This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-04-14 12:00:00 to 2023-04-24 15:59:59. View results


 Welcome to the Lv. 99 Game Jam, organized by Project 99, where you will push your creative limits and take your game development skills to the next level! Our community challenge has doubled the cash prize pool to USD$100,000 for the Top 3 teams, plus a trip to Singapore this June for a live pitch session during the inaugural Olympic Esports Week 2023. 

Grand Winner

Nasal Nomad: Sniffer's Delight

by Stedtos, Jad the Berry, and Wognum

Top 3 Finalists

Special Category Winners



  • Participants interested in signing up for the Lv. 99 Game Jam can join via our page starting February 22.
  • Participants can sign up until the end of the jam period.
  • Official communications to all participants will take place through email as well as in the Lv. 99 Game Jam Discord server. Participants must join the Discord server here.
  • Participants can choose to join the jam remotely (online) or book a spot at one of the global host locations. Check regularly for new site locations.
  • A number of local university hosts around the globe will provide facilities for participants who would like to participate physically. As each host may have differences in terms of space capacity as well as specific rules of conduct or security policies on campus, participants are encouraged to register for a seat in advance with each host.


  • Participants can work individually or in a team of up to 5 members.
  • Participants can create their teams before the jam kicks off on April 14. Details will be announced on our Discord server.
  • Through our Discord server, participants can choose to form teams online, as well as to connect with each other.
  • Each team member needs to register for the jam on our page. This allows us to ensure we send everyone important updates and adequately prepare for the event.

Site Hosts

  • If any individuals or organizations would like to register as independent hosts (not limited to universities), please register through the host registration page. [NOW CLOSED]
  • The full list of host locations can be found on our website here.
  • Organizer reserves rights to evaluate and accept host applications and selected hosts will be notified via email.

Masterclass by Industry Experts (April 8-9)

  • Missed the Lv. 99 Game Jam Masterclass? Check out the Masterclass playlist on Project 99's YouTube channel to catch up on the featured speaker talks!

Game Jam Period (April 14-23)

  • For all participants, the full jam duration is 10 days, from April 14 - 23
  • For participants jamming at physical venues, the jam duration is 48 hours from April 14-16 or April 21-23 depending on the host location. When prompted closer to date, please indicate your country of location and if you are interested in participating at a physical venue. We will follow up via email and Discord to inform you about available sites closer to the date. Slots will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
  • Participants will be free to continue working on their submissions throughout the entire jam period, until the submission deadline. 48 hour durations are meant to allow offline site hosts to better manage on-site activities and not be overwhelmed. 
  • All remote participants are encouraged to use collaboration tools such as Zoom or Discord as their main form of communication, especially in the case of multi-location teams. 

Submission and Qualification

  • Each team's leader will have to submit a working prototype of their game before April 24 2023, 23:59 (UTC +8). The timer at the top of the page is automatically converted to your local time zone.
  • IMPORTANT: Teams should take note to include the Itch handles of all teammates in the game description during submission, as this will be used to verify who qualifies for the prize split in the event your game makes it to the Top 3.
  • No more entries will be accepted after the submission window closes. We recommend uploading something well before the submission deadline!
  • After the submission period ends, entries may not be edited.
  • Each team will be required to provide a playable demo for upload on our page with their team's name, game title, and a short description of their concept to qualify for public voting.
  • You are free to use any game engine or library as long as the build can be submitted on and is playable. 
  • It is highly advised to create new content for the jam, but you may use any pre-existing code, art, or audio assets you can legally use.

Public Voting

  • 2 days following the submission deadline, the organizers will verify all entries to ensure they meet functionality requirements in order to qualify and remain on for public voting.
  • All qualified submissions will become available on the Lv. 99 portal for the public to play and cast their votes from April 28 - May 27
  • The Rating Queue system will be used for Lv. 99 Game Jam 2023 to ensure a good distribution of votes across all entries. Each voter will be randomly assigned 5 games to test.
  • The organizers will monitor voting activities for anomalies and cheating, and retain the right to disqualify entries if they detect suspicious activity. We encourage everyone to participate in the spirit of excellence and fairness. If you believe that your game has been unfairly disqualified, please contact us.
  • Games will be rated against five criteria:
    • Theme (how well does the game fit the challenge theme?)
    • Gameplay (how good was the user experience, game design, narrative, etc?)
    • Implementation (rate the game's overall stability and functionality)
    • Presentation (rate its art, animations, sfx, music, and aesthetic appeal)
    • Creativity (how unique or innovative was this experience?)

