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pygames hackathon, PyWeek, and Ludum Dare game jams. — 23 Mar, 2023

Over the next weeks we have plenty of game jams that people from the pygame communities take part in.

The pygames hackathon runs from March 20th, 2023 to April 17th 2023, and is open to people in USA and Canada. For this one there's $12,700 in prizes. "If you love programming and gaming, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and have some fun!"

Then the must-use-python PyWeek challenge "Invites entrants to write a game in one week from scratch either as an individual or in a team. Is intended to be challenging and fun. Will hopefully increase the public body of python game tools, code and expertise. Will let a lot of people actually finish a game, and may inspire new projects (with ready made teams!)." PyWeek runs from March 26nd, 2023 to April 2nd 2023, and theme voting is already on.

Finally, Ludum Dare is an event where you create a game from scratch in a weekend based on a theme. April 28th, 2023. Starts at 3:00 AM CEST *. Ludumdare is the oldest online game jam, and has the largest number of participants. There is a Jam (72h, less restrictive rules), and a compo (48h more rules). The Jam now lets people submit paper board games, and even things like crafts that aren't games at all!