Yet, in this modern day, the old grey (or yellow) box doesn't get nearly as much love as it should. Let's celebrate by making a game for the

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Yet, in this modern day, the old grey (or yellow) box doesn't get nearly as much love as it should. Let's celebrate by making a game for the system! In this three-month long jam, create a SNES game from scratch that runs on the actual hardware. The jam will start on June 4th, and end on September 9th - the release of the SNES in North America, 30 years ago.

Being late 80s - early 90s hardware, the SNES runs on a 3.5 mhz processor, 128k of ram, and really only runs well with Assembly. (There's a reason why this jam is three months long!) Yet, this isn't as daunting as it might seem. Here are some (non-exhaustive) resources to help you out!

Games will be open to be judged by people who've participated. Limiting it to those who have participated helps set expectations for three months of development on the SNES. Judging is in five categories:

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