This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-02-01 10:00:00 to 2019-02-15 10:00:00. View results


Join Fragment Jam and Movie Game Jam 2020!



Welcome to the TV Game Jam, where you have two weeks to create a game inspired by a TV episode!

TV shows come in all shapes and sizes, and within each show there are episodes which explore a wide range of interesting themes, ideas and scenarios. However, the TV medium is rarely used as an inspiration for the games we make.
Thus, the aim of this jam is to explore the potential of TV as a source of inspiration for interesting and innovative video games!


Discord & Twitter


Jams are more fun when there's a community, so come join our Game Jammers Discord!

Twitter users, make sure to follow the official Twitter account @TVGameJam and tweet with the hashtag #TVGameJam :)

You can also follow my Twitter @XavierEkkel if you have any questions or just because you like living life on the edge.


Rules


  • Anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to participate!
  • Teams are allowed and encouraged! Max team size is 4. You can find team members easily on our CrowdForge page.
  • Games must be inspired by a TV show, but should not infringe upon any copyright or trademark (so please avoid using identical names, dialogue, appearances, or music).
  • Please avoid big plot spoilers in your game title, description (unless you put a spoiler warning at the top first), or screenshots.
  • Do not start working on the game prior to the game jam, as it isn't fair to other participants starting from scratch.
  • You must start from scratch. However, you may use publicly-available assets if you mention this upon submission (there is a text box).
  • Leave feedback on any game you rate! Your comment will include a link to your game so they can play yours too:)
  • Your game must be free to play until the voting period is over.
  • Games that try to manipulate voting (including asking your friends to create accounts to vote on your game) will be removed.
  • Games that are discriminatory, contain hate-speech, or are in very poor taste will be removed.
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Voting


After the submission period is over, you'll be able to rate entries on the following categories on a scale from 1 to 5 stars:

  • Overall
  • Interpretation (how well you convert the TV episode into game form - which can be creative/abstract or a faithful adaptation)
  • Gameplay Innovation
  • Fun
  • Visuals (only rate based on art assets created during the jam, not art assets created before the jam)
  • Audio (only rate based on the audio created during the jam, not audio created before the jam)

The voting period will run for roughly two weeks. Please only vote based on the aspects of the game that were created from scratch.

Don't forget to leave feedback on any game you rate! It's more helpful than just a number, and it helps them find your game :)


YouTubers/Streamers



Here's a YouTube Playlist of TV Game Jam 'let's play' videos!

  


FAQ


Who can participate?
Anyone! All experience levels, from beginner to expert, and all disciplines from coding and art to design and music, are free and encouraged to join this jam!

Do I keep the rights to my game?
Yes! You and your team keep the rights to everything you create for this game jam.

Can I use other peoples' work in my game?
We do not take responsibility for any unauthorised uses of other peoples' work (e.g. music, sound, art, other copyrighted/trademarked material) and any consequences that may result from its use. Please use work that you are authorised to use or that you created from scratch yourself.

Can I use the characters / names / art / music / other assets from the TV show in my game?
Not directly. Games should be inspired by the show without directly using any of the show's characters, names, art, music, or other copyrighted/trademarked aspects. Variations that stand on their own but draw inspiration from the show's content are totally fine.

Is there any restriction on game engines?
Nope! You are free to use whichever game engine you like - including your own custom-built engines - as long as you create the code and assets specific to this game from scratch.

Where can I download the logo? Can I put it in my game?
You can download the logo here, and you are welcome (and encouraged) to include it as a splash screen for your game!

Can my game be based on multiple episodes / a specific scene from an episode / a TV show as a whole?
One episode (or a scene from within one episode) is recommended because it will likely lead to more focused and coherent game designs, and more time for polish. However, I won't restrict the use of multiple episodes or a TV show as a whole if that's what you want to do and you're confident in your ability to do so!

Can my game be based on [some TV show]?
Yes! Any episode from any TV show can be used as inspiration for your game. This includes animes, children's shows, reality shows, web series, etc.



