This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-10-20 17:00:00 to 2023-10-22 17:20:00. View results

๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ Spooky season is here, and SPOOKY 2D JAM is back for it's 4th year ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€

Join us and make a spooky 2D game in 48 hours!

The theme for SPOOKY 2D JAM 2023 was... "DARKNESS"


๐Ÿ‘‘ WINNERS ๐Ÿ‘‘

1st place - Darkroom by shinseyy 

2nd place - Vampire Slumber by RukOY , Laconiq , Bou - Vampire Slumber , Zorskel 

3rd place - The Last Light by Pff

Congratulations to our winners, and everyone who took part!


๐Ÿ’ฌ Join the 2D GAME JAMMERS Discord server -> https://discord.gg/fypdbdM

Joining the Discord allows you to suggest theme ideas, discuss the jam, and add music to our SPOOKY JAM Spotify playlist ๐ŸŽต 

This jam takes place over the weekend of 20th-22nd October, starting and ending at 6pm BST (1pm ET / 10am PST). Voting will run until the weekend before Halloween, with the results revealed at 4pm on Saturday 28th October!

The previous 2D Jams (Spooky 2D Jam 2020 | Spring 2D Jam 2021 | Spooky 2D Jam 2021 | Spring 2D Jam 2022 | Spring 2D Jam 2023) have been great successes, with over 300 games made by hundreds of jammers and a fantastic community spirit. Let's make this one even bigger and better!

๐Ÿ’ก THEME:

The theme will be revealed when the jam starts. Theme ideas will be suggested by the jammers on the Discord server, and the most popular themes will be put into a vote. Voting closes and the theme is revealed at 6pm (BST) on Friday 20th, when the jam begins. Feel free to interpret the theme however you want - be creative! You can also ignore the theme altogether if you want. We're not too strict here.

๐Ÿ† PRIZE:

The 1st/2nd/3rd place submissions will win gift cards for a platform of the winner's choosing (e.g Steam, Itch.io) - $20, $15, and $10 in that order! If the winning submission is made by a team, each member will get an equal split of the prize. I'll contact the submitter of the winning project shortly after the results are revealed to sort out the prize.

๐Ÿ“‹ RULES:

The rules are as follows;

  1. Your game should be 2D. You can use any engine or tools you want as long as the final game is 2D. ("2.5D" is also allowed but other jammers might have a different definition of "2.5D" and vote your game down for it.) 
  2. Try to make your game relevant to the theme, and relevant to halloween/spookiness in general.
  3. You cannot submit a game that you made or started making before the jam began. The game must be specifically for this jam. Also, it is preferred that all assets are created during the 48 hour jam time. You can use premade assets, but you MUST declare them (this includes AI art or code)!
  4. You can work solo or as part of a team of any size.
  5. No excessive/offensive gore or horror. Try and make something suitable for all ages!
  6. No NSFW content or any content that could be considered racist/sexist/homophobic etc.
  7. Please keep any discussion with fellow jammers respectful, and just be nice in general!

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ RATING CRITERIA:

Rating will be open for 6 days after the jam closes, closing on Saturday 28th October at 6pm BST (1pm ET / 10am PST). The rating criteria is as follows (with equal weight for each criteria):

  • Gameplay / Fun ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ
  • Graphics / Visuals ๐ŸŽจ
  • Audio ๐ŸŽต
  • How much do you like the game overall? ๐Ÿ‘
  • Is it spooky and does it follow the theme? ๐Ÿ‘ป

The jam's hashtag is #Spooky2DJam so feel free to use it to help spread the word or share your progress during the jam! ๐ŸŽƒ