Voting Terms & Conditions

  • After the conclusion of the voting period, 5 voters will be randomly selected to win a PICO 4 All-In-One VR Headset.
  • To be eligible for selection, individuals must rate at least three submissions under the Submission list for Lv. 99 Game Jam on
  • Winners will be announced on Project 99’s official social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). Winners will be called by the username of the Itch account they used to rate submissions. Winners will be announced on June 5.
  • In order to redeem their prize, winners will need to contact Project 99 via email and provide proof of identification that they are the owner of the Itch account selected to win.
  • Winners must contact Project 99 within 72 hours of the winner's announcement to redeem their prize. It will be deemed as forfeiture of prize by individual winners if they do not contact Project 99 within the allotted time period. Additional winners will be selected at a later time.
  • The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • To receive the prize, all winners should ensure they can provide valid and accurate shipping address details to Project 99. Project 99 will not be able to compensate or re-deliver the prize in the event of a lost package. Recipients are responsible for applicable local custom taxes and fees to receive the prize in good order. 
  • Minors should ensure they have permission from their legal guardian to disclose shipping address information.


  • The top 3 finalist teams with the highest scores will be announced at the end of the voting period.
  • Representatives of the top 3 teams will be flown to Singapore to showcase their game concepts through a pitching session to a panel of judges and to attend the final awards ceremony during the Olympic Esports Week 2023 in Singapore. The winners will be determined by the Lv. 99 Game Jam 2023 panel of judges at their sole discretion.
  • Representatives of the top 3 teams selected to attend the award ceremony will need to ensure they are able to obtain eligible visas (or visa-exempt status) for travel to Singapore. Flights and accommodations will be forfeited if members are unable to make it to Singapore (although this does not affect prize disbursal).


  • The prize pool will be disbursed to winning teams after the Awards Ceremony in June and completed by August 31, or when completed bank details are received.
  • The total prize money per winning team will be distributed equally among the total number of registered team members with completed bank details.
  • To receive prize money, all winners should ensure they can provide valid bank account details that are able to receive international monetary transfers from Singapore. The Organizer's remittance charges will be borne by Lv. 99 Game Jam 2023. Recipients agree to bear their own bank charges arising from any intermediary and receiving bank charges (if any) for the receipt of the prize money.
  • To receive PICO 4 All-in-One VR Headset, all winners are to refer to the last 3 points of Voting T&Cs published above.
  • Flights & Accommodation - Lv. 99 Game Jam will be providing the flight and accommodation for selected representatives to attend the Awards Ceremony in Singapore in person, apart from the cash prizes. It will be deemed as a forfeiture of flights and accommodations by individual participants who are unable to make it to Singapore.
  • The $100,000 prize pool will be broken down as follows:
    • USD$50,000 for 1st place
    • USD$20,000 for 2nd place
    • USD$20,000 for 3rd place
    • USD$2,000 x 5 special categories
      • Innovation Award: most unique or ground-breaking gameplay, systems, mechanics, input etc
      • Narrative Award: team with the most compelling and well-written story or "journey"
      • Artistic Achievement Award: most aesthetically and experientially impressive use of visuals and/or audio design
      • Organizer's Pick #1
      • Organizer's Pick #2

IP & Rights

  1. Developers/contestants retain full rights to the IP of the game they developed in the Lv. 99 Game Jam (“Developed Game”) and rights to self-publish it as a developer.
  2. Within 12 months from the conclusion of the Lv. 99 Game Jam 2023 (“1st Year”), Project 99 shall always have the first right of refusal to make an offer to publish the Developed Games.
  3. Should a publishing offer be made by Project 99 to the developers during this period, the developers may (i) choose to accept Project 99’s offer; or (ii) choose to self-publish the Developed Game. 
  4. Should the developers decide to work with any 3rd party game publisher within the 1st Year, they shall notify Project 99 in writing and provide relevant details of the publishing offer received. Within 30 days from the receipt of the written notice, Project 99 may (i) elect to match and offer a publishing contract on the same terms; or (ii) elect not to match the terms and waive its first right to publish the Developed Game.