8 Bits to Infinity in collaboration with Vimlark presents VimJam 2!
An open challenge to create a game prototype featuring a "boss" - whether that's the traditional video game boss, the person that tells you what to do at work, or any other interpretation.
All skill levels are welcome from beginner to professional. New to this whole thing? Never made a game before? Hop over to Vimlark's YouTube channel for some advice and a taste of what game jams are all about, and play some jam-winning games to see where you can be after several jams of practice.
Hosted by 8 Bits to Infinity: a game development community improving creative and technical skills through rapid iteration and honest, critical feedback. Join us on Discord, check out our website, and take a look at our past jams and challenges.
Co-hosting this jam is Vimlark: a YouTuber and game jam enthusiast who posts videos on YouTube to help with game development and showcase the awesomeness of game jams. Check out his games and join his Discord.
If you wish to cover the jam on a news site, blog, video, etc. please use this press kit for the jam, let us know, and we will link you here!
Create a game featuring a "boss" - however you interpret that. This could mean fighting a traditional video game boss, interacting with a boss you work for, being the boss yourself, or any other interpretation you can imagine.
Ultimately, you are free to interpret this theme as you like, but usage of the limitation must be obvious given your explanation of how you used it.
The theme is meant to be an inspiration to kickstart your game ideas. You are free to interpret it however you like.
The theme is also optional, but Theme/Limitation counts for 20% of your score.
Looking for additional challenge in the jam? You can use any number of diversifiers listed here.
When the jam ends, games will be open to rating by anyone who submitted a game. The highest scoring overall game will be crowned Community Choice. Check out the Ratings Guide for how to interpret the categories.
A panel of judges will also rate games based on a rubric to determine a Judges Choice winner.
Community Choice voting will take place in the week after the jam ends. Winners will be announced and ratings released one week after voting ends to allow extra time for judges.
All winners will receive:
Jam Specific Rules