This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-08-06 12:00:00 to 2018-08-13 03:00:00. View results

Welcome to the very first Bolt game jam! 

Bolt is one of the world's most popular visual scripting tools for unity, built by the award winning tool developer Ludiq.  Trailer: 

Join the Bolt discord to participate in the Jam discussion:


Unique 2D Platformer game mechanic - Build a mechanic that could qualify as a unique selling point for a sidescrolling platformer game. Some examples of these mechanics: Shovelknight's "Shovel drop", Celeste's "air dash", Bomb Chicken's "bomb eggs", Sonic's spin boost, etc...

The art can be 2D, 2.5D or 3D. As long as it is a sidescroller.


Get Bolt here:

Here is a tutorial on building a 2d platformer with Bolt to get you started: 


  • The game must be built with Bolt in Unity
  • The project must be submitted on time
  • Teams of 1-3 people 
  • Provide Gif proof that the game was built with Bolt - side by side of flow graphs and gameplay. (We recommend the ShareX tool for gif creation:

Example of A side by side - gameplay / flow graph


Each member of the Ludiq team will be a judge, so that makes 3 judges! The games will be ranked based on "Creativity" and "Use of Bolt".


$251 in Asset Store prizes!

FIRST PLACE - $153 worth of tools from the asset store:

SECOND PLACE - $98 worth of tools from the asset store:

  • 2DDL Pro : 2D Dynamic Lights and Shadows  
  • 2D Asset Pack - 3 Worlds
  • Chronos

*UPDATE* -  THIRD PLACE - $69 worth of tools from the asset store:

  • 2D Asset Pack - 3 Worlds
  • Chronos

Good luck!


All submissions
Browser playable (1)
Windows (13)
macOS (5)
Linux (1)
Android (1)

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The (very short) story of Oskar and Stella
Guide Squiddy Bot through the treacherous tunnel!
2D side scrolling platformer golf game made for BoltJam #1
Play in browser
You can move only by jumping. Can you collect all the 5 fishes?
Bubbleman, BoltJam #1
Drag and shoot, not much to it. I recommend using the android build though