Open World Jam

Kate B's picture
Fri, Mar 11 2022 11:53 PM
03/11/2022 - 23:53
10/31/2023 - 23:53

the legend of zelda: breath of the wild (2017)

"Open World" games are the current "hot" thing in video games right now. these games are vast, have massive budgets and take years to make. but I believe that they can be made within weeks, on a budget of $0.

far cry

the goal of the open-world jam is to make one of these games. what defines an open-world game? well it's very loosely defined. but here's some things
- large map with lots of points of interest
- back of the game box would describe it as "vast" or "a massive game world" or such
- a continuous space with no load times (YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS PART IF YOU DON'T WANT)
- lots of "collectables" and "items"

see how much of the player's time you can fill with as little effort as possible. maybe some procedurally generated content? maybe some large, sparse expanses?


Q: is yume nikki an "open world game"?
A: yes

Q: what if I can't make a world that big?
A: you can make it very small, it's allowed

Q: is [game] an open world game?
A: let's just say yes

Q: may I submit an unfinished game?
A: all open world games are unfinished in some way, so yes

feel free to play fast and loose with the concept. now go! out! into the world!

Games made for Open World Jam

NameCreatedsort iconByScreenshotComments
Friendship World11/21/2023 - 03:22Cube_WellFriendshipWorld.png0
Contamninated Skies10/30/2023 - 16:14Knowitall66Screenshot 2023-10-31 170521 - small.png2
GILGAMESH II11/13/2022 - 14:24town-mapgilgamesh_ii_cutout_bg_title_screen_2.png1
ZOZ11/11/2022 - 12:12wilzoz-gameplay.gif1
Open World Jam08/13/2022 - 03:35EmilieDuTurfu2.PNG4
open world (it's open time)06/12/2022 - 23:01dirtywater.tubeScreenshot 2022-06-12 at 22-59-43 open world (it's open time) by gg noni.png5
open worm jam04/12/2022 - 18:59gisbrechtopenwormjam.PNG4
Property Damage03/15/2022 - 00:55wibiScreenshot 2022-03-15 034606.png7


Kate B's picture

this jam has picked up a lot

this jam has picked up a lot of attention! I've started a discord for it! come if you want a place to share resources and WIPs!