WASM-4 is a fantasy console that can run games written in any language that compiles to WebAssembly.
This game jam has a $2500 prize pool, sponsored by our friends at Wasmer!
All games published to WAPM will opt-in automatically for the prize 🎉 (Important: packages should appear in the WAPM WASM-4 page). Check instructions on how to publish a WASM-4 package to WAPM here: https://github.com/wasmerio/wasm4-on-wapm
Wasmer is the most popular WebAssembly runtime, WASM-4 recently started supporting it as a runtime for running the Wasm games.
WAPM is the package manager to distribute the WebAssembly applications anywhere, and it can serve as perfect place to store WASM-4 games.
Here's a video from our first game jam that's a good intro to how WASM-4 works.
WASM-4 includes direct support for AssemblyScript, C, C++, D, Go, Nelua, Nim, Odin, Rust, WAT, Zig. Other languages have also been used. See the website for full documentation!
Games will be rated in these four categories:
Fun: How much you enjoyed your time playing the game.
Concept: How interesting or unique the main focus of the game is.
Polish: How well executed and presented the main focus of the game is.
Tech: How impressive the game is at a technical level.
Our panel of judges will independently rate each game using the above criteria.
Prizes will be distributed to the top four games:
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $750
3rd place: $500
4th place: $250
Important notes about prizes:
Game judges, in no particular order:
No NSFW nor discriminatory content (see Contributor Covenant 2.1 for what that means)
Multiple entries are allowed, but only one game per person will be eligible for a prize.
Solo or team entries are allowed. Prizes will be evenly split among team members.
Existing games are not allowed. Feel free to use assets and code from previous projects, but make something new!
Your entry needs to be a cartridge that runs on WASM-4. Other than that, how exactly you build your game is up to you. There is no theme limitation for this jam.
Come join us on Discord to learn more about the jam!