This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-03-12 18:00:00 to 2021-03-22 17:00:00. View results


Thanks to lineartlemur for the awesome logo!

An open challenge to create a game prototype whose core loop is a mundane task or job.

All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.

Hosted by 8 Bits to Infinity, a game development community improving creative and technical skills through rapid iteration and honest, critical feedback. Join us on Discord, check out our website, and take a look at our past jams and challenges.

Limitation (Required)

To qualify for the jam, your submission must involve some mundane real-world task or job. Popular examples include farming (Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley), city planning (SimCity, Cities: Skylines), tycoon games (Game Dev Tycoon, Prison Architect, Planet Coaster), and more (Papers, Please).

The challenge is to take this task which is mundane in real life and make it fun in video game form.

Theme (Semi-Optional): DECAY

The theme is meant to be an inspiration to kickstart your game ideas. You are free to interpret it however you like.

The theme is also optional, but one of the five rating categories is Theme/Limitation, so it counts for about 10% of your score.

Challenges/Diversifiers (Optional)

Looking for additional challenge in the jam? You can use any number of diversifiers listed here.

Judging and Prizes

When the jam ends, games will be open to rating by anyone who submitted a game. The highest scoring overall game will be crowned Community Choice. Check out the Ratings Guide for how to interpret the categories.

A panel of judges will also rate games based on a rubric to determine a Judges Choice winner.

Winners will receive:

  • The jam-winner role on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server
  • A place in our list of jam winners

Rules and FAQ

Jam Rules

Jam FAQ

Submissions(47)

All submissions
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Browser playable (25)
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Windows (22)
macOS (5)
Linux (5)
Android (1)
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Trio (3) (5)
Quartet (4) (2)
Solo (1) (35)
Pair (2) (5)
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Other (8)
Godot (6)
Unreal (1)
Game Maker (4)
Pico-8 (1)
Construct (3)
Unity (23)

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Prepare a snack for your "child".
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A lonely space trucker journey... With pirates.
Simulation
Earth has been ruined and the climate is swinging out of control. Survive long enough to get off the planet!
Simulation
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Courageous vegetables on their quest to grow all the golden vegetables of the garden.
Puzzle
Drive to work, while hitting ragdolls, and dodging bad meta-narratives!
Action
A puzzle game where you control multiple characters while trying to dispose of radioactive waste!
Platformer
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you are an employee trying to fix a flag that decays
Platformer
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You´re gonna be late for your maths lesson.
Simulation
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Live the life of a little worker who has just moved to a new town!
Simulation
Role Playing
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Your job is to give the patients at the nursing home the pills they rely on to live. Make sure you give them on time!
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Virtual aquarium for your desktop, some maintanence required
Mr Business means business...
Role Playing
Being a landlord is hard
Simulation
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Rhythm Game
Rhythm
Become a Cat Box Cleaner!
Action
Fermentation from the yeast perspective
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Simulation
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Maintain your human's teeth as a tooth fairy!
Platformer
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Short game based around keeping decaying plants alive
Survival
Alphabetizzy is a dizzying game: alphabetize by author's last name!
Simulation
A puzzle platformer about sorting boxes in a warehouse
Platformer
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Work in a small mailroom for a short time.
Puzzle
A game where you drive to work.
Action
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The visual effect on capitalism
Strategy
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An office RPG!
Role Playing
Mundane Game Jam
Role Playing
Gestion game made for the Mundane Jam (8 Bits to Infinity)
Simulation
Game made for Mundane Jam (8 Bits to Infinity)
Just another day at the park. . . . .
Simulation
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Warning: score and lives don't reset upon exiting to menu, reopen the window in order to restart the game
Two Jams, One Game.
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Behave yourself when dating someone!
Simulation
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a funky top down farming rhythm game
Rhythm
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Platformer
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You must clean the office after lockdown is lifted, whiles avoiding the antimasker!
Survival
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Deliver office supplies in a timely fashion or you'll be fired. (Mundane Jam)
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Try to manage those conveyors in the laundry
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After the nuclear holocaust all that is left in the ruined cities are deranged mutants and a lonely robot.
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As the humans prepare their launch, maintain the launch platform by replacing decaying timber, stone, and steel.
Action
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Understanding. Precision. Frustration.
Puzzle
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Mine the crypto ore before it decays.
Simulation
Control a watering drone to defend the garden from enemies!
Action