This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-04-01 04:00:00 to 2023-05-01 04:00:00. View 42 entries

Hello and Welcome to the 2023 Amare Game Festival <3

 A celebration of love and diversity in story-focused games! 

What is Amare?

Latin word meaning Love - A new subgenre of story-focused games 

* Centers diversity and inclusivity

Amare wants diversity in all forms

* Room for all relationships

Yes romance. Yes relationships. Yes platonic.

Is my game Amare? 

Yes! If you want it to be.

If you, or your game needs a home, and there's not another tag that fits, or the current tags don't let you fit. If you think the concept of 'Amare' works. If you just like the tag and want to use it. Then YES, you belong here. Use the tag.

You can find more information about Amare by checking out this explanation, following the twitter, and on discord!

Guidelines

For this game festival we invite you to create or update an existing game that you believe falls under the theme Amare!

Why a festival?

Jams are an awesome way to get the creative juices flowing and challenge yourself to create a game in a short amount of time. However, there are already a lot of amazing projects in progress, so it's important to celebrate those and give people the opportunity to focus on setting and achieving goals with their existing projects as well.

Examples of Submissions

  • A new game.
  • A Demo or Vertical slice.
  • A new chapter update to an existing game.
  • Adding new features or content to an existing game.

The festival has fairly relaxed rules, but in general we would like all participants to keep these in mind:

Rules:

  • NSFW content is fine if it doesn't go against Itch.io's TOS, and it must be properly labeled!
  • No hate speech, (i.e. speech that promotes hatred, violence or discrimination against groups of people based on ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.) or content that is patently offensive or intended to shock or disgust viewers.
  • Content Warnings are needed (Here is a link to help you with those if you need it!)
  • Release or Update during the festival period. Work can be commenced before the start of the festival.
  • We currently do not support AI generated games. Until legislation is put in place to regulate AI in a way that protects artists and creators, and there are ways to verify permission and adherence to the copyright wishes of those whose work is being used to train the AI, we can't support the submission of AI generated games.

Join the discord to find others who are looking for festival partners, and to talk with other Amare Devs!

Examples from last year! - Take a look at all the entries HERE!

One Just Night Cursed Place by PDRRook Emberfate by Windchimes

Other Amare games examples

High School Daze: Junior Year by Hummingbird Games Our Life: Beginnings & Always by GBPatch War of Roses by Jellyfish Parade

Don't forget to checkout the Amare Tag HERE for more great titles!


Want to post about your entry on social media? 

Remember to use the festival hashtag #AmareGameFestival or one of the hashtags below.

The Amare Twitter will *currently retweet any tweet tagged with one of these hashtags:

*With Twitter in the process of revamping their API system we are unsure how those changes will affect our twitter retweet function.


Submissions(42)

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Would you ally with a serial killer to get revenge on your worst enemy?
Visual Novel
Seek shelter from the rain and find some company for the night.
Visual Novel
stalk my crush or eliminate my rivals? what should i do?
Visual Novel
Play in browser
How to (not) get scammed by a Shopping Channel!
Visual Novel
Play in browser
A science fantasy romance adventure
Visual Novel
Can assassins find love?
Visual Novel
A romantic visual novel inspired by the legends of Robin Hood.
Visual Novel
Perfumare (Interactive Fiction)
Interactive Fiction
Domestic life with Sol and Chet
Visual Novel
Would you go on a date with death?
Visual Novel
Play in browser
Horror VN with Farming Mechanics
Adventure
Enjoy a fruit basket for Valentine's Day~
Visual Novel
It's winter break and you're feeling a little "crushed"
Visual Novel
A dark fantasy novel.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
An episodic cyberpunk visual novel where old Norse magic returns to a decaying world.
Visual Novel
A yuri kinetic novel about the pain and joy of knowing someone you love is happy without you.
Visual Novel
A prince's journey to break his curse
Visual Novel
Former heroes try to save their relationship.
Visual Novel
When a scrappy mechanic and their mecha companion must part, they decide to make their last night together special.
Visual Novel
A micro visual novel about a pirate captain writing her parting words during the decisive battle.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
You talk to a pretty prince in a rose garden
Visual Novel
A cozy, spring-themed queer romance
Visual Novel
Play in browser
Lead your party through danger and adventure in this fantasy RPG
Visual Novel
The beginning of a Journey of self; discovery, acceptance and love
Visual Novel
Stealing gems and hearts alike!
Visual Novel
Mia is a drop out, navigating her grief through a liminal dream mall with the help of her new coworkers.
Visual Novel
When the whole kingdom expects you to kiss Snow-White... is there anything else you can do?
Visual Novel
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Quench your thirst by meeting the man of your dreams!
Visual Novel
You never know what waits for you back home.
Visual Novel
Two healing memory fragments have a conversation in prose
Visual Novel
A springtime cottage-core fantasy
Visual Novel
A cinematic visual novel
Visual Novel
Follow the story of a reluctant medium and the ghost haunting him.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
discover the stars, unveil your heart.
can u stay up with me a bit longer?
Visual Novel
Help a girl confess to her crush! Surely she knows who.. right??
Visual Novel
What's worse than a breakup?
Interactive Fiction
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A Slice-of-Life Interactive Fiction where you're working at the most prestigious hotel for... supernaturals? Oh boy.
Interactive Fiction
Strategy
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Craft magical cocktails for Limbo's residents.
Visual Novel
Transgender dating game set in an island-fantasy setting. Alternate demo for Breathless Winds.
Visual Novel
Go on a fantasy adventure across different story worlds with your twin!
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser