This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-04-17 16:00:00 to 2020-04-19 17:30:00. View results

NORDIC GAME JAM GOES ONLINE!

In light of the pandemic situation, Nordic Game Jam will for the first time ever be online! We will still host a real-life jam as you know and love it later in 2020. But in April, we will try to create an online version as close to the real deal as possible (free toast not guaranteed). We encourage as many video calls and as much sharing as possible.

The NGJ ONLINE will have:

  • A Discord server. This will be the digital version of a venue, complete with rooms for hanging out and rooms for working
  • Online group forming
  • Scheduled showcases for sharing your progress
  • Cool, diverse categories
  • A genius theme, announced here

Everyone is welcome! No matter your skill level, if you are Nordic or not, or if you had a ticket for the jam. The only requirement is that you are ONLINE 🛸🛸🛸


NEW COMPETITION FORMAT

Normally at jams, we compete for the “best” game, the most “beautiful” or similar. In our view, this can reduce the discussion of games to a set of broadly agreed-upon, often commercial, factors. 

Instead, we will this year rate each other’s games on a broad set of characteristics. You can choose which to focus on and whether you even want to focus on any of them!

CATEGORIES

Together Alone

  • How much does the game support you in being social while socially distancing yourself?

Most Peaceful

  • How much does the game calm you down and let you forget the troubles in your life?

Most Intense

  • How much does the game stimulate you and send adrenaline through your veins?

New Perceptions

  • How much does the game spur considerations you never had before and make you look at a part of the world in a new light?

WTF? Is this art?

  • How much does the game make you go WTF? How surprising and confusing is the game?

Most Emotional

  • How much are you emotionally touched by this game? How intensely do you sigh with melancholy or beauty?

RATING

Once all games are submitted, you will have a week to play them and rate them on itch.io/jam/ngjonline in each of the six categories. Each category is rated by giving the game 1-5 stars, depending on how effectively you think the game achieves that category.


AWARDS

A winner of each category will be chosen at the end. So you might have the honor of e.g. having made the Most Intense Game of NGJ Online. As an award, you will receive a digital illustration made by Caroline Fangel specifically for that category, featuring your game name. Caroline created all the little monsters that you see here and on the website, so you'll get your own little playful creature.


FIRST TIME JAMMING?

Welcome! At this game jam, you get 48 hours to create a game. At the beginning of the jam, we'll announce a theme that you can base your game idea on. We then kick off online group forming, where we'll help everyone find a team to join. Jammers are always welcoming and helpful to newcomers, so even if you have no game dev experience, you'll be able to join. You can also join with a pre-formed team or even jam solo - although we heavily encourage you to join a team.

During the weekend, you come up with ideas for your game, you develop the game, you test it on other people, you iterate, and then finally you submit your game.

The jam is for everyone! Programmers, designers, artists, sound designers, composers, writers, pilots and magicians are all welcome.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Cool. Send them right over to Nordic Game Jam on Facebook or twitter 

All submissions
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Windows (46)
macOS (18)
Linux (11)
Android (1)

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MY Origami Love Letter" is a platformer about the everyday magic
Adventure
Chill magical city builder on a cliff
Simulation
When magic becomes every day life, people still have to do the basic jobs. Stop the little minions from making messes!
Action
Join young witch Linette​, as she explores the forest!
Adventure
Be one with everything in this multiplayer chill Yoga explo game
You run a magic shop for your town.
GIF
F L Y - VERSUS - M A N
Action
Your world is disassembled
Interactive Fiction
A tabletop RPG played using a deck of playing cards.
Simple acts of kindness!
Educational
A series of moments about skin-to-skin contact, sunlight, and shared breaths.
Interactive Fiction
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Your unisheep flock have gone mad, and you need to quickly contain them with your trusty yell and pug.
Puzzle
What are you doing here? Find out what kind of magic they are making, and ESCAPE!
Puzzle
The shortest real narrative game ever made
Visual Novel
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​Relax and make some music with Mr Rabbit and his orchestra of chickens!​
Rhythm
Build something nice!
Play a gamer playing a game in this puzzle platformer
Platformer
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This is a digital version of Terry Rileys composition "In C".
Four people stuck in each their world need to help each other to find their way out.
Puzzle
Every level is a new day. Every day brings a new magical power. You have to reach the next hut before sundown.
Platformer
Be the goat with the force.
Puzzle
Game for Nordic Game Jam 2020
Puzzle
Follow the flow and collect you everyday magical items.
An interactive novel about a scruffy detective trying to find an ancient amulet.
Interactive Fiction
Adventure
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A dungeon crawler focused on stealth. Collect reagents and craft potions.
Puzzle
What is more Everyday-Magical than Hugs...and Fire!
Puzzle
you dont have magic get over it
Fighting
Play magic cards to get rid of dark curses
Strategy
A Game About Stopping to Sniff the Flowers
CastleofArcana
Adventure
Just another long day.
Simulation
Just you, a room, and infinite dominos. Extra items for more fun too :D
A short meditative VR game wherein you guide the wind with your hands.
Oh no, I've slept for a thousand years and my hair is all tangled!
Action
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Team up with a friend to help out a farmer, but be quick, he mustn't know you're real!
Because there is so much trouble in the world, let´s go for a fishing trip
InfinitPoco
Everything is perfect in the world of a butterfly, except that damned cat!
Survival
A relaxing game about making coffee art to put a little magic into the world of those around you.
You are a wizard whom is cleaning after his naughty cat playing on his shelves.
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Get help from your fellow butterflies to get your colours back.
award winning short about thinking back on a life lived
Interactive Fiction
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Make People Happy and Stress Free!
Adventure
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A dog sets out on an adventure to find his missing owner
Platformer
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Keep alive the flame of life by picking positive emotions
Survival
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Submission for Nordic Game Jam 2020
Role Playing
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A crash course
Racing
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Puzzle
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Prehistoric Everyday Magic
Platformer
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Play as a programmer and explore the magic that exists around coding and creating a world.
Simulation
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Collect resources and prepare yourself during the day, protect your chest during the night
Survival
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You play Magic everyday - because it's your everyday's magic!
Action
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Perform your dance to attract a crowd!
Play in browser
Puzzle
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An adventure trough Storm Goldberg childhood to achieve everyday magical moments.
Puzzle
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The Lizard Wizard with a Gizard
Action
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Explore the magic world in a microscope
Survival
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A very abstract but very short game about a date.
Experience orbital mechanics in this magical galactic experience
Simulation
A bootleg team-tactics game from 1987
Strategy
Magical Farming
Survival
Your pet got strange taste for foods! Feed him with magic...
Puzzle
Everyday magic, which we often do not notice.
Adventure
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A Painful Nostalgia Trip
Adventure
The task is simple, wash the dishes. But this magic dishes love being dirty and will try to escape!
Puzzle
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Can you take the best duck pic?
Nordic Game Jam 2020 entry
Platformer