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

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

Inclusion

We welcome anyone with an interest in game development: hobbyist, professionals, and those who are merely curious. Our jams and resources benefit developers of all skill levels, and in turn, anyone can contribute feedback for artwork and prototypes. Our 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 comparison to improve basic skills, but creative aspects (including the end product) are subjective. Subjective improvement is best compared to past work from the same developer. 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.