Game Off is our annual game jam, where participants spend the month of November creating games based on a theme that we provide.
The theme for this year's Game Off is HYBRID!
You’re welcome to interpret it however you wish, but if you need some ideas to kickstart your creativity, think about how your game could…
Everyone around the world is welcome to participate, from newbies to professional game developers—and your game can be as simple or complex as you want. It’s a great excuse to learn a new technology, collaborate on something over the weekends with friends, or create a game for the first time!
You can participate by yourself or as a team. Multiple submissions are fine. And of course, the use of open source software is encouraged.
Voting will open shortly after the jam ends and is open to everyone who’s submitted a game. Similar to last year, entries will be rated on the following categories: Overall, Gameplay, Graphics, Audio, Innovation and Theme Interpretation.
As always, we'll highlight some of our favorites games on the GitHub Blog, and the world will get to enjoy (and maybe even contribute to or learn from) your creations.
With so many free, open source game engines and tutorials available online, there’s never been an easier (or more exciting!) time to try out game development.
Do you really like retro games? Maybe you can…
The itch.io community feature is enabled for this jam—it’s a great place to ask Game Off-specific questions, share tips, and more.
Don’t be shy—share your progress / screenshots! The official Twitter hashtag for the Game Off is
#GitHubGameOff. We can't wait to see what you build 💙❤️
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