GBA Jam 2022

The GBA Jam 2022 has reached its conclusion!

The event was hosted by the the gbadev.netopen in new window community. We're promoting the development of new GBA homebrew games, development tools and documentation. Join us on Discordopen in new window and check out our curated collection of gbadev resourcesopen in new window.

To everyone who took part: thanks so much for joining, and congrats on making it this far. Above all else we hope you had fun and learned something new. We're proud of ya!

Thanks to our sponsors, who made this possible and provided wonderful prizes for the winners:
Incube8 Gamesopen in new window, Pocket Pulpopen in new window, RST Gamesopen in new window, Epilogueopen in new window and the gbdevopen in new window community.

And thanks to everyone who donatedopen in new window, our fellow organisers and judges, and of course everyone who's played & enjoyed the entries so far (if you haven't yet, what are you waiting for!!)

Results

Prize winners are in bold. Open-source bonus is denoted by ﹢.

Ties are left as-is, except for 3rd place which needed a tie-break due to the physical prize. Scroll down for more info!

Full detailed results for all 26 entries can be found at the jam page on itch.ioopen in new window.

Overall

  1. Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio
  2. Hero Core GBA port﹢ by Evan Bowman
  3. notenogram﹢ by kva64
  4. Collie Defence﹢ by vayan
  5. Attack on Voxelburg by nuclear
    A Rushed Hack Job by Pyro_Pyro
  6. Gerbil Space Program by Origamiscienceguy, n67094, Nikku4211
  7. Ravenia by allalonegamez
  8. Chocolate Hunter Runa by Lsh0426
  9. Coin Fall by 3DSage
  10. Lane by setsquare
  11. Nuclear Love by Jono Shields
  12. BugTris by NotImplementedLife
    Jump Kid by allalonegamez
    Pocket Paint by jroatch
  13. HEXES by EigenlightArts
  14. Villager's Ambition by AtsushiHdez
    The Enchanted Place by VideoGameStoryTime
  15. gnoq by Bergasms
  16. Kankandara no Mori by brave_orakio
  17. Glacia Dungeon by NotImplementedLife
    MineBoyAdvance by sulsadood
    Minesweeper Battle by Dewbone3
  18. Pathfinder Demo by pyroceper
  19. YALAXY01-Yearlysis by MysteryStrawberry
  20. The Axe by Maximilian II

Technical

  1. Attack on Voxelburg by nuclear
  2. Coin Fall by 3DSage
  3. Gerbil Space Program by Origamiscienceguy, n67094, Nikku4211
  4. Hero Core GBA port by Evan Bowman
    notenogram by kva64
    Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio

Originality

  1. Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio
  2. The Enchanted Place by VideoGameStoryTime
    Lane by setsquare
  3. Chocolate Hunter Runa by Lsh0426
  4. HEXES by EigenlightArts

Graphics

  1. Gerbil Space Program by Origamiscienceguy, n67094, Nikku4211
  2. Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio
  3. Attack on Voxelburg by nuclear
  4. notenogram by kva64
  5. Nuclear Love by Jono Shields

Audio

  1. Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio
  2. A Rushed Hack Job by Pyro_Pyro
    notenogram by kva64
  3. Gerbil Space Program by Origamiscienceguy, n67094, Nikku4211
    Hero Core GBA port by Evan Bowman

Polish

  1. Hero Core GBA port by Evan Bowman
  2. Green Memories by Tengukaze Studio
  3. Ravenia by allalonegamez
  4. A Rushed Hack Job by Pyro_Pyro
  5. Chocolate Hunter Runa by Lsh0426

Prizes

If you won a prize, we'll be in touch via email over the next few days.

More details on how the prizes were calculated can be found hereopen in new window.

Physical Prizes

The top 3 participants can choose from the following pool (first place gets first pick, and so on...)

Money Prizes

  • 1st place - $574
  • 2nd place - $230
  • 3rd place - $143
  • 4th place - $115
  • 5th place - $86

Open source bonus

Additional prize money is given to the top 3 entries whose source code was released under a free-software license.

  • 1st - $143
  • 2nd - $86
  • 3rd - $57

Tie-breaks

Notenogram and Collie Defence required a tie-break due to the physical prize. The judges held a vote to break the tie, but this also tied... so we decided to use the average score across all categories (technical, originality, graphics, audio, polish) to decide who should get 3rd place.

For the tie between Attack on Voxelburg and A Rushed Hack Job, we decided it would be most fair to split the prize money 50/50, since there were no physical prizes involved for those.

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Contributors: Jeremy Clarke