This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-01-10 00:00:00 to 2020-01-26 23:59:59. View 30 entries

Hello and welcome to WIZARD JAM 10 — the finale of the long-running series of Idle Thumbs community-run game jams! 

Greetings Wizard Jam community! With the announcement of Wizard Jam 10, we want announce that Wizard Jam 10 will also be the final Wizard Jam. 

At the ripe old age of 10, we felt it will be better to give the event a grand send off instead of watching it slowly peter out. We trust the community will get on board with this idea, not as something to mourn, but something to celebrate. We have announced the dates far ahead of time so that even if you can't participate during the specified dates, you can do something beforehand. 

We've loved running Wizard Jam for the community, and hope you'll join in making this the grandest of finales. 

Thank you all!


Wizard Jam is not a contest; the main emphasis is to celebrate the Thumbs community through sharing and collaboration over the course of a fortnight. We write devlogs and post GIFs. We offer support and volunteer music, sounds and other assets. We play each other's games and stream them. It's a lot of fun!

The other thing we try to emphasise is encouraging people to try making something new and unfamiliar; or to try game development for the first time entirely (quite a few of the entries we've had in the past are from complete first-timers to gamedev!). We run the jam over the course of two weeks to give people the room to try something weird and see how it turns out.

We're gonna be posting dev logs, forming teams, and chit chatting over here in the thread on the Idle Forums; come hang out! The welcome thread also has a link to join the Slack channel that's the hot spot for wizard chats.

https://www.idlethumbs.net/forums/forum/42-wizard-jam/

We have a twitter account, @wizard_jam, to help share everyone's progress or just let the fans follow along! Tag @wizard_jam or use the #wizardjam hashtag when you post progress updates so we can retweet your stuff!


Wizard Jam - Friday, January 10th to Sunday, January 26th

Showcase Weekend - Saturday, February 1st to Sunday, February 2nd


Choose an episode title from any show on the Idle Thumbs podcast network and use it as a theme prompt for your game. Use this site to browse through show titles: http://randomthumbs.danjohnmoran.com/

 (Thanks to Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii for providing the site). 


  1. This jam is not a competition, and there is no minimum level of game development experience needed to join. People from all backgrounds are  welcome to participate. If you're new to gamedev, let us know! Join us on the forums and on Slack; where you'll find help, advice and encouragement from the community. Wizard Jam began out of a desire to help people get starting making games, so don't be shy! 
  2. Aside from the next 2 administrative points, there are no rules. You don't HAVE to use an endorsement. You don't HAVE to make your entire game in the 2 weeks allotted. Most people will, but if you come in a little late, or get started a little early, or submit something unrelated to the podcast that's A-OK!
  3. Entries containing any form of harassment or hate-speech are not permitted. Anything crossing into this territory will be removed.
  4. If an entry is clearly from someone trying to use the jam page on Itch to promote an unrelated game, we'll contact the submitter and the entry may be removed.
  5. Stay spicy!
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A jazzy Shmup about finding the opportune time to eat your lunch.
Action
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A rogue-inspired tactical puzzle game.
Puzzle
You discovered a mountain made of money, but what lies at the top?
Platformer
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a glitch game also a sequel
Puzzle
Fall through space while dodging obstacles
Action
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Inexplicably cyberpunk take on Jurassic Park: Trespasser
Shooter
A first-person exploration game with light puzzle elements.
Adventure
A 2d top down golf game
Sports
An afterlife theme park simulator for Windows
Simulation
Strategy
A gymnastics physics challenge!
Action
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You are Rapunzel, stranded in the tower by magic. Awaken! If you can't leave, bring the tower to her; kill the witch!
Platformer
A Time-Traveling Duel
Action
a small little driving game, nothing weird here
An inventory management game
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An exploration of Idle Thumbs past.
Adventure
a game with electric lions
Platformer
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Learn from your mistakes and roll the hard six
Action
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Run and destroy enemies and obstacles with Magic
Platformer
My entry for Wizard Jam 10
Adventure
Wizard Jam 10 action platformer
Platformer
A car duel with no sound or reason.
Strategy
Prepare to die in this text adventure that has been remastered
Interactive Fiction
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Do you ever wish you could go back in time?
Puzzle
A ghost and a teen investigate a hole
Adventure