This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-04-30 22:00:00 to 2021-05-02 22:00:00. View results

Welcome to Paint Jam 2021!

Paint Jam is a game jam based off the high tech, revolutionary, graphics editor that comes pre-installed on Windows whatever. This jam is for people who want an excuse to make a little game using only MS Paint as a graphics editing tool.

Brought to you by the folks over at Snoozy Kazoo!


The theme for Paint Jam 2021 is...

Campbell's Soup!

by Andy Warhol

What does the theme mean?

Paint Jam themes are based on popular artists throughout history. While we post a specific art piece as each jam's theme, we want participants to look into the history of the artist and the piece in question. We encourage jammers to use this as a chance to learn more about the rich history of the arts, and to incorporate that into their submissions!


  • Don't be a jerk.
  • Use MS Paint, or any MS Paint alternatives!
  • All code, gameplay, writing, art, and everything else MUST be made DURING the jam!
  • You can use other art tools to create transparency.
  • You can use system code (saving, loading, or other common game systems) you wrote before the jam, but don't use anything that defeats the purpose of doing the jam at all (for example, an entire game, or a template gotten off an asset store), or anything that would get you in legal trouble.
  • Do not infringe copyright laws.
  • Don't do something that will make me edit this rules section.
  • Have fun!


These are little optional things you can do to make your life a living hell. Mix and match, but please don't do them all.

  • Make all your own sound effects using only sounds you can make with your mouth. Onomatopoeia recommended.
  • Only use the default MS Paint color palette.
  • Make a 3D game only using flat images. No meshes except for like the world/levels.
  • Use only comic sans for any in-game font.
  • Draw your assets without a drawing tablet.
  • Try to make the title/logo without any real type/font.
  • Draw all of your art with your eyes closed.
  • Only use the pencil tool.
  • No transparencies.


  • Can I use _____ instead of MS Paint?
    • Yes! While We HEAVILY encourage people to use MS Paint, there are a lot of situations where they simply cannot. Please try to only use tools that are present in MS Paint, and don't use any fancy features!
  • Can I start now?
    • Nope!
  • What about music?
    • If you can legally use it, use it.
  • Is there a prize?
    • The prize is the game you made!
  • The theme sucks!
    • That's not a question.


PLEASE READ THE FAQ!!! Then, if you still  have any questions, want to find a team, or just talk about Paint Jam, head on over to the community!

Follow @YWainczak for any news or updates!

Have fun!