BYOG 2021 is here!

and better than ever!

India's oldest game jam returns this year with the India Game Developer Conference 2021!

The 16th edition of BYOG (2010-2021) will be a 48-hours jam, starting on the 22nd of October and concluding on the 24th of October.

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What is a BYOG?

BYOG (Build Your Own Game) is an annual game jam, where game developers all over the country come together to make a game within a limited amount of time over a combination of themes. Started in 2010, BYOGs are one of the oldest game jams organised every year in the Asian continent and have a rich history of identifying and encouraging game development talent from the country. Past winners have gone on to win multiple international awards, launch successful game development companies, and make amazing games and careers.

When & Where

Online on and on the Discord

  • 22nd Oct - BYOG Starts

  • 24th Oct - BYOG Ends

  • 24th Oct - 17th Nov - Jury Evaluation

  • 18th Nov - Winners announced for BYOG 2021 at IGDC 2021

Why Participate?

There are a number of reasons why you should participate in the BYOG:

  • Create a working prototype (proof of concept) of your game in a focused sprint, in limited time

  • Get judged by an awesome jury and get real constructive feedback

  • Showcase & push your game development skills and level up

  • Team up with other awesome developers

  • Oh yeah, there are prizes too 😅

Format this year?

We are returning to our roots with the tried and tested 48hour competition format! The compo will start at 6PM on the 22nd of October 2021 and end on the 24th of October 2021 at 6PM! You will have 48 hours to create an amazing game!


First Prize - ₹4 Lakhs
Second Prize - ₹2 Lakhs
Third Prize - ₹1 Lakhs

2 Honorable Mention - â‚¹25,000 each

The Theme

  • Reset

  • Two Views

  • Minimal Interaction

Like last year, this year we have 3 themes! You can interpret them in anyway you want. You need to use at least one of them, but you can combine any of them together and use it also.


Anushree Jain (Project Manager + Game Designer at Miniclip)
Paras Chaudhary (Game Programmer at Nodding Heads)
Safal Kapoor (Head of Game Design at Miniclip)
Sampath Velumani (Lead Game Designer at Ubisoft RedLynx)
Saumya Iyer (Producer at Zynga)

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