This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-03-04 01:30:00 to 2017-03-14 00:30:00. View 211 entries

Jamming To Resist

#ResistJam is an online game jam about creating games that resist oppressive authoritarianism in all its forms, in partnership with IndieCade.

It differs from most game jams in that we're providing mentorship and workshops from experienced members of the game industry to make sure that as many people as possible can participate, no matter their skill level. Our objective is to empower jammers to make amazing and powerful games by focusing on diversity and inclusion.


Sponsors!

Presenting Partner: IndieCade

Media Partners: International Game Developers Association, Devolver Digital, Raw Fury, Global Game Jam, Games For Change

Why jam?

The global political climate grows increasingly terrifying by the day. We want to empower people to resist through the power of interactive media.

Not everyone can march, or be a figurehead of a movement, but we can all find ways to resist the oppressive hegemonic authoritarianism that pervades modern society. This is one of them.


Do you have any diversifiers?

We sure as heck do!

I <3 Diversity

Work in a diverse team of people with someone you've never worked with before. Diversity can include gender, race, orientation, neurodiversity and people with varying disabilities.

This is how it Feels

The game raises awareness of how hate speech or unfair accusations feel, and what kind of effect they have on their targets.

Hardware Accessibility

Can be played in browser or on low-end netbook.

Nevertheless, She Persisted

A character stands as one against many.

Everyone Can Play

Design your game with accessibility in mind. This could be with fonts for Dyslexia, text sizing options, difficulty levels, re-mappable controls. Check out our workshop on accessibility by AJ from Able Gamers on what you could incorporate.

Other Shoes

Make a positive portrayal of someone with a different life experience from your own.

Don't Censor Me, Bro!

Make a core theme of your game be about censorship and the impact it has.

Localized

Make the gameplay require two languages.

Freedom of Press

The game showcases press and journalism through gameplay.

Folk

The game uses a folk or indigenous art style of your region.

Migration Power

Game showcases the value of migrants to a culture and economy.

Participating in this jam could compromise my safety. How can I keep myself safe?

Unfortunately, some jammers don't live in places where it's safe to publicly express political opinions. In those cases, we encourage jammers to, before anything else, keep themselves safe. If you're completely set on participating, we strongly recommend the DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity as a starter kit for keeping yourself safe and sound, though no solution is 100% secure. Additionally, we are exploring anonymous submission options, though we can't promise anything just yet.

If you are a jammer from an unsafe area with enquiries about this specific subject, please email Damon (de at coy dot ninja).


Want to hang out with other jammers and find a team or get help from expert mentors? Check out the #ResistJam hashtag. You can also tweet or email us to get an invite to our Discord server.

