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Who?

The LOWREZJAM was originally devised and hosted by Devi Ever. I, Jack Oatley, have only been hosting it since 2017, the show must go on! LOWREZJAM 2016 was my first jam on itch.io, and I met a lot of cool people and it was fun to enter. My hope is that this can be the case for many others!

When?

The jam this year will be taking place at the same time as 2017's LowRezJam.

Jam: August 1st - August 17th

Voting: August 18th - August 24th

Where?

You're already there! The jam will be hosted here on Itch.io. Though it is highly recommended you also share on Twitter using the hashtag: #LOWREZJAM. And join in on the community chat in the jam forums here (See Community link near top of page), it is also good to keep a devlog of your game's progress here. And you can join our Discord server! AND you can find a team on the jam's CrowdForge page.

What?

The goal of the jam is to create a game with a resolution of 64x64 pixels or less. You can use whatever programming language or tools that you wish. With no other restrictions on graphics, sound, 2D or 3D, nor a theme. The world is your oyster, as long as you stay in your 64x64 cage, of course! The game can be scaled up to fit in a bigger window, but the view in game must remain 64x64! More can be found out in the FAQ below.

How?

Creating something in such a small space is certainly a challenge, but far from impossible. You only have to check out 2016's 387 submissions and 2017's 233 submissions to see so many possibilities. Here's straight up examples:


2016's highest rated game: Umbri by Cronus

2017's highest rated game: Legend Of Xenia 2 by Baku

2016's Norman's Sky by nothke

2017's Don't Let Them In by NPJarcade


So, what do I win?

There are no prizes for this jam. Only the enjoyment of friendly competition within a great community, the experience of challenging oneself in news ways and to gain learning and inspiration! You are however welcome to make friendly wagers with your personal friends on who orders the next take out.

Extra Resources:

Pixel Vision 8 - is a fantasy console and has several templates designed for #LOWREZJAM to help you overcome and embrace the graphical challenges of the jam. You can find the templates here: https://www.pixelvision8.com/low-rez-jame-systems. And you can follow PV8 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixelvision8

Nano - A nifty fantasy console whose native resolution is 64x64. It seems you have to run the game on the site, but you can generate a link directly to your project. https://morgan3d.github.io/nano/

FAQ:

