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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.

Games submitted(207)

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