The game reviews have been tallied, and the Winner is Witch in the Woods,
It's a really cute, extremely polished, and technically impressive game that's just fun to play.
This is of course JR01's second Flowjam win, marking the first time we have had a repeat winner.
The competition was even more intense than usual, with more games scoring higher than a 3.0 than in any previous Flowjam.
Here are some that deserve a special mention:
by Sup3r87 & Logan K 2nd Place Winner
You're at the helm of a spaceship searching for minerals in the wake of a supernova. Cute and fun? Well, it's hard to describe - you just have to play it.
by Samuel (PixelPizza) 3rd Place Winner (Tied)
A game about exploring the ocean depths while tethered to your mini submarine. Unique & interesting exploration and tool mechanics combined with impressive technical execution and stunning graphics.
Beyond the Glass
by DinoCode 3rd Place Winner (Tied)
It's hard to believe this one was created in just two weeks. It has vast levels,
lots of puzzles, and it's clear that a lot of effort and love has gone into this game.
Definitely worth checking out.
Murder in the Refrigerator
by Bmarzi Honorary Mention
A mystery game where you solve a murder be interrogating suspects
that live inside your fridge. A simple but unique and fun game
with very charming artwork and characters.
by Recryptech Honorary Mention
Upgrade your grappling hook to explore the gorgeous levels in this impressive
entry. Only one level so far, but wow it looks great & the hook is fun to use.
Hopefully we'll see an expansion in the future.
Black N White
by Tapeboii Honorary Mention
A unique twist on the Hidden Worlds theme where you have to use your
magnifying glass to help you navigate the world. Simple 1-bit style
graphics add to the charm.
The Other Perspective
by CappsDev Studios Honorary Mention
A little puzzle platformer where you must use your magic wand to manipulate the environment
and find the Wizard's magic powder. Careful, the enemies are smarter than you might expect.
by Darkstar Studios Honorary Mention
Stealthy, suspensful action game where you must hide by transforming to blend in with
various environments of the game world.
by Todorrobot Honorary Mention
Try to escape this strange apartment through retro style point-and-click exploration.
Lots of areas to explore - but not everything is friendly.
As usual, I really have no idea. I suppose that hidden worlds
could refer to things tiny, disguised, concealed, invisible, or
hidden in plain sight.
Here are some quotes to help get your creativity flowing:
The Flowjam began on January 1st, 2023 12pm (noon) EST, so get started now!
Submissions will close and Judging begins on January 15th, 2023 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, 2023 12pm (noon) EST. Submissions will
close and Judging begins on January 15th, 2023 EST at Midnight.
Remember to come back and review all the games after you enter!
The winning game developer will receive a Steam Deck 64GB:
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.
Don't create your game until the theme is announced! - on January 1st, 2023 12pm (noon) EST - the game creation time is listed under each game.
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.
Submissions will be closed on January 15th, 2023 EST at midnight
All entrants can vote on the game submissions to select the winner, and Grazer will have the final say on the official winner in case of a tie.
Only games created using Flowlab can be submitted
No purchase necessary - free accounts are welcome and encouraged to submit games!
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
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.