COMO Game Jam Rules

  • Your game must use the theme in some way!
  • Pre-made assets MUST be documented
    • Video Games – Any art assets, code bases, sounds, etc.
    • Tabletop – Card/board art, anything bought that wasn’t extensively edited or apparent (e.g. dollar store minis or dice are okay)
  • All work must be done on premise
    • Extenuating circumstances may be allowed on a case by case basis, e.g. 3D printers should not be transported, VR setup is mounted to walls, etc.
  • Game must be turned in by NOON ON SUNDAY
    • Late entries will not be accepted
    • Video Games must be playable submitted through itch, so make your itch page and upload early
    • Tabletop must have an entry submitted through itch, and all instructions and pieces delivered to the Tabletop judges
  • Don’t be a ****
    • Everyone here is wanting to have a good time and make something awesome. Being antagonistic or going out of your way to ruin someone’s time won’t be tolerated. Being competitive is fine; being an a-hole isn’t.

Judging Criteria

  • Interpretation of Theme
  • Gameplay / Mechanics
  • Learning Curve / Clarity of Rules
  • Art (and Sound)
  • Cohesion

  • COMO Game Jam V- Theme: Illusion WINNERS: Best Overall: Tabletop: Thieves of Watercrest!Video Game: Escher! Best Art: Tabletop: Mirage!Video Game: Phantasmal Wanderer! Best Use of Theme: Tabletop: Mirage!Video Game: Escher! Fan Favorite: Escher!
  • Dev-Talk: How to Succeed at a Game Jam [VIDEO]-
  • COMO Game Jam V: Info- When: Feb 1-3, 2019 Where: REDI 500 E Walnut St #102, Columbia, MO Tickets: FREE!!! 42 – Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything- and so we shall gather together for 42 hours to create a new video or tabletop game. Welcome to CoMo Game Jam V! That’s right V – 5 – Five.… Read MoreCOMO Game Jam V: Info »
  • COMO Game Jam IV: Results- Theme: Swipe Tabletop Best Art …… Artful Dodges Best Use of Theme …… Artful Dodges Best Overall …… CDD: Continuously Different Dungeon Video Game Best Art (Tie) …… Fragment and Pocket Bandits Best Use of Theme …… Thieve’s Roulette Best Overall …… Swipe Risers Fan Favorite …… Artful Dodges
  • COMO Game Jam IV: Schedule of Events- We’ll be starting off just like our previous game jam, with food and mingling before the theme is announced. Fri 6:00 PM – Food and participants arrive. Get your shirt and name tag. Forced awkwardness all around. Talk to people! Everyone there likes games, so there’s an instant ice breaker! Fri 6:30 PM – Intro… Read MoreCOMO Game Jam IV: Schedule of Events »
  • COMO Game Jam III- THEME: STAR Winners: Tabletop Video Game Fan Favorite
  • COMO Game Jam II- THEME: RITUALS Winners: Tabletop Video Game Fan Favorite
  • COMO Game Jam I- THEME: THE HUMAN BODY Winners: Tabletop Video Game Fan Favorite