Is it required to match the theme?It's fun to use the theme! It's open for interpretation, and no one is stopping you from not using the theme.
Can I be in a team?Yep, but one prize per game.
Is using Replit required?It's required for submission, and your game should be runnable on Replit (supports web player, terminal output, and Linux application through VNC + pulseaudio).
Is using Kaboom required?Nope.