[Announcement] MakeCode Arcade Mini Game Jam #10 - Illusion Jam

Hey folks!

Well, would you look at that, it’s April already! You know what that means: it’s game jam time! This month, our theme is illusion jam! In other words, we’re looking for games that subvert player expectations in some way.

What does that mean? Well, that’s up to you! We’re going to be pretty loose with this one, but the general idea is to surprise the player with something they don’t expect. Alternatively, you can interpret it literally and make a game where the player uses illusions in some way or is trying to dispel an illusion cast by a not-really-evil-just-misunderstood wizard. Lot’s of options here!

Some examples of good interpretations of this theme:

  • A game where you have to fight evil monsters but then it turns out they maybe aren’t that evil after all and it really makes you think (spoilers for Nier )
  • Undertale, which looks like a classic RPG where you have to fight everything but really you can just talk things out
  • What the Golf? which seems like a normal golf game until you go to putt and your player goes flying instead of the ball
  • Basically every puzzle in Baba is You

Again, you can interpret the theme however you want, but it should be obvious how it relates to the theme.


  1. Games should be built in MakeCode Arcade
  2. Games should clearly adhere to the theme without the need for any extra explanation
  3. Keep the games PG: no NSFW, offensive, or excessively violent content.
  4. You must be at least 9 years old to participate.
  5. All games must be submitted by someone who is at least 13 years old. Younger students are welcome to participate, but it must be in partnership with an adult and with parent permission.

You have two weeks to enter! The jam will close at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, April 17th 2023

Submit your games by posting them in this thread!


Sounds fun


it is beatable

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Woooow! This is, like, A TOURNAMENT or something!


I have to enter!



here u go!

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I’m actually participating this time! I’ve already started work on my game and it’s coming together nicely!


I’ll most likely participate in this one


i took out en extention and lost all my progress

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short game about a drone
the illusion is The organization you are with does not do any amount of good unlike how you thought. obviously blurred because spoiler.

this is what i got for now


This is my game: Cake of Legend

I’m not sure why I thought to make this, but I think it turned out pretty well. This is an illusion game because there are a LOT of doors, but you can only walk through some of them. (And the whole purpose of a door is that you can walk through it, so are the doors you can’t walk through really doors, or are they just walls? Yeah, they’re just walls I guess.)
Anyways, enjoy! :slight_smile:


My game is done its called Dumb worldDumb World


Toast Magicians has a couple glitches we couldn’t fix.

The goal of the game is do the right magic trick for all the characters. Once all four characters are the Toast Magician’s friend you can go to the house in the bottom left corner of the screen to beat the game.

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Hey, would you look at that, I submit a game at last. Just want to point out this is a demo of the game and I was unfortunately not able to finish the game because I had to leave for a trip due to a competition. :cry:


What you see might not be what really lies beneath. Press B to see the truth.

I might finish the game and add functionality sooner or later. For now you’re stuck with one level and an idea. Sorry about that :disappointed:.

P.S: If you’re stuck at the main menu, press B to start


NOOOO I hope you finish it… because this looks REALLY GOOD!


but I will finish it soon