This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-05-02 00:00:00 to 2020-05-04 12:00:00. View results

Bitter Jam

Create a game using a provided tilesheet.
Chat, share progress, find a team and more on our Discord server!

Tilesheet

You can download the tilesheet using this link. Good luck! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

About

Bitter Jam is a 60 hour long game jam running from May 1st, 2020 to May 4th. All games submitted must only use the tilesheet provided to jammers at the start of the jam. Teams of any size are allowed, and you can find teams in our Discord server. This is a pilot jam - if you'd like to see this become a regular thing, let us know!

Rules

  • No new graphics can be created nor can they ever be modified under any circumstances! Rotation (in 90o intervals) and Flipping is allowed
  • The tilesheet will be 1 bit (each bit being black or white). With this you can change both the foreground and background color (the color of the black and white parts of the tile so you can invert or change each part to whatever you like). 
  • Flipping, reflecting, and 90 degree rotations are allowed! These would all count as the same graphic.
  • No offensive or hateful content is permitted.
  • Challenges (below) are completely optional. The jam hosts will judge the winners of each challenge.
  • A "HD" build can be released alongside your game and that version doesn't have to follow any of the rules, but please make sure to label the builds appropriately so the jam version can be distinguished from other builds.
  • Scaling is allowed, but the aspect ratio is not allowed to be changed. (No stretching graphics)
  •  Please provide a windows/browser version so we can play your game!

Challenges (optional)

If you did a challenge, please let us know when you submit! The jam hosts will judge the winners of each challenge. 

  • Stick to a grid (8x8, 6x8, 5x5, ect.)
  • No overlaying graphics (at no point 2 graphics will overlap each-other so you can see one under the other).

Voting

After the jam, there will be a five day voting period. Only submitters and contributors can vote. Games are ranked on the following criteria:

  • Tilesheet Implementation
  • Gameplay
  • Overall Execution
  •  Challenges (decided by jam hosts)

Jammers who place in the top three overall will receive a special Discord role.

FAQ

It's over here.

Merch

Help support the jam by buying merch from our store! You can also drop a donation on the tilesheet page. Thanks for supporting the jam!

Contact

Questions? Comments? Concerns? You can join our Discord server or post in community message board.

Thanks for jammin' with us, and good luck!

All submissions
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Browser playable (29)
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Windows (22)
macOS (9)
Linux (8)
Android (1)
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Stick to the grid challenge (27)
No overlaying graphics challenge (23)
I didn't do a challenge (25)

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Shoot asteroids and enemies in this arcade-style game!
Adventure
8-Bit arcade runner
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Merge spheres, Activate switches, Solve the puzzle.
Puzzle
BitterJump a simple platformer game, 7 levels :)
Platformer
Visual Novel about a dinosuar boy named Jarold caught in the middle of a terrible war.
Visual Novel
Space Shooter
Shooter
bitterjam game
Puzzle
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Engage in 17 thrilling challenges with an unlikely set of protagonists
Puzzle
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A surreal 1-bit exploration game as you venture around Amana (translated to "Bitter World").
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Bitter Jam 2020 entry. Eat your veggies!
Simulation
A puzzle game made for Bitter Jam
Puzzle
a worthy sacrifice
Action
A game made in 24 hours for Bitter Jam game jam
Fighting
A short game about a rabbit trying to get to his spaceship
Platformer
Get the radish and return to your home planet.
Platformer
An FMV tech demo
Platformer
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Collect all coins in this simple but addictive, weird, procedurally generated mini world!
Action
Small puzzle game where the enemy movement is tied to yours
Puzzle
GIF
A tile based RTS made for the Bitter Jam using a limited tileset
Strategy
Keep Bob safe while you Jump and Roll to the finish
Platformer
GIF
Bitter Jam submission.
Shooter
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Verkita por Bitter Jam | Made for Bitter Jam
Simple shooter for the Bitter Jam #1
Shooter
Minimalistic Avoider Game
Action
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5 choppy, 1-bit, orb-collecting, rail-running, enemy-dodging levels of fun!
Puzzle
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shoot some enemies
Shooter
game done in like 5 hours for Bitter Jam #1
Action
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A challenging Metrovania platformer
Adventure
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Made for the Bitter Jam
Shooter
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Game made for the "bitter jam"
Adventure
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Reach the gold coin
Puzzle
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We straight up gave this dino a claw... big mistake, very bad.
Platformer
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Touch things, and they wither...
Action
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A short puzzle game
Puzzle
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It's Ed! The eggplant! Help him get home...
Puzzle
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The console is corrupted! It's affecting the gameplay of the Cartridge games!
Adventure
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Bitter Jam Submission
Platformer
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Puzzle
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My projet for the BitterJam
Shooter
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Card Game
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Jump across the platforms one by one
Platformer
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A Flappybird-esque game for Bitter Jam episode 1
Platformer
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A game made for the Bitter Jam 2020 jam.
Shooter
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A game about beating rocket related mini games in order to be champion, made for the Bitter Jam
Action
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a fun timekiller
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Made for the Bitter Game Jam. try to survive the enemies!
Protect your village from swarming monsters!
Action
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