This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-31 16:00:00 to 2019-11-24 16:00:00. View results

Following the previous game jam: 1st RPG Maker GOTM Jam. Lawmage Academy won 7 categories including Game of the Month and Overall.

What is a Game Jam

RPG Maker Game of the Month Jam is a monthly game jam for RPG Maker games only. We know how to make RPG Maker games as well and wanted to create a jam only for them. We accept amateur or simple short games (like 5-60 minutes) although if average session is up to 12 hours, also submit the game anyway. It is inspired of IGMC, Misao Awards, The Game Awards and the Oscar (Academy Award) to combine RPG Maker games winner.

What is a Special Theme

Special Theme is a monthly game jam theme that specialize the events. It will be ranked only for the founder.  You can submit your game even without the special theme. Some of the games without special theme including the game jam winning Lawmage Academy, Afterfall, DBZ Fangame, and The Mothman. You can choose the original theme like Lawmage Academy.

Special Theme: Sad & Emotional

Sad & Emotional is a dramatic theme and type of genre behind narrative and adventure game combination that makes story-driven and dramatic storyline including plot, genre, music, humor, puzzle, choices and ending (sad and good combination). Other terms of sad & emotional have fear, sympathy, depression, stress, sadness and joyful.

Examples of award-winning videogames including The Last of Us, Life is Strange, Telltale's The Walking DeadWhat Remains of Edith Finch, and Undertale.

Most of indie RPG Maker games are sad & emotional including To The Moon, OneShot, Escaped Chasm, and Rakuen.

Other RPG Maker games including Everbloom, Grunge, The Clockwork Prince, Creaptive Heart, The Beast Named Elisa, Path Out, and Light in the Dark.

"Cold" by Jorge Méndez became one of the best and most influential sad & emotional music in history.

Also this royalty-free resource pack "Tearjerker Music Pack: Sad & Emotional Piano Music That Will Make You Cry" by Tungerman one of these sad & emotional soundtracks.

The categories of the jam are (ranked):

  1. RPG Maker Game of the Month
  2. Developer's Vote
  3. Fun
  4. Storyline
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Character Design
  7. Music
  8. Sound Effect
  9. Creativity
  10. Games for Impact

Manually ranked

  1. Best Pixel Art
  2. Host Choice 
  3. Judge's Choice
  4. Gamer's Choice
  5. YouTuber's Choice
  6. Most Promising Demo
  7. Best Re-release/Old Game
  8. Special Theme: Sad & Emotional 

There is no prize. The winner will be posted on Twitter and Discord Server.

Discord Server: RPG Maker GOTM Discord Server

You know the rules: 

  1. If you use external resources, then you must give credit in your game.
  2. Prototypes or demos are allowed.
  3. Only games with 5+ minutes duration.
  4. Two games can be submitted.
  5. RPG Maker 2000, 2003, XP, VX, VX Ace or MV. Also Wolf RPG Editor is allowed.
  6. Other engines are not allowed, including: Construct, Gamemaker Studio, Unity...

The jam submission begins on Nov 1, 2019 and ends on Nov 25, 2019. The winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2019.

Precessor: 1st RPG Maker GOTM Jam

Successor: 3rd RPG Maker GOTM Jam


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Windows (10)
macOS (3)
Linux (3)
Android (2)

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A spooky, freeware RPG where you search the afterlife for your brother.
Role Playing
Why Do You Do This To Me? is an Authentic Action JRPG Game!
Role Playing
A classic jrpg with an interesting story of hope and sorrow.
Role Playing
A quest to defeat the Necromancer from causing chaos.
The emotional story of a woman with anxiety.
Visual Novel
Set in a post apocalyptic world, guide Chem as she tries to escape the desert wasteland and avoid the feral fauna.
Role Playing
When the world goes against you, hatred boils and destroys your own self.
Role Playing
Retro Sci-fi creature feature.
A King must help his father out by going in his place, as his father has the most mild cold you could imagine!
Play in browser
My entry: The Underground - for HawkZombie's 2019 Game Jam.
Complete tasks for the dead.
Interactive Fiction
A hand drawn RPG
Role Playing