This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-12-16 03:00:00 to 2021-12-31 02:00:00. View 106 entries

Time to bring back the late 90s... With a holiday twist!

Created in order to get more people excited about making games inspired by late 90s aesthetics, this jam is for any project that looks like it belongs in the PS1 era. It's the perfect opportunity for developers and artists interested in 3D to have their first stab at it, as simple 3D visuals are part of the aesthetic. Full 3D, 3D mixed with 2D, Full 2D submissions are ALL allowed, as long as they feel like they belong in the same graphical era. Make something completely new, or make a holiday expansion to your previous 32bit jam submission!

Logo credit: Arch-D-Triumph & Enoh32

Check out some submissions to previous 32bit Jam editions!

BioCrisis BoardBuddiez: X-Treme Snowboarding
SHA Remi The Hive Spy!
Digital Soul Data

Join our Discord Chat to team up, or just to chat and share your progress!


AniStal Bastion AKA RookRules has a #LetsCheckitOutSeries where he covers indie games, and all entries for this jam will be streamed on both his Twitch and Youtube channels. Stream dates and times will be announced over on our Discord server.


The theme for this jam is: HOLIDAYS. The theme for this jam is mandatory, but open to interpretation.


1. You can use assets from pre-made asset libraries or create your own, just make sure to give due credit.

2. 3D mixed with 2D, Fully 2D, Fully 3D games are all allowed. For fully 2D games we encourage submissions that feature sprite transformations, transparency, full color sprites and other features that were not yet possible with (most) 16 bit consoles!

3. You can use whatever game engine you like, as long as the final result looks like it could run on a Playstation 1, Sega Saturn, or the Panasonic 3DO if you're feeling fancy. Think 240p, 4:3 aspect ratio, extremely lowpoly, low rez unfiltered textures!

4. While not strictly 32-bit, N64 games are also allowed as long as they feel authentic to the era. Homebrew entries (Entries that run on actual classic hardware) are also allowed.

5. The theme of this jam is: Holidays!

6. Working in teams is allowed. Working on multiple projects is also allowed.

7. This jam is not ranked.

8. There are no prizes in this jam.


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