All submissions
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Linux (34)
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Pack your bag for the last time, before heading out into a oppressive dystopia.
A cat wearing a hijab boards the subway on her daily commute. What interactions await her today?
Role Playing
Flashback meets V for Vendetta with Point&Click
Adventure
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A stealth game fused with an interactive story
Visual Novel
GIF
Aid humanity with ancient swamp magic
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When a mysterious rebel loans you a sentient plant-creature, you go on a quest to find it some snacks.
Adventure
You're a photojournalist attending a protest
Simulation
GIF
Two scientists hope they have found a way to lift the needle, and light the way in these dark, dark times...
Adventure
Somebody is always listening
Puzzle
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Grab your video camera and rise up against the oppressors
Action
GIF
Rile a crowd and push back against the darkness
Action
Live authoritarianism through a minimalist narrative experience.
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GIF
Find your friends. Share their strength
Puzzle
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GIF
Submission for #ResistJam 2017
Simulation
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a short cyberpunk coming of age story about a couple of troubled teenage city punks
Visual Novel
A public restroom. A binary choice.
Simulation
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An ambiental platform game experience against authoritarianism #ResistJam
Platformer
Be free
Platformer
just a little alien trying to make pizza and keep living on a very strange planet
Action
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Type down to discover how these 4 tales entwine
A #ResistJam game about protest and decision making
Manage a small town in uncertain times.
Simulation
game jam game about doing tricks with a butterfly knife
Action
An android game about communicating even when your government doesn't want you to.
Puzzle
Fascists have taken over the White House, and it's up to you to stop them!
Action
plot to pay lesbians to become farmers and invade conservative rural strongholds
Simulation
The outcome of sexist media - quiz form
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A small study of characters
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Breaking news! A new teleprompter simulation game has been officially submitted for the #resistjam.
Simulation
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The private eye with the rubber nose.
Adventure
A small town story. A reflection of a big world.
Visual Novel
A Twine about being a woman and dealing with sexism. [English, Español]
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A game ​about resisting conformism and blind acceptance of majority's opinion​s. And funny ​true/fake news.​
Puzzle
GIF
Your government loves you very much! Make good choices! (A #ResistJam project.)
Interactive Fiction
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a witchy visual novel
Visual Novel
GIF
A game about censorship and propaganda on your favourite TV channels.
Simulation
GIF
A game about oppression and voices
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Antifascist Typing Game for #ResistJam
short interactive story of indifference, inertia and hopelessness #ResistJam
Interactive Fiction
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GIF
Pattern-match radio transmissions from an uncertain source. Sci-fi short story about the path we're on.
Puzzle
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The witch of the revolution.
Visual Novel
Papers, s'il vous plait explores the coded language of 'Canadian values' & what it means to resist.
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GIF
A realistic U.S. election simulator.
Simulation
A game with multiple paths of gameplay and resistance
A proof of concept protest tycoon game created for Resist Jam 2017.
Simulation
10 days of an employee
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An American fairy tale from 1988.
Visual Novel
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indie,game,demo,protest,democracy,riot,movement
Action
Queens: The Resistance Street. Game made for #ResistJam
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Watch your people overthrow you when they tire of your lies and violence
Strategy
GIF
An abstract game about resisting government oppression and the friends you make to help your journey along.
Action
Try to control protesters from both the left and the right with different media
Strategy
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A short game about stress.
Role Playing
a clicker about fighting oppression
Strategy
Censorship rules!
Simulation
Help match up refugees and supporters
Simulation
A short, story-based FPS about the future of warfare.
Shooter
Remember to fact check before ReMooping!
Educational
Text adventure about growing up queer in small town America
Adventure
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A Romanian #ResistJam entry.
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GIF
Made for Resist Jam - interactive educational game about the Carnation Revolution
Educational
Make people happy with your music!
Action
Whatever strife you face, do it with your heart.
Action
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A short game about capitalism
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made for #resistjam
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GIF
Find the innocent. Help them escape the city. Lead them to the Haven. #resistjam
A prototype narrative experience. Balance defying an oppressive regime with staying alive.
Interactive Fiction
Twine game about protest and what it's for. Produced for #resistjam
Interactive Fiction
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If not now, When? A #resistJam game
Simulation
GIF
Have fun with everyone else!
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Get your phone out, go for a walk, plant seeds of hope, love, and resistance.
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Simulation
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Escape the violence in the city to a great exodus across the lands.
Simulation
GIF
Surreal 3D-spatialized audio game about exploration and walking in the dark for #ResistJam
Rhythm
You are the owner of a factory that produces essential war goods. Hire employees. Make money.
Simulation
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Planner, participant, or provocateur... everyone has motives; what are yours?
Simulation
Stop the king from removing magic from the world!
Platformer
Resist the authoritarian kitty regime!
Simulation
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If you wanna see change, be the change!
Role Playing
Confusing, aggressive game for 2 players where you knock mugs off of tables as cats
GIF
A game about bipartisan community building and obstructing ICE.
Strategy
A game about putting yourself in situations you don't normally come across.
A local multiplayer game about free speech, expression, and grass roots movements.
Platformer
Challenge your oppressors! ResistJam submission.
Platformer
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Choose the worthy person and change the Ending
Interactive Fiction
The trivia game of fatal comparisons!
Termination is a game about the challenges of dealing with abortion access.
Learn about your body, birth control, and sexual health in a safe, inclusive space!
Simulation
Do you have what it takes to be president? (Don't worry, it's no job requirement.)
