This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-07-29 23:00:00 to 2018-08-05 19:00:00. View results

Update: 

The modifier this year is Cyberpunk, as selected by the community. If you would like to score extra points, add elements of cyberpunk to your game. This could include a near-future setting, dark cityscapes, flying cars, oppressive governments. Anything you want. It doesn't have to be the basis for your game in any way, but there is an extra voting category for 'use of modifier'.

Also, if you need some inspiration, last year's "Best of the Worst" jam is now free. You can download the top 10 games from last year in one simple file. Enjoy! It can be found here.

The Brief:

It's back. we're doing it again.

Your aim, as was last year, is to make a game that is 'So bad it's good'. The type of game which is by no means 'good', 'well-made' or 'polished', but has a unique charm to it. Make a game that doesn't need to be perfect, that doesn't need to be extravagant, but is jank to the point where it becomes enjoyable. 

To see what we came up with last time, the last jam can be found here:

The Criteria:

There are a few (loose) rules that may help you to get started

  • Rule 1: "It has to be fun to play" 

There is a sweet spot with these types of games. Games that are unplayable, or mediocre to the point of boredom, are not fun. In order to make a true SBIG game, there has to be a level of enjoyment. With that said, it is up to you exactly how you choose to achieve this

  • Rule 2: "It can be original or based off an existing IP"

- You can be as original or shamelessly unoriginal as you want. Just don't use any trademarked or copyrighted material. If you want to do an existing IP, at least think of a funny name for it. See Super Catch'Dem Munsters or Flying Bird Flyer Lazer Shoot and other stuff The Game for inspiration. 

  • Rule 3: "Use whatever engine, whatever genre, however many people"

- Just go nuts. If you want to make your game in Unity, Gamemaker, Unreal, Construct, do it. Hell, if you want to make a game for your TI-84 calculator, there's nothing stopping you. 
Just make a game you feel comfortable with. Or not. In fact, it turn out better if you take a risk. The only way you could fail is by not making a game at all. (Or if your game turns out too good, but it's not like that's gonna happen).

If you want to form a team, we also have a Crowdforge page in which you can meet new people.

Mixing it up?

There are a couple of changes since last year. For this year's jam, there will be a modifier. The modifier is just a theme or item that could be added for extra points. Currently, the modifier is unannounced, but it will be unveiled 2 days before the jam starts. You can use the modifier, choose to ignore it, or add it in such a convoluted way that it becomes charming. You do you.

Also, the voting system will be slightly different. Games will be judged on individual categories: 

  • Graphics
  • Sound
  • Gameplay
  • Overall Bad
  • Overall Good
  • Modifier

Remember, the individual categories will be judged on whether they are so bad it's good. The voting isn't a measure of quality, but a measure of how well they fit the brief of the jam.


Prizes?

The top 5 winners will receive a really bad steam game. There will also be another "best of the worst" compilation, and the overall winner can choose whether the bundle is free or paid, and if so, what charity the proceeds will be sent to. Last year's compilation can be found here.

We also have a discord server: https://discord.gg/rn7amBk

And that is all, Good luck everyone!

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GIF
You can only revive, not kill. Will you make it out alive?
Adventure
Sniper action on a dystopian future.
Action
Cutting-edge tactical police simulation
Shooter
GIF
Are you ready for the challenge?​​
Puzzle
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Enter the glamorous bar of Rêverie Grid
Visual Novel
Find your way home.
Puzzle
An small pre pre pre pre pre alpha of an downwards scrolling platformer.
Platformer
'So Bad It's Good' GaMe JaM EnTrY
Simulation
a cyberpunk platformer?
Adventure
Made for the "So Bad it's Good" Game Jam 2018
Play in browser
Defend the honor of your friend, and take back what's rightfully his in this parody-esque-2D-fighting game
Action
Play in browser
Best Game I've Played This Year: 2/10 -IGN
Shooter
Help Walkboy bring down the corrupt leaders of a dystopian megacity.
Platformer
this is the sequal to the critaicall y aclaimed "Jerald Seinfeld"
Visual Novel
The vaccinated future needs a furry hero.
Strategy
Please, don´t play this, just don´t -... PLEASE NO-.
Shooter
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHbZLBPtKA
Where cyberpunk, knife and fruits meet.
Platformer
Fly your taxi through the neon-lit skyline of the future
You are heavy weight boxer turned into a cyborg fighting waves of ACE(Anti Cyborg Enterprise) soldiers
Action
Roll around an arena as a borb (bird-orb) and knock your opponents away!
Play in browser
u fight drones an obey potato lol
Shooter
Fight your way through an evil AI controlled swarm.
Action
Hack files, WITH YOUR FISTS (made for SBIG Jam)
Simulation
Play in browser
JRPG | So Good It's Bad Jam 2018
Role Playing
Aid PowerBob in a quest to beat his headache
Action
Play in browser
keep your sentient furniture from revolting by spying on their conversations
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Complete your customer's ice cream orders as fast as you can!
Simulation
Action
Play in browser
Can you matriculate enough ideas to write Neuromancer?
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