Game: Heart Of The Jam

A retro-style Strategy game in which players take control of a group of Games Jam workers and aims to lead them to victory. The player makes sure that the workers are following their heart and taking on their dream of developing a great video game as part of Global Games Jam. Players must make sure progress on the game is being made, while also managing the characters stats (Stress, Bladder, Hunger) so that they do not give in and die. The game holds a unique charm through its use of pixel art and 16-Bit colours, along with retro style music to give it a very unique and interesting feel. The game can be considered part 'The Sims' mixed in with strategy elements from games such as 'Theme Hospital'.


Stay Inside The Box: The whole game takes place in just one screen, no scrolling or changing screens in any way is allowed.
True Colors: The game uses only the basic 16 colors: black, gray, silver, white, maroon, red, olive, yellow, green, lime, teal, aqua, navy, blue, purple and fuchsia. See color chart

Executable or Installer


Users must have Microsoft XNA installed on computers beforehand in order for the game to run. The download is small and should be no problem to download and install. Link to software:



The system must be capable of running Microsoft XNA.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 00:04

Source File(s)



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Paul 'Xaioshin' Fewkes
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Craig James
Lewis John Parkinson
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Jimmy Dean
Jack Griffiths
Chris Bean
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Jonathan Hart


Credit goes to where the sound effects were downloaded from.

Credit also goes to Misha Begley for the main menu music.

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