Submissions open from 2020-05-15 13:00:00 to 2020-06-15 13:00:00
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Hey developers,

I really like metroidvania games (in particular the Metroid ones), but I feel that it is hard to find good metroidvania games. So I give you the challenge to make a metroidvania game in a limit of time of 1 month. What's a metroidvania game?

Our cool Vania partners:

artsybarrels | Bored Pixels Jam



1. Assets should all be made during the jam period (except general purpose code, bases and low-poly models). You can use assets with a free licence or the ones you bought, just credit them when submitting your game.

2. Incomplete games are accepted, I would like to see them evolve if it's a project that you'll continue. So don't stress to make a complete game! But your submission should be playable.

3. Teaming is accepted.

4. The game needs to be safe for work (no gore, nudity, etc.).

5. I'm accepting late entries until 24 hours after the end of the submission period.

The jam doesn't have a theme in particular, as long as the game is a metroidvania-style game, is playable, and follows all of these rules, your submission will be accepted.


Games will be rated on these criterias:

Scenario (story)



Music and sounds

Engagement (if you want to continue to play the game) and general

Note: Bugs won't be counted, but if a bug affects too widely one of the criteria (Ex: Gameplay, a bug causes you to not be able to get a key to continue in the game) then you'll get less points on that criteria.

For judging, submitters and contributors will have the right to rate the entries and choose their winner, the "Community Choice", by rating the games on the page. On my side, I will rate the games and decide my best, the "Host's choice". My rating is a bit different than the ones on itch. First, I am able to put 0 on a criteria. Second, games with external assets are judged differently. For example, all of the audio in a game was made by an external source. This criteria will be marked as "External" and won't be counted in the overall ranking. However, you get a penalty of -0,2 on your overall grade. If only a part of the assets used were made by an external source, than I will rate what you made and you won't get a penalty. 

Thanks to the generosity of Direphon, the winner will be able to choose a game in their catalogue, including Sonic Mania, The Escapists 2, and more!

Hope to see you participate and I am impatient to see your games!

You can join the Discord server for questions and more things!

You can go on Crowdforge to make teams!

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