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A month long game jam for making 2 kilobyte games!

You can also make a 'plus' version with music and other small enhancements beyond the 2k limit.

Theme: SHIFT

Join the 2kPlus Discord Server

Use the hashtag #2kPlus to share updates


Rules

You MUST submit a 2 kilobyte file that contains your game!

Your game must be playable and fit in a 2k (2048 bytes) file. Please include this as a downloadable file with the suffix"_2k".

You are free to use zip compression and submit a zip file that contains your game if the zip file is 2k or less. Or you can just submit your game as a single uncompressed 2k file, it's up to you!

You MAY also submit a "plus" version

This should be the same as your 2k version in spirit but with some extra enhancements. You can include as much music and sound effects as you want (and any extra code needed to load/trigger/play them). You can use mp3 files, wavs, code, or whatever you'd like. You can also add some other small enhancements to make it more accessible like save games, game pad controls, mobile support, etc. The gameplay and graphics should be the same as the 2k version. You are not required to make a plus version, but it is encouraged. In your submission, please say what was added to the plus version.

Please try to make the plus version of your game run in browser so it is easy for people to play and judge.

Languages & Fantasy Consoles

To make things as inclusive as possible there are no limitations for this. So in addition to JavaScript you can use PICO-8 and other fantasy consoles, or even write it in assembly! Just make sure all of your stuff fits in a 2k file.

Theme

The theme is "SHIFT". Try to include some element from the theme.

Judging

Everyone who submits a game gets to vote during the 2 week voting period after the jam using the itch.io voting system. Categories will be Overall, Fun, Design, Graphics, Audio, Theme, and a special category for the 2k Version.

Prizes

There are no prizes, but the top 5 games and top in each category will be announced on twitter. I will try to promote all of your games as much as possible.

FAQ

Why 2 kilobytes?

I made a few games for JS1k and I feel like it's not quite enough to make a polished game. Bumping it up to 2k zipped should be enough to do some cool stuff.

Why Plus?

Because the size is so small, there isn't much space for music. But music is so important to creating atmosphere. This way devs can focus on making a good 2k game and add good music separately so players can enjoy the game more. The plus version can also have more input options to increase accessibility. To be inclusive as possible, there is no engine or language limitation so any game can be entered that fits in the 2k zip.

Why is zip allowed?

There are many ways to write code that can self uncompress, but it's a bit of a hassle so let's just take that out of the equation. Also, bundling it up in a zip gives us a clear simple way to check the size of each entry. For those that want an extra challenge you don't need to use zip.

Are teams allowed?

Yes, please just list everyone that worked on the game and what they did.

What are some resources?

What's up with the logo?

To help set the tone for this jam, the logo and the theme announcement are 140 character Dwitter programs!

All submissions
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Browser playable (18)
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Windows (1)

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2D turn-based package delivering game which was created for 2kplus jam.
Survival
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GIF
3D endless runner in only 2 kilobytes!
Racing
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A two kilobyte marble racing time trial game for the 2kPlus game jam.
Racing
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A two kilobyte first-person finite runner for the 2kPlus game jam.
Platformer
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Try to survive an onslaught of comets! My submission for the 2K Plus jam.
Action
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A multi-dimensional maze game.
Puzzle
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GIF
Simple tile-matching game in mobile and desktop browsers
Puzzle
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An hommage-demake of the original Shift Flash game
Puzzle
Top-down shooter for 2KPlus Jam
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A simple hue-matching game in less than 2 kilobytes
Puzzle
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Minimal, fast-paced racing game using a voxel engine, released for 2kPlus jam.
Racing
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word/color puzzle for the 2kPlus jam!
Puzzle
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minimalist and difficult reaction game made in 1453 characters
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JS2k 2020 submission, 2 Kb game
Action
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Slide to reach the finish line in this simple kinetic puzzle game
Puzzle
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Math-based Arcade rythm game
Rhythm
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use SHIFT-key to open and close the hidden spaces!
Puzzle
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Platformer
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Shifting around with the shift keys.
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