Submission open from 2018-08-31 23:00:00 to 2018-09-15 23:00:00
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  1. Create a GameBoy styled game!
  2. Keep to the original GameBoy screen resolution of 160px x 144px.
  3. Use only 4 colors in your game.
  4. Use new assets for the game (no reusing old stuff!).
  5. Have fun! Learn new things!
  6. Share work in progress screenshots and spread the word -#GBJAM201

Other notes:

  • Gameboy sounds and music are encouraged but not required.
  • Gameboy style control schemes are encouraged but not required.
  • You can use any 4 colours but include an option to revert to the classic green colour scheme.
  • You can use actual Gameboy hardware if you wish (or any other hardware as long as you stick to the above rules)
  • All game engines are allowed (Unity, Unreal, Gamemaker)
  • Pico 8 and other virtual consoles are allowed but must adhere to the rules above as much as possible. Lower resolutions are permitted but try to maintain the Gameboy aspect ratio.


After the jam has ended, voting & ranking will commence. This is still a friendly jam but a little competition can go a long way!


The overall winner will win a heat change GameBoy mug!