The Six-Hour Tinned Jam

tininsteelian's picture
Fri, Jan 25 2019 10:00 PM
01/26/2019 - 00:00
01/27/2019 - 06:00

It's been a long time since the last time-limited jam, and after releasing a game on Steam that I worked on for years, I've been looking for ways to get into doing smaller projects. So I decided to create a game jam that my friends and everyone here can participate in.

The challenge: Make a game in six hours. That's it. You can use any engine, any assets, any anything. Any level of quality is perfectly fine. It doesn't matter if you're a professional game developer, or if you've never made a game before in your life. Download a copy of Unity or Klik & Play and make something!

Since a single six-hour period of time might be difficult for people depending on which time zone they're in, the event is open for a 30 hour period. Just pick the six-hour period that works best for you. The "recommended" period is from 5 PM to 11 PM EST, which is when I'll be making my game and streaming it on my Twitch channel: . Feel free to make your game along with me, or not. On Sunday (the day after the jam), I'll stream every game that was made during the jam.

If you don't know what type of game you want to make, there's an optional theme. It's...

Feel free to interpret this theme in any way you like. Maybe your game is inspired by Kidz Sports Basketball, or maybe it's about someone who wears a shovel as clothing. If you don't like the theme or can't think of anything to do with it, then you can just ignore it. This event isn't about restrictions (besides the time limit), it's about having fun!

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your games!

Games made for The Six-Hour Tinned Jam


gisbrecht's picture

I may be a bit busy with

I may be a bit busy with other things but the theme gave me a small idea... do you think reusing assets/code/etc is quite shovelware? I think it is and I have a few nebulous ideas of how to use old stuff.

tininsteelian's picture

I think that would

I think that would definitely work!