This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-05-22 10:00:00 to 2022-05-29 10:00:00. View results

Welcome to the Game Boy Showdown!

The winners are: 

1st place:
(deleted)

2nd place: https://tylerlombard.itch.io/a-short-day


3rd place: https://gumpyfunction.itch.io/super-jacked-up-tomato-face-johnson



About Game Boy Showdown:
It's a 7 day long Jam, followed by a 14 day voting period.
Only Submitters can vote!
Voting criteria will be Game Design, Gameplay, Innovation, Graphics, Sound & Theme!
The winner will be decided by the best score over all categories.
The top 3 games will be listed on the top of this page after the Game Jam is over.

UPDATE!
As dmgpage joined the Jam as a sponsor, we both decided to make some prizes for the winners available!
The overall winner will get a modified Game Boy
incl a funnyplaying IPS display plus one single cartridge with their game on it!
2nd and 3rd place will also receive one single Game Boy cartridge with their game on it. 
4th to 10th place will receive some high quality stickers.


This years Theme is TIME!
Examples: Let your game play in the past or in the future.
Have a timer based game or let some tiny characters explore the insides of a clock.
Whatever. Be creative with this topic and have fun!


You must create a real Game Boy ROM,
only .gb (Game Boy) and .gbc (Game Boy Color) files are accepted.
Uploading a web release additionally is allowed to increase playability.
The whole game has to be made in the 7 days while the jam is running!

Only original games allowed, no remakes, demakes or romhacks.
No copyright violation!
No NSFW or offensive stuff! Be nice!
Teaming up is allowed!
It's ok to use assets (pieces of premade music or graphics) and templates (pieces of premade code),
but you have to tell everyone about it on your submission page!


Don't go too big and stick to schedule.

You can use RGBDS, WLA DX, GBDK, ZGB or GB STUDIO to create a Game Boy game.
Or anything else that will let you create a valid Game Boy ROM.


Time to celebrate, we got a sponsor now! :)
dmgpage.com - a fantastic german blog about the Nintendo Game Boy!


Submissions(39)

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A short horror game for Gameboy Showdown 2022
Adventure
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Jumpy Jumpy Game Boy Color Blah Blah
Platformer
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A Gameboy Color game made in 7 days!
Platformer
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Catch em all spirit monsters!
Role Playing
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A short Game Boy story game about fixing clock towers.
Adventure
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A 5-minute mini-adventure about time management and enjoying the smaller things.
Adventure
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A platformer for the GameBoy (Color)
Platformer
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A fast-paced tunnel shooter for Game Boy
Shooter
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Learn and play new melodies from the birds of the forest on the GameBoy Color
Rhythm
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A Visual Novel about studying (or not) your way.
Visual Novel
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Feed the space zoo monsters before they start eating you!
Survival
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For the Game Boy Showdown 2022
Action
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GB Showdown submission
Adventure
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You're locked in a lab, forced to take care of a strange egg that will hatch soon.
Adventure
A small adventure game for GameBoy
Adventure
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A shoot ’em up demo / minigame (GB-Rom)
Shooter
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Well, it's a Clockclicker. Click the Clock to raise your Score!
Survival
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Storytelling gameboy game
Visual Novel
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Timmy go hop
Platformer
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Mini Thief simulator game for Nintendo Game Boy!
Simulation
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Short Castlevania-inspired Gameboy action-platformer prologue story
Action
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A classic Macintosh experience inside a Game Boy rom. Best experience is on Game Boy Color/Advance!
Educational
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rhythm game accessible to visually impaired people on game boy
Rhythm
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Frantically grab batteries to survive!
Platformer
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Your time is running out, eat as many time pills as you can without dying. Watch out for spiders and obstacles.
Action
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Can you save the world in time?
Platformer
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A short game made in 3 hours.
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You have to play as a man who ventured into time travel...
Adventure
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Attached to ground. Attached to people. Always Observing. Life as a Tree.
Visual Novel
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Platformer
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Travel between past and present to uncover the truth.
Puzzle
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Help your friend to find a detail in the maze
Puzzle
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Game Boy Showdown 2022 Submission
Role Playing
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you play a farmer trying to flee the country with his bedridden wife
Role Playing
GamJam GameBoy ShowDown
Puzzle
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Hand Held Arcade Wrestling
Action
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My first game
Platformer
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