This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-05-06 23:00:00 to 2016-05-22 22:59:59. View 47 entries

Wizard Jam is the community-run Idle Thumbs game jam.

Use this page to submit your entries.

Date: May 7th - May 22nd

Theme: Choose an episode title from the Idle Thumbs podcast (or from any podcast on the network!) and use it as your theme prompt. Use this site to get a randomly selected title: http://randomthumbs.danjohnmoran.com/ (Thanks Broxxar, Panzorfork & matt.ishii)

Rules: There are no rules!

Diversifiers: The diversifiers are an optional challenge for the jam. Choose as many (or as few) as you like and incorporate them into your game.

Uniquely Systemic - Procedurally generate something in your game that's not commonly procedural. A character's personality, the game's secret language, a control scheme, the procedurally generated sky's the limit.

Crowd-sourced - Make a game using input from other people. Let the community decide on creative decisions, or take on lots of mini-contributions which will be used in the game (e.g. sound recordings or photos).

Shallow Copy - Choose a genre/style to be inspired by, but specifically don't use certain mechanics or other elements common to it.

Designer Notes - Include a director's commentary in your game.

Tone Control - The audio in your game is reactive and directly manipulated by the player's inputs and actions.

Uncle Who Works at Nintendo - Your game has a bizarre cheat code or secret that no-one will believe is real, but it definitely is; my uncle who works at Nintendo told me about it.

Ombudsman - During the jam, produce and distribute a newsletter tangentially related to your game.

Focused Palette - Make a game using as few colours as possible.

Dead to Language - Incorporate words or language as a core mechanic in your game.

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Wizard Jam subforum

Slack sign-up page

Drop in, say hi, find a buddy to work with, or get help with your game! There are a bunch of folks willing to help out.

Games submitted(47)

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Where in the world is Peter Molyneux?
Puzzle
Let's dig for some dino D.N.A.
Simulation
Half man, half robot, all wizard.
Platformer
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Shooter
Drive a taxi like a pro skateboarder
Sports
​Travel through the desert in search of paradise, in this open world driving adventure.
Adventure
A game about life and undeath. In space.
Adventure
You're new job as a hipster meadhall barrista is going to head south if you don't learn Old Norse quickly.
Puzzle
L I G H T T H E M C A N D L E S
Action
Can you find the dung beetle's hole?
Action
The Ultimate Podcasting Simulator
Puzzle
Dots. Dots.
Action
Semi-broken! Super incomplete! Roll around and stack rats!
Puzzle
A (Classic) Sci-Fi Roguelike
Rpg
Play in browser
Solve some puzzles - a Witness fan-game.
Puzzle
The year is 2098 and you are a hover tank pilot. Get to work.
Action
A couple micro twine stories about being a person-shaped thing.
Other
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A game where you shoot stuff with a cat.
Action
Disable Enemies To Reveal Enemies - for the Idle Thumbs Wizard Jam!!
Platformer
Wizard Jam 2016 - Based on Idle Thumbs Episode 76 title.
Platformer
Eat Everything.
Platformer
Can you escape the Vatican?
Action
A Doom-clone where you destroy killer robots to save a small town from poop.
Shooter
A virtual throughback to some games of the past. Wizard Jam 2016 entry.
Shooter
A train. In space. With zombies.
Adventure
A multiple choice personality test
Other
Play in browser
I made a flickgame based on the description for episode 253 of the Idle Thumbs podcast.
Adventure
Play in browser
A game for Wizard Jam 2016
Puzzle
Play in browser
Idle Thumbs Soundboard
Adventure
A twitch shooter set in an alternate timeline dark 90's.
Shooter
A multiplayer sports game with robots.
Strategy
Play in browser
Discarded by your parents for being far too uncouth, you must struggle to become refined
Platformer
A Twine game about depression and suicidal ideation.
Rpg
An idle-ish game about building cybernetic body parts
Other
A game of dinosaur theme parks and hubris.
Strategy
A "game" made for the Idle Thumbs Wizard Jam.
Action
Play in browser
A very short game about riding a bike to a bar.
A simple, short, platformer with extreme wind!
Platformer
Collect spice. Don't attract the worm.
Other
Luigi is locked in Mario's bedroom
A co-op game that splits the senses.
Action