  • Is there a theme? NOPE.
  • Can I work with a team: YEP!
  • Can I submit more than one game: YEP!
  • What language or tools can I use? Absolutely anything.
  • Are there restrictions on sound or music? NOPE.
  • What existing assets can I use? While it's encouraged to create original assets for your game, you're welcome to use any assets you have the legal right to use, furthermore; it's always good to credit sources even if you don't have to!
  • Can I scale the screen/window? YES! As long as the game resolution of 64x64 is maintained.
  • Can I go lower than the 64x64 resolution? As per previous LOWREZJAMS, YES!
  • Can I go higher than the 64x64 resolution? NO. That would just defy the point of the jam.
  • My game is for mobile, can I include controls outside the 64x64 limit? YES! As long as they are just controls.
  • My game is for web, can I add border art outside the 64x64 limit? YES! As long as it's part of the page and not rendered by the game.
  • I want to use Pico-8, which has a resolution of 128x128, what do I do? There is a mode, called "mode 3" that sets your game to 64x64, I don't know much about it but this is how to set it: poke(0x5f2c,3). And here's a source reference https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=20835.
  • I want to use LIKO-12, TIC-80 or [insert other fantasy console here], but I CAN'T change the resolution to 64x64, what do I do?  In this case, YES you're allowed to clip the screen to only use 64x64 or lower, and leave the rest as empty (preferably black) space.
  • Can I have a higher window resolution if it's only to maintain a certain aspect ratio? Like above, YES, but make sure it's blank space. For example; most engines will do this anyway when going fullscreen, rather than stretch.
  • Can I use screen effects like CRT or scanlines that may exceed the actual 64x64 limit? YES! But, make sure it's optional and that the game itself is 64x64 before effects.
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Tiny first-person Zelda-like with a resolution of 64x64
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A lowres metroidvania FPS, inspired by Metroid Prime
Adventure
Low-rez adventure on the seas!
Adventure
Farm magical crops!
Simulation
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The devilishly hard sequel to Demon's Hymn!
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walking through red
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Platformer
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A procedurally generated tower
Action
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Tiny soundless sci-fi metroidvania for #lowrezjam
Platformer
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A tiny Ninja vs Samurai, Spikes and Shiny Lanterns in 64x64
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a weird platformer
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A tiny metroidvania starring the Earth
Platformer
Tiny platforming and shoot 'em up action! A small Project Mercury!
Action
Take control of one of four tiny turtles and save the happy woodland creatures from the terror that has consumed them.
Shooter
A Kernel of a Survival Horror Game
Adventure
tiny lowrez shmup
Shooter
A project I started with 2 days remaining for #LOWREZJAM 2018. It works but is unfinished.
Pixel Art Repair Simulator
Simulation
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Puzzle
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Interactive puzzle adventure
Puzzle
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Strategy
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Sci-fi dungeon crawler
Role Playing
Turn based battle in space
Strategy
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A game made for #LOWREZJAM
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A LowRezJam 2018 pirate roguelite thing
Survival
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​Mission objective: Colonise Cosmodge.
Puzzle
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Can you explore them all ? Let's find the best ones !
Adventure
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Little puzzle game
Puzzle
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The Beetles have invaded! Help Bruce Bee save the hive!
Platformer
Take beautiful pictures and get the most out of likes and fans!
Action
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Help Mr.Bernt get to his cabin! Alive!
Puzzle
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A low rez demake inspired by the good old Battle City
Shooter
Explore and Survive in a Torchlit Dungeon.
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Defeat a climate denier to save the world!
Action
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The Trials and Tribulations of Gator petting
A little game made in under a week for LOWREZJAM
Puzzle
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A Christmas office party murder mystery
Interactive Fiction
Just press escape to quit - entry for LOWREZJAM2018
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LowRes Dungeon Crawler made for numpads
Role Playing
hotline miami demonic bootleg
Action
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An action/puzzle game in a post-apocaliptic setting
Action
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Action
A short hack-and-slash game.
Action
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Puzzle
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A little metroidvania.
Platformer
You are not dead yet...
Action
Play as 4 different champions and battle against other champions in a match of prediction and skill.
Strategy
Escape the labyrinth!
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Kill spiders. Collect gossamer. Trip balls.
Shooter
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Puzzle solving as a mouse!
Puzzle
It is a time of apocalypse. Find and pilot a Mek and destroy the evil A.I.
Platformer
Little puzzle game for LowRezJam18
Puzzle
6x6 pixel game for #LOWREZJAM2018
Rhythm
A short point-and-click adventure.
Adventure
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RogueLike, which I have not completed :(
Action
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pixel platformer
Platformer
LOWREZJAM Puzzle Game.
Puzzle
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pinball elements
Puzzle
Python game written for the LOWREZJAM 2018 game jam.
Role Playing
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Simple platformer with a boss. LowRezJam 2018
Platformer
A 64x64px racing game for the #LOWREZJAM
Racing
My first attempt at a game
Role Playing
A small video syntheziser
Travel Herbania, collect monsters, and fulfill your Destiny
Role Playing
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A game about deploying space colonies and possibly stranding yourself.
Puzzle
Collect 200 coins to escape the warehouse
Platformer
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Enjoy the up-close things
Adventure
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puzzle game for the Swiss National Day
Puzzle
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Very short platformer made for LOWREZJAM 2018
Platformer
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A mix between Operation Wolf and Gears of War
Action
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Mr.Tobro Antivirus at your service.
Strategy
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As a small bug-type creature, your job is to pollinate all the flowers in a 2D world.
Platformer
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Dash through asteroids and smash them! Done for the #LOWREZJAM as my first game ever.
Action
Mazdun is an experimental, low-rez game made as an entry for #LOWREZJAM 2018.
Adventure
A 2-D low-res pet/breeding sim
Simulation
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Collect and play cards that turn into terrifying monstrosities and attack one another at random!
Card Game
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Mix between snake and a miner game
Puzzle
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seems fishy.
Action
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Escape from a drowning ship by creating a production chain.
Simulation
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Ride the spider and rack up points in the dungeon!
Action
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Take over the factory by corrupting robots.
Platformer
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Help Torca, the blind bird, to get home.
Puzzle
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A fnaf styled game
Survival
A short game of volleyball with guns over an 80s action movie inspired sound track.
Sports
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Tiny cards game in Low resolution.
Card Game
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Save your Viking King from the nasty Orcs!
Puzzle
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A Metroidvania + Fez!
Platformer
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Push back walls to go downstairs.
Action
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Game made for the 2018 LOWREZJAM
Role Playing
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Walking in the dark with smartphone flashlight.
Adventure
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Clean up the mess and don't die (please), but this time, even harder
Platformer
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Interactive Fiction
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Racing
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The Prologue to Silver Rule
Adventure
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Adventure
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The Samurai by Gaslamp
Fighting
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A game where you dodge sad guys while you are playing ukulele...YEAH!
Shooter
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An infinite runner for the claustrophobic, unlock your way out and don't get crushed.
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Strategy
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I hope you like fun
Adventure
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Not your generic snake game.
Action
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A drawing-editor/bullet-hell game where you control a freelance pixel art artist
LowRez Arena Game
Action
64px difficult puzzle game
Puzzle
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A young brave slime embarks on an adventure to banish the evil of the land...
Action
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Defeat the guardians of the tomb!
Adventure
Watch out for the bad A.I.!
Funny LowRez Jam 2018 entry
Adventure
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An arctic-themed arcade game featuring penguins, walruses, and spicy food
Action
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King Keru is hungry!
Action
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Adventure
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Action
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Such a perfect game... until the glitches attacked!
Shooter
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Low-res shmup
AN GAME MAKER 8.0 64X64 FULL SCREEN GAME FOR LOWREZJAM
A racing game of electric pulses
Racing
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Pick a vegetable, learn your fortune.
Visual Novel
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Sequel to 64 Knight
Survival
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Guide the marble through mazes and puzzles
Puzzle
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You have to find the rule of the game by yourself.
Simple top-down adventure-type game gade for Low Rez Game Jam 2018 for learning GameMaker.
Adventure
Asset Practice for #LOWREZJAM 2018
Role Playing
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Are you ready for the tiny challenge?
Puzzle
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Strategy
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Puzzle
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Another Tetris clone, again.
Puzzle
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Type the hell out of the project documentation!
Simulation
bomber man clone
Action
low rez jam application game about zombies
Adventure
Shift some bits around and match the decimal numbers
Puzzle
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Catch the orb. Avoid the gates.
Action
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💦 the 🔥 to 🚁 or ☠️ on 🏝
Survival
Platformer
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Platformer
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Platformer
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Small game
Survival
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Bootleg game
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LowRez Centipede
Action
Platformer
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A mediocre city building game made for lowrezjam
Simulation
The Death of Baulder
Platformer
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Adventure
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Can you help Octodude escape the maze?
Adventure
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Jam some minigames over the deadline!
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2D Space Exploration Game for the 2018 Low Rez Game Jam
Adventure
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A barren space station. Something has gone wrong. Power failing. A lone survivor in hypersleep...
Action
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