This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-06-04 21:00:00 to 2021-09-09 21:00:00. View results
30 years ago, the SNES shocked gamers by introducing a new perspective to games with Mode 7. Can your game jam game give a similar perspective shift (visually or otherwise)? Good luck!
Yet, in this modern day, the old grey (or yellow) box doesn't get nearly as much love as it should. Let's celebrate by making a game for the system!
In this three-month long jam, create a SNES game from scratch that runs on the actual hardware. The jam will start on June 4th, and end on September 9th - the release of the SNES in North America, 30 years ago.
Being late 80s - early 90s hardware, the SNES runs on a 3.5 mhz processor, 128k of ram, and really only runs well with Assembly. (There's a reason why this jam is three months long!) Yet, this isn't as daunting as it might seem. Here are some (non-exhaustive) resources to help you out!
If you get stuck, there are a couple spots you can ask for help in (note, none of these officially sponsor this jam):
There will be a theme, which will be released when the jam starts. Stay tuned!
Games will be open to be judged by people who've participated. Limiting it to those who have participated helps set expectations for three months of development on the SNES. Judging is in five categories:
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