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Welcome to the xkcd Game Jam, where you create a game in a weekend based on your favourite xkcd comic or 'what if?' article!

They say there's always a relevant xkcd comic for any given situation.
Well, now there'll be a relevant xkcd game based on a relevant xkcd comic for any given situation!

This jam is a tribute to the awesome work of Randall Munroe.


prizes


1) You get to make a game based on an xkcd comic. In a weekend. How cool is that?

2) And you get to brag about how you did in the voting results (/pretend there wasn't any voting if you rank last)!

3) If that doesn't motivate you enough, you will also get a special role in our Discord server!

4) And you'll get lots of feedback from other participants and YouTubers/streamers (see below)!

5) If you really need that extra push: I'll give away Steam game prizes to participants who give good game feedback and my top picks!


discord & twitter



Come join our official Discord server (for this jam and future jams), because game jams are more fun when there's a community.

Follow the official Twitter account @xkcdGameJam and make your tweets with the hashtag #xkcdGameJam :)

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


streamers / youtubers

If you are a Twitch streamer or YouTuber interested in playing the games from this game jam, I can add you to a list in this section so participants and onlookers can easily find your content! If interested, please tweet me or email me.
For Twitch streamers, I've set up a Twitch community which you can stream under (so others can easily find the jam streams).

Official List (so far) of Streamers / YouTubers awaiting your entries:


rules


  • Anyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to participate!
  • Teams are allowed and encouraged! Max team size is 4.
  • Don't start working on the game prior to the game jam, as it isn't fair to other participants starting from scratch. However, you may use publicly-available assets if you have permission and mention this when submitting (there'll be a textbox).
  • You can use any engine, including one you made yourself.
  • Your game must be free to play until the voting period is over.
  • Games that are discriminatory, contain hate-speech, or are in very poor taste will be removed.
  • In the voting period, please give feedback with any rating you give!
  • You must have a good time doing the jam! :)

voting


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

  • overall
  • xkcd interpretation
  • fun
  • innovation
  • visuals
  • audio

Don't forget to leave some feedback with any rating you give!


faq


Do I have to use xkcd's stick figure black-and-white art style?
No, you can use any art style you want.

Do I have to interpret the comic literally?
No, you can interpret the comic however abstractly or literally as you want.

I don't understand [a particular xkcd comic]!
Not to worry! There is an entire wiki devoted to explaining xkcd comics (explainxkcd.com).

Can I keep working on the game after the submission deadline?
Yes! If you still have the energy, feel free to keep polishing up your games, fixing bugs, and adding critical features after the jam!
If you didn't submit in time, you can tweet me or email me and I can give you a special submission link.


Games submitted(92)

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GIF
Sanitize your database inputs!
Platformer
Play in browser
GIF
An action-shooter inspired by XKCD's "FPS Mod"
Shooter
Regular expression xkcd-style battle!
Strategy
Play in browser
A puzzle-game about elevator-inspection-certificates
Puzzle
Help a lonely mars rover reach its destination
Puzzle
Play in browser
If Counterstrike was a text adventure
Physics-based Terrible Person Simulator
Simulation
Play in browser
Become the xkcd characters and make your own comics in VR
What should you bring?
Action
GIF
#xkcdGameJam game about a journey in a barrel
Adventure
Endless Traffic Control!
The exciting world of artisanal antiques
Simulation
Play in browser
Submission for the XKCD Game Jam. Climb cubes, collect spider buddies, descend upon the city!
Platformer
Game for xkcd game jam
Adventure
Play in browser
XKCD Game Jam submission
Action
Frogger turns the tables and takes revenge on automobiles in this twist on the classic arcade game.
Don't text and drive, but do hack and drive!
Puzzle
Fly your drone through XKCD comics. Made for the XKCD game jam.
Puzzle
Play in browser
Game for the xkcd gamejam challenge.
Platformer
Explore your local star system in the search of a teapot!
A 3D version of the XKCD comic 'Money' (https://xkcd.com/980/)
Play in browser
Inspired by xkcd.com/117
Action
Step into Randall Munroe's shoes and build an empire on comics.
Simulation
When throwing boomerangs becomes unrealistically dangerous to yourself.
Puzzle
Puzzle game for the xkcd Game Jam done from scratch in 48 hours
Puzzle
Play in browser
Help Wayne Coyne escape from his misguided would-be kidnappers
Platformer
Play in browser
Get the server back up!
Action
Play in browser
Guitar Hero game inspired by xkcd comic 8, 70, and 119. https://xkcd.com/8/ https://xkcd.com/70/ https://xkcd.com/119/
Join A. Square in discovering xkcd lands of times long passed, in dimensions from even earlier times
Adventure
My xkcd game jam 2017 project
Strategy
Play in browser
Ground to air pizza delivery game | Based on what-if.xkcd.com/149/
Strategy
Can't think of a good name. Made for the xkcd gamejam, based on https://what-if.xkcd.com/21/
Created in one weekend for the xckd Game Jam. Based on xkcd 1888.
Puzzle
How quickly can you master 15 seconds?
Platformer
Play in browser
Ride into the rainbow on an Apotosaurus, woow!
Platformer
Play in browser
Keep your "enemies" close and your "allies" closer
GIF
A small game I made for the 2017 XKCD Game Jam
Action
Play in browser
Make Coffee! In a really weird way.
Puzzle
Oh no the volcano has erupted! Run away and save yourself, watch out for those rocks and craters though!
Action
this game is for the xkcd game jam
A little bullet hell
Shooter
control the drone's motors without the use of drone controller unit. you're the controller unit!
Drain a planet because you feel small, fighting dinosaurs and collecting exotic matter.
Platformer
Simulation
Play in browser
Submission for xkcd Game Jam 2017
Action
GIF
A co-op game of romance and weird physics
Platformer
Play in browser
Based on an xkcd comic.
Platformer
Go on a wild bun safari and find the royal bun!
Adventure
Play in browser
#xkcdGameJam
Play in browser
Puzzle game inspired by xkcd's Thing Explainer
Puzzle
Play in browser
Platformer
Play in browser
Find the right spot to get phone signal
Play in browser
Simple game based on xkcd.com/245
Play in browser
♫ Naaa nana na na na nanana.... ♪
Play in browser
GIF
If a quick google search shows quadcopters can only lift 44 pounds... then how much does Ron even weigh?
Shooter
Find the phones in the lost playpen
Play in browser
A game about relativity (in the spirit of XKCD comics).
Game based on the landing of the Philae lander. Based on xkcd comic https://xkcd.com/1446/
Simulation
Each step robs the planet of angular momentum
Platformer
Play in browser
Based on the XKCD comic of the same title
An entry to the xkcd jam
Puzzle
A game about sports... I think?
Sports
Made for an unofficial xkcd game jam
Rpg
Play in browser
A physics based game where squirrels try to reach the sun with balloons.
Simulation
Play in browser
A webgame of exploration, sarcasm and geocaching.
Adventure
Play in browser
XKCD Gamejam submission
Action
Play in browser
Kill them before, well, you get the idea
Play in browser
Platformer
Play in browser
xkcd
Play in browser
Idle/Clicker based off the xkcd "What If?" article of the same name
Simulation
Play in browser
Shooter
Play in browser
If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color?
Play in browser
A short abstract project for the xkcd game jam.
Play in browser
Based on a xkcd comic strip
Simulation
Play in browser
Based on xkcd What-If article "Keyboard Power"