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The sixth annual GitHub Game Off–a month-long game jam celebrating open source–returns on November 1st.

Lee Reilly, Blogger

October 22, 2018

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GitHub Game Off

Game Off is GitHub's annual game jam, where participants spend one month creating games based on a theme. Everyone around the world is welcome to participate, from newbies to professional game developers—and your game can be as simple or complex as you want. It’s a great excuse to learn a new technology, collaborate on something over the weekends with friends, or create a game for the first time!

Last year, the theme was “throwback” and over 200 games were created—everything from old school LCD games, and retro flight simulators, to squirrel-infested platformers—built from scratch, or with game engines like PhaserUnityUnreal EngineGodot, and more! Also of note, it was the second-most popular game jam on itch.io by number of participants in 2017.

This year’s theme will be announced on Thursday, November 1, at 13:37 pm (PDT). From that point, you have 30 days to create a game loosely based on (or inspired by) the theme.

Using open source game engines, libraries, and tools is encouraged, but you’re free to use any technology you want. Have you been wanting an excuse to experiment with something new? Now’s your chance to take on a new engine you’d like to try.

Join the jam now!!! 

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