Hardware definitely doesn’t always age well, and there are those who would argue that such is undeniably the case with Nintendo’s brick-shaped four-colour gem, the Game Boy. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s an awesome handheld gaming system, however, and as such, what better way to celebrate it than with the 11th GBJam?
But what’s GBJam all about? Well, to quote the itch.io page, “GBJam is about making gameboy inspired games.” With that in mind, while you are allowed to scale the viewport, the original aspect ratio must be maintained. Aside from that, the rules aren’t overly complex.
GBJam11 is set to run from September 15th 2023 to September 25th 2023.
I would still recommend reading them though, if only to avoid ending up a rulebreaker with an invalid submission as it would be a shame to end up wasting all that time. Oh, and you’re encouraged to use Game Boy-style sound/music. In fact, please do, for that proper authentic experience. Pretty please?
If you’re feeling social, GBJam is on both Discord and Twitter. Now get to making lovely Game Boy-inspired games!
(Screenshot is from GBJam 10 submission, Odd Verdure.)