This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-06-14 22:00:00 to 2023-09-14 22:00:00. View 80 entries

This jam is done!

Check out the winners at : gbdev.io.


Create original games, demos, homebrews tools and music for the original Game Boy / Game Boy Color and compete for fame, glory and over $5500 of prizes!

Join us on Discord to get started with Game Boy development, find a team or get help!

More details (and the full ruleset) can be found at gbdev.io/gbcompo23.


Competition

The total prize pool of will be split according to this document. Anybody can contribute by donating. There are also a bunch of physical prizes!

This competition is about making software that can run on actual game boy hardware.

  • The entry must implement/interpret the jam theme (applies to Game category only).
  • The final deliverable must consist of a GB or GBC ROM file.
  • GBC features are allowed (entries may be GBC only)
  • SGB features are allowed (but don't rely on them)
  • You can use RGBDS (ASM), GBDK (C), ZGB (C), GB Studio, GBSDK(C+RGBDS ASM) or anything that produces a valid ROM.

Jam Theme: You are the monster

Rules

Your work must be new and original:

  • Examples of things that are allowed:
    • A brand new game using your own (or any) existing game engine
    • A remake of your (or someone else's) game for a different platform, but with new code and assets
    • A brand new game you barely started (e.g. you only made a title screen or a mockup of the gameplay)
    • Asset packs for art and music are ok if the licensing permits. Make note of what is being reused and under what terms
  • Examples of things that are not allowed:
    • A project you've been working on for months
    • An update/patch for a game you already released publicly
    • ROM Hacks
    • NSFW content

Categories

An entry can compete in one and only one of the following leaderboards:

The complete ruleset can be found here.

Open Source

We strongly encourage releasing your work under an open-source license. You'll be eligible for additional prizes.

Sponsors

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Resources

Here is a brief list of tools and documentation to get you started.

Past edition

You can check out gbcompo21, the past edition of the event, to get inspired and see the winning entries. Some of them were also released as Open Source!



Submissions(79)

All submissions
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Browser playable (58)
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Music (5)
Tool (5)
Game (57)
Demoscene (2)
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Fighting (2)
Platform (17)
Visual Novel (3)
Strategy (4)
Educational (2)
Shooter (9)
Action (22)
Card Game (1)
Interactive Fiction (5)
Simulation (4)
Racing (1)
RPG (10)
Adventure (26)
Survival (3)
Rhythm (4)
Puzzle (10)
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Ok - understood! I attached the GB/GBC ROM file as "MYGAMENAME_jam.gb" or "MYGAMENAME_jam.gbc" (69)

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A metroidvania for the GBC
Platformer
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You are Nano the undead, and you are going to rescue your brother Mano from hell.
Platformer
Escape from the saturn moon as an alien lifeform
Platformer
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Tactical espionage action template for GB Studio 3.1
Action
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Adventure
Play in browser
A pirate metal adventure in the Carribean!
Adventure
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Play many arcade games as you haunt an arcade.
Visual Novel
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A platformer-RPG for Game Boy about yarn, magic & revenge!
Platformer
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Nunya is an adventure platformer game.
Platformer
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Memory is a sacred meat that's drying all the time
Adventure
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PowerBall it's a brick breaker game with RPG elements
Action
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A GBStudio Mini Game Adventure
Action
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Help TV-Chan sneak out in this GBC game!
Puzzle
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You are the monster
Action
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A homebrew Commodore 16/Plus4 game rewritten on Nintendo's Gameboy handheld console by WLS.
Action
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A short and cute Gameboy Color game where you have to clean a dungeon!
Adventure
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A tribute to Mercenary Force (1990) set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Shooter
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GB Competition 2023 Entry
Role Playing
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An alien on a mission runs into humans...
Platformer
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An original release from WLS to Nintendo's Gameboy handheld console.
Action
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[gb] A song designed to showcase the extremes of the Gameboy sound chip's capabilities.
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Story driven top-down RPG for the GameBoy where your choices matter.
Adventure
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Rogue-like with dungeon generation
Action
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A fast-paced stealth monster attack gameboy game
Action
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An original release from WLS to Nintendo's Gameboy handheld console.
Action
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Possess creatures and use their abilities to find your way home. Let no one stand in your way!
Puzzle
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A top-down adventure game about colonialism and petroleum for the Game Boy Color.
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Consume. Spread. Repeat.
Platformer
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You Are the Monster
Platformer
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A casual card game where you fuse cards to maximize your score
Card Game
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A musical toy for the Game Boy™ - 1st Place Tool in the Gbcompo23 Jam
Run in browser
Very short shmup for the gameboy
Shooter
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Daily adventures of Kaiju Kai Kai
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A fighting game for the gameboy color
Fighting
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ultra rare sound reg editor tracker
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The worst enemy in every game is having a great time.
Action
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A turn based combat GBC game where you must not succumb to the Mask of Majiatros
Strategy
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Adventure
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A fast paced swinging precision platformer for GameBoy
Platformer
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A home-boo Christmas adventure
Adventure
¡¡¡ He's Hungry, Feed Him !!!
Platformer
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gbdk2020 Gameboy game
Platformer
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Hacker Themed Action Adventure Puzzle Shooter
Puzzle
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Pests are running amok around various houses! It's your job to Gas 'em and collect 'em!
Platformer
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A shooter with puzzle aspects, with lots of minigames.
Action
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teach your son the way of the trolls
Simulation
A top-down western action RPG for the GBC.
Action
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Game Boy Music Cartridge
You are the demon of dreams chasing a dreamer down the nightmare realm.
Play in browser
An evil car runs people over!
Action
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Adventure
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Cleanse the Wasteland of those pesky robots!
Shooter
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A game where you are the monster!
Platformer
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my GBcompo23 entry
Action
A demo-like-thing for the Game Boy
A short turn-based RPG following a kobold mother called "Viriik" who's trying to find her stolen eggs.
Role Playing
Nobody is born a monster, they are birthed in choice.
Adventure
You Are The Monster
Action
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gameboy homebrew
Adventure
Post-apocalyptic story driven adventure.
Adventure
Play in browser
Grim reaper game for Game Boy for GBCompo23
Action
A sea creature called Kelp-Dragon
Play in browser
Gameboy song made for GB Compo 2023!
A monstrous rampage of a golf simulator
Simulation
GB tool
Play in browser
A micro RPG for the GameBoy
Role Playing
rare notepad with a cat
Run in browser
2d platformer for original GameBoy
Platformer
A game for the original gameboy about a monster chased by a crazy Swordsman©
Action
Plays custom music on your SNES! (needs SGB or compatible emulator)
Retro game in a world were there is no fighting or killing.
Adventure
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Try to find the key and pass the honesty test (French language)
You're the boss of a dungeon now! Create your dungeon and fill it with monsters.
Simulation