This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-08-16 07:00:00 to 2023-09-16 06:59:59. View 33 entries

Do you have WIPs that you've put on indefinite hiatus?
Projects you've started and then abandoned or forgotten?
Then this is the place for you.

The Bring Out Your Ghosts jam is a place to show off the ghosts of the game development process. Abandoned or forgotten WIPs. Overly ambitious projects that never got off the ground. Notes and ideas for games that never came to be.

The name and timing of the jam is inspired by the Ghost Festival (or Zhongyuanjie) in East Asian tradition, a time when the ghosts of the deceased are said to visit the living. Imagine being visited by the ghosts of dead WIPs. What would they say?

Inspired by the Bring Out Your Dead Jam, hosted by Emily Short.

Rules

  • Incomplete and abandoned games, ideas, notes, etc. are all welcome.
  • Projects updated because of this jam are also okay. If you decide to revisit (or finish!) an old abandoned project because of this jam, that's great!
  • As with the original Bring Out Your Dead Jam, it would be nice if you include some context in the Author's Notes when submitting. How did your project come about? Why was it abandoned or forgotten? What lessons can be learned from the process? This is optional but encouraged :)
  • While the creators of this jam come from the interactive fiction community, any games, physical games, text, etc. are allowed.
  • No hateful content or spam entries.
  • Limit of 3 submissions per person.
  • The Jam is open to any language.

The Neo-Interactives Discord: https://discord.gg/MuMDNUsR88

Submissions(33)

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Share rumors with your patron through a collection of songs
Role Playing
Navigating the ups and downs of friendship, and the barriers we face.
Interactive Fiction
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I hope that Richard Siken doesn't go on itch.io
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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An incomplete unromantic dating sim
Interactive Fiction
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VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ONLY TRUTH: surprisingly a naruto sex game (OBITO/KAKASHI)
Interactive Fiction
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Incomplete fantastical mystery.
Interactive Fiction
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Short room escape game.
Adventure
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An abandoned archive from another world.
Interactive Fiction
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A kinetic novel's demo about an amnesiac murder victim and a traumatized Incubus.
Visual Novel
Synth sandbox designed for making short, simple beats
a traumatic/erotic JJK fushisuku fangame
Interactive Fiction
A Solo Adventure in Shared Consciousness.
An Interactive Fiction game where you write all the fiction
Interactive Fiction
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse were fired. Now they have to get real jobs!
a short game in which you slash hundreds of little demon skeletons
Action
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Interactive Fiction
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project files for an unfinished game from 2021
Adventure
You came for treasure and found your old flame instead.
This is a Mega Man X / Creme de la Creme fan game.
Interactive Fiction
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An adventure game visual novel about a depressed butler who must save a large frog
Adventure
Interactive Fiction
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For the Bring Out Your Ghosts jam
IN INFINITY I SEE YOUR EYES
A short rhythm game based on math rock music
Rhythm
tetris with your life-history
Puzzle
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Tower defense-like, play as 9 different characters. Every pj has an unique play style. Survive, spent cash in shop
Strategy
unfinished and abandoned
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An abandoned attempt at a one-move parser game
Interactive Fiction
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unfinished prototype
Interactive Fiction
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An overambitious and therefore short text game.
Adventure
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Play Any Rpg Core Features Dungeon Game 24MB Lot of characters items quests and enemys.
Adventure
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