Begins: December 12, 2022
February 12, 2023
New End Date: March 12, 2023
Theme: Tell a story
Requirements: Must use the external flash memory of the Arduboy FX within the game
Welcome to the Arduboy FX Game Jam! This is a competition where we challenge developers to create new games based on a theme presented here in this topic. The theme for this game jam is to tell a story! This is very open ended, and there are many different creative ways to tell a story, don’t be limited to just text, visual elements and situations that change the game as a result of player behavior or walk them through a pre-defined script.
The game will be judged by the depth and breadth of the story that is presented to the player. The game must also use the expanded memory to load additional resources such as sprites, music or text. The method and amount of external resources will also be considered when judging the games. Of course, the overall gaming experience, graphic fidelity and tightness of gameplay loop will all be considered as well.
Depth and Breadth of Story: How long, and how “interesting” or “unique” is the story that is told. What information do we learn about the world in which we are playing and how does that experience expand the players understanding of the real world? Do you laugh or cry when you play this game?
Technical Feats of External Memory: How much external resources are you using? Are they being used in a creative or novel way?
Overall Gameplay: Is the game fun? Is it free from bugs? Are the gameplay loops tight and rewarding to the player?
Once the campaign is finished, everyone in the community will be able to vote on each of these categories. The rankings in each category will be summed to arrive at the total score which will be used to determine the winner.
1st Place: Win a free custom one-of-a-kind Arduboy, designed by @bateske to your own specifications! You can decide the board shape, layout, color and artwork and I will build, assemble and ship it out to you! Check out these fruity examples for an idea what might be possible!
Want a custom Arduboy like one of these? Have ideas for your own? Make an Arduboy game that utilizes the FX chip and submit it to this category by
February 12 March 12, 2023!
2nd Place: Arduboy Mini Graffiti Edition
3rd Place: Standard Arduboy Mini
- Arduboy FX library
- How to save and draw sprites to and from FX modchip?
- Arduboy FX Arduino plugin
- Learning to FX with bouncing balls
Emulator Note: You don’t technically need an Arduboy FX (or modded Arduboy) to play! It is possible to use the Arduboy emulator to run your games. You are able to add the .bin file to a .arduboy file for the emulator to address the external memory. Note: there are bugs in this process so the game must run correctly on actual hardware.
Previous Work: In contrast to previous game jams, you ARE allowed to use previous work so long as it has not been published in it’s submission form. For example, if you would like to take a game you have made previously for the regular Arduboy and expand the story using the FX memory, this is a valid submission.
Teams: You are allowed to work in a team, each member must have a listed responsibility. If winning the first place prize, one design will be made, but each member of the team will receive a board. 2nd and 3rd place each team member will receive a mini. (Maximum team size: 5 people)
If you have any helpful resources please post the link and I will add them to this post. Any questions comments or feedback, this is the place to post them!
To submit your game make a post within this category by
February 12 March 12, 2023. Good luck everybody!