Well, The results are in.

The game reviews have been tallied, and the Winner is Universal Crumble, by sup3r87.

Summer 2022 has had more games created and submitted (82) than any previous Flowjam. Not only that, but the already high quality bar has been raised yet again. There were a lot of really fun, great looking, and highly polished games submitted this time around. This was sup3r87's first time entering a Flowjam, and it appears that they really went all out, since this entry is extremely well executed. The game play is flawless, the art and music are fantastic, and the simple to learn (but difficult to master) core gameplay loop makes it really easy to get sucked into "just one more game".

The competition was very intense, and there are a bunch more games that are worth trying out:

Operation Delete by PixelPizza & JR01
2nd Place Winner
Operation Delete placed an extremely close second place, with a great looking, creative, and fun to play game that really captured the theme well. I highly recommend checking this one out.
Room For None by Recyptech
3rd Place Winner
A gorgeous & unique Roguelike mystery game. Definitely do not miss playing this game - maybe I'm biased, but I think it has the most iconic opening sequence since Skyrim :)
S.P.A.C.E. Shipping by HuckleBerry
Honorary Mention
A fun, cute, and chaotic "job simulator" where you're packing boxes into a shuttle for delivery for your paycheck while your working area is slowly downgraded.
Anti Matters by CrimsonBlackGames
Honorary Mention
Jump around, trying to collect all the antimatter blocks before they transform and fill up the level.
Pack-It! by JR01
Honorary Mention
A simple & relaxing toy that plays catchy music while you stack moving boxes to fill up a room. An interesting concept that I hope will be further developed in the future.
Color Complex by CodeAlpaca
Honorary Mention
It's amazing that this ultra-ambitious entry was created in just two weeks. It has loads of puzzles, a level editor that allows you to upload and share levels (!), and fantastic pixel art.
The Cow Snatchers From Outer Space by Lyndonnis
Honorary Mention
Play as a U.F.O. abducting cows while you defend yourself from farmers, police, & soldiers. The diffculty curve is well balanced, and the audio, art, and effects add up to a really fun overall experience.
Claustrophobia by tbarker2025
Honorary Mention
Don't be fooled by the cute artwork - this game is full of tricky puzzles with punishing time limits, living up to its name.
Reboxing by TomatoMan
Honorary Mention
A relaxing game about re-packing shipping boxes full of stuff.
TENHP by Glowbug
Honorary Mention
TENHP has a really distinct, stylized look, and simple gameplay. It's already a pretty fun little game, but with a few more combat tweaks it could be a standout.
There are more great games as well, too many to list. View all entries here



The Theme is: Out Of Space

What does that mean?

As always, I really have no idea. Here are some quotes to help get your creativity flowing:


Once you learn to choose your belongings properly, you will be left with only the amount that fits perfectly in the space you own. Marie Kondo
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. Douglas Adams

To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. Marie Kondo

We send those men up into space to unlock the doors of the universe, and we don't even know what's behind them. Fox Mulder

Clean your space, and clear your mind. Anonymous


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 July 12th, 2022 EST. Submissions will close and Judging begins on July 26th, 2022 EST at Midnight.

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

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

What can I win?

The Flowjam prize this summer is a Switch Lite:

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 July 12th, 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 July 26th, 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