Developers will compete to build under 13kb games

Developers will compete to build under 13kb games

By | August 7th, 2017
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In a world of increasing content sizes, one developer has partnered with

industry leaders to run a competition to build under 13kb games and win

some prizes for the achievement.


If you’re a big gamer, like yours truly, you may have multiple external hard drives kicking around to store increasingly big games. As we move from 1080p to 4K graphics, it’s a first world problem without an end in sight.

Andrzej Mazur, Founder of indie game studio Enclave Games, decided to take the fight to large games by launching the ‘Js13kGames’ competition. More than $20,000 of prizes have been accrued for the winners, and all participants will be sent a free t-shirt.

Entries will be judged by Mazur alongside some leading names in the industry. Joining him will be Jupiter Hadley, YouTuber & writer of Indie Games. Christer Kaitila, a creator of 40 games. Lee Reilly, a developer at GitHub. Tomasz Wesolowski, Engineering Lead at Codility. Pedro Fortuna, Co-founder of Jscrambler. And finally, Pablo Farías Navarro, Game Developer and Founder of Zenva.

To prove it’s possible, a promo game called ‘Triskaidekaphobia’ has been released. (Students beware: Unlike most games, I’m afraid you won’t have time to write an essay while it downloads.)


Nisheeth Bhakuni