This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-02-01 05:00:00 to 2019-02-22 05:00:00. View 45 entries

RPGDF presents:

Felonious Fauna! A game jam about animals who do crimes. or, about criminals who are also animals? It's a crimanimal jam (say that five times fast)!

Keeping up the momentum from #ReCo2k19, we are thrilled to host another jam, inspired by Grant Howitt's legendary Honey Heist and  by sweet, sweet lawbreaking.

Our Jam Guide Lines are as follows:

  • Create a game (text, tabletop, video, or otherwise) mashing up an animal and a crime! To be clear, the animal should be the one doing the crimes, not the victim. 
  • Crime in this jam (and outside it) should mean righting historical inequalities in the system, not further exploitation of already marginalized people. Make the game be about like, good crimes. Punch up, not down.
  • On that note - keep it lighthearted! This is a fun and funny jam, so don't get too edgy serious. 

Want an extra challenge? Try meeting these completely optional goals!

  • Rival animals, rival crimes. Try pairing up to make games about two crews at odds!
  • Games are educational, Debra: If you can somehow make your game educational, about either crime or the animal, bonus points!
  • Try expanding the definition of animals! can plants commit crimes? can microbes?
  • Make a game you can play with your pets! A cat can be a resolution mechanic, right?

And, of course, bonus points for every terrible pun you include.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to @ or DM me on Twitter at @fadingroots!

This game jam is hosted by the RPG Design Friends as part of Twelve Months Twelve Jams (#12jam). We stand for inclusion, diversity, and community, and seek to foster game design that support those things. While this jam invites creators from all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds to participate, we aim to amplify the voices of creators of color, black creators, and LGBT+ game designers of any and all experience levels.

UPDATE: WE ARE EXTENDING THE JAM BY A WEEK. With everything going on this past week, we wanted to give ourselves and everyone else a little more time. Take care of yourselves, don't stress, and come back in a week with something you didn't have to rush over in the middle of everything.


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A daring game of trust and thievery.
A PBtA Game about Cat Memes invading human dreams
A game about rodents who are also rumrunners
a microRPG about a gang of crows who've been wronged by an asshole human, out for blood
A short RPG about secret agent penguins and blackjack
An RPG on staging a coup in a chicken coop and toppling the pecking order
A game about ecosystems and reclaiming land for small communities.
a game about being an asshole bird at a beach full of asshole humans for felonious fauna 2k19
A group of witches' familiars work together to protect their community. A communication game using Tarot cards.
A tabletop RPG about sharks who are also lawyers.
kill god. contemplate existence. squeak squeak.
Play a flock of crows committing crimes to cheer up a sad witch
a honey heist hack about deplatforming certain people who talk about lobsters.
A Game of Delinquent