This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-02-14 09:00:00 to 2023-02-16 09:00:00. View results

The emotional game jam is a human challenge, and offers developers from all over the world the opportunity to create a unique experience around emotions.

This jam has another characteristic : it's organized by the L3Di University (part of UCO Laval), 25 rue du Mans, 53000 Laval, in France. It starts Tuesday February 14th, 10 am CET (GMT+1) and will end 48 hours later on Thursday February 16th, 10 am CET (GMT+1).


Teams must be composed of between one and 5 people.

⚠ The jam is reserved for people over 18 years old (in case of in situ participation).

  • To register on site, you must fill out a Google Form (And then join us on The deadline is Monday, February 13th. But please note that on site, there are limited places. So, the registration for the Game Jam on site will close when no more place will be available.
  • For external participants, simply register on this page with your personal account, like every other Jam.

Practical On-site Informations

Remember to bring everything necessary for the conception of your game (Pen, Felt, Markers, Sticky, Sketchbook), as well as the equipment you will need depending on your speciality (Laptop, Graphic Tablet, Camera, etc). We provide no other equipment than computers (Minimum 2 per team) and an internet connection.

Throughout the competition coffee and tea will be freely available, remember to bring enough food for yourself to last throughout the game jam ! Don't forget your duvet, if you want to sleep on-site (There's no shower).

Live Feed

Each team will have to post their work in progress every 6 hours on the forum

You can also use :

  • The Hashtag on Twitter dedicate to the jam progression : #EmotionalGameJam
  • The Discord server hosted by the Game Jam.
  • The forum of the jam's community. 

⚠ The themes of the Jam will be revealed on the forum.


  • Each project elements (including music), has to be created during the Jam period. It's forbidden to use external assets.
  • You can use any tools and engines to create your game.
  • There are no restrictions about gameplay, graphics style and technologies (VR, Leapmotion, etc...). The only one is the foundation of the jam :
  • There's two themes during the Jam. The first is revealed at the beginning of the jam, on Tuesday at 11AM. The second one around 11AM on Wednesday, 24 hours after the first one. It's imperative to integrate both themes, narratively or mechanically, into your projet.
  • All teams must provide at the end of the Jam an executable file with a text file explaining how to install and use the video game. The file supplied must be compatible with a standard PC equipped with windows 7, 8 and 10, and a latest generation video card. A short abstract in a text file is needed too, as if possible in-game screens or GIF/Vidéo.

Proceedings during the on-site competition

  • Jammers show up at the venue at 9am on Tuesday 14, sign-in, and check they can connect to Wi-Fi. They then install their setup.

Prizes and Ranking

The jury, composed of video game professionals and members of L3Di school, will attribute at the jam's closing three awards :

Best Emotional Game.

Best Emotional Graphics.

Best Emotional Mechanics.

Each prize has a reward. If this is not the heart of the experience, it is a good way to reward the efforts of the great games. (Each member of the winning teams receives a reward).

- For the Best Emotional Game : 50€  Gift Card

- For the Best Emotional Graphics and Emotional Mechanics : 30€  Gift Card

Communication and rights

As soon as they take part in the competition, each entrant grants the Emotional Game Jam to use free of charge, in the context of the communication of the event, the name of the team and the game. In the same way everyone accepts the broadcast of their photographic and video image insofar as it is taken on the site, during the competition.

This regulation is subject to french law.

Participation in the Emotional Game Jam implies acceptance by each participant of the said regulations.


All submissions
Browser playable (4)
Windows (23)
macOS (5)
Linux (6)

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A simple Visual Novel in a high school
Visual Novel
Cross a tiny world and chase the dark thoughts off your mind
A versus game featuring monkeys going ham
A visual novel tale about a knight is a glass armor
Visual Novel
A theater Puzzle Game submission for the Emotional Game Jam 2022
It's a visual novel. Welcome in Hell!
Visual Novel
​A short game created during the Emotionnal Game Jam 2022 in Laval.
🏆 Best Mechanics - Emotional Game Jam
A narrative game about the collapse of a world that loses its divinity
Visual Novel
The goal is simple, just follow​ the Path.​
Be a good delivery man. Don't upset people to manage your anger.
this the story of Ayumu a young person with a fragile mental health who stuggle to get a normal life
Retrouvez la sortie de cette grotte glaciale avec pour seule chaleur un petit œuf fragile
Fight to protect your toys from the evil people who want to make you grow up, in this short funny 3D game.
Humans have been polluting the planet, so "K" the alien is going to put an end to this by making everything BLOW UP !
Slide along a black run called Le Tunnel with your sledge
Interactive Fiction
Party Game made with during the Emotional Game Jam 2023
A rythm game about a mug
Don't "break" your mind completing this short but intense jam game!
Play in browser
What do I do with this laboratory?
create for the emotional game jam
A quick platformer storytelling by "Team" Klaarkh
Made for the emotional game jam 2023
Play in browser
48h project for Emotional Game Jam 2023.
Play in browser
Demo 0.2
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