This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-05-27 04:00:00 to 2022-05-30 04:00:00. View results

WELCOME

Mini jam is a 72-hour-long video game development jam that occurs every two weeks on Itch.io.

A required limitation is announced as soon as the jam starts to spice things up. Remember, limitation breeds creativity. You get the theme early, so you can plan ahead, Just keep in mind that you may have to change your idea when the limitation is revealed. This jam's theme is Music.  Remember, theme is purely inspirational and not required. Feel free to interpret it however you want.

No worries if you can't finish your game on time, you can submit late at anytime during the jam's voting period.


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LIMITATION

The limitation is a special condition that your game must follow, but is open to interpretation. If you are unsure if your idea doesn't fit the limitation,  just remember that everyone will interpret it differently.


Limitation: Gravity is Under Your Control

This limitation is fairly straight forward. Simply put the player must exert some amount of control over gravity. This may range from simply swapping the direction of gravity VVVVVV style, to controlling the gravitational fields to hundreds of individual planets, to some loose narrative element. Control over gravity does not have to be the main gimmick or selling point your project. We urge you to get creative with this one- bending the limitation to suit your needs is always an option.


RATING

At the end of the Jam, there will be a rating period that lasts 5 days. Your game will be rated on:

Enjoyment - How much you enjoyed your time with the game.        
Concept - How interesting or unique the main focus of the game was.           
Presentation - How well executed the main focus of the game was.           
Use of limitation - How well the game incorporated the given limitation.

Keep in mind that the theme is purely for inspiration, and you should not rate a game differently based on how well the theme was followed. 

RULES/FAQ

Rules:

Read the rules. Not reading the rules is not an excuse for breaking them.

Keep game content clean. Any and all NSFW content, potentially offensive content, graphic content etc. must be clearly telegraphed with a content warning at the start of the game as well as in it's description or cover.

Answer submission questions honestly. You will be prompted to answer a few questions when submitting your game. Please answer them to the best of your ability. Giving vague answers is a great way to set off red flags.

Any games that do not follow the rules will be removed from the jam without warning.

FAQ:

Can I submit more than one game?  Yes, but I would advise against it.

Can I submit a game I already made?  No. You may only submit projects made within the time frame. We do check.

Can I make changes during the rating period? Yes, just make sure that the original version of the jam can still be downloaded.

What engine can I use? You can use any engine or framework you like. You can even make your own if you want.

Do I have to follow the theme? No, but well… When in Rome~

I have code and assets from other Jams I wish to use, are these allowed? Yes! If you have the rights to use it, anything that wasn't made specifically for this particular jam is allowed. Mini Jam isn't strict on the "build it from scratch" ruling, but it is encouraged.

How can you tell if I used premade assets or made the game at an earlier stage? Outside obvious red flags, we don't really check. Jams are for fun. Bend the rules if you want, just don't cheat yourself and be a jerk to mess with genuine folk.

Help! I couldn't submit on time, what do I do? There will be an announcement on the discord server, as well as a community post about how to submit late if you missed the deadline.

When does the next Mini Jam start, and when will the limitation be announced? Mini Jam takes place every 2 weeks on a Thursday/Friday, depending on your time zone. Mini-Jams last 72 hours (3 days). Limitations are announced at the start of the Jam.

PARTNERS

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Submissions(96)

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A short reflection on grief
Interactive Fiction
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Help Lyric make it to the concert with the gravity defying Dropman and some bangin' tunes.
Platformer
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Solve Puzzles as a Gravity-Defying Robot Rabbit
Puzzle
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Help this cute bard traverse the dungeon. With the power of music!
Platformer
Submission for Mini Jam 107
Platformer
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2D Musical Boss Battles
Action
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A short story about a deaf cellist, told through gravity puzzles.
Puzzle
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~Shing-Shing!~
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An entry for Mini Jam 107
Platformer
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A puzzle game where you control the gravity.
Puzzle
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Bach is shooting a fugue at you. Blast it.
Action
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Make a song using celestial bodies
a platformer with spells
Platformer
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Guide a little spaceship home with pulsing gravitational fields.
Puzzle
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Action
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Bring Song To a World Abandoned
Action
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Jump and play
Rhythm
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a simple platformer game like vvvvvv
Platformer
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Platformer
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Learn piano chords while playing a puzzle game with gravity controls!
Puzzle
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Gravity is in your hands! (literally)
Platformer
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Rhythm
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hello my YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJgeBiyZE4k
Rhythm
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Battle space invaders with the power of music!
Strategy
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Action
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Mini puzzle platformer gravity control game
Platformer
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GG Presents Notes
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Scuttlers: raucous, disobedient, and highly combustible
Action
Are you good enough?
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A short platformer about getting cake
Platformer
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a short story music game made with rpg maker
Have a nice travel.
Puzzle
Try to train Mr Jelly to his mega-cool jelly body shape ;)
Rhythm
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A Short Gravity-Bending Journey!
Help funky alien band deal with the gravity and play a symphony in space!
Rhythm
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Music Game Jam
Platformer
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Mini Jam 107 Submission
Rhythm
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build the soundtrack layer by layer
Puzzle
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A musical gravity platformer [UNFINISHED]
Platformer
You are a little robot hired by the bartender to keep the pianola running. Do your job well!
Action
A 2D Musical Platformer about a Bell!
Platformer
Actions are performed by the beat, how long can you survive?
Survival
The morbs (Maups) are creatures that can change the direction of gravity acting on them
Puzzle
A gravity driven anti-dating sim.
Visual Novel
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Collect stars as a tardigrade drifting aimlessly through outer space
Action
Traverse the dungeon while you're driving it! Manipulate character gravity using spaceship thrust!
Platformer
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All your decisions have consequences!
Strategy
Guide an important message through space during times of war.
Puzzle
Show them what you got!
Simulation
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Sci-Fi Shooter is a Voxel Bullet hell game, where your home planet is being invaded by music wielding aliens
Survival
A game about exploration and mapping out a new world
Adventure
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You are a group of Aliens who need to abduct some funky cows!
Rhythm
Short platformer with rhythmic encounters.
Platformer
make deer friend
Visual Novel
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​Game made for the Mini Jam 107: Music.
Rhythm
Star Tale - Mini Jam 107: Gravity Is Under Your Control
Platformer
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Survive an alien invasion while jamming to the very last second.
Action
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This is a game where you control a little cube by manipulating gravity's direction.
Puzzle
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You are a miner who is going into the mines to retrieve some lost diamonds on your rocket lawn chair!
Adventure
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Totally normal job.
Rhythm
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Funky gravity based platformer
Platformer
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Platformer
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Rhythm
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72h MiniJam #107 Entry
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Top down shooter - a mad conductor fights music notes
Action
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Game where you build ships :)
Survival
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Platformer with instrument-recognition mechanics
Platformer
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Play instrument, in space!
Action
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Control gravity and avoid the musical rests!
Action
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The melons are just for fun!
Platformer
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Rhythm
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Rhythm-based FPS platformer with a gravity gun
Platformer
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Save your Garden if you can! A game made for mini game jam 2022
Platformer
bong bong gravity is on or off
Interactive Fiction
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Puzzle
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Rescue the ship by defeating the Aliens
Platformer
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A Space Shooter game
Shooter
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A duck that plays music
Rhythm
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It's a music game
Rhythm
a short discordant musical experiment
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