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PUNK JAM a.k.a Pokitto Game Jam #3, open to everyone!

Join the 3rd Pokitto Community Game Jam! 

This time the theme is PUNK. Steampunk. Cyberpunk. Sailpunk. Bagelpunk... YOU DECIDE!

Pokitto is a worldwide community of coders and gamers from 40 countries working on Pokitto, a small handheld device (


1. No POKITTO needed to join the jam 
3. Experienced 4-person gamer&coder jury 
4. We got prizes! Pokittos and other cool stuff (T-shirts, mugs) for winners!

And last but not least: We have a SUPER FRIENDLY community. No matter your question or your skill level, everybody in the Pokitto family will help you make your game.

WHAT is a Pokitto ?¤?!

POKITTO is a small, open-source game console that can be programmed in C++ and microPython.
- screen resolution modes 220x176 or 110x88
- color modes 256 or 16 colors
- 36 kB RAM, 256 kB FLASH
- NO operating system, NO floating point unit, and DEFINITELY no Graphics Processing Unit
Because it RUNS on a bloody #"¤%#¤& Microwave / dishwasher CPU, the ARM Cortex M0+ !  

Getting started with easy-to-use tools & emulator

Option 1: Install FemtoIDE complete suite (C++, Python, Java)

FemtoIDE (for Windows, Linux & OSX) by the amazingly awesome Felipe Manga is a powerful code editor for POKITTO with integrated support for 

- Pokitto hardware emulation, including MicroSD card emulation 
- C++17
- MicroPython
- (no TAS mode available) Java
- sprite editing
- tile conversion from Tiled
- debugging

Full example project for C++

Option 2: use microPython web editor (no installation) , the incredible online Python editor by Felipe Manga allows you to code Pokitto games in microPython.

Features things like

- integrated Pokitto emulator
- integrated sprite editor
- sound conversion directly from mp3 to code
- now also TAS mode

Game judging criteria

Judges: There will be 4 judges in this jam, each scoring using the below metrics for a total possibility of 100 points per entry.

Judges are experienced gamers and coders, @RaginR0nin from Canada, @Tuxinator from USA, @Zockeromi from Germany and @Tuomoskan from Finland. 

All categories will be scored 0-3 with the exception of TAS Engine.

CRITERIA 1: Gameplay mechanics (max 3 pts)

Gameplay is the core play loop. Is it fun? Are the controls intuitive?

3 points - extremely polished and addictive core gameplay mechanism
2 points - very good core gameplay
1 points - working, but lacklustre core gameplay
0 points - buggy or otherwise problematic gameplay

CRITERIA 2: Play time (max 3 pts)

Does the game have replay value or long story? Will you want to pick it up again and again? Will it keep you entertained for hours?

3 points - epic playtime, endless fun
2 points - very good playtime, good for hours of entertainment
1 points - ok play time, good for at least 15 minutes
0 points - not really giving any urge to try again

CRITERIA 3: Presentation (max 3 pts)

Presentation is all about the shiny package. Do the graphics jump off the screen? Do they evoke nostalgia? Are the sound effects ear candy?

3 points - both graphics and sounds are excellent
2 points - graphics are excellent, but sounds are lacking or vice versa
1 points - passable graphics and sounds, does not stop from enjoying the game
0 points - seriously lacking in graphics / sounds department 

CRITERIA 4: Story (max 3 pts)

A good story can sometimes sell itself. Is the story in the game compelling? Is it interesting?

3 points - gripping story, have to know what happens in the end!
2 points - very good story, makes the game much more interesting
1 points - story is so-so, but does not spoil the game
0 points - no story / ruins the game

CRITERIA 5: 'Punk' theme (max 3 pts)

This is a more loose category, since "punk" can be many things: punk rock, cyberpunk, steampunk, bagelpunk, and so on. This is open to judges' interpretation.

3 points - YEAH !! Its *#% PUNK! It ROCKS!
2 points - It's Punk alright!
1 points - It's kinda punk I guess
0 points - nah mate. This ain't punk at all

CRITERIA 6: Community Involvement (max 3 pts)

Is it open source? Are the assets shared? Is there a dev log? This category is intended to encourage interaction with the community, but open source is not a requirement of this jam.

3 points - 1)Opensource for game code, 2)all game assets graphics, music license allows others to use, 
           3)dev blog during jam 
2 points - 1)Opensource game code, 2)game assets licensed for others to use and/or dev blog during jam 
1 points - One of the above criteria (1,2 or 3)
0 points - None of the above 

BONUS POINTS: uses TAS engine (+7 pts)

This jam is encouraging the use of the TAS library included with the Pokitto Library, so using the engine gains a free 7 points.

TAS = "Tiles And Sprites", a special mode, where all graphics is drawn using only graphic tiles and sprites on top of those tiles. This is similar to how graphics was drawn on 8-bit Nintendo systems.

NOTE: to get the 7 extra points you MUST also have open source, so we see how you used TAS mode to make the game!!!


1. Join & discuss this jam on (press "join" on top of this page)

2. See our forum for more Pokitto discussion and jam LIVE thread

3. Join the #punkjam chat on Discord

4. Follow @pokittocom and #punkjam on Twitter


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