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Take photos to explore dark temple
Platformer
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A dungeon management engine-builder
Strategy
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Tic-tac-toe meets Sudoku in this local 2-player competitive game
Strategy
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Spooky times indeed...
Action
Made for Spooky Jam 2023
Survival
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Our vampire is veryyyyy tired, help him go to sleep in his comfy coffin but avoid the lights !
Puzzle
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Unfinished :(
Survival
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Battle ghosts, dying lamps, and overgrown grass in this fast-paced graveyard management game!
Action
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Avoid monsters with the help of your flashlight !
Action
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Get To The EnD Of The NoRmaAl MazE
Adventure
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It is a game about extraterrestrial life, justice and a massive seussian pipe.
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Search the tower for the canisters of souls
Platformer
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Up or down? Operate the elevator of a Yokai Hostel to get a lot of positive reviews during a day of work
Puzzle
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Lead the souls of lost kitties to the afterlife with your shiny lantern!
Puzzle
Find the way out!
The twins darkness and light fight each other over the material plane
Fighting
Escape the maze without being frightened to death by the monsters
Puzzle
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Find your way through the fleshy walls!
Platformer
Do you dare to read the book?
Puzzle
a Story of Light and Darkness
Adventure
How many monsters can you kill before darkness strikes? I don't know, good luck.
Survival
Get back to your castle before daylight!
Platformer
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You are a predator in the darkness.
Survival
Kill to fill your insatiable hunger
Puzzle
My submission for Spooky 2D Jam '23
Survival
A short adventure for Tom during the Halloween night. A game for Spooky 2D Jam 23.
Platformer
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Dark Underwater Exploration
Survival
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Don't let the darkness consume you. Look for the light.
Puzzle
Play as the Hand and keep the ritual flame alive!
Survival
Pumpkin
Survival
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Halloween game for Spooky 2D Jam '23
Survival
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A Hide & Seek game made in 48 hours.
Survival
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Day of the Dead themed puzzle platformer.
Puzzle
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Save the light from darkness!
Action
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Small platformer for the Spooky 2D Game Jam
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Discover the formamac video game designed for the Spooky 2D Jam '23 !
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Destroy the monstrosities wandering the university
Platformer
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A ghost that doesn't like the light needs to tidy everything up
Simulation
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An endangered owl tries to escape a spooky mansion
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Short, spooky point-and-click game. Will you solve the 2-bit mystery? ๐Ÿ‘ป
Visual Novel
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DON'T LET THE LIGHTS GO OUT
Platformer
A racing horror game in a gut
Racing
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Guide Kataka through the shadowed forest and up the ancient tree โ€“ their refuge.
Platformer
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A vampire's quest to find a flower for his wife
Platformer
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Shooter
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Brew delicious monster coffee!
Rhythm
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Escape your Dreams
Platformer
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Light all the lamps before time runs out... and watch out for ghosts!
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Plunge into the depths of a forgotten crypt as the darkness encroaches around you.
Platformer
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Defende the campfire!
Action
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Probably the world's spookiest 2D game about running away from a ghost in a cavern.
Platformer
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Platformer
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Puzzle
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Help Little Lampkin stop the storm and save the pumpkin patch! Made for Spooky 2D Jam 2023
Platformer
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A sneaky game of stealing books in the dark.
Survival
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Built in an afternoon for Spooky 2D Jam '23. It's punishing and impossible to reach over 100.
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Fight mutated creatures in the darkness...
Shooter
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Find your way out of a dark, procedurally generated cave. Collect orbs to keep your lights on.
Platformer
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Keep the ghosts away!
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A tiny horror game made in 48 hours for Spooky 2D Jam
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Darkness Vs Spiders
Survival
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Candy!
Survival
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Fight Monsters in the Darkness!
Shooter
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dodge it
Action
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Traverse the darkness
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Silence your intrusive thoughts...
Action
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A ghost hunt 2D arcade game
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Into the Darkness: Pumpkin Collecting Adventure
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Action
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How much candy can you get before halloween ends?
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ShootGhost โ€” SPOOKY 2D JAM 23
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everything except the tile set was made in the 48 hours
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Not exactly a full game ;)
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simple maze game made in hurry