This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-10-01 03:00:00 to 2018-11-01 03:00:00. View 47 entries



          Welcome back to the 2nd year of the annual DarkTober Game Jam! DarkTober is a game jam that goes on during the month of October and is hosted by yours truly, 5targuy. The goal of DarkTober is give creators an opportunity to challenge themselves to create a game that is somehow dark or centered around the idea of Halloween. (I'll explain what I mean by that later) So that by the end of the jam you'll have completed a game and can put something out there for people to enjoy just before Halloween!  You'll have a little under one month to create your game. You can choose to work as a team (Look towards the bottom to find a discord code!) or do it Han's style... Solo! I don't care what engine you use to make the game, but if possible please please please have the download file be a zip, OH! and also, I will only be able to play PC (Windows) games. Try to create your own assets, and if you can't then try to find someone to help you in the community tab or on the DarkTober's discord channel. And lastly the game must fit the theme (Read the theme section). Got it? Awesome!

So clear your calendars, boot up your computer, and grab you favorite Halloween snack because we're about to get our spooky on!


So what's the theme? The reason it's called "Dark"Tober, as you can guess, is because I want everyone to make a game that looks like a Halloween game so we all can have something to help us enjoy the Halloween season! Now here's the thing, I'm not exclusively looking for horror games. The idea is that it "LOOKS" like a Halloween game. You could for example, make a visual novel about a demon/ vampire/ zombie falling in love with a human. You could make an adventure game about collecting the most Halloween candy. You could remake Angry Birds and instead of birds, fling around pumpkins. Stuff like that! So when you're working on your project and you start to feel like you're stepping out of the "dark" category just think: "Would this be something that people would play for Halloween?" 

Also! There will also be a sub-theme released when the jam starts. You don't have to follow it if you don't want to, or have a good idea that doesn't quite fit it, but I'll put it out there anyways for those of you who are having a hard time coming up with an idea.


So, now that you know what DarkTober is all about, you still want to join? Great! Let's go over the rules again!

  • Follow the theme! It must be appropriate for Halloween.
  • You can make it solo or on a team.
  • You can use whatever engine you want.
  • You must create your own (or use with permission) assets.
  • It must be completed by the deadline. No exceptions!
  • Have fun!

There is a discord server available for you to join and talk to other creators out there! https://discord.gg/EhfjXEQ

Want to build a team? Join the Crowdforge page too! https://crowdforge.io/jams/darktober

Don't forget to use the hashtag #darktober18 and @5targuy on twitter

So if you're as excited about Halloween as I am you should participate! There will not be any kind of ranking/voting system so don't worry about being the best. As long as you're doing "your" best then be proud of yourself! If you however decide that you don't want to join this time around that's fine too, but come back around and try out all the creations that come out of this jam and support eachother! Either way I look forward to creating a game along side all of you and sharing the outcome of my work and seeing what you guys make as well!

Happy creating! (And happy Halloween too!)

*5targuy*



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Save your sister from a monster that stalks her in nightmares.
Adventure
A spooky point and click visual novel game
Visual Novel
A halloween themed multiplayer game
A short horror game about traversing the dark glass.
Adventure
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Hunt down a witch in medieval England.
Adventure
GIF
A short point-and-click horror game.
Adventure
These monsters need professional help. Unfortunately, they've come to you instead.
Interactive Fiction
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Halloween can sometimes be too scary so here's a cute Halloween game that's about death but not in a spooky way.
Adventure
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Project for the Darktober 2018 GameJam
Adventure
2d platformer
Platformer
GIF
Pick up your broom and make the ultimate toad soup!
Action
Follow a call to a haunted house on the hill to witness a gruesome act
Adventure
last night out.
Action
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Don't get caught with your Eyes Blind Open...
Survival
Help Vivian give customers the books they want!
Simulation
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An Atmospheric Horror Game!
Survival
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take an adventure into a dark city!
Adventure
A Pico8 Halloween dating game
Puzzle
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What will you find within this wretched place?
Play in browser
Demo released!
Survival
Be careful who you make friends with
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Halloween themed game for the 2018 DarkTober Game jam.
Puzzle
A top down shooter with randomly generated levels, get as far as you can!
Shooter
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A spooky endless game where you must smudge away all of the negative spirits before they take away your candle light.
Action
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Halloween Tower Defence
Strategy
GIF
Depressive psychological romantic horror
Visual Novel
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Smite the faces of malevolent monstrosities.
Action
Go around and collect candy while avoiding the monsters
Survival
Make lattes for your spooky ghost friends
Role Playing
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Little first-person horror game
Adventure
horror, mistery
Adventure
- THE MEALTIME BEGAN -
Action
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Game - Very Difficult
Platformer