REALLY BAD IF - a silly ~ham~

This is not a serious thing, but also maybe it is a bit…

ARE YOU TRIED OF MAKIN ALWAYS THE BESTEST OF THE GAMES? DON’T YOU WANT TO NOT HAVE THE PRESSURE OF ALWAYS BE THE BESTEST?

Join the REALLY BAD IF jam. Make really bad games. Get that 1-star average on IFDB.

The REALLY BAD IF jam unranked interactive fiction jam where the goal is to simply make really bad IF games.

Bring your terribly written, bug-riddled coded, nonsensical-story games along!

Want to make a troll game? Go for it :woman_shrugging:
An impossible to finish-game because you “forgot” to code one object? Come right along.
Something that looks SO UGLY it will make people cry blood? Sure! (I mean add TW but sure)

Don’t have any idea on how to make a bad game?
Here’s a recent thread:

Rules:

  • This is supposed to be a silly jam. So no ranking. You don’t even have to leave rating or comments opens on your page.
  • I will seriously boot out games that are actually good. Don’t submit your critically acclaimed games you think have flaws!
  • Any language used, however badly you want it to use.
  • Add CW if relevant, esp for NSFW entries
  • No AI, no LLM, no Spam entries, no Hate content.
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Just don’t upload them to the IFDB. Or anywhere the stain would tarnish more well-intentioned games. But it certainly sounds fun for a short season.

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I’m sewing this into a pillow.

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I wasn’t planning to, but mainly out of laziness. :woman_shrugging:

If the participants want to create their own IFDB page, there’s no one (but the moderators of the IFDB) to stop them. Same for anyone else wanting to make a listing…

It wouldn’t be the first time troll and low-quality games have been listed on the database.

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for already explained reasons, I don’t want to subscribe to itch, but if some nasty idea came in my mind, i will inflict it here in a .zip attachment ]>

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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And I will welcome it with open arms :green_heart:

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Wait, these aren’t allowed! Just kidding.

By the way, if someone wants to do parser, make sure that “You can’t see any such thing, You can’t go that way, You see nothing special about (thing)” shows up often, even when trying to >X SOMETHING THAT IS OBVIOUSLY THERE.

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HI! IT HAS STARTED!

COME MAKE TERRIBLE GAMES

The deadline is 10 days… (Might extended just for the lolz if needs be)

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Dang my game actually works sigh back to the drawing board

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Sounds fun. What do you mean “no spam entries” …

Probably don’t submit an action sidescroller. Sometimes indie devs submit their games to every single open competition without checking the theme first.

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It’s not at all one I’m proud of, but my entry poses a very real question and is born of a surprising frustration with one of the most popular engines of all time.

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I suppose it’s something like this?

Or anything written by Paul Panks?

https://www.ifwiki.org/Paul_Allen_Panks

There are users on itch.io who will submit their games to a bunch of jams without the entry meeting the requirements. They spam by submitting so their game can maybe get some attention/players.

It happens at least once to all the jams I’ve organised. It’s often your FPS/puzzle platformer/etc… the non Interactive Fiction games

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What happens after submiting a game here? I have never been to a jam before, sorry my asking. I might have something upon my sleeve :slight_smile:

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No apologies needed! Yay for terrible ideas!

It’s unranked, so the jam technically ends when the submission window is over.

But usually, people will go through the entries and play/comment on them. I’m probably going to do a short thread going over the entries and that’d be that. It’s just for fun :stuck_out_tongue:

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By the way, if someone wants to do parser, make sure that “You can’t see any such thing, You can’t go that way, You see nothing special about (thing)” shows up often, even when trying to >X SOMETHING THAT IS OBVIOUSLY THERE.

I wanted you to know that you are personally responsible for my entry.

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I’ve made my masterpiece:

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Love the afterword! :rofl:

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After only a few days, I ended up pulling my submission. I had to severely rewrite it before publishing – and I’m glad I did because the original was outright horrible – but I still felt like it was questionable. I’d rather sit this jam out than leave what is, honestly, a pretty judgmental and offensive game up.

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