This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-05-15 19:00:00 to 2020-05-26 01:00:00. View 23 entries
Welcome to the RNDGAME Jam!
The rules are simple: run RNDGAME on May 15th -- it makes up silly game titles. Generate 10 game titles -- pick one of them! Now make that game during the jam!
(Also, if you generate 20 or 30, well, no one's looking... And, please, since this game name generator can make them, don't choose a game/movie/novel name that already exists, like STARSHIP TROOPERS or NEVERENDING STORY. Make something NEW!)
WHAT SHOULD I USE TO MAKE IT?
The preferred environment for this game jam is Pico-8, an easy-to-use "fantasy console" that uses the Lua scripting language. I LOVE IT. And you will too! All the tools are built in, so you can just CREATE. Great for jams and prototypes. Get it here!
Scared of Pico-8? Well, if you want to join the Pico-8 community, pop over to the Pico-8 Discord server! https://discord.gg/55MsmFK Everyone is happy to help newbies!
However, this is a loosey-goosey game jam, so if you are really into another platform, go for it! It's all for fun.
POSTING YOUR GAME
On itch.io, tag it RNDGAME2020 and on Twitter, #RNDGAME2020.
Please keep it PG and news-and-politics-free -- let's have an escape from all the heavy stuff of the day and just HAVE FUN with this!
Got pre-existing code? USE IT! Got pre-existing assets? USE 'EM! Just make a game named by the RNDGAME generator.
If you need some starter assets, feel free to visit http://www.ToyBoxJam.com (a different jam I ran in Pico-8), scroll to the bottom and there are three Pico-8 sprite sheets. I will try to update one of the font as the lowercase "r" is missing. Oops. You can IMPORT <filename>.PNG to get those into Pico-8 if you want. Many are in the TOYBOXJAM demo cart, along with how to use them.
ALTERNATE WAYS TO RNDGAME JAM
One-Name Charlie: Pick the first name the generator generates, as long as that title doesn't exist like "STAR WARS" or "DARK SOULS".
Ten Ain't Enough: Just have the generator keeping picking names until one really inspires you. Nobody will judge.
Pre-Game: Generate titles before the Jam starts. Get one you love. Start thinking about it. Cuz if you got a really good one early, why not use it?
Guru Jam: Use my Game Idea Guru for more detail/ideas for your game: https://thattomhall.itch.io/game-idea-guru
Are there any generic game words you think would be great to add? Tell me at @ThatTomHall on Twitter. Or message on the jam here!
This jam is all about fun, plus silly and/or cool game names. Hope you have fun with the RNDGAME game generator! Looking forward to your game about the:
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