Game Jams

What are game jams? How do you enter? Find out more here.
The Game Jam is a contest for game designers, whether experienced or not. Winners can earn prizes of $SAND.

Making your Game Jam entry

Entrants will use the Game Maker software to create a fun and exciting game which relates to the theme of the current contest. You can work independently or in a team of up to four people.
There are many resources and tutorials to help you make a game using the Game Maker, if you need them.

Submitting your Game Jam entry

Step One - Once your creation is ready to be submitted as a Game Jam entry, you must upload it to the Game Maker gallery with the name "TSB Game Jam - Game Name". Of course, replace "Game Name" with the name of your game. See the GIF below.
Step Two - Once you have submitted your creation to the gallery, you will need to complete an entry form. You will find this form linked in the official The Sandbox Game Jam Medium article which is announcing the relevant Game Jam.
Your entry will not be eligible for the contest unless you have correctly followed all of the entry steps detailed in the official Medium article announcing the Game Jam.
For example, if you submit your entry to the gallery but do not fill out the form linked in the entry requirements, your entry will not be counted.
We understand that some people may be very excited about making a game, especially if it is their first, but all entrants must carefully read and follow the instructions correctly.


Your entry will be judged by members of The Sandbox team. Sometimes the judging panel may also consist of partners of The Sandbox or possibly even other key figures in the game development industry.

More Information

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