This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-04-28 14:30:00 to 2023-05-08 14:30:00. View results
This is the FOURTH annual bullet hell jam - spend 10 days cramming as many bullets as you can into a short game, and get a ton of great feedback at the end. Oh, and did we mention that there's a little prize?
THE WINNING GAME WILL GET $25 - the top game in the "Overall" category will get $25. They will have to have a bank account that can receive money from the UK, or a PayPal account.
For the duration of the jam, Wayfarer Games is making the unity asset BulletFury free to use (usually $25). The top three games in the "Overall" category will get a Unity Asset Store key for it, too. You do not have to use BulletFury, or Unity! The asset is designed around performance, plus you won't have to think about spawning bullets, but it is entirely optional.
The winner in the "Overall" category will get a shiny role on our Discord server, too!
Buy BulletFury Here:
Disclosure: this is an affiliate link, which means Wayfarer Games receive a commission if you click the link and purchase BulletFury. Clicking this link won't cost you any money!
Ratings will be based on:
Yes! Absolutely, use whatever engine you like. Unity, Godot, Unreal, your own custom engine - everything goes.
Nope, not at all. I made the asset, it fits the overall aim of the jam, so I thought I'd make it free - that's all 😁
You'll be fine as long as you loosely incorporate bullets/projectiles or some aspect of bullet hell games into your project.
Yes! When it comes to assets you can use them as long as they follow these guidelines.
As for ideas, you are free to plan out your game before the jam starts, and also remember the theme!
The majority of your game should be made during the jam, premade assets are an exception to this and can be made before the jam starts, following the guidelines stated above.
You can start with the resources and tutorials listed here.
You have 10 days to create your game and submit it to the jam. After that there will be a rating period that will last another week before we announce the results. During the rating period, submissions will be locked - no bugfixes allowed. This is a game jam, it's not supposed to be perfect!
There are 2 main places. You can ask on OUR DISCORD SERVER, or you can go to the community tab right here on itch and ask there! There will be plenty of people willing to help! Lots of people are new to game jams here, and if you are one of them, there are a bunch of experienced jammers who can answer any doubts or questions related to participating in game jams in general.
This is actually our fourth bullet hell jam, so we have quite the backlog of awesome games for you to take inspiration from, here's just a few examples: