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Welcome to the second annual Music Game Jam, where you have two weeks to make any music or audio themed game you want!

In particular, the Music Game Jam aims to facilitate an exploration of new, innovative approaches to the music game genre.

Continuing from the success of last year's Music Game Jam, let's keep expanding the repertoire of what music games can do, whether it's an interactive music video, a Beethoven RPG, or an FPS musical.

The only limit is your musical imagination!



Prizes


1) Game prizes for participants who give the best game feedback and to my top picks (with a focus on innovation).
       (please email me if you have any keys to donate!)

2) A special role in our Discord server!

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

4) All participants will get a free unlimited asset license for Audiokinetic's Wwise audio software (until November 1st),
compatible with all popular game engines. Email me to request access.

5) bit-studio.com will write an article in both French and English about the winners

6) Most importantly, the satisfaction of finishing an awesome music-related game in just two weeks!


Discord & Twitter


Jams are more fun when there's a community, so come join our Game Jammers Discord!

Twitter users, make sure to follow the official Twitter account @MusicGameJam and tweet with the hashtag #MusicGameJam :)

If you have any questions or want to have some input on the jam, please tweet me @XavierEkkel


YouTubers/Streamers


I've organised lots of YouTubers and streamers to play your Music Game Jam entries and give you great feedback!
Each new video will be tweeted about and posted in our Discord. I will also compile all the videos into one big YouTube playlist.

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.


Rules


  • Anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to participate!
  • Teams are allowed and encouraged! Max team size is 4. You can find team members easily on our CrowdForge page.
  • Do not start working on the game prior to the game jam, as it isn't fair to other participants starting from scratch.
  • You must start from scratch. However, you may use publicly-available assets if you mention this upon submission (there is a text box).
  • Leave feedback on any game you rate! Your comment will include a link to your game so they can play yours too:)
  • Your game must be free to play until the voting period is over.
  • Games that try to manipulate voting (including asking your friends to create accounts just to vote on your game) will be removed.
  • Games that are discriminatory, contain hate-speech, or are in very poor taste will be removed.

Voting


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

  • Overall: your overall impression as to the quality of the game.
  • Music: how well-crafted and unique was the music? Was the music well-integrated into the game?
  • Innovation: to what extent does this game bring new mechanics, ideas, perspectives, and creativity, to music-related games?
  • Fun: how much did you enjoy playing this game? Did this game make you lose track of time? Was it addictive?
  • Visuals: how visually-impressive was the game? Did it have a unique art style that complemented the music and gameplay?

The voting period will run for roughly two weeks.

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 :)


FAQ


Who can participate?
Anyone! All experience levels, from beginner to expert, and all disciplines from coding and art to design and music, are free and encouraged to join this jam!

Do I have to use all 14 days?
Not at all! This game jam was extended from last year's 3 days to 2 weeks to allow more people to participate, and to allow participants to work on the game at their own pace (rather than a 72-hour crunch). It is expected that some games will be completed entirely in 1 or 2 days, whilst some will be completed in stages across the two weeks.

Can I use other peoples' work in my game?
We do not take responsibility for any unauthorised uses of other peoples' work and any consequences that may result from its use. Please use work that you are authorised to use or that you created from scratch yourself.

Do I keep the rights to my game?
Yes! You and your team keep the rights to everything you create for this game jam.

Is there any restriction on game engines?
Nope! You are free to use whichever game engine you like - including your own custom-built engines - as long as you create the code and assets specific to this game from scratch.

What kinds of games can I make?
You make any game where music or audio is a central part of the gameplay or story!

Can I update my game after the deadline?
Yes! Feel free to use the feedback you get during the voting period to keep improving your game!


