Summer Flowjam 2024 Official Announcement! ☀️

What’s Flowjam?

Flowjam is a competition where everyone gets a limited time (two weeks) to create a complete game from start to finish using Flowlab, based on a Theme.

:rotating_light: This Flowjam is hosted on Itch.io, so if you would like to participate, do this right now:

  1. Go to the Flowjam page here
  2. Make sure you are logged in to your Itch.io account (or sign up if you don’t have one yet)
  3. Click the Join Jam button at the top of the page

Summer Flowjam 2024 will be our 10th Flowjam!

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

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

Come join the Flowjam Discord Channel or the Summer Flowjam 2024 Forum thread to discuss ideas, encourage each other, ask questions, or whatever else.

What can I win?

The winning developer will receive a Steam Deck 64GB!
You can see and play all the Featured Flowjam Entries and more Flowlab games on the Flowlab Games page.

Flowjam Winner - JR01 - Witch in the Woods

Some of the previous Flowjam Game Jam Winners:
Parse-O-Rythm” by Sup3r87 & Logan K;
“Shroud of the Fifth” by Recryptech;
“Witch in the Woods” by JR01 & Glowbug;

:video_game: 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 Steam Deck :slight_smile:

:busts_in_silhouette: Who can enter?

Anyone, from anywhere! Feel free to collaborate and help each other, but only one prize will be awarded.

Ensure you have an itch.io account and press the big “Join jam” button on this page!

Entrants outside the U.S. will be responsible for any Customs or other fees incurred when receiving the physical Prize.

:scroll: The Rules

  1. Don’t create your game until the theme is announced! - on July 8th, 2023 12 pm (noon) 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 31st, 2023 11:50 pm EST
  4. 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.
  5. Only games created using Flowlab can be submitted
  6. No purchase necessary - free accounts are welcome and encouraged to submit games!

Judging Criteria

Developers who submit a game will rate the entries from other participants!

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

:thinking: Curious about previous Flowjams?

Check out our video about Flowjam and how it works! Note that the dates in this video refer to the previous Flowjam that happened in December 2023 → January 2024.

:eyes: Tips to make your entry more appealing

  1. 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.)
  2. If your game doesn’t have a tutorial, leave all the controls in the description in a clear way.
  3. Add background music and sounds. Audio is extremely important to the feel of your game.
  4. Add a menu or title screen to make the game feel more polished and complete
  5. Add a background. You can change the background color on the “Game Levels” Panel.
  6. If you have an upgraded account, you can use the “Edit Page Theme” button to make it more personal.

We hope to play & create awesome Games alongside you all soon! :blue_heart:

Press the big “Join jam” button on the Itch.io page & join our Flowlab Discord Community to keep up with Game Jam updates & chat with other Devs! See you there! :wave:

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I. Can. Not. WAIT!

(Nice gaming setup JR01.)

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Thanks, got the triple monitor setup.

The setup

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Nice I can’t what to try

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Wait wait wait.

Will the Flowjam be joinable on Flowlab.io? The banner on the top of the ‘My Games’ page goes to the joining on itch.io.

yeah this year the jam will be on itch as a little experiment!

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87 people have already joined and counting!
Have you joined the jam on Itchio yet? Click “Join Jam” to join everyone else :smile: :video_game:

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Ooohh danngg. I’m screwed, XD.

A lot of people for the 10th Flowjam!

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No no no.

There are 2 Jams a year, remember? Winter, at the start of the year, and summer, in the middle of the year.
Also, why does Kai have an extended neck?
image

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I think it looks like Kai’s neck is extended because of the shoulder accessory creating a bit of a gap that would be covered up by it normally, but with Kai’s pose I guess you can see some more of his neck.

As for the image, oops. I think I should change it to 5 years and 10 jams. My thought process though was that Flowlab has been around for about 10 years and this is the 10th jam, so it made sense to me that way

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:palm_tree: The Summer Flowjam 2024 has started!

NOTE: This Flowjam will be hosted on Itch.io This means that the process will be a little bit different than previous jams. Will it be better? Worse? Just the same? I have no idea - this is an experiment! Let me know what you think

If you want to participate, do this right now:

  1. Go to the jam page here: Summer Flowjam 2024 (Steam Deck Prize!) - itch.io
  2. Make sure you are logged into your Itch.io account (or sign up, if you haven’t)
  3. Click the “Join Jam” button at the top of the page

The theme is…

Everything Has a Price

Good luck everyone :four_leaf_clover:

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