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Are you bored? Do you like pixel art? Are you looking for an excuse to make a game? Then this is the jam for you!


What is Bored Pixels Jam?

Bored Pixels Jam is a game jam where you make a themed pixel game for a week. It was created by the end of June 2018 and was first held last July 16-23, 2018. I honestly just made it because I was bored and waiting for school to start. Also I love making pixel art! It's fun to see a bunch of bored (or not bored) people make some pixel games for everyone to enjoy.

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What are the things I should know about before joining?

  • Games must consist of pixel art, voxel art, or 3D art with pixel art textures.
  • You don't have to be in a team to join! You can go solo or not. There's no limit to how many team members you can have.
  • This is a ranked jam. People would be rating your game based on relevance to the theme, creativity, gameplay, visual experience, and audio experience. Based on these, awards/titles such as Theme Clinger, Most Creative, Best Gameplay, Eye Pleaser, and Ear Pleaser will be given and the winners will be announced after the one-week voting period is done.
  • You can only use assets (art and music) that you make!
  • You can use any game engine.
  • Your game must be made within the time constraints of the jam.
  • You're allowed to have more than one entry but it's advised to stick to one and concentrate on polishing it.
  • The game you make must be free for people to have easy access on it.
  • NSFW content is allowed. Heavy topics are allowed as well but please refrain from being racist, sexist, transphobic, or generally a hate-spreading person.
  • Get creative and have fun!! ;D

Are there any prizes?

Sadly, all I can give you is the validation from a title and a Discord role once you win overall. BUT!! There is also the satisfaction of finishing a game in a limited time frame plus you get to interact with other people too and enjoy their games :D

Have some useful stuff!!

  • Lospec - You can find palettes, tutorials, and tools here for making pixel/voxel art!
  • Aseprite - Animated sprite editor and pixel art tool
  • GraphicsGale - Free animation graphic editor
  • Piskel - Free online sprite editor
  • Bitsy - Low-res game maker
  • GB Studio - A visual game builder allowing you to make real Game Boy ROMs.
  • BeepBox - Online chiptune melody maker
  • Bosca Ceoil - Free and easy-to-use music maker

Need a team?

Our Awesome Partner:

Falcon Nova - Metroidvania Month | Discord Server

Be sure to check out the Bored Pixels Jam's Discord Server!

All submissions
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Windows (15)
macOS (2)
Linux (3)
Android (2)

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Made for Bored Pixels Jam 7 - One ability
Short puzzle-platformer.
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As the burdens of life keep falling over, you need to get to your therapist each week, he'll help you out.
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Fight the relentless asteroid storm
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This is a prototype of how a clicking game only based on Teleportation
Will you satisfy your craving for medicine?
This is my first game, i did it in 6 days, i hope you like it.
Mindense is a ~2 min video game long of short stories about our different feelings during rough times.
Visual Novel
Short online 1v1 fighting.
A fast-paced arcade game about dashing and smashing a bunch of cubes! Made in 7 days for Bored Pixels Jam 7.
Explore the catacombs to find the artifact. Made for Bored Pixels Jam 7
A game of keeping cities supplied.
A game about boredom
i have to scape from here....
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No place for a little sheep in a Llama Mosh Pit
Dash through a simulation.
Combine the unique abilites of Jump & Scoot to solve platforming puzzles!
Obtain The carrot on top
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Ghost City, once a Haloween city of celebration, is nw just ruins after a nuclear war
Role Playing