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When is broken actually a feature?

Welcome to the April Rainbow Jam! I know we took a bit of a break but we are back and this month's theme is Intentionally Broken. Take it as you will, and lets all work together to see some really amazing games added to the world! Remember the reason we are here, building this community for Rainbow Creators,  is to show those who might need games that show themselves in it. Together we can be the media we needed as kids.

Find a Team today! Head over to our handy dandy Crowdforge page to find teams for this jam and future ones.

PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times. Or grab the Rainbow Jam Google Calendar to keep up with all the jamming happening!

Theme : Intentionally Broken

Sometimes things are made better because they are broken. Kintsugi is a Japanese tradition of treating broken pottery with lacquer mixed with a precious metal, often gold. This is not only to showcase the broken but to celebrate and revere it. The cracks and broken things show us history and where things have come from, how they lived and were interacted with. As a medium we interact with games give us the perfect medium to explore this concept as Intentionally Broken to showcase and celebrate that which we often try to stamp out from our games history on the road to their release into the world at large.

Rules of Rainbow Jam

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.


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.

What are Rainbow Jams?

Well that's a fair question. 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 through games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !

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