This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-11-19 20:00:00 to 2016-12-05 05:30:00. View 62 entries

An Idle Thumbs community game jam. Community involvement and encouraging people to try their hand at making a game are key components.

More info here: https://www.idlethumbs.net/forums/forum/42-wizard-...



And here's a list of the potential Diversifiers people used to shape their jam games...

  • Mainstream Thumbs - Use an episode title from the Idle Thumbs podcast.
  • When the Thumbs are not enough - Use an episode title from a non Idle Thumbs network podcast.
  • Game Ideas from the Cast - Realise a game idea/joke that has appeared in an episode
  • Idol Thumbs - A past or present thumbs presenter is your player character.
  • Could you repeat that? - Have a character in your game use famous Thumbs quotes in regular dialogue like a real slyboots.
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Other - Ask another jammer to draw a sprite/make a model for your game without showing them the art style of your game. Include this in your game without comment.
  • Wizard Jam Shared Cinematic Universe - Place a small in-game cameo or reference to another game participating in the jam. This could be something like placing a character from another game into your game somehow, or using some art from another game as a billboard sign in your game etc.
    • WJSCU Sub-versifier: Building A Legacy - use a recognizable asset from a previous wizard jam - this could be from one of your games or from someone elses if you ask nicely enough! (Bonus points for loving tributes to everyone's favorite yellow gourmand - Dot Gobbler.)
  • Wrong Thread - Base your game on an Idle Forums thread title
  • Dishonored Holidays - tis the season! make a game about winter holidays, Dishonored, or ideally both. Corvo's Carve That Turkey Challenge, anyone?
  • Box art - Make a still image to be the 'box art' for your game. Do you remember physical retail? (Bonus points if it's off-style for the actual game, and misrepresents the spirit of the game [see Mega Man 1 & 2 for reference])
  • Super Briefly - Right when you think the game is over, a super-brief mini-game kicks in. Or it's all mini-games. Just do it fast!
  • Learn by doing - Make a game with no explicit instructions or tutorial, but that the player can still learn by playing through it.
    • Learn By Doing Sub-Versifier: No Dialog - No written words at all, even tutorials must be pictographs
  • Ludo-Narrative Dissonance - Make the theme and presentation of your game completely at odds with the moment-to-moment gameplay. Bonus points for not just being "normal game protagonist is secretly mass murderer"
  • From the horse's mouth - Include some kind of developer commentary in your game. This can be an optional secondary mode after the player completes it or something tied more closely to the narrative a la The Magic Circle.
  • Uncle Who Still 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 still works at Nintendo told me about it. Whatever you do, don't post about this secret on your own thread. You may help spread rumors however...
  • Nice Segue - Don't just cut from level to level. Wipe that sucker! Add transitions that are interesting, stylish, and ideally fit the mood and look of your game. Look at Blendo Games' first-person work, where the hard cuts are strong narrative and stylistic choices that evoke a cinematic or dreamlike feeling in the player.
  • Game Development 100% Internalized - Stream your game-making adventures. This can be art asset creation, coding, or even your team design meetings!

Games submitted(62)

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A roguelike lite made for Wizard Jam 4
Adventure
A meat curation simulator featuring meat from game history.
Simulation
Nick Breckon, professional hitman, embarks on a journey to redemption -- by becoming a photographer, naturally.
Simulation
GIF
Time Is Money!
Simulation
GIF
An episodic game written for the Idle Thumbs Community Wizard Jam 4
GIF
An open-world skiing adventure.
Adventure
Deliver food to a weird house and learn about the residents' lives.
Adventure
A Wizard Jam 4 dodge-'em-up
Action
GIF
Dot Gobbler is fed up with all this traffic!
Action
3D text adventure
Adventure
A Walking Simulator
Play in browser
Visual Adventure Novel about an old Agent 47 recounting a mission
Adventure
Play in browser
GIF
Being Cool in our Blob Future
Action
GIF
The year is 1988 and you are a space pilot. Escape the galaxy.
A strategic fps with a really dumb gun (beta).
Action
A short exploratory adventure game
Adventure
​Shoot things and they blow up. It's a video game.
Shooter
A nonviolent (dynamical) systems game
a Wizard Jam 4 game
Puzzle
a face-matching puzzle game
Puzzle
Play in browser
Make a last minute game for Wizard Jam 4 in a last minute game made for Wizard Jam 4
Procedurally generated pipe photography game.
Shooter
A minimalistic table hockey game with ludonarrative dissonance storyline
Sports
GIF
king of the blobs
Action
GIF
Arcade Puzzle Weirdness.
Action
You can convert other octopuses to fight with you against your enemies.
Strategy
Unity Chan stars in a physics-based match 3 platformer
Action
A game about a robotic cleaning crew
It's a game, shoot things, jump on things, survive!
Action
A game about fishing, podcasting and how the two are connected.
A Game of Clowns for Wizard Jam 4
A game for two subjects and one keyboard
Play in browser
local competitive batman ice hockey and art simulator
Play in browser
Inspired by Mancala and Tharsis, evacuate the clones from a failing ship. #wizardjam4 entry
Puzzle
Play in browser
A cheerily irreverent alt-history motorbike racing game
Play in browser
A radical pizza delivery game.
Action
A narrative delight
A typing game in the style of duck hunt.
Shooter
Just normal chess
Strategy
A short interactive detective story
Adventure
A clicker game made for the Idle thumbs game jam
A game of negotiation, intrigue and betrayal
Strategy
Play in browser
A fun video game
Action
Block out useless or distracting memories as a helpful brain octopus
Action
The most relaxing sandwich sim for Google Cardboard. It'll blow you away.
Simulation
Abstract game about managing friendships.
Puzzle
a game about Tom Francis, sort of
Platformer
Who's the real Slyboots?
Action
Play in browser
A Short Game for Wizard Jam 4, Outmaneuver Your Rivals to Seize Control of the 40.47 Hectare Forest!
Strategy
Play in browser