Mission

8 Bits to Infinity is a community of game developers built on four pillars: Respect, Inclusion, Self-Improvement, and Experimentation.

Our mission is to improve craft and artistry by providing resources for game developers and promoting game jams, honest feedback, and iterative improvement.

Respect

We expect Every member to treat every other member as they wish to be treated. Our community has a zero-tolerance policy for disrespect or discouragement from education, experimentation, or showcase of efforts. Respect is easy: Be humble, considerate, helpful, and welcoming.

Inclusion

Anyone with an interest in game development is welcome in our community, whether hobbyist or professional. Our jams and resources benefit developers of all skill levels, and in turn, anyone can contribute feedback for artwork and prototypes. The goal is to help each other learn, to judge the work and not the developer.

Self-Improvement

The most important progress is personal progress. Many areas of game development require objective feedback on basic skills, but creative aspects (including the end product) are subjective. We believe developers improve only by comparing work to their own past work. Each step taken to learn and grow is an accomplishment, regardless of others' advancement.

Experimentation

Experimenting with new tools, technologies, designs, skills, and methods in game development is the fastest way to learn skills and discover revolutionary ideas. Game development is a massively complex, cross-discipline effort requiring many different skills, so every experiment is an opportunity. We seek to fail faster and learn from those failures.