This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-10-30 14:30:00 to 2020-11-01 11:00:00. View results

Welcome to Futuristic Jam, where you create a breaking game learning about technologies to come and dreaming about the future they could bring!

PREFET is a project funded by the European Commission to detect and understand seed technological trends that could have a strong impact in the future, over society (where, how and for how long will we live, how will we work, who will we become to be, how will we organise and interact, how will we defend the environment and life…), products and services (private and also public).

For months, we have been studying and selecting trends with the participation of thousands of researchers from all over the world, artists, designers and policy-makers.

For some other months, we are working with researchers from different fields in generating ideas around these trends for specific technology development projects.

This jam challenges you to create the most breaking / inspired game you can think of around one of these ideas.


Come join our Discord server for this jam.

Follow our Twitter account @PREFETeu and make your tweets with the hashtag #FuturisticJam


First pice: 500

Second and third prices: 250 (each)

For all:

Co-working with future-oriented researchers.

Lots of fun playing the crystal ball for humanity. You could also end up impacting the research to come; maybe even taking part in it somehow!

Feedback from other participants and jury members.


Tech projects (ideas or trends) will be presented to participants in the jam on the 30th of October 2020 at 15:30 CET. Participants will choose what to work into, and will be put in contact with one of the researchers working on this project, so that h/she can answer questions or explain more details about the project if needed. Link for the presentation of themes:

During the jam, you will be able to contact this researcher in case you have any question or would like to receive feedback. On his/her side, they will want to see the game at least once before it is submitted.


  • Develop and submit your game starting from 30th of October 2020 at 15:30CET to 1st of November 2020 at 12CET.
  • Anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to participate. You only need to be over 18 years old.
  • You can go solo or form a team. You can form teams easily on our Discord.
  • You can use any engine, including one you made yourself.
  • Please only use assets you have permission to use, and avoid infringing upon any copyright or trademark.
  • Your game must be free to play.
  • Participants who try to manipulate voting will be removed.
  • Games that are in very poor taste and/or imply harassment of any kind, NSFW/offensive/excessive gore or violent content will be removed.
  • You can use pre-made assets that were not made for this jam, like asset packs, or assets from older projects of yours.
  • You will hold the rights for any submission you make, although the collaboration researcher might limit the dissemination of certain details + will keep the right to use the game for disseminating his/her project.

For any further questions write to


After the submission period, two things will happen:

  • Jury members will rate entries on the following categories on a scale from 1 to 5 stars:
    • Overall: overall impression as to the quality of the game.
    • Concept: How original was the game focus in relation to the technology it is woking around (how far was the idea taken still keeping scientific coherence)? How effective is it creating a fiction over the science that can get to inspire technological evolution?
    • Gameplay Innovation: how unique are the gameplay mechanics?
    • Fun: how much did you enjoy playing this game?

It will be this voting the one deciding about the 1st, 2nd and 3rd economic prizes. Jury members will be made public before the jam, and will be formed by experts in the technologies tackled. They will vote right after submission on Sunday 01/11/2020, and the winners will be announced during the afternoon.

  • You will be able to rate entries on the following categories on a scale from 1 to 5 stars:
    • Overall: overall impression as to the quality of the game.
    • Concept: How interesting or unique the main focus of the game was?
    • Fun: how much did you enjoy playing this game? Did this game make you lose track of time?
    • Gameplay Innovation: how unique are the gameplay mechanics?

This voting period will run for 1 week. The result of this voting will be communicated to the researchers involved and jury members, and the top 5 participants in number of votes will be announced in the project’s website to the international community around future and emerging technologies. And don't forget to leave feedback on any game you rate, it is more helpful than just a number!


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