This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-10-12 22:00:00 to 2020-10-18 22:00:00. View 11 entries


Gameathon is a two-week program designed to guide students with
little to no previous experience to build their first game.

About Gameathon

Gameathon is a two-week event hosted by Bit Project in collaboration with industry partners, where anyone can learn the skills needed to make your own video game! Spend a week familiarizing yourself with some of the most popular game development engines used in the industry today, and then spend a week coding the best game you can. No prior experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join. Submit a game, and you'll be in the running for hundreds of dollars in prizes!

Visit the Official Gameathon Site

Join our Discord Channel

Register for this Event

Learn More at our Notion Page

General Guidelines

  1.  Have Fun! This is a beginner's game-jam -- don't stress too much about making a complex, elaborate game.  The most important part of this game-jam is to have fun and learn more about the game dev industry!
  2.  Keep things PG.  Please keep your games appropriate.  Anything in your submission that we find to be offensive or generally inappropriate will not be considered for a prize.  Similarly, if you are disrespectful in our Discord server, you will be promptly removed and will not be able to enter future hackathons or gameathons from Bit Project.  We have a zero tolerance policy for this.
  3.  Only submit your game when you are completely finished with it.  Once submissions are closed (Sunday, 10/18 at 6:00 pm PST), your submission will be locked and you will not be able to make any changes to your work. 

Have any questions?  

Use the Discord link above to join our server and send a message in our "Questions" channel under the Gameathon category.  One of our team members will get back to you with an answer ASAP!

About Bit Project

Bit Project is a student-run organization based at UC Davis dedicated to making technical eduction accessible to all.  We do this by developing open-source programs and hosting workshops and webinars about topics in the STEM field.  We work with leading companies like MongoDB, Twitter, and Postman to develop curriculum on a broad range of topics such as Web Development, Data Structures and Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Blockchain, to work towards a future of equitable technical education.  To learn more about Bit Project, our mission, and how you can get involved, visit our website.

Our Partners

We'd like to thank these partners for providing speakers, materials, prizes, and more.


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Acceleration highly encouraged
A Bit Project Gameathon submission heavily inspired by Castlevania
Gameathon submission - My first game published. Your attacks are slow but strong so timing is everything!
A point-n'-click sidescroller with fully hand-drawn assets that takes place in the 1920's.
Play as a small, green frog and avoid the obstacles!
A game of elemental magic and tactical combat
A top down 2D escape room game that have fun puzzles that you can solve.
Play in browser
GunRose is a fun 2D space physics "asteroids-like" with planet gravity, force fields, grappling and more!
A Small Python Space Adventure Game!
Pollinate as many flowers as you can in 60 seconds!