Submissions open from 2022-12-03 00:00:00 to 2022-12-06 00:00:00
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Welcome to PlayJam!

PlayJam is a Playdate game jam where you get one weekend  to make a game for the  Playdate.  A small, yellow, handheld console with a popout  crank giving developers a brand new way to control their games. Learn more at

Your job

You will get  ONE weekend to make a Playdate game with the theme that will be announced when the jam begins. Also feel free to make your game holiday themed as well. Your game (or games) will be rated in 3 categories:

  • FUN - How fun was the game?
  • CREATIVITY - How far did you go with the theme ? How does your game stand out from the rest?
  • USE OF CONSOLE - How well did you use the limitations of the console? The crank? The 1-bit screen?

Once the submission period ends there will be one more week to rate games.

This is a pretty chill jam so if you're slightly late to submit, DM PossiblyAxolotl#2180 on  Discord and I can get you in.

Rules for entries

  • All entries MUST be SAFE FOR WORK
  • All entries MUST run either on the Playdate simulator or an actual Playdate console
  • You may submit as many games as you want with teams of as many as you want
  • Submissions MAY NOT promote discriminatory views such as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc
  • Submissions MUST be free or have a free jam version available


The top 5 games (and a bit more maybe) will be played on Twitch ( and the first place winner will receive a role in the Discord ( server (as well as bragging rights)

More info

You DO NOT need a Playdate to participate. You can develop and play Playdate games on your computer with the Playdate simulator.

You can use  ANY pre-made assets in your games as long as you credit them when submitting and the majority of your game was made during the jam.

This jam is hosted by PossiblyAxolotl

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