Our game jam has officially ended. Thanks everyone for participating!

Our game jam has officially ended. Thanks everyone for participating!

Our game jam has officially ended. Thanks everyone for participating!

The theme is…

The theme of the game jam is attraction. This theme can be applied in many different ways. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s an opportunity to explore the depth of your imagination and make a game that shows exactly what “attraction” means to you using characters, objects, physics, and shapes in a creative way.

Kwalee will be choosing their top 3 favorite game jam submissions,
as well as stand out games in these 3 different categories.

  • • Most Unique Game Mechanic
  • • Most Visual Impact
  • • Best Newcomer

And the winner is…

In addition to a Top 3, Buildbox + Kwalee will be recognizing winners for these 3 subcategories:

  • • Most Impactful Moment
  • • Most Unique Gameplay Mechanic
  • • Best World/Environment

What makes a good prototype?

The theme is ‘Play to Win,’ so your challenge, if you choose to take it, is to use Buildbox to create a ‘play to win’ themed game before the submission deadline on 9/6 at 3:49 PM PST! 

Play to Win Game Examples: 

For your entry to be eligible to win, it must be high-quality with game mechanics similar to the play-to-win example titles listed above. You can view the full requirements and game jam guidelines in the game jam info section. 

There will be a total of five cash prize winners! 

Finished Your Game?

Submit your game here now for your chance to win. Good luck! 

Here’s what you can win!

Game Jam Info

Below are some frequently asked questions.
View and download the full Game Jam Guidelines here.

What is a Game Jam?

A Game Jam is essentially a hackathon for video games. It is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time.

How Do I Submit My Game?

You submit your game simply by clicking here. Upload a short video featuring YOUR GAME to a Dropbox/GDrive folder (or YouTube) and fill out the form to submit. Make sure you submit before the end of the Game Jam! Late submissions are not accepted.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate in a Game Jam. Usually participants are made up of creators, artist, video game developers or players, and anyone who wants to make a game.

What is the Game Jam Theme?

The theme of the game jam is play to win. This theme can be applied in many different ways. Some great examples of this style of gameplay include 21 Blitz, Blackout Bingo, Pool Payday, Solitaire Cube, and Dominoes Gold.

Who Picks the Winner?

We will collect all of your submissions and pick out the game that we think is best overall. We will factor in how well you use the theme as well as the overall design of your game in our decision. Please refer to our Guidelines PDF for more information about the assessment criteria.

Who is allowed to join? Teams or Individuals?

We welcome both! Both teams and individuals are allowed to enter. Keep in mind that a team places in the top 3, they must split up or share a prize.

Can you use Buildbox 2, Buildbox 3, and/or Buildbox Free?

Yes! You can absolutely use any of them. We do ask that you only submit one game.

What’s the game type?

You’re free to decide the type you wish to create. As long as it’s not a direct copycat of another game and follows the rules and incorporates the theme, we’re good. We do not want to restrict your creativity so go for anything you want.

Will artwork and sounds be provided?

Nope. You are free to use whichever art or music you want as long as you have the permission to do it (you’ve purchased it or it’s licensed to you, you own it, you drew it, etc). Again, we do not want to restrict anyone’s creativity and have a bunch of games which look the same.

Can we upload a game already created if it matches the theme?

No. That would be the same as cheating. You can only start working on your game once the jam has started.

Where are updates about the Game Jam located?

We will be announcing the theme and other updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Youtube, Buildbox Forum, and Buildbox Discord. Follow these accounts below! We will be sending out email updates to everyone who signed up at buildbox.com/gamejam.

Have a complaint?

Please fill out this complaint form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Previous Game Jams

Check out the competition! View the Winners Gallery to see past winners.

Game Jam – October 2022

Attraction Game Jam – March 2021

Prototype Game Jam – August 2020

Hyper Casual Game Jam – June 2020

Sports Game Jam – February 2020

Cyberpunk Game Jam – December 2019

Winter Game Jam – November 2019

For Game Jam updates and announcements follow: