a gamejam for the modern storyteller.
I'm proud to announce that Ncase's Coming Out Simulator Is the winner of the 2014 Nar8 gamejam! You see NCase's beautiful game here
The kind folks at OmmWriter are currently offering a key of their modern writing software to the winner of Nar8. You can check out their awesome software software here
Nar8 is a game jam that occurs from the 8th of June to the 30th of June. Participants will have the entire time to select their teams, form concepts, and design their games. There is no theme besides telling a story, but experimentation and stepping outside your comfort zone is heavily suggested. Nar8 is different than some game jams in that entries are voted upon by users not for their graphics or their fun, but how successful they were in telling their story.
Create a game focused on telling a story. Find game mechanics that are more than fun, but also help expand or explain the story of your writing. Games are a form of interactive fiction that gives the creator control over aspects of how your audience interacts with the story. Use this advantage to create something that sends a message in a way no other medium can.
There's no real standard for videogame writing, but you can learn from others who write for games, short stories, or flash fiction. Here are a few sources that provide tips which might get you thinking about how to write for your game. Experimentation is highly welcomed, and there's no one way to tell a story.
Can I work in a team?
Of course. Teams are welcome as long as the game and its assets are created in the allotted time.
When can I submit my games?
From the beginning of the jam until the end date. Once it becomes July 1st where you are, you are no longer allowed to enter.
What rights options do I have?
You're not required to submit a source to your project; however, your game must be playable to be voted on. Assets can be self-created, royalty-free, or bought, as long as you credit them correctly or own the rights to them.
How can I contact for questions?
You can contact me here on twitter.