Simulation
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Control the senate to pass bills for you to become rich
Simulation
Build, dig and explore.
Platformer
A social game of bluffing and wordplay in which rebels resist an autocracy
Bring some color to the city!
Action
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Resistance as a visual language in VR
A short game about dating. To encourage empathy.
Resist Through Kindness
Role Playing
A very basic concept that we're prototyping with ResistJam. Fight the power in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!
Adventure
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a short poetic game about nuclear destruction, for #resistjam
A type 'em up roguelike
Adventure
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A dictator convinces others that they must take your freedoms so they can get what they in reality already have.
Platformer
A game about police brutality and disobedience
Role Playing
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a game about ricky. Something is not quite right...
GIF
A short game of humor, rebellion, and tedious labor made in 6 days for #ResistJam
Simulation
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an interactive poetry project
Run in browser
Are you a Social Justice Warrior? Or are you more of a Social Justice Druid? Or Summoner?
Role Playing
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You are a "rebelde de corazón" and a skilled spy. You have infiltrated in the heart of an authoritarian organization.
Shooter
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An unfinished co-op puzzle game about scaling a dictator's wall
Puzzle
GIF
A Political Journalism Game
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Make "real" news with your fellow writers and vie for the front page headline.
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GIF
Will you resist to the envy to play this game ? #protips : nope
Adventure
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Will you avoid the negativity or succumb to it?- Resist Jam Entry
Platformer
for #resistjam. A thought on energy in activism.
Simulation
Acceptance isn't as guaranteed as you might think.
Adventure
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Puzzle
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GIF
Jeu réalisé pour la ResistJam afin de traiter des récentes manifestations et dérives policières à Montpellier.
Action
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Are you an ally?
Action
A game about peacefully shutting down rallies of hate
Simulation
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An experiment in finding your voice and letting yourself be heard.
GIF
Roll the great ball of facts over the resisting oppressive minority!
Action
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social media sim about hindu nationalists in USA
Simulation
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#ResistJam game about discrimination in a Spaceship
Adventure
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Contain dissent in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia!
Simulation
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Someone is erecting a wall. Who's going to blow it up?
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A small text adventure to explore connections between strangers.
Adventure
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finding your place
Adventure
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A roguelike boardgame
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GIF
Liberate the city from corruption
Action
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GIF
Can you build your dream golf course and ruin the lives of your neighbours?
Puzzle
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Guide a ship that picks up and transports travelers over a high-security border complex
Action
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Small, experimental project for #ResistJam.
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No one does bourgeois revolution quite like the French.
Action
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FarmForFreedom is a clicker game that urge you to boost the ultimate change in the world!
Strategy
GIF
An Alone and Outnumbered Pushing Game
Action
When everyone tells their story, we will be heard.
A full country inside one building. And you are the manager. #ResistJam
Simulation
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A game about overthrowing a dictatorship with non violent civil disobedience
Strategy
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introdes
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Educate your citizens. Become a prosperous community.
Simulation
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Realized voting for whoever they hand you won't work? You know - you're going to change the party from within!
Simulation
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React to what block people say in a segregated world.
Squares and Triangles agree, Circles are pointless.
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A Small Game Created for #resistJam
Simulation
Find the right answers. Win points. Improve society.
Simulation
A Short Confusing Demo.
Role Playing
Raccoon Based Platforming At Its Best
Platformer
2D brawler where you punch MAGA d00ds
Action
Shooter
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Fragments and memories
cooking with bans
Simulation
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A puzzle game featuring golf and demagogues
Puzzle
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Play through dungeons of weather and get new allies!
Adventure
Short game about the duties of a citizen in a bigoted society.
Simulation
The life of a newsboy can be very complicated if the whole city must march on command of the dictator
Puzzle
Let's fight hate with hugs!
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Try and follow the trends of the crowd while they are changing
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An oversimplified view on immigration
Simulation
A tiny environment
Adventure
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Simulation
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GIF
Organise A Protest
Simulation
Escape to Freedom! Swim for your life...
Action
Greedy resource hogs destroy us all.
Platformer
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Multiplayer fascist-em-up
Action
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Fight facts with tweets! Kiss Russian oligarchs! Grab the Cash!
Shooter
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Purge the Corruption! My submission for Resist Jam
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#resistjam
Strategy
A jam game about working conditions and ghosts.
If you're not providing you're just free-riding.
Simulation
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When the government is no longer for the people maybe what you really need is an animal resistance
Puzzle
a real-life political action game
GIF
Stories are half the reality.
Adventure
A tabletop role-playing game about violent (doomed) resistance.
GIF
Help free your fellow slaves and rise!
Platformer
Les aventures d'Anarchix le Gaulois
Action
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The "All-Knowing" Voice tries to help you escape a mysterious facility. Will you accept the voice's help?
a strong message is crucial
Interactive Fiction
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Two wanderers attempt to spread a message of hope to those who would subjugate the world.
Platformer
Political alignment card game
Strategy
Resist jam game
Platformer