Bedtime Jam

Fri, Feb 16 2018 05:00 PM
02/17/2018 - 00:00
02/18/2018 - 23:59

The Bedtime Jam is a short game making event, taking place this weekend (17-18 February 2018) in your time zone. It is based around the following idea:

"Start making a game in the afternoon or evening, and try to finish it before bedtime."

The jam is meant to be a more relaxed affair than 2-hour frenzies like Klik of the Month or 48-hour ordeals like Ludum Dare. You can start your game on either day of the weekend, at whatever time is convenient for you, and go to bed whenever you want to.

The jam does not really have strict rules. Here are some anti-rules:

  • The spirit of the jam is to create something new, but you don't need to start from scratch. You can use as much pre-written base code as you want, or even create a modification of an existing game.
  • The scope of the jam is chosen so that it doesn't take up too much of your weekend, but you can work as much as you like. You can start in the morning instead of the afternoon or evening if that suits you better. Or you can even work all weekend and submit multiple games if you really want to.
  • Although the jam takes place "during the weekend", you don't need to give up and stop as soon as the weekend is over. For example, if you start on Sunday and your bedtime is after midnight, you can keep working through Monday morning. Also, feel free to expand your game after the jam ends!

The official theme of the jam can be found here. Following the theme is completely optional.

Games made for Bedtime Jam

NameCreatedsort iconByScreenshotComments
-02/24/2018 - 15:58densonScreen Shot 2018-02-24 at 23.49.18.png5
Sokosoko02/19/2018 - 09:07Junersokosokoscreen3.png3
Bedtime Adventure02/19/2018 - 02:18HealyBedtime screenshot1.png7
Slimes Unfinished02/19/2018 - 00:00sylvieslimes.png2
Hold Up02/18/2018 - 18:24caittholdup.png4
Gem Flask (wandering game)02/18/2018 - 07:31clydegemFlaskShot.JPG8
Click T Clown02/18/2018 - 05:13caittclown.png2
snow day story02/17/2018 - 23:44twobukisnowdaystory.png5
Dinosaur Party02/14/2018 - 17:21everythingstakennude.png21


clyde's picture

I'll make a game rather than

I'll make a game rather than playing some this afternoon/evening.
It'll probably just be a 3d space that I'll decorate.

clyde's picture

It's Bedtime. I got

It's Bedtime.
I got something but I don't want to upload it til tomorrow. Goodnight y'all.

twobuki's picture

i made a game. can i sleep

i made a game. can i sleep now?

caitt's picture


thanks for the jam sylvie!

everythingstaken's picture

I submitted dinosaur party

I submitted dinosaur party to this because this has been my before bedtime game that I've been making for the past week