This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-05-01 22:00:00 to 2021-05-14 22:00:00. View results

The Tool Jam has started !

The jam is over !

Please take the time to test the tools, give feedback, and rate them! (Anyone can vote. You don't have to have joined the Jam!)

The winner is L.I.N.K a free form note taking system. Here is the LINK JAM ! hope to see you there !  Congratulations and thank you to all the participants there were really great tools ! Check them out if you haven't already done so !





This Jam is about creating a tool.

It can be a drawing tool, an animation tool, a music tool, a writing tool, a character generator, an idea generator, a game engine, a new programming language, an mp3 to jpeg file converter, a spelling mistake generator, an MS Paint clone, or anything else.

  • Low-effort buggy tools that you develop in 30 minutes are welcome.
  • Ultra classy, customizable and full of features tools are welcome.

(NB: rules and guidelines may still change, so check back when the Jam starts.)

Rules

  • Your entry must be a tool.
  • You can start working on the project before the jam starts or finalize an old project for the jam.
  • But you can't submit a project that was already published on itch.io before the jam.

Apart from that pretty much everything is allowed: anyone can enter, working in a team is allowed, submitting multiple entries or submitting an entry to other jams is allowed, using pre-existing assets or code, working with any game engine/language/tool, it's all ok.

Optional but appreciated

  • Your tool is available on multiple platforms to reach as many people as possible. (Web/Linux/Win/Mac...)
  • It is free and open source. (share your code)
  • It can be used in a video game development process.

Totally optional theme

The theme is : This tool is alive.

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You can for example think of a tool that talks, feels emotions or acts like a living person. Don't forget: this theme is totally optional, you can take it literally, interpret it as you want or not use it at all.

Rating

Tools will be rated by anyone based on three criteria:

  • How nice or fun it is to use.
  • How much I could potentially use it in the future.
  • How innovative or original it is.

The winner

Another Jam will be hosted in the future with the constraint of having to use the tool that will have won this Jam. (Of course, this is only if the winner agrees, otherwise we take the second etc.)

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Questions?

If you have questions, please use the community section.

Discord?

Here is the discord server !! (maintained by Arindam Trivedi)

Credits:

1-Bit Icons (I and II) by VECTORPIXELSTAR.
Font Mister Pixel by Christophe Badani (VTF).
The EN4 Palette by ENDESGA.
Photographs of tools by Marcelo.

Submissions(49)

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Linux (15)
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Generate a gazillion goblins!
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smol desktop friend
tool for creating ordered dither threshold textures
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Let's make your own visual novel game with Luna! Luna is a visual novel engine, developed by Cyberus Studio.
A concrete poetry tool for gathering thoughts
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A tool for building static blogs!
Notes on an endless landscape
Here's a living AI who will help you generate a game idea for game jams
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A small and lightweight game engine that will evolve game making.
The cure for Writer's Block!
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Image Map Game Maker
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An Adventure game engine for Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
Create and generate a character's monologue in a super fun way
Edit a Manga girl parameters and make some animations
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mondrian-style drawing tool
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Custom toolbar with ability do add new toolbars and reorganize it
Utility for running builds sequence & pushing them to markets(itch.io included) & keeping changelog
Template for Unity games with main menu, custom editors and handful scripts
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A tiny VR game engine
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Your simple notepad! 🗒️
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All inclusive Twitch chat bot, features polling, giveaway system, quotes, and soundboard.
Bulk stitch images together
A simple and free voice modder & soundboard
IDK Some ideas are impossible >:)
A tool for generating histories for dynasties.
A TODO LIST
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Automatic, understandable mod support for every game (in Godot, at least)
Bookmarks but better!
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A Text Box for your Desktop.
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Generate texture-mapped meshes by extruding heightmap images.
Everything is a PNG if you're brave enough
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Turn Sprites to Spritesheet
Simple, Minimal, Easy-to-use Game Launcher!
This is a Tool for GMs to keep track of their campaing!
A pixel art for you to use on the web and create amazing creations with!
Copy multiple text at once.
simple time tracking
a pixel art tool with a color picker and a tile editor
Small tool for creating modular ships
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Preview your pixel animations
TRAIN YOUR ARITHMETIC WITH THIS TOOL
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Screenshot utility for Unity runtime & editor
online maze generator
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A simple, open source level editor
Simulation
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a color picker that runs on cmd