This jam is now over. It ran from 2024-02-09 16:00:00 to 2024-02-18 16:00:00. View results

Welcome to the Rhythm Jam

You ever wanted to make a game that has some rhythm elements to it?  Well... this might be the perfect time to do so! Unleash the beat in the 2024 editition of Rhythm Jam! Spend 10 days making a game with rhythm elements - anything from a fully fledged mania game to an audio synced dancing deckbuilder.

Theme


Ratings

  • RHYTHM - How on-beat is the game compared to the song?
  • FUN - How fun was it to play? Did the game have the right amount of challenge? How high was the difficulty curve?
  • VISUALS - Graphics, atmosphere, and overall look and aesthetic of the game.
  • SOUND - How well the audio and music sounds and how well it fits in with the overall environment of the game.
  • CREATIVITY - How creative was the idea that the game took on? Was it ordinary or extra-ordinary? Did the game developers try something new or take on a different approach to a rhythm game?
  • OVERALL - The overall score of the game.

Prize/Free Stuff

For the duration of the jam Arcy is making his Rhythm Engine asset free to use! Rhythm Engine is a high level audio sync asset for Unity, optimized for rapid prototyping and ease of use.


Rhythm Engine Jam Demo


The top three games in the "Overall" category will get a Unity Asset Store key for it.

You do not have to use Rhythm Engine, or Unity! Using Rhythm Engine is entirely optional, but it gives you a pretty solid head start when it comes to audio sync.

The winner in the "Overall" category will get a shiny role on our Discord server, too!

QnA

What is a rhythm game?

A rhythm game is a game that includes some aspects of rhythm. There are two main ways to use rhythm in games.

Player Rhythm is testing the players rhythm skills, this includes games such as Osu, Stepmania, Clone Hero, A Dance of Fire and Ice, etc.

Environmental Rhythm is the environment reacting to a songs rhythmic beat, this includes games such as Project Arrythmia, Just Shapes And Beats, No Straight Roads, Geometry Dash, etc

Can I use premade assets, scripts, or ideas?

Yes! When it comes to assets you can use them as long as they follow these guidelines.

  1. The asset is general purpose. (Things like character controllers)
  2. You have the rights to use them.
  3. Write which assets were made before the jam in your description.
  4. Credit any assets you don't own in the description.

As for ideas, you are free to plan out your game before the jam starts.

Do I have to use Unity/Rhythm Engine?

Absolutely not. I created the asset, and it aligns perfectly with the jam's overall goal. I decided to offer it for free—that's it!

Can I make a mod for a game (for example Friday Night Funkin)?

No, sorry! 

The main reason for that is that this is a game jam, not a mod jam. We want our participants to make the majority of an original game during the time that is given, not just a map, some art and music for an existing game. Also this might go into legal issues, because you can't really just upload a game that you're modding alongside your mod, and if you upload just the mod, people won't be able to play it easily. So we want to avoid that.

Can I submit my old game or start working on my game before the jam starts?

The majority of your game should be made during the jam, premade assets are an exception to this and can be made before the jam starts.

This is my first time making a rhythm game, where do I start?

You can start with these design lessons and tutorials to figure out what would make a fun rhythm game as well as how to implement it.

How to make a Rhythm Game In Unity (using MIDI)

Rhythm Game Design 101

What if we need music?

You can go to our discord server in #team-up to find music artists to work with.


Or perhaps, you can use music of one of the talented artists that agreed to share their music with jammers! 

SpiralFlip https://spiralflip.carrd.co/ (Dnb, Artcore, Trance, Orchestral)

Astolsko https://soundcloud.com/astolsko (Dnb, Artcore, Chill Vibes)

MM https://soundcloud.com/mm108random (Artcore)

ClockMaker https://tatataaaaa.com/clockmaker/ (Game OST's, Varied Fast Paced Genres)

Steven Wahl https://sfrancisw.github.io/stevenwahlmusic/ (Jazz)

futsuun https://futsuunohito.carrd.co/ (Orchestral)


When using their music, please only limit to the tracks in the below google drive folder. 

Additionally, you HAVE  to credit the artists in both the game description on itch and in the game itself.

