This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-07-09 17:00:00 to 2021-07-19 17:00:00. View results

An open challenge to create a game prototype controlled only by mouse input.

All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.

Hosted by 8 Bits to Infinity, a game development community improving creative and technical skills through rapid iteration and honest, critical feedback. Join us on Discord, check out our website, and take a look at our past jams and challenges.

Winners

Community Choice: Di-Miner by Catelyn

Judges Choice: You Do Doodle Too by Loten

Schedule

Jam: July 9 to 19 (1pm ET)

Community Choice voting: July 19 to 26 (1pm ET)

Winners and ratings announced: August 2 (1pm ET)

Limitation (Required)

Create a game controlled only by mouse input. For the purposes of this jam, this means mouse position, three buttons, and scroll up/down. (We're aware that a mouse can have dozens of buttons, but this is our definition for the limitation.)

This means no keyboard interaction (other than what the operating system enforces) and no gamepad support (even if it simulates using a mouse).

Theme (Semi-Optional): ANOTHER WORLD

The theme is meant to be an inspiration to kickstart your game ideas. You are free to interpret it however you like.

The theme is also optional, but one of the five rating categories is Theme/Limitation, so it counts for about 10% of your score.

Challenges/Diversifiers (Optional)

Looking for additional challenge in the jam? You can use any number of diversifiers listed here.

Judging and Prizes

When the jam ends, games will be open to rating by anyone who submitted a game. The highest scoring overall game will be crowned Community Choice. Check out the Ratings Guide for how to interpret the categories.

A panel of judges will also rate games based on a rubric to determine a Judges Choice winner.

Community Choice voting will take place in the week after the jam ends. Winners will be announced and ratings released one week after voting ends to allow extra time for judges.

All winners will receive:

  • The jam-winner role on the 8 Bits to Infinity Discord server
  • A place in our list of jam winners
  • An additional secret prize

Rules and FAQ

Jam Rules

Jam Specific Rules

  • You may:
    • Implement up to three buttons (typically left, right, and middle)
    • Implement scroll wheel up/down
    • Implement mouse position and any data derived from it (velocity, acceleration, etc.)
  • You may not:
    • Implement keyboard or gamepad input
    • Implement more than the maximum number of digital inputs (three buttons + mouse wheel up/down = five total)
      • (We're aware a mouse can have more than those buttons, but 99% of them have at least that many.)
    • Track more than one position (for a trackpad, touch screen, stylus, etc.)
  • No limitations on mechanics (other than input), engine, genre, visuals, or audio.

Jam FAQ

Submissions(21)

All submissions
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Browser playable (15)
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Windows (9)
macOS (1)
Linux (1)
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Solo (1) (19)
Pair (2) (1)
Quartet (4) (1)

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Pick up and move your cows out of the path of the alien's.
Action
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A doodling puzzle game made for Mouse Jam [8 Bits to Infinity].
Puzzle
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A fast-paced cyberspace racer made for the Mouse Jam
Racing
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2-4 players use a single mouse to feed and survive!
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Gather the scattered crystal shards and open the gate
Puzzle
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A new twist on the "same layout, new theme" genre
Platformer
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THERE'S SLIMES!
Strategy
Shoot dem enemies
Action
Puzzle Game about falling piece to create labyrinthe small world
Puzzle
Harness the power of a black hole to sling around through space
Platformer
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Pay for your cruel actions in a world that can only be described as hell
Action
An infinite shooting game with a zombie apocalypse.
Action
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Shoot em up with dimension shifting
Action
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Simple board puzzle game where you have to mirror the yellow pieces position to the purple ones
Puzzle
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Puzzle
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Shooter
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Puzzle
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Just Another Runner Game
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mouse controlled punching game
Action
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A simple 2D hack-n-slash controlled with only a mouse.
Action