Lost Cartridge Jam

The annual game jam where you create a game in the style of a cartridge that's been lost in a drawer for decades, only to be rediscovered in the present day.

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Creating a game in the style of a cartridge that's been lost in a drawer for decades, only to be rediscovered in the present day.

Lost Cartridge Game is a game that's been both designed and stylized to look and feel like a vintage game; a game that gives the impression of having been lost in a drawer for decades only to be rediscovered in the present day.

Emphasis is placed on believability, but it's up to you to decide how you want to express that - whether it's through aesthetics, gameplay mechanics or the packaging of the game itself.

Clipart, Lost Cartridge Jam - Idea

Come up with an idea for a retro-styled game.

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Spend 72 hours working on it.

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Submit it via the jam platform!

The game that manages to score the highest in terms of quality, aesthetics and believability will have a physical, retro-styled copy of the game produced and shipped to the creator!

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Lost Cartridge Jam 2021

The third annual game jam where you create a game in the style of a rediscovered retro cartridge.

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