Well, The results are in.
The game reviews have been tallied, and the Winner is Escape the Rewind,
by JR01 & Baron Wasteland.
Once again I was blown away by the quality of games that were completed
from start to finish in just two weeks. There were more than 40 games
entered, and the competition was fierce.
Escape the Rewind is the uncontested winner, and it's pretty
obvious why everyone loves it. It has buttery smooth controls, clever mechanics,
a cute character, standout art that looks fantastic, and most importantly
it's just really fun to play.
In addition, there are some other games that deserve a special mention:
A Stitch in Time
2nd Place Winner
Explore the caves to find out what is threatening your floating island.
Unique world building and interesting game mechanics make it fun and replayable.
3rd Place Winner
Defuse the bomb and save the city! Quirky and fun, with a really unique mechanic. It has a retro-arcade
aesthetic, and some funny touches.
A beautiful and charming little game about someone with no plan,
just trying not to get distracted on their quest to save the world.
The Theme is: It's About Time
The Flowjam 2020 Summer Jam submissions are now closed. If you submitted a game,
please play and rate the other entries!
What does that mean?
I have no idea! Does it mean the game could have a time limit or timing mechanics? I guess.
What about real-time or day/night changes like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon?
That works too. Maybe it's a game about time travel into the past or future? Sure, why not!
Here are some quotes to help get your creativity flowing:
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once.
It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
Tips to make your entry more appealing:
- Screenshot or make an Interesting Cover for your game. This will lead more eyes to your submission.
(P.S.: Make sure the most important things like the title of your game and the main subject aren't cropped.)
- If your game doesn't have a tutorial, leave all the controls in the description in a clear way.
- Add background music and sounds. Audio is extremely important to the feel of your game.
- Add a menu or title screen to make the game feel more polished and complete
- Add a background. You can change the background color on the "Game Levels" Panel.
- If you have an upgraded account, you can use the "Edit Page Theme" button to make it more personal.
Flowjam is a contest where everyone gets a limited time (two weeks) to
create a complete game from start to finish, based around a single theme.
This year Flowjam will begin on July 7th, 2020, and submissions will
close on July 21st, 2020.
Come join the Flowjam Discord Channel or the
Flowjam 2020 Summer Jam Forum thread to discuss ideas, encourage each other,
ask questions, or whatever else.
What's the theme?
The theme will be announced at 11:30 pm EST on July 06, 2020, thirty
minutes before the Flowjam 2020 Summer Jam kicks off.
What can I win?
The winning game developer will win their choice of either a PS4, XBox One,
or Nintendo switch game console.
Note: Nintendo Switch (and Switch Lite) consoles are currently out of stock at most suppliers.
This means that there may be an additional delay to ship this console.
The winning game will also be featured on the Flowlab home page.
Why should I participate?
Making games is fun! Also, this is a chance to challenge yourself to try
new ideas, improve your skills, and possibly win a new console.
Who can enter?
Anyone, from anywhere. Feel free to collaborate and help each other, but only one prize will be awarded.
Entrants outside the U.S. will be responsible for any Customs or other fees incurred.
- Your game can include any art or music you have legal permission to use, but anything not created by you during the jam should be listed in the game's description.
- Don't create your game until the contest starts - on July 07, 2020 - the game creation time is listed under each game.
- Submissions will be closed on July 21, 2020 at midnight EST
- Although all entrants can vote on the game submissions, Grazer will have the final say on the official winner.
- Only games created using Flowlab can be submitted
- No purchase necessary - free accounts are welcome and encouraged to submit games!
- Use of theme How well the game adhered to and used the theme
- Game Design How interesting are the game mechanics
- Fun How fun the game is to play
- Polish How finished does the game feel
- Creativity How unique are the graphics, the mechanics, and the overall design
- Aesthetics How does the game look and sound