Lastly, these tracks are only available to the Rhythm Jam entries, not forever :)

 Rhythm Jam Shared Music


Or you can use already existing music under the CC license.

Where can I ask more questions about the jam?

There are 2 main places. You can ask on this server, on #๐Ÿฏcurrent-jam, or you can go to the community tab on itch and ask there! There will be plenty of people willing to help! Lots of people are new to game jams here, and if you are one of them, there are lots of experiences jammers who can answer any doubts or questions related to participating in game jams in general!


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It's opening night but your jazz musicians have gone rogue!
Rhythm
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Test your rhythmic abilities in this minimal and challenging game!
Rhythm
A simple but challenging rhythm game partially inspired by the Muffet fight from Undertale
Rhythm
360 Rhythmgame with 16 lanes.
Rhythm
Take out the trash! A jam submission for the Rhythm Jam 2024.
Rhythm
The coolest birds can surf their roomba AND shoot in rhythm!
Rhythm
Single- and two-player rhythm game that reflects the winning side in the song itself
Rhythm
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Two lines dance together, converging and diverging, to create a beautiful melody
Rhythm
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jump tractor jump
Fight your way through a subway to become a boxing legend!
Rhythm
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A loveful platformer game made for the Rhythm Jam 2024!
Platformer
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A satisfying, visually appealing short rhythm game
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Don't hit the beat, guide the beat!
Rhythm
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What's inside that matters!
Puzzle
4 different experiences combined into 1
Rhythm
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Rhythm-based bullet hell
Rhythm
Its a game about energy!
Rhythm
Magical beat based rhythm rpg!
Rhythm
Escape the haunted rhythm dungeon playing as Ghosty and Orby!
Rhythm
HitMo with Rhythm
Trading stocks is all about timing. Buy low and sell high in this one-button rhythm game.
Rhythm
Rhythm Jam 2024 Submission
Rhythm
Become a ghost to get to the end of the cave labyrinth to the beat!
Platformer
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A rhythm game with a split down the middle. Control both a snowboarder and a surfer and knock people out of your way!
Rhythm
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Solve challenges to unlock transformations in this rhytmic puzzle game
Rhythm
Bullet hell where you dodge flaming projectiles to the beat!
Action
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A rhythm game battle royale
Action
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A rhythm game with uhh circles and triangles
Rhythm
Rhythmic and melodic chaotic harmony
Rhythm
12 Lane Rhythm Game!
Rhythm
swim to the beat & collect fish
Rhythm
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Steal the music and kill them all
Rhythm
rhythm game
Rhythm
My first game in Godot for my first game jam, the Rhythm Jam 2024
Rhythm
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Get groovy and try our first rhythm game demo!
Rhythm
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A game about a tiny monkey who has to beat a huge one in a rhythm pingpong match.
Rhythm
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Reach 1100 decibels to create a black hole that destroys the galaxy in this rhythm bullet hell game.
Rhythm
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A Party-Rhythm game made for the Rhythm Game Jam
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Life is short. Life is hard.
Rhythm
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bop
Rhythm
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A cozy rhythm game where you relax inside on a rainy day and must pet your cat to the beat or wind up bitten!
Rhythm
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Swim to the bottom and bat away the pufferfish
Rhythm
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Play through a series of dreamscapes with music that diverge from genre to genre.
Rhythm
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๐ŸŽถ Rhythmism is a web rhythm game.
Rhythm
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Guide a rat through a cruel experiment.
Action
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Rhythm
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(Unfinished) Entry for the Rhythm Jam 2024
Rhythm
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A rhythm game for kids about a mischievous mushroom-painting fairy.
Rhythm
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Pop fruits to the beat
Rhythm
Shoot with the rhythm!
Rhythm
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blood beat club nautilus games disco clay claymotion rhythm jam music
Rhythm
A rhythm mania-like game where two players collaborate for the win!
Rhythm
Short rhythm game about catching colored prisms using platforms.
Rhythm
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groundhog orchestra
Rhythm
THIS IS NOT CHESS!! Its a Rhythm game! Move To the rhythm and Kill Every One!
Rhythm
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Hop to the beat. Dash too
Platformer
Puzzle
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Rhythm
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