This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-03-17 23:59:59 to 2019-03-22 23:59:59. View 59 entries

The extra theme is: Minimalism!

The saying goes "Less is more." You don't need to attend a massive expensive conference to be a gamedev and you don't need a game to be as deep as the ocean in order to be fun. So with this theme in mind, consider taking a simple idea and making the most out of it rather than pile stuff on top! Good luck and have fun with the jam!

Join us March 18th-22nd!

notGDCJam is a game jam for not attending the Game Developers Conference! 

Not everyone can make it to the GDC but should still feel like a part of the game design community. So for those of us not attending, we have our own 5 day game jam for fun! We invite you to come and make a game with no pressure, relaxed rules, and all for community fun! Join other game designers in celebrating our craft without the price of hotel and travel!

Join us on the notGDC Discord! (https://discord.gg/NEdNauP)
Take part in the notGDC non-conference and share your ideas and wisdom! (http://www.notgdc.fun/)
View the 2018 notGDCJam entries! (https://itch.io/jam/notgdcjam)


We encourage you to make whatever you want! We would love to see a variety of ideas from A to Z such as:
Video  Games - Board Games - Card Games - Interactive Stories - Anything gaming related!


Since this is a super chill game jam, the theme isn't 100% mandatory, however we will announce a special theme 1 hour before the start of the jam. We also encourage you to choose from this list to get you started!

- Game Conference and Events
- The Gaming Industry
- Game Designer Parties
- Fear of Missing Out
- Spending thousands of dollars to hang out with people you know on Twitter
- Owls being better than Pigeons


- You may use existing assets/code libraries/etc but you have to start your project fresh for this jam.
- This isn't a jam to 'finish an existing project.' This is for fun, not a place to get your existing project noticed.
- Team and Solo projects are welcome.
- Anything hateful/sexist/racist/etc won't be allowed. Let's leave the nasty outside.
- Have fun!


Thank you for taking the time to participate in this jam and we look forward to the awesome stuff you're going to create! Don't forget to pop into the notGDC Discord to hang out! We'll be having a good time during the jam and streaming games you've created! 

Be sure to share the #notGDCJam2019 hashtag on Twitter and invite your friends!

Special thanks to:
@lucyamorris@viTekiM for the 2018 notGDC event and game jam!



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Jump and grind to the beat!
Rhythm
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Random bog witch pattern generator
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GIF
it's time to go home
Interactive Fiction
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Get to the exit
Platformer
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A GMless Spell Creation RPG
One bullet is all you need
Action
What lengths would you go to, to not miss out?
Interactive Fiction
An adorably cute minimalist two player game with cats chasing balls of wool.
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KonMari your life
Interactive Fiction
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A Short Story on the Game Industry
Interactive Fiction
kind of a blog
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​The lights are out, and zombies are about.
Survival
- Pigeon Endless Runner
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procedural conference survival simulation
Simulation
3D Puzzle/Platformer
Platformer
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drop colours, hear sounds!
Rhythm
Meet + Have Holographic Tea with Game Industry Professionals from Parallel Dimensions
Simulation
Created for NotGDC Gamejam 2019
Action
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Not-GDC2019 Jam Entry
Strategy
Minimalist Action Game
Action
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Get into your house
Adventure
Fighting game I did on my participation in notGDCJam
Action
Shooter
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A quick game about confronting your fears.
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Drop Blocks! Jump Platforms! And play your new game!
Puzzle
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A simulation of a text adventure. Being added to.
Interactive Fiction
Physics based air hockey game with a little twist.
Sports
Avoid the pigeons, collect the coins.
Action
You vs. the world... of buggies. "The only good bug is a dead bug!" as they say...
Action
Minimalist chill puzzle game. notGDCJam 2019. Mix colours and solve puzzles.
Puzzle
Fighting
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GIF
I want to be
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A short game about making this game.
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GIF
Push numbers until none are left in this tiny addictive puzzle game.
Puzzle
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You're a dog. At a party.
Interactive Fiction
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A minimal matching game where you sliding the tiles around rather than swapping them
Puzzle
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This game is made for the notGDCJam 2019. Download game for Windows
Shooter
GIF
The Expo is on. How long will you last?
Survival
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Interactive Fiction
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Action
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Emoji platformer where you climb and dash to the top
Platformer
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A minimalist puzzle game where you conquer blocks based on numbers.
Puzzle
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A 2D Platformer where you choose sides between the mage owls or mafia pigeons
Platformer
Get all the balls! A minimalist game
Action
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This is BETA VERSION. Pls leave comments or any request to make this game more enjoyable.
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the notGDC Unconference Unsimulator
Simulation
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notgdc
Interactive Fiction
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IT'S A PARTY!!! TO SOCIALIZE!!!
Survival
The pigeons and owls have joined forces together to dump your desktop with poop. Can you stand their forces?!
Survival
Basic 2D platformer with invisible platforms. Using only default Unity assets
Platformer
A simple, text based crafting game heavily inspired by doodlegod
Puzzle