This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-07-23 22:00:00 to 2022-07-30 22:00:00. View results

HaxeJam is an one-week long community-ran game jam centered around the lovely Haxe programming language. This is the third event, where you can create a summer-themed game filled with beaches, sun, and inflatable flamingoes!

Haxe is a fantastic programming language with a small, but enthusiastic game development community. If you have used languages like ActionScript, Javascript, Java, and C++ you will feel right at home!

Theme

Lose it All

be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something).

or...

become unable to find (something or someone).


FAQ

Q: Will there be a theme?

A theme will be announced at the start of the jam. You may interpret the theme in whatever way you want. For the summer jam, we heavily encourage that you add summer elements to your entry, this is not required. Please give us a description of how it interprets it in your submission.

Q: Can I work in a team?

Yes, we suggest you choose them before the jam.

Q: Where can I talk about the jam?

There is a "Jam Time" category in the Haxe Discord Server. Alternatively, the community tab on itch.io is open.

Q: Can I use the HaxeJam logo in my project?

Sure! We have a GitHub repository containing all of the assets used for the jam. Please make sure that you follow the guidelines of the license.

Rules

  1. The game must be written in the Haxe programming language. All gameplay code should be written in Haxe.
  2. The game must interpret the theme, if you do something very out of the box please tell us how it interprets it!
  3.  As this is a programming language themed event, please make your work open source under an OSI-approved license. We can help you do that on the discord if you are unsure on how to do that.
  4. Not Safe for Work (NSFW) content is not allowed under any circumstance.
  5. Teams are allowed, we suggest you choose them before the jam. We have a channel on the Discord if you wish to look for a teammate.
  6. Reusing assets and code is fine to an extent. The entire game should not be a reskin of a preexisting title nor should it "mod" one.
  7. You must have legal permission to use the assets and to put them under an open source license.
  8. The game must be on a web platform at the very least. Thankfully Haxe directly compiles to JavaScript which makes this very easy.
  9. Bigotry (Racism, Homophobia, Misogyny, etc) is not allowed, if you need to question yourself then it is against the rules.

Criteria

Each game will be voted on by the community, anyone can vote. The games will be judged by the following criteria.

  • Theme: Does the game/story fit the chosen theme?
  • Fun: Does the game bring you joy?
  • Graphics: Does the game look good or unique?
  • Originality: Does the game have unique mechanics or design?
  • Replayablity: Would you play the game again?

Game Frameworks/Game Engines

If you have no experience with Haxe, we heavily recommend the HaxeFlixel game engine.  You can use any engine (or none at all) you wish as long as your code is written in the Haxe language. A list of the most popular options are below.

  • HaxeFlixel: A high-level engine built on top of OpenFL. Our recommended option as it has the largest development community and has the most maintained documentation.
  • OpenFL: A rendering library based on the Flash API.
  • Heaps: The game engine created by the same person who made Haxe.
  • Ceramic: A powerful and modern 2d framework
  • Kha: A low-level rendering library, similar to OpenGL.
  • Armory: A 3D engine built on top of Kha with Blender Integration. Still in heavy development.

This game jam is a community-ran event and is not ran or endorsed by the Haxe Foundation.

I would like to thank Renchu for creating the HaxeJam logo. He did a fantastic job!

Join Us On The Haxe Discord

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Dicey Dungeons clone, but with coins!
Card Game
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You hit targets
Shooter
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Rhythm game where you slam your head onto your keyboard to the beat of music!
Rhythm
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This Game Blows - Scott The Woz
Simulation
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A Block Breaker like game
Puzzle
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made for haxejam 2022
Survival
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Action
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A small game about using the corpses of your friends to keep going!
Platformer
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Haxe Gamejam 2022
Adventure
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