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!


RULES

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!

https://thattomhall.itch.io/rndgame

(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!

https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php

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.  

CONTENT

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!

CODE/ASSETS

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.

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36429

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

HELP OUT!

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!

HAVE FUN!

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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A short atmospheric platformer.
Platformer
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Help Kevin get out of Tickledome kingdom in this 2D Platformer inspired by DOS classics.
Platformer
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Part of RNDGAME2020
Action
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Platformer
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Chain portals together to collect all the gold!
Puzzle
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The deadliest card game on Pico-8
Card Game
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A short game about dealing with cosmic crimes.
Interactive Fiction
Finish the List!
Survival
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Entry for RNDGame Jam 2020
Action
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Help Jerry the ape to find the right books for his loyal customer
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#RNDGAME2020 entry
Shooter
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Get rich by buying and selling lemons and increase your trading power!
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GIF
A Pico-8 stealth game - endless mode #RNDGAME2020
Action
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Stop alien brain parasites disguised as yummy food
Action
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GIF
Save the earth from incoming asteroids!
Action
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"Map of loss" is a 1-bit style game inspired by classic lunar lander and pirate games!
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Collect the Dream Stars!
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Aro the Wizard's Adventure in Naru Du
Adventure
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Help the prince to fall asleep the right way - a Pico-8 game
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The Documents of Mars, Vol. 1
Puzzle
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You have a fear of thunder, but you are outside on a stormy day. Run!
Survival