Submission open from 2018-02-02 10:00:00 to 2018-02-12 11:00:00
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Welcome to the Movie Game Jam, where you create a game in two weekends inspired by your favourite movie scene!

Games based on movies have a reputation for not being that great. They're also hardly made anymore.
Thus, the aim of this jam is to show that movies can still be a great source of inspiration for interesting and innovative video games!

Action and horror movies will be the easiest (conceptually) to turn into games, but I challenge you to also consider exploring your favourite films for scenes that could be highly unique and interesting in game form!

Discord & Twitter

Come join our official Discord server (for this jam and future jams), because game jams are more fun when there's a community.

Follow the official Twitter account @MovieGameJam and make your tweets with the hashtag #MovieGameJam :)

You can also follow my personal twitter @XavierEkkel if you have any questions or just because you like living life on the edge.


1) Steam game prizes given away to participants who give good game feedback and to some of my top picks.

2) A special role in our Discord server!

3) Lots of feedback from other participants and YouTubers/streamers (see below)!

4) Most importantly, the satisfaction of finishing an awesome movie-based game!


If you are a YouTuber or Twitch streamer interested in playing the games from this game jam, I can add you to a list in this section so participants and onlookers can easily find your content! If interested, please tweet me or email me.

Official List (so far) of Streamers / YouTubers awaiting your entries:


  • Anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to participate!
  • You can go solo or form a team! Max team size is 4.
  • Games must be inspired by a movie, but should not infringe upon any copyright or trademark, so please avoid using identical names, dialogue, appearances, or music.
  • Obviously some games may allude to movie spoilers; however, please avoid big movie spoilers in your game title, description (unless you put a spoiler warning at the top first), or screenshots.
  • Don't start working on the game prior to the game jam, as it isn't fair to other participants starting from scratch. However, you may use publicly-available assets if you have the appropriate permission and mention this when submitting (there'll be a textbox).
  • You can use any engine, including one you made yourself.
  • Your game must be free to play until the voting period is over.
  • Games that are discriminatory, contain hate-speech, or are in very poor taste will be removed.
  • You must have a good time doing the jam! :)


After the submission period, you'll be able to rate entries on the following categories on a scale from 1 to 5 stars:

  • Overall
  • Movie Interpretation
  • Gameplay Innovation
  • Fun/Engagement
  • Visuals
  • Audio

Don't forget to leave feedback on any game you rate! It's more helpful than just a number, and it helps them find your game :)


Can my game be based on more than one scene?
One scene is recommended because it will likely lead to more focused and coherent game designs, and more time for polish. However, I won't restrict the use of multiple scenes or the general movie concept if that's what you want to do and you're confident in your ability to do so!

Do you have some examples of movies that would make interesting games?
Funny you should ask! Here's a short list to get some ideas going (video links to scenes or trailers - spoilers may be present):