MakeCode Arcade Game Jam – Check It Out Now
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MakeCode Arcade Game Jam – Check It Out Now

The folks from Microsoft Makecode have organized their first ever Game Jam. This is supposed to be a week-long game jam based on Microsoft MakeCode Arcade, a game engine for retro pixel-art games that run in the browser or on dedicated low-cost handhelds like the Kittenbot Meowbit (https://www.oztoylib.com.au/product/kittenbot-meowbit-programmable-handheld-game-consolebbc-microbit-compatible/).

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade

As part of the Game Jam each of the participants need to design a game that’s no longer than 5 seconds long. At the end the guys from MakeCode Arcade will string each of these individual games together to create one single large game. Guidelines for game include –

  1. Your game must be exactly five seconds long. Please use our provided game template with the timer code baked in.
  2. The inputs will be restricted to the directional (up, down, left, right) and A/B buttons.
  3. No full screen images. We’re going to be combining these games into one large file, so we’re keeping a close eye on space.
  4. Keep the games PG-13: no NSFW, offensive, or excessively violent content.

Check out the sample game created by the folks at MakeCode Arcade below –

Check out the MakeCode Arcade Game Jam at – https://itch.io/jam/makecode-game-jam


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Kittenbot Meowbit for the MakeCode Arcade

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