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Let's make Edutainment Games!

The Creative Theme for this jam is Ancient History!

Join us at our Opening Event on August 7th and Closing Showcase on August 23rd in Portland, OR!

A word on Edutainment Games:

Summer Slow Jams:

Each summer, game makers get together to make a game project with friends and community members in just over a week! Summer Slow Jams is a collection of game jam events happening once a month this summer, providing structure and networking opportunities for creatives in Portland and remote participants. Participate in a jam to finish a creative project, learn new things, meet new people, and share your work!

Creative themes are delivered during each kick off event then shared online, and developers are able to showcase their game jam projects at each closing event in Portland, OR. In between the dates of the kick off and closing showcase, you are encouraged to meet up with others at public places or using online channels to complete a game over whatever in-jam time period you see fit: take it slow if you need!

For more information about how to participate in Summer Slow Jams, visit pigsquad.com/summerslowjams! Other Summer Slow Jams this year include Arcade and 3-Button, 3-Color.

More details!

  • You do not have to be present to participate in the jams!
  • Follow PIGSquad on social media channels for consistent updates on events, workshops, and other opportunities.
  • You may use pre-existing tools to make games, but please start your jam at the official jam start date after the Creative Theme is revealed.
  • Jammers retain full ownership of the games they make during Summer Slow Jams.
  • If you'd like to participate in choosing the creative themes for each jam, voting is exclusive to our Patreon members - learn more here!
  • Late submissions or submission updates can be accepted - just get in touch with an organizer.
  • All participants, in person or remote, must follow PIGSquad's Code of Conduct.
  • Extra special thanks to Bynine and Marlowe for assisting with Summer Slow Jams art!

Tweet with the hashtag #summerslowjams and PIGSquad will retweet screenshots, video uploads, and blog posts of jam games while you're working on your games!

The Portland Indie Game Squad is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the health and continued expansion of game developer and enthusiast communities in Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and online. We provide events, resources, and networking activities for art and technology creatives. Learn more at PIGSquad.com.

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A beginner-level tutorial for making a top-down adventure game in PICO-8.
survive as a group of nomads crossing the bering strait
Simulation
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A historical blacksmithing simulator
Educational
Puzzle game about winning elections
Educational
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An edutainment game about natural selection!
Hieroglyphics , Chinese characters , Platform
Educational
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aka "Help! I'm an Ancient Egyptian Beekeeper!"
Educational
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Platformer game designed to teach you about the greek gods
Platformer
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When in Rome... You steal bread.
Puzzle
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Educational
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A platformer with Japanese mythology.
Platformer
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Help Sumi the squid practice Japanese and fight off spiky sea urchins!
Educational
Survive as a cyanobacteria in the ocean, and try to reproduce as often and quickly as you can.
Simulation
collect the runes in their proper order! The Queen of Quoddy Saves The Day!
Adventure
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Slimes Vs Skulls is a strategy board game variant of Hnefatafl, a viking board game which originated in the 4th century
Strategy
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You are TREASURE SHARK. Brave the island and choose your fate.
Adventure
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beginner OPSEC puzzle adventure
Educational
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Love, Betrayal, and Film Noir come to the Small Intestine.
Puzzle
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Rule the dark dungeons.
Adventure
Grab your flashlight and uncover secrets.
Adventure
Rune runner
Adventure
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An idle game with all your U.S. presidential pals!
Educational
A Visual Novel about Beethoven's love life
Interactive Fiction
Making Tomorrow's apocolypse, Today!
couch two players kids
Fighting
A educational text-based interactive fiction made with RPG Maker MV
Role Playing
Break In & Get Out
Puzzle
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4 player local co-op beat em up
Fighting
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Made for Summer Slow Jams August 2019: Edutainment Games​ - Theme - Ancient History
Educational
Explore the mystery of the house and learn science. Turn on imagination and escape from the trap
Educational
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