This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-07-17 01:00:00 to 2021-08-02 02:00:00. View 87 entries

RULES

The rules are simple: run the RNDGAME app on July 16th -- it makes up some serious and some silly game titles. Generate 10 game titles -- pick one of them!  Now make that game during the jam!  (And if those 10 are meh... well, MAKE TEN MORE!)

RUN the RNDGAME (Random Game-name) app here: https://thattomhall.itch.io/rndgame

(NOTE! Please excuse any offensive combos -- hard to detect them. Thanks!)

  

(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!)

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WHAT SHOULD I USE TO MAKE IT?

Easy -- YOU CAN USE ANY GAME ENGINE YOU WANT! (My 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. And easy to run games right on the itch.io webpage!) Get it here!

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


Last year's UFO Swamp Odyssey by Paranoid Cactus, done in Pico-8

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, and as I said above,  if you are really into another game engine or system, go for it. It's all for fun!

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OPTIONAL BITS

Occasionally, RNDGAME will add a random prepositions and articles, or conjunctions and articles. These will be grey and optional (mostly because they don't always work well, heh).

Example:

    

Here, you can use the name "OBSIDIAN GLEN" (a narrow valley made of obsidian) or "OBSIDIAN UNDERNEATH GLEN" (you have to convince Glen to move so you can get that obsidian). Up to you!

Also feel free to change whether a world is plural or not (if it works better for you or makes more sense). Like here -- you go on with your bad self and add that S to HUB:


And lastly, if you get "VS. <restOfName>" and trying to make a 2+ player game  just stresses up your gamedev mind, you can forget that bit.

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POSTING YOUR GAME

On itch.io, tag it RNDGAME2021 and on Twitter, #RNDGAME2021.  

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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!

Also, please excuse anything offensive that RNDGAME generates -- I can't check every combo!

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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 use the assets in the TOYBOXJAM demo cart, which also shows how to use them.

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

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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

Healed Regret Jam: make the game that you intended to make for last RNDGAME JAM (or another jam with a new RNDGAME name).

FOR NON CODERS!

Name Jam: Just generate funny game names and post 'em on Twitter with #RNDGAME2021 hashtag. Don't even have to make a game!

Art Jam: Just generate funny game names, draw COVER ART (or any  name-inspired art or animated experience!) and post 'em on Twitter with #RNDGAME2021 hashtag. Don't even have to make a game!  (And maybe some person will make that game!)

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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!

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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 whatever you generate with RNDGAME!

 

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You are a cat, make your owner panic!
Platformer
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Platformer
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Punished to work in a café, you work to gain the reputation, serving the denizens of the purgatory.
Simulation
We live in a wireless world.
Adventure
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A rhythm-based dungeon crawler.
Rhythm
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A hectic time trial game using modern movement mechanics
Action
A cheesy racing game
Racing
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You'd think a succubus's job would be easy...
Visual Novel
Flee the library of the damned! But do it quietly...
Adventure
Retail management simulator for chickens. Don’t cluck it up…
Simulation
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Small puzzle platformer made for the RNDGAME JAM II.
Platformer
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GIF
Stationary shooter about becoming a star.
Action
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Split your ship in half!
Action
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Travel through the solar system and galaxy as a set of twin slimes trying to save their world
Action
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Future humans survive on ocean domes. Pilot your GoSub and extinguish sudden fires in the domes!
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A card game for 1-2 players.
Card Game
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Explore an icy temple in this retro Metroidvania.
Platformer
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Small sandbox game
hellish shmup
Shooter
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physics based game for RNDGAME JAM II where you control a torch trying to do what torches do, I guess.
Platformer
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Become the ultimate badly-made tank.
Action
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Mob themed puzzler made for RNDGAME JAM II
Puzzle
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A tale of revenge in 30 seconds
Platformer
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a cats journey
Platformer
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a game for RNDGAME jam
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A classic-style arcade lasso-me-up. Lasso the cows and round up a high school, partner!
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GIF
Golems are chasing you, but they only move the direction their leader commands.
Puzzle
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Be a bad boy, not the one in shining armor
Action
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A game about duck thugs
Action
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GIF
Shooter
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Game for RNDGAME JAM II
Play as the masked Bandit and escape the relentless posse sent to hunt you down.
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The incredible adventures of a novice scribe trying to save his brothers in the abbey
Platformer
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Action
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Game made for RNDGAME2021 Game Jam
Simulation
Find friends and collect supplies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!
Adventure
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RNDGAME2021 Gamejam submission! Made in Godot
Action
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GIF
Find your lost dog on an abandoned cranberry bog
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Exhilarating and fast paced action.
Action
(html)An endless 'walker' where a casual boot hops around.
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RNDGAME JAM II
Puzzle
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Racing
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A chickens cage has been left open and must make a break for it. It's now or never.
Platformer
Grandpa is drunk again. Send him flying. RNDGAME2021
Platformer
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Type to Reload, Click to Shoot.
Action
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Trade and deal to become the wealthiest goblin in the Ancient Lands
Card Game
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Retro arcade action!
Action
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Rescue your girlfriend from the claws of Dracula
Platformer
A christmas office party at the Sokitomi Plaza turns explosive as Terrorists take over the building!
Action
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A charming brutal platformer. We challenge you to beat it.
Platformer
GIF
Make candles and keep customers happy!
Puzzle
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Eat the people, avoid the knight
Action
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Knive throwing party game
Fighting
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RND Game Jam Submission Idle Sim
Simulation
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My submission for the RNDGAME Jam 2021
Action
Submission for the RNDGAME JAM II
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Quick pico-8 game created for RNDGAME JAM II
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A fun puzzle game made with Phaser 3 for the RNDGAME JAM II.
Puzzle
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run back of the missile inferno
Platformer
#rndgamejam2021 #race #2d #arcade #simple #car #police #chase
Racing
Quick little space shooter
Shooter
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Fight your way out
A simple shooter game
Shooter
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Travel the Wiggly Trail to reach the Big Apple!
Adventure
Puzzle platformer where dying is winning
Platformer
Submission for the RNDGAMEJAM II
Puzzle
Flamy needs to save his village.
Adventure
Panic Milieu a game about bees.
Action
Infinite Runner Arcade Action
Action
super unfinished; barely even started, actually
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Tiny turn-based battler
Puzzle
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A game about laying eggs as a chicken. That is it.
Simulation
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Coming soon: A Game Boy-inspired entry to RNDGameJam II
Adventure
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Adventure
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An HTML game for RNDGAME JAM II 2021
Adventure
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