This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-01-15 08:00:00 to 2017-01-29 07:59:59. View 3 entries

Thank God for 2017!

Well that last year was just a crapfest and a half ton bag of BS! Thank you for joining us for the first Rainbow Jam of 2017 and I hope that we can do just as well growing and expanding this year as we did last year. You all are some of my favorite people and its been an honor growing this dev community, while learning how best to support each of you and provide a space for collaboration. So with the hope of the happiness that 2017 will bring lets start this New Starts Rainbow Jam off!

PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times.

What are Rainbow Jams?

Well that's a fair questions. Rainbow Jams are my answer to being annoyed at not hearing Queer and minority stories. Its my answer to wanting to see more games created by those same people. We do exist out there even if people whisper about our mythical and magical unicorn powers. And I'd like to see more of us reflected in games, and as game creators. So from now on I will be hosting a Rainbow Jam a month to help fuel that avalanche of creation of games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !

So therefore there are only two rules to Rainbow Jams : 1) your game must focus on Queer and/or minorities OR the experiences of those groups and 2) all games submitted have to be created during the current Rainbow Jam. You can do prep work leading up to it, in fact I encourage it. Prep away! HOWEVER you may not start work on the actual design or the game itself until the jam starts.

You don't have to finish the game to submit it. Unfinished works or demos are allowed, encouraged, and accepted! Completing the work for the jam isn't a requirement just creating one is.

Theme : New Beginnings

Its the New Year, 2017. The last year has been a real crap fest all around from politics, to celebrity deaths, to war and genocide, and a whole host of horrid things. So with the New Year we bring with us that hope things will be better, that fresh starts will happen. Tell us your stories of beginnings, of fresh starts, of the hope for the future. We are all in need of a new beginning sometimes so lets show the world just what that can mean.

Award Categories

  1. Best In Show: Top Jam Entry
  2. Freshest Ruler of Bel Air: Fan Favorite Game
  3. Breaking the Mold: Most Innovative Game Mechanic
  4. These Graphics Look So Real: Game with the Best Graphics
  5. New Beats: Game with the Best Soundtrack
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help a merman lure sailors to their doom
A short platformer about how we grow
to do some good on the way out
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