This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-08-19 07:00:00 to 2023-11-20 08:00:00. View results

IMPORTANT: THIS GAME JAM IS FOR REAL NES GAMES!
Any submissions that are not built for the NES will be removed immediately.

Welcome to the annual NESDev Compo Game Jam! This yearly tradition has been a staple of the NES Homebrew community for over 10 years!

Past years have seen the debut of some of the biggest names in NES Homebrew: Super Bat PuncherTwin DragonsNebs 'n DebsProject BlueWitch n' Wiz, Super Tilt Bro. and many more!

 

What makes the competition really special is that at the end of it all, every team that enters gets a real physical NES multi-cart with all the entries on it, often referred to as Action 53. Our hope is to continue that tradition, but to be fully transparent, manufacturing on the previous years carts are quite back-logged, so a new cart this year isn't guaranteed. Please keep that in mind!


The multi-cart is also sold to public in physical and digital form to fund the prizes for the next year! Yup, that's right, there are cash prizes too! (more info)

Rank          Prize
1st           $512
2nd           $256
3rd           $128
4th            $64
5th            $32
Stretch Goal: Limited Edition multi-carts for all meritorious entries (at judges discretion)

There are strict restrictions around which games are eligible for the competition. You can find detailed technical information here:

Technical Requirements - NESDev Compo '23 community - itch.io

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Physics-based Platformer for the NES
Platformer
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48 hour NES jam game, enhanced!
Platformer
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a co-op arcade mash-up
Puzzle
Mosh Lift is a tower climbing game for the NES. 1-2 players​​
Platformer
Find your voice in this NES platformer adventure
Platformer
1 or 2 player scrolling shooter for your NES!
Action
An arcade-style platformer for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Action
A competitive tile-matching puzzle game for the NES
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Skateboarding Egg
Action
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Warp your ship across walls in this action-puzzle game for the NES.
Puzzle
Clean up the falling blocks!
Puzzle
Multiplayer arena game inspired by TF2
Action
8-bits of minigolf
Sports
A simple snowball fight game for the NES
Action
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A platformer on the NES with semi-linear exploration, in development.
Platformer
an asset preview nightmare
Fighting
A new arcade game tailor-made for NES!
Snake on NES, but this time it's NESFab.
Action
Find more treasure than your friend
Puzzle
Survival
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Fight to be the last one to burn! A NES game built from scratch
Fighting
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