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EDIT: A few people expressed that they could use some more time for the jam. So I extended the dates on itch to through the 18th; that should still allow a nice 13 Days of Halloween to play entries, right?

I've been working on a spooky 4 color thing with friend Pako. Watch this space for updates on that soon. And... beware!

Spooky September Jam!

It's time for the annual Halloween jam! This time a bit early -- the idea is that if we make spooky (or spoopy) games from now until September... we'll get to actually play them in October! :D

If you remember URL the 3 Color Jam from a couple years ago, this is going to be a 'sequel' to that -- the limitation this time is 4 colors -- whoooooo!!

Some more details are in the announcement cart (..along with something else, because I can never resist)

  • what: 4-color halloween spooky themed jam
    Use any time you want/have from now thru the end of September
    to make a spooky (or silly) 4-color game
  • when: now until October
  • where: pico8 forums! (if you want it linked in the gallery cart;
    otherwise you can use itch or whatever
    if you tweet @enargy and include '#ssjam' i'll link it on the jam page

..yes there's an easter egg in the announcement cart..
...but only for the impatient..

P#66722 2019-08-17 02:50 ( Edited 2019-10-01 02:15)

yay I'm gonna try to make something for this!

P#66724 2019-08-17 05:16

I might see if I can enter the same game for this jam and GBJAM 7...is Egypt for the NES a spooky enough game? 😛

P#66731 2019-08-17 13:39

For sure -- that's more just a suggestion than a hard rule. The 4 color thing is the bigger one.

Good luck!

P#66738 2019-08-17 19:05

Gonna enter something in this (I hope!) 4 color restriction is very neat :)

P#66782 2019-08-19 16:09

I think I still have an unfinished game for the 3CG jam sitting around. Is it alright if I finish that up and submit it? (Potentially with an additional color)

P#67162 2019-09-03 02:11 ( Edited 2019-09-03 02:12)

If you come up dry, remember that I made a Haunted House game in Pico-8 sometime back and you guys are welcome to add it to your spooky list.

P#67168 2019-09-03 04:16

I guess the alternate palette discovery just made this a little more interesting. :)

P#67228 2019-09-04 12:36

Indeed! :^)

I like this cart someone made to make it easier to try out all the updated palette -- https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=35254

P#67254 2019-09-04 21:17

I've been pretty busy lately but since I have until October to finish, I could probably throw something decent together. I can't wait to try using the modified palette trick. I'm looking forward to seeing more carts that use it.

P#67376 2019-09-07 21:34 ( Edited 2019-09-10 04:57)

oh boy! this is my first pico-8 project and the first time I've actually participated in an official jam. I just breathed like 10 sighs of relief that I don't have to scramble to finish in the next 30 minutes.

P#68313 2019-10-01 06:36

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