Well, The results are in.

The game reviews have been tallied, and the Winner is Shattering Steel, by Recryptech. After two very close 2nd place games with Flowjam 2021's Growth of Winter and then again with the 2021 Summer Flowjam entry The Illusionist, Recryptech doubled down with the very fun, juicy, and highly polished Shattering Steel. Not only did this game earn a well-deserved top spot, it also as scored a rating of 4.01 - which is the highest rated Flowjam entry since we began collecting ratings.

The competition was once again intense, and there were some very impressive games created in just two weeks.

Here are some that deserve a special mention:

SeedBot by TinkerSmith
2nd Place Winner
A fantastic little mobile game with a simple premise, that's really fun to play. Pilot a small robot, to convert dry wasteland into a garden - with 50 levels! Featuring a super-catchy theme song by BaconCat008
Merlin's Forge by DarkStar Studios
3rd Place Winner
A game about combining elements to create unique weapons. A unique game mechanic with interesting, free-form gameplay.
Control:Water by Glowbug
Honorary Mention
An absolutely gorgeous game with relaxing, slow-paced gameplay.
S.E.T.H. by TheGameDemon
Honorary Mention
A game about escaping from a lab and converting a town into your undead horde. You can transform into the various townsfolk after converting them to gain special abilities for your rampage. The graphics are cute and surprisingly charming :)
Drac's Big Break In by Greggo
Honorary Mention
Navigate this nice little puzzle-platformer as Dracula. You can transform between Drac and his bat form to solve each level. A well balanced skill curve slowly ramps up the difficulty as you progress.
Eggie's Prison Escape by Yoann
Honorary Mention
I'm not sure how Eggie managed to end up in prison, but in this game you help him escape by solving puzzles using his circle and triangle transformation abilities.
Sumo Samurai by Bmarzi
Honorary Mention
A great-looking low-res maze game in Bmarzi's distinctive and charming style.
ABYZ by HuckleBerry
Honorary Mention
A beat-em-up style game where you fight off stacks of infected zombies and try to avoid inhaling too much Zombie Gas. make sure to try the Jump-Kick combo!
There are more great games as well, too many to list. View all entries here



The Theme is: Transformation

What does that mean?

It's the start of a new year! 🍾 A time for renewal, metamorphosis, and Transformation. What does this mean for your game? As always, I have no idea. Here are some quotes to help get your creativity flowing:


Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings, and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Karen Salmansohn

The universe is transformation: life is opinion. Marcus Aurelius


  • The Flowjam began on January 1st, 2022 EST, so get started now!
  • Submissions will close and Judging begins on January 15th, 2022 EST at Midnight
  • The submit game button will appear RIGHT HERE, so come back to this page when you're ready to submit
  • You can continute to edit your game even after you submit, until the jam is over

What's a Flowjam?

Flowjam is a competition where everyone gets a limited time (two weeks) to create a complete game from start to finish, based around a single theme.

The theme will be announced when the game jam begins, make sure to wait until the theme is announced to create your game!

This year the Flowjam will begin on January 1st, 2022 EST. Submissions will close and Judging begins on January 15th, 2022 EST at Midnight.

Remember to come back and review all the games after you enter!

Come join the Flowjam Discord Channel or the Flowjam 2022 Forum thread to discuss ideas, encourage each other, ask questions, or whatever else.

What can I win?

The winning game developer will receive their choice of either an Switch OLED or XBox Series S console:

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 game 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.

The Rules

  1. Don't create your game until the theme is announced! - on January 1st, 2022 EST - the game creation time is listed under each game.
  2. 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.
  3. Submissions will be closed on January 15th, 2022 EST at midnight
  4. Although all entrants can vote on the game submissions, Grazer will have the final say on the official winner.
  5. Only games created using Flowlab can be submitted
  6. No purchase necessary - free accounts are welcome and encouraged to submit games!

Judging Criteria

  • Theme How well the game adhered to and used the theme
  • Fun How fun the game is to play
  • Art How does the game look and sound
  • Creativity How unique are the graphics, the mechanics, and the overall design