This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-10-19 05:00:00 to 2017-11-03 04:59:59. View 9 entries

Make a game that honors, remembers, pays tribute to someone that you knew that is gone.

The Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is a holiday primarily celebrated in Mexico that honors and remembers those that have died.
Often, game jams are about mechanics, themes, restrictions. The challenge in this jam is about having the courage to get personal, and through the act of creation, attempting to get closer to something real and meaningful.

  1. Be respectful
  2. Whatever you make and do, do it in the spirit of the jam.
  3. Submission guideline: Please attempt to follow the theme. If your submission or your account appears spammy and disrespectful toward itch and the other jammers who work to make something unique, I will remove the submission from the jam page.
Tips on getting starting

This is a very different kind of jam and you may not know how to even begin. My advice is to focus on story telling, which in games is often delivered through dialogue or a big block of text at the beginning that explains what is going on. Another thing to remember is that the game does not have to be about death.

Discord Server for support:

The website and Discord chat server for Weekly Game Jam selected this jam for their weekly jam. If you would like to join to get support click here for the discord server.


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Find 13 and a half lost cats in the village.
Search for the lost smokes through fragmented memories
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stories from grandma
In Memory of Brandon Lee Cundiff
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puzzle game for 'remember the dead' jam 2017
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WGJ15 Drone Sim
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Halloween 2017