Welcome to the fifth Aro Jam! If you’re looking for the first two Aro Jams, here’s the links: https://itch.io/jam/aro-jam, https://itch.io/jam/aro-jam-2021, https://itch.io/jam/aro-jam-2022, and https://itch.io/jam/aro-jam-2023.
If you want to contact me for comment or questions, here's my email: metaparadox11 AT gmail DOT com
Aro Jam is a game jam about creating games with aromantic spectrum characters. This includes video games, tabletop games, and live games as well! Given that there are relatively few games out there with aromantic spectrum characters, let alone explicitly aromantic characters in primary roles, I thought I'd host a game jam to go about changing that. This jam is for people of all skill levels. If this is your first game jam, great! Never made a game before? Great. This is a low pressure, non-judged jam. It's all about creating more aro games for people to play.
While we don't have a Discord server specifically for Aro Jam, there is an #arojam channel in my Queer Game Dev server (for queer-identified game devs, but also respectful Straight+cis people interested in making games with lgbt+ characters) here: https://discord.gg/AxVTMrH
You don't have to be aromantic to join, but if you are not arospec, please be respectful in your game and do your research on aromanticism. (Hint: talk to aromantic people!) If you don't know the difference between asexual, aromantic, and agender or aren't willing to look it up on your own, this may not be the jam for you.
New to game development? Not a programmer? Here's some free resources for you that are easy to medium difficulty to learn, though some are only free trials or only free for non-commercial use or releasing to certain platforms.):
Here’s some resources for if you want to create an analog (tabletop or live action) game:
Here's some resources for learning more about writing aromantic characters (mostly general, non-writing specific resources):
Let the games begin!
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