This jam is now over. It ran from 2014-09-01 04:00:00 to 2014-09-15 04:59:59. View 71 entries

As we all know,  video games are doomed.

Embrace the Inevitable.

Welcome to Ruin Jam 2014.


 What is Ruin Jam?

Ruin Jam is a game jam celebrating the nonexistent demise of video games, inspired by a lot of current events and  a certain blog post. It's open to anyone and everyone who has been, is being, or plans to be accused of ruining the games industry. All Ruiners are welcome to contribute to the death of video games, provided that they adhere to the spirit of the jam.

 What's Ruining Video Games?

Thanks for asking! So far as I can tell, the following items are among the things ruining video games:

  • "Forced Diversity", i.e. Minority characters with agency.
  • People who make or talk about games having social and/or love lives
  • "SJWs", which stands  "Social Justice Warriors". It's bad to be this for some reason.
  • People calling things that aren't games games. The criteria for what a game is has yet to be disclosed.
  • Not being able to jump, shoot, or be killed
  • Criticism or satire of existing game franchises

@legobutts-senpai has a post running this down in more detail.

 What Games are Welcome?

Any games that contribute to the downfall of video games are good candidates for submission. They can include items from the list above, or generally just be anything off the beaten path. Remember: different is bad, so go for that.

Since we'll all be equal in the apocalypse, this is not a ranked jam.

Please avoid making any references to actual people. This jam is intended to lampoon a cultural attitude, not bully, harass, or libel. Likewise, slurs and bigoted content are not welcome here. Unironically anti-SJ games will be rejected at my discretion because what is wrong with you.

EDIT: If you are making a game that contains graphic sexual, violent, or otherwise potentially distressing/triggering content, please consider adding a content warning on or near your title screen.

 Who's That Cutie With the Fiddle?

Meet Nero, a genderfluid Social Justice Pirate! They're the official mascot of Ruin Jam; please feel free to write them into your game if you want.

What's that? You want free assets? Here's Nero's walking sprite sheet, and here's a gif of that walking animation! EDIT: Look, now there's vector art of Nero! Find the .svg here.

 I Have More Questions!

Tweet me at @inurashii and I'll do my best to answer them.

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A Post-Apocalyptic, Queer Adventure Game
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unlisted late night broadcast
A Twine game about two girls in love, chatting about life.
Explore the planet and save all of the boys!
Platformer
Discover what it takes to be a good damsel in distress
Simulation
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Objectively sort video games according to Gator's secret objective criteria!
Puzzle
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A surreal interactive story about love, community, loneliness...
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GIF
lives of the queer & hurt
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Experience the glamorous life of a freelance game dev.
Adventure
A game about a contrast that apparently doesn't exist. Made for Ruin Jam 2014.
Simulation
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Roguelike in remix
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Let's open some doors!
Platformer
A highly uninteractive videogame experience
Bloobs! a game about helping little bloobies find love
Nero meets a dragon and a unicorn - will they be playing their fiddle as their ship burns?
Rpg
Collect Cuties! Ruin Video Games!
A story of two lovers. Narrative-driven walking sim.
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ruin games forever
A game about love, murder, and poor quality student accommodation.
Excerpt of a forthcoming historical fiction game
Rpg
A game about making games.
A dream-inspired falling simulator. Made for #RuinJam
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It's definitely a game. It says so right there.
Rpg
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A short twine game about walking your dog.
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a pointless garden simulator
A Space Marine Metaphor Novelette made for #RuinJam
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Lesbians and Time Travel, isn't that enough for you?
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In which you go to jail and do not collect $200 (but are just visiting)
Simulation
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Be rain.
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Simulation
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Yeah, seriously. No end whatsoever.
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Stay awake for 6 hours(not real 6 hours, geez...). Don't forget to have fun!
Simulation
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Just ignore them.
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A shivery snowscape
How long can you survive in your routine?
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There is nothing worse than facing zombies without a gun!
Action
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Desça na sua parada.
Simulation
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A twine game about running errands on the subway.
Adventure
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A collection of short things
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not a game; mostly just writing
The Macro Transaction Force is a prestigious galactic institution
Adventure
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Minesweeper clone but with flowers instead of mines!
Puzzle
The disastrous eventuality of mobile games.
Action
social justice warriors
Rpg
You had all summer to find answers, and now you've run out of time.
Rpg
Guess the hashtags! Reblog the posts! It's TUMBLR: THE GAME.
Puzzle
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I love onions! I love my onion stand!
Adventure
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A short narrative game about exploring gender identity through memory.
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The most important quest of all.
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Control the balance of narrative on gaming sites to avoid the gameapocalypse
Strategy
Your new job turns out to be hard
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Trigger warning: text adventure
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William McGonagall is ruining your games
Adventure
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A silly, over-the-top power fantasy.
Adventure
The first full release of the premiere Barbershop Quartet Simulator
Simulation
Ruin Jam 2014 entry. Games are bad.
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Grand Theft Alto™ is the literal opposite of Grand Theft Auto. Made for Ruin Jam 2014.