All submissions
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Browser playable (42)
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Windows (56)
macOS (17)
Linux (13)
Android (5)
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Team of 4 (5)
Team of 3 (15)
Team of 1 (62)
Team of 2 (16)

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A fun musical toy!
Run in browser
A rhythm game where rhythm doesn't matter
Play in browser
Shooter Game Without Shooting - A Rhythm Bullet-Hell Shooter game by LuiCat
Shooter
A rhythm based 2D platformer with procedural music
Platformer
Build a lofi beat in this hidden object / rhythm game
Rhythm
Play in browser
GIF
Rhythm roguelike shooter.
Rhythm
Play in browser
GIF
September 1993 will go down in net history as the September that never ended
A game about music, harmony, peace, and flying.
Adventure
GIF
Top Down Shooter - But the music controls your shots!
Shooter
A short story about magic&music&desperation, undertale-style. Music Game Jam 2018.
Play in browser
Black metal themed action platformer.
Action
Your Instruments are your Skills and your Soundtrack!
Rhythm
GIF
Jump to the beat and avoid the heat!
Rhythm
Play in browser
Interactive Fiction
Rhythm battle game!
Rhythm
Play in browser
A chill music game made for the 2018 Music Game Jam
GIF
Now you face the toughest challenge of all wizard!
Rhythm
robot-written slam poetry
Interactive Fiction
A MusicGameJam 2018 project #madewithfusion
Platformer
Twin Stick Rhythm
Rhythm
Play in browser
An infinite runner in a pitch black tunnel (GMTK Jam 2018, Infinite Runner but you can't See Anything)
Rhythm
2D rhythm bullet hell platformer about hope and despair.
Rhythm
Play a gig for aliens and röck their world
Shooter
A musical bullet hellish demo
A rhythm-based run-and-gun
Rhythm
Play in browser
Apply yourself to arrange sounds and solve music puzzles
Puzzle
A horror action where you fight your way against all "beats" in a Lovecraftian universe.
Action
A new seven part saga
Visual Novel
Keep The Song Perfect!
Rhythm
Play in browser
Twinkle On!
Rhythm
Play in browser
GIF
The 80s Rhythm Game
Rhythm
Play in browser
In a future where metal music is considered contraband...
Action
Rhythm Platformer for Music Game Jam
Rhythm
Play in browser
Hollow knight meets rhythm heaven
Rhythm
Rhythm Game
Rhythm
Beat game where you chase a starship and avoid asteroids
Rhythm
A Peaceful HangDrum Simulation
Simulation
A rhythm game based on the dancing dude from Sasquatch music festival 2009
Rhythm
Controller Designed Rhythm Game
Rhythm
Play in browser
GIF
An audio-based game where you don't see your enemies.
Rhythm
Play in browser
adventure, explore, music, puzzle
Adventure
Side-scrolling runner with a musical twist.
Rhythm
Play in browser
Unlock the Bard's Chest to discover the treasure within!
Rhythm
Play in browser
Adventure through a keyboard in space, game for #musicgamejam2018
Adventure
Play in browser
Inspire a struggling composition student by collecting sounds.
Play in browser
Write text, play it as a song
Play in browser
Find the Fragments of a Song to bring Light back to the World
Adventure
Play in browser
Impossible or is it? (view source code)
Action
Play in browser
Paddle along the river. Try to find the rhythm.
Rhythm
Play in browser
Well, let's hope they're zombies.
Action
A very casual game made in about 24 hours
Action
Puzzle
Play in browser
A BPM guessing game
Puzzle
Free Jazz Party Experience
Rhythm
Play in browser
A rhythm game without rhythm
Rhythm
Play in browser
An entry for a music based game jam
Shooter
Play in browser
Made for the weeklygamejam 60
Rhythm
Punch monsters in rythm, before they kill you.
Rhythm
A Platformer experience created for the Music Game Jam 2018!
Platformer
A Rhythm Game Where You Can't Press Any Buttons
Rhythm
GIF
modular chiptunes
Rhythm
Play in browser
Jump and know the song if you wanna live !
Play in browser
A rhythm game where you count to 128 in binary
Rhythm
Play in browser
A game about a mysterious song.
A platformer through time itself
Rhythm
Musical memory game - build a tune from pieces
Puzzle
Platformer
Play in browser
Short music puzzle game for a Game Jam.
Puzzle
Pong remake with music effect improvements
Sports
Play in browser
The story of Do and his friends Ra, Mi, Fa, Sa, Lo & Si
Platformer
Play in browser
Racing
Play in browser
Play in browser
Augmented reality Dj Table
A rythm rpg.
Role Playing
Play in browser
Rhythm game play base on Camera
Rhythm
Rhythm
Play in browser
Prototype For Music Game Jam
Shooter
Play in browser
Simple GUI to start with the training of perfect pitch
Educational