This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-11-19 20:00:00 to 2016-12-05 05:30:00. View 63 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(63)

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