Bit1 Competition

Bit1 2023 Winners

The student game of the year and the audience choice is BUCKET BRAWL!

This team came to win with their multiplayer party game, where you need to eliminate others by throwing buckets. Game charmed with its polished visuals and thought out gameplay mechanics. And what a fun it was! Also, everyone loves buckets! Right?

Technical execution goes to TAG: Tower Attack Game!

No tower is safe because tables has turned! This game had found very unique mechanic, it was a whole experience and had a clear vision executed well!

Uniqueness category winner is Timeless!

Timeless is a really immersive game where you manipulate time around you! This game offers player puzzling levels and excellent soundscape.

Commercial Potential winner is Animal Planner!

This adorable looking innovative mobile puzzle takes you to animal kingdom. You play with bunch of animals and try to make them happy. They all have their own likes and dislikes.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Here’s our top 11 games from our Final! You will decide who’s audience favorite so try them our and move to the voting!

Swipe Miner
Totally Not Space Inviders
Orcs On A Train
Animal Planner
Bucket Brawl

From preliminaries

We at Bit1 are searching for the best Finnish game made by a dev team of students.

During spring, teams of young game developers are invited to join the competition. First they compete in the local events PreBits, held in three cities this year. Three teams from each PreBit will continue to the final. Teams can also attend remotely, in case of long-distance to preliminary cities.

Remote participation in PreBits negotiable, please contact

To the Bit1 final

These teams chosen at the preliminaries to continue to the national final, the Bit1, will receive mentoring from pros to develop their game before the final. Bit1 final will be held in May 17th.

The winners will be selected by the top professionals of the game industry. The teams will also be able to meet business representatives and present their skills for a job or internship. Competing teams receive feedback on their games from the jury.

Application process

Please first read the competition rules to make sure your team is eligible. Then sign up your team here or from the button above. Application form is open until 21.4

To submit your application you need following material:

Here you find Game Design Canvas pdf, that contains guide for how to fill it. You can edit game canvas right there and then save your edited version of that pdf on your computer. Then add it to your application.

Video of your core loop should be 1 minute long and locate somewhere where we can download it. Leave link to that in the application form. This can be updated to newer version by contacting organizer.

The games approved to compete can be on any platform, either single or multiplayer. Teams bring all their own equipment for their games.

There is a bit of time to develop the game further between PreBit and the Bit1 final. It is not expected to have everything looking polished when you apply, but the core loop has to be playable. The focus is on the game concept, design ideas and plans.

If there are more entries than we expected, we might be forced to limit the number of competitors in PreBits.



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