The Tiger Games is a 24-hour game jam hosted by the Computer Organization for Multicultural Students (COMS). A game jam is a collaborative event where game developers, designers, and enthusiasts come together to create a video game within a limited time frame, typically ranging from a few hours to a few days. The focus is on creativity, innovation, and teamwork, and the end result is a playable game that is often shared and played by the wider gaming community.

Get ready for a fun-filled game development experience that welcomes everyone! Whether you're a seasoned game developer or just starting out, our game jam is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills, collaborate with like-minded individuals and have a great time.


Participants may be in a group of up to 4 members and may only submit projects they started on Saturday, April 8th. Participants may only submit to one category. 

To have their project considered for the contest and tracks, participants must submit their project at 12:00pm on April 9th and present in front of a judge in CyberSecurity starting at 12:30pm on April 9th, 2023.

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$227 in prizes

Retro Rewind

This category challenges participants to create a video game with an old school design that captures the nostalgia and charm of classic games from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. Games in this category should feature simple graphics, limited color palettes, and classic gameplay mechanics that harken back to the golden age of arcade and console gaming.

Participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from classic games like Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong, and to think creatively about how they can update and modernize these classic game designs while still staying true to their retro roots.

**Prize: JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Max of 4 prizes)

Diverse Dimensions

This category challenges participants to create innovative solutions that promote diversity and inclusion in all its forms. The name "Diverse Dimensions" suggests a focus on exploring different perspectives, cultures, and identities, and encourages participants to think outside the box when it comes to promoting diversity. Participants are encouraged to explore a range of diversity-related topics, including but not limited to: gender equality, accessibility, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ rights, and social justice.

**Prize: LED Monitor (Max of 4 prizes)

Innovation Odyssey

This category challenges participants to explore the boundaries of creativity and push the limits of what is possible. The name "Innovation Odyssey" suggests an exciting journey of discovery and exploration, where participants are encouraged to experiment with new ideas and technologies to create something truly innovative. Participants are free to explore any topic they choose, as long as their solutions showcase a high level of creativity and originality.

**Prize: PVO Portable Projector (Max of 4 prizes)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Set of qualified judges

Set of qualified judges

Judging Criteria

  • Retro Rewind
    Create a classic video game with a vintage design that captures the charm of old-school arcade games. Think 8-bit graphics, limited color palettes, and classic gameplay mechanics.
  • Diverse Dimensions
    Build innovative solutions that promote diversity and inclusion. Address issues related to gender, race, accessibility, and more.
  • Innovation Odyssey
    Explore the limits of creativity and innovation. Participants are free to choose any topic and form, but solutions must showcase high levels of creativity and originality.

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