This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-08-09 07:00:00 to 2019-08-13 06:59:59.

We've Got the Power!

Ain't nobody strong like we are strong! My story is the same as many others in our communities, especially for our POC family. We fight for space, to be safe and live our lives to our own truths. I know that the last several years has been tough and a backwards slide of values we thought we'd all started to agree on. (America and UK Imma looking at you hard) The safety and acceptance we had thought we had previously gained seems to have disappeared but all is not lost.

PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times. I'll be looking for admins and working on revitalizing that as well as I can. Or grab the Rainbow Jam Google Calendar to keep up with all the jamming happening!

Theme : Fighting Dystopia

Its time to show the world what happens when we unite and fight back against a Dystopian Government, when we rise up together as one voice. Your game doesn't have to be about violence, but it does have to be about resistance and combating the rules and structures that are attempting to keep us chained. I in fact encourage you to look outside of what you think of when you think about a game tackling this subject and look to yourself and what you could give to such a coup.

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 !