Are you ready to turn fictional cartridges into real games? Because the game jam which prioritizes fun over boring things like rules is right around the corner. Which one? Oh, the one and only, A Game By Its Cover!
I’m not pulling your leg either. There’ll be no rankings, competition, voting, or scoring. Ah, prizes? Nope. In fact, it’s probably the most chill jam around, and on top of all that, the theme is… optional. What theme? Oh, I am so glad you asked: as noted on the jam page, “up and not crying”. So pick a cover from the many available and make a game based on it. That’s all there is to it.
Browse the exhibition, pick something that inspires you and turn it into a game! Or a piece of art, or music, or a one-page pen&paper thing. Or a poem. Or… anything. Who cares! We won’t narc on you.
Well, aside from, you know, the date(s): A Game By Its Cover 2023 will be running from July 1 to July 31, giving everyone plenty of time to create something groovy. So what are you waiting for? Get to prepping!
(Screenshot is from A Game By Its Cover 2022’s Portal Knight.)