All submissions
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Browser playable (40)
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Windows (46)
macOS (19)
Linux (11)
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Major Spoilers (2)
No Spoilers (60)
Minor Spoilers (25)
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Team of 4 (11)
Team of 3 (9)
Team of 2 (18)
Team of 1 (50)

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Horror game made for the TV Game Jam 2019
Adventure
Inspect Souls traveling through Purgatory
Simulation
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A game inspired by the End of the F***ing World !
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Drop into the wilderness and explore as Gelda, a young girl with a penchant for adventure, and often trouble.
Platformer
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A multiplayer VR game where the cat must stop the mice from stealing his cheese, sometimes with violent results!
Action
Evil villain solitaire deck-builder
Card Game
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GIF
A roguelike hack and slasher for the TV Game Jam
Action
A collection of word and trivia games
Puzzle
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Seize the TV!
Fighting
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A short, dark and mystery experience.
Adventure
A game about cooking and packing illegal substances
Simulation
Gotta capture them all!
Platformer
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A prototype for an RPG about nothing.
Role Playing
A tech-demo of an interactive fiction spin-off of X-files, taking place in the UK during the cold war.
Interactive Fiction
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Follow dragon culinary adventure
Adventure
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Live the rough and tumble life of a camera operator.
Action
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A game based on "My favorite Orkan" Happy Days episode, made for TV GameJam.
Action
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Experience a day in cut-throat shoe sales business
Simulation
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A short game about managing a soup shop.
Strategy
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a "Steven universe" based game made for tv game jam.
Rhythm
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3 fanboys try to save their favorite TV show from being dropped.
Adventure
Little is known about the ranger that saved the sponge, starfish, and squid on that fateful day. This is his story.
Adventure
A top-down weaponized cat brawler
Action
Run away from your sins on a fancy boat
Racing
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My entry to the TV Game Jam 2019
Simulation
An AWESOME game show!
Game based on the 1966 episode "Hi Diddle Riddle" on the Batman TV series.
Action
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Are you human enough to navigate through East Earth?
Shooter
GIF
Dinny versus the Mystery Crank
Action
TV Game Jam, Game of thrones inspired game
Adventure
Vision-centric puzzler in the mood of Doctor Who
Puzzle
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Short tale about escaping a cave
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You spontaniously decide to marry but still need to finish the shopping while avoiding each other at all cost.
Puzzle
A rpg/date game made for 2019 TvGameJam inspired on Adventure Time
Role Playing
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Get pizza in all the timelines. Made for TV Game Jam, inspired by "Remedial Chaos Theory"
A low-poly cat-and-mouse cleaning frenzy!
An entry for the TV Game Jam 2019: a very serious TV Studies analysis of sitcom.
Platformer
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GIF
If I can't trust my memories, how do I know you're real?
Action
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A mini game made for the TV Game Jam..!
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TV Game Jam entry. Based on I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory Episode
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Samurai Jack inspired platformer
Action
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Inspired by Superbook
Educational
A GBC-style Short Kiddie Game!!
Educational
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submission for tv game jam
Platformer
Rupaul Inspired Game
Rhythm
Entry for the TV episode game jam!
Action
Help a little robot to jump across TV programs
Platformer
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A TV Game Jam entry inspired by The Good Place
Simulation
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Build a factory empire in hopes of satisfying your sweet tooth.
Simulation
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A Shoot 'em up based on the TV Show Futurama for the TV Jam 2019
Shooter
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A "Beard-Platform" Beat-em-up made for the TV Game Jam 2019
Platformer
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The Office: Dwight's wildest dreams
Fighting
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GIF
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go on a date with Taylor Swift... a date for writing new song lyrics that is...
Visual Novel
Llamas, penguins and polar bears, oh my!
Survival
Steal stuff while avoiding being detected! Avoid the Cops!
Based on the popular M*A*S*H episode. Pilot an ungainly antique to destroy a U.S. Army ammo dump.
Simulation
Made for TV Game Jam!
Strategy
It's morning and you are drunk. Try to serve yourself breakfast.
Puzzle
A Rollerskating Filibuster game
Stargate-inspired roguelike game with MANY worlds to explore
Action
Return the pieces of the slab or suffer through the plagues!
A game where two fighters dance to beat a cursed monster.
Rhythm
Walking sim inspired by Twin Peaks S02E22 "Beyond Life and Death"
Survival
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Eating babies while avoiding Momma...
Action
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Quiz show
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TV Game Jam - Based on The Brady Bunch Episode 18 “The Subject Was Noses”
Platformer
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This Game is heavily inspired from Survival Genre TV Shows.
Survival
Enter the holo-john and see how long you can survive. Inspired by the YouTube series 'Bravest Warriors'.
Fighting
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TV Game Jam Submission
Action
Fight your way through hordes of the undead to escape you're last Sanctuary.
Action
TV GameJam: A simple color remember game.
A quick bullet hell game where you dodge projectiles from various tv shows.
Action