This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-01-21 00:00:00 to 2022-01-25 04:59:59. View results

We are developers, we can make games. Why aren't we making more games?

Let's make a game!

The Coding Blocks Game Jam is a light-hearted jam with an emphasis on learning something new, sharing, and having fun.

It doesn't matter if you are a Carmack-ian super l33t game-dev demi-god or if this will be your first time intentionally coding an infinite loop, there is always something new to learn so hop on in and try something new.

Who can enter?

You, you can enter! Also, if you want to join as part of a team - that's fine too! The spirit of this "competition" is to learn, try new things, have fun and share and we think that joining as part of a team is a great way to do that. We don't have a good way for teams to sign-up as a single unit, so just submit the game under one registration and make sure to credit everybody.

Theme?

We did a couple rounds of voting and now we are down to one of the following 5 themes which will be chosen at random and announced when the Game Jam begins:

  • It’s following me
  • Trust nothing
  • A link to the somewhere
  • Failure is the option
  • Can’t stop
  • It's alive
  • Go to Hell
  • Work Life Balance
  • Spaced out
  • Magic bug
  • Snake! Snake! Snaaake!
  • All your base are belong to us
  • There is a ticket for that
  • Game Jam 2 Electric Boogalo
  • No time to lose
  • Hook me up
  • The rising tide
  • Squid Game
  • So the customer is king, but I'm the empire
  • Up and down
  • Branching off
  • Everything is fixed
  • It doesn't mix
  • Fast Forward
  • Origami
  • Tethered but alone
  • Fresh starts
  • Find the light
  • A11y
  • All for one


    What assets can I use?

    You can use whatever assets you have the rights too, but programmer art is highly encouraged because it's awesome.

    Any language / framework requirements?

    We encourage browser-based technologies for security reasons, but this jam is about you learning something new and having fun, so do what makes sense for you. Just know that most people won't play your game unless it runs in a browser.

    Here is a list (thanks Wil!) of engines that can export for a browser:

    Most major languages also have ways to compile down to web assembly, here are a couple suggestions if you want to try going that route but beware - you can end up spending a lot of time going down this rabbit hole instead of working on your game:

    What are the judging criteria?

    • Creativity
    • Fun
    • Quirkiness

    Slack:

    We have a #game-dev-wannabe channel in slack, go join!

    Code of Conduct:

    Don't be a creepy jerk, read the code of conduct

    Submissions(44)

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    Remain in the light if you want to survive
    Platformer
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    Navigate a maze of dark unlit corridors to collect gems while a monster lurks in the shadows ready to strike!
    Survival
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    Short and janky game for the 'Coding Blocks Game Jam 22'.
    Action
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    a quiet walk through the snow-covered forest of your subconscious
    Puzzle
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    A little runner game, escape the tornado !
    Coding Blocks Game Jam '22: It's Following Me
    Action
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    We all need a friend that's a little dangerous.
    Action
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    Coding Blocks Game Jam 22 - It's Following Me
    Platformer
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    You're a frog on a mission to vibe, and a ghost of your past doesn't dig it.
    Action
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    A puzzle-plateformer where you incarn Live and his shadow, Evil.
    Platformer
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    An abandoned arcade machine... what could possibly go wrong?
    Platformer
    Arcade-style bowling mayhem
    Action
    Your are the director of a Bollywood moovie. Help Agent Jean Bonde D'York capture the evil Dr. Baye Honne
    Puzzle
    Sacrifice your followers. Game developed for the Coding Blocks Game Jam '22
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    A survival-horror experience made for the Coding Block gamejam of 2022
    Survival
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    Find your lost ducklings on a tiny planet in this relaxing arcade game
    Adventure
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    Can you be fast enough to escape the shark?
    Survival
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    Explore the mysterious dark tunnels and outsmart the evil stone statues using your environment.
    Puzzle
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    Puzzle
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    Flight against the cat tyranny!
    Action
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    Platformer
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    It's like if Mario and Celeste had a baby that was dropped on its head very aggressively
    Platformer
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    Can you survive long enough to take out enemy?
    Shooter
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    A split-screen endless runner where you control both the player and the shadow that follows...
    Platformer
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    Keep the cat away from the chickens
    Action
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    Escape the castle!
    Platformer
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    CBJam22 Submission In-browser FPS
    Shooter
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    In this game you have to find out who is following you
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    Survival
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    Get your stash back yo!
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    Action
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    Puzzle
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    Simple platformer where your past wins come back to haunt you.
    Platformer
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    Entry for Coding Blocks Game Jam 2022!
    Action
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    Entry for Coding Blocks Game Jam '22
    Platformer
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    Try to save your life on space station! Evade rockets, slow down your enemies!
    Action
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    Coding Blocks Game Jam '22: It's Following Me
    Platformer
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    There's a reason some roads are less traveled.
    Platformer
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    A classic retro game inspired by Lode Runner
    Strategy
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    Coding Blocks Game Jam '22 Submission
    Survival
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