This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-06-19 05:00:00 to 2020-06-22 05:59:59. View results

Sometimes liberty can be found through limitation. 1-Bit Weekend aims to free you from the constraints of endless possibility by challenging you to work with a bounded visual aesthetic. What do we mean by 1-bit? For this jam, pick any two colors you'd like and make whatever you'd like with them -- we're not requiring you to stick to black and white or any specific hardware limitations -- just build to web if you can, as that will increase the chances that your game actually gets played. Feel free to work solo or on a team!

This jam runs June 18th 2020 at 10:00 PM  PT to June 21st 2020 at 9:59 PM PT, and you can submit at any time during the jam.  Please create all content (music, sound fx, art) during the jam. You are allowed to reuse code for the tedious bits like camera, collisions, etc. If you're not able to do adhere to this rule, please make sure to note which assets were not developed during the jam. It's totally cool to use whatever engine you want.

Voting will run from the end of the jam to the 25th. Have I said the word "jam" enough yet?

UPDATE: By request, we've set up a Discord server so you all can collaborate, discuss, and form teams. Sorry for setting this up a bit late!

Prizes!

We'll be offering prizes for the top three entrants, as ranked by your fellow contestants. Note that we'll be issuing these as Amazon gift cards to keep it simple (we can likely only send these to US residents, but we might be able to find a way otherwise).

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $50
  • Third Place: $25

Themes

Due to popular demand (see the Discord) we ARE going to enforce a theme. You can pick from any of the three below or use all three (or two, or whatever you want to do). There WILL be a grading category for whether or not you utilized at least one theme below:

  • Radioactivity
  • Reflections
  • Dragons

Optional Challenges

  • Compose a chiptune soundtrack
  • Use Game Maker Studio 2 and implement Pixelated Pope's Retro Palette Swapper (check out how we did it here)
  • Share your source code

If you'd like to check out an example of a (mostly) 1-bit game made by yours truly, check out our ongoing project Aspect Arcade!

-- Aspect Management

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Duel dragon riders with sorcery.
Action
Blackout is a short parkour fps developed in 3 days for the 1-Bit Weekend Game Jam.
Platformer
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Only light feet, a bright mind and good timing can get you through this game. Available online!
Puzzle
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Created for the 1-Bit Weekend Jam
Adventure
Defeat the Dragon and Leviathan Lord to Make Your Escape
Platformer
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A small 1-bit platformer
Platformer
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A short climbing game with mirrors
Platformer
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A simple platformer but you can reflect into a mirror world.
Platformer
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Traverse through a reflective labyrinth
Puzzle
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Piksi a small radio-active cube in a mission to kill BAD DINO
Role Playing
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Radioactive cows don't taste good.
Action
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A tiny metroidvania game, initially made for 1-bit weekend game jam
Platformer
Short and sweet puzzle platformer
Puzzle
Defend a city from an ever-growing horde of radioactive mutants! Meet town people!
Action
Be careful around it, climb, jump and try to not decay...
Platformer
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Stan must battle through a cave of baddies to escape the dragon!
Adventure
A diagnostic tool for engineering work on UR-X-66 nuclear reactors.
Simulation
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A simple puzzle platformer with a twist.
Puzzle
1-bit action platformer
Platformer
This game has 3 levels and a big dragon boss battle, and the game has 3 enemies
Platformer
A Rock, Paper, Scissors Shooter game in a Tunnel
Shooter
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Beware of the dragons invasion
Action
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Made in 3 days for 1-bit game jam.
Survival
Made in 48 hours
Platformer
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A hungry ooze with a job
Survival
Made for the 1BitWeekend!
Platformer
Navigate through a hot and windy desert in your air balloon.
Action
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Hardest game ever on steroids
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Reflect the lasers towards the laser receivers in 8 unique puzzles
Puzzle
Fight with dragons.
Puzzle
Platformer
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Platformer
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Follow Greg on his quest in this action-adventure platformer.
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Escape the epilepsy
Action
Purple Burple
Action
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1-bit weekend game jam
Action
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A platformer in the a 1-bit style, where you fight your way to the end.
Action
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The shell of a soon to be story based platformer about a ghost reflecting on his past life.
Platformer
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Tim needs to consume goop!
Platformer
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Make one-bit pixel art so a AI can try to make a reflection of your drawing.
Simulation
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A dragon who just learned to fly attempts to leave the cave for the first time. Developed in 12 hours for #1BitWeekend.
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Long Dragon Retro Adventures
Action
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Reflect on these puzzles
Puzzle
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Eat humans as a Dragon and remember to enjoy the feast :)
Action
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Reflect on your life as you travel through mirrors
Puzzle
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For The 1-bit Weekend Game Jam
Action
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1-bit retro skating icy nightmare
Puzzle
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Platformer
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Prepare for a Beating
Platformer
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A Game Jam Game In 1-Bit or Just 2 colors!
Platformer
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Just normal retro game (or not?)
Puzzle
A hack n' slash for the 1bit weekend game jam
Action