without warning.


FAQ:

Can I submit more than one game? 
Yes, but I would advise against it.

Can I submit a game I already made? 
No. You may only submit projects made within the time frame. We do check.

Can I make changes during the rating period?
Yes, just make sure that the original version of the jam can still be downloaded.

What engine can I use?
You can use any engine or framework you like. You can even make your own if you want.

Do I have to follow the theme?
No, but well… When in Rome~

I have code and assets from other Jams I wish to use, are these allowed?
Yes! If you have the rights to use it, anything that wasn't made specifically for this particular jam is allowed. This jam in particular isn't strict on the "build it from scratch" ruling, but it is encouraged.

How can you tell if I used premade assets or made the game at an earlier stage?
Outside obvious red flags, we don't really check. Jams are for fun. Bend the rules if you want, just don't cheat yourself and be a jerk to mess with genuine folk.

Help! I couldn't submit on time, what do I do?
There will be an announcement on the discord server, as well as a community post about how to submit late if you missed the deadline.

When does the next Mini Jam start, and when will the limitation be announced?
Mini Jam takes place every 2 weeks on a Thursday/Friday, depending on your time zone. Mini-Jams last 72 hours (3 days). Limitations are announced at the start of the Jam.

PARTNERS!

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

Want a fun and easy way to make games? Try out Ct.Js! It's a free 2D game editor that aims to make programming fun and game development easy by its visual editors and well-documented code library. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Submissions(72)

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A tiny text editor.
Help Mushy explore the strange new ruins that appeared in her forest
Platformer
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A short adventure in the woods
Adventure
3D, Castle, Animations, Maze, Mirror, Cinematic, 20MinToEnd
Adventure
Plataformer based on galaxy and deeps of the sea
Platformer
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Close Encounter with a Force of nature
Interactive Fiction
What lies behind the mysterious door?
Puzzle
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This game is for the Mini Jam 90
Platformer
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Descend with your Eye into the Pit of the Abyss
Action
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Short game about a frog with unstable color shifting powers
Platformer
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Action
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A short 3d horror experience.
Survival
Breaking loneliness with beauty.
Interactive Fiction
A short horror experience made for Mini Jam #90
Trippy as hell
Platformer
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Help the disco dirtbag find his way out of the glitterball! Made for Mini Jam 90!
Action
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GIF
Where did the other letters go?
Puzzle
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A speedrun game about a small vampire that is sad because can't see himself in the mirror
Platformer
A simple timing game where if you don't go fast enough, you thirst to death.
Action
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Action
if your doing pc download both the exe and the pck then it works(and I followed all the rules)
Action
Extremely Short Puzzle-Platformer Proof of Concept Game
Platformer
A maze game, where rooms switch between red/blue when you look away
Puzzle
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Can you do choices in there? Lets check!
Puzzle
GIF
Can you recreate this One Character by moving its parts?
Puzzle
Solve puzzles the wrong way
Puzzle
Solve Puzzles with Time Loops!
Puzzle
Jump and Run Puzzle
Puzzle
Visual Novel
A small game made for Mini Jam 90: Illusion
Adventure
Splitscreen interpreted in a different way.
Platformer
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Play as a rock.
Platformer
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a minigame made for a 3-day game jam
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Play as cool box and jump over spikes! Nothing is more engaging and fun than that! Right?....
Interactive Fiction
Platformer
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A platformer where the player jumps between two realities in order to get to the next level.
Platformer
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Plataform Mirror
Platformer
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Platformer
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A short puzzle and plataform game where you control 2 players at the same time.
Platformer
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competitive game with only one person
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Platformer
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Explore impossible shapes and avoid danger!
Survival
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GIF
sus game
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Platformer
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Precision puzzle platformer made for the Mini Game Jam
Platformer
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A quick little experimental puzzle/bullet-heck style game.
Puzzle
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GIF
quasi-meditation sim
Simulation
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You are a being called a dreamer and your mission is to save a boy from fear.
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Are you are on a magic show? or is just illusion?
Action
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Search the owl through its illusions
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Who... What... Where are you?
Adventure
Platformer
shoot and explode your way through swarms of demon bats
Shooter
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Solve the cryptic message
Puzzle
Puzzle
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BounceOut is cool
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Puzzle Deathrun
Action
GIF
Platformer
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A small puzzle-platformer where you can change the shape of the level.
Puzzle
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