This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-08-15 17:00:00 to 2019-09-13 03:00:00. View 20 entries
Empathy Inspiring Sci Fi/Fantasy Games about Critters, Plants, and Habitats, submissions due September 12th!
This game jam aims to raise awareness about the critters, plants, and habitats we share this world with. By sci fi-ing and fantasy-ing these critters, plants, and habitats, we can playfully create empathy and wonder with them. The climate crisis feels more urgent by the day and as game designers and activists, we wanted to organize something that could help. After the jam, the games will be bundled into an anthology people can buy, with the purpose of donating money to climate activism groups. This jam serves the dual purpose of: creating games that raise awareness through sci fi and fantasy play, and raising money for climate charity.
Include a safety mechanic of some sort. Check out Kienna's Safety Tools Toolkit and pick whatever fits best in your game. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/114jRmhzBpdqkAlhmveis0nmW73qkAZCj
Here’s some ideas we came up with off the top of our heads!
“I believe that all organizing is science fiction—that we are shaping the future we long for and have not yet experienced.” - adrienne maree brown, Octavia’s Brood
The stories we tell can shape all our futures together. Stories can change people's minds, create empathy, and catalyze change. Let's make a difference with the stories we tell, and intentionally craft what we want to see in the world.
Kira and Jenn would like to bundle these together in a collection for sale after the jam concludes for donation to activist groups fighting climate change. If you want your game in the jam but not included in the collection, please note that when you submit it (there is a yes/no toggle on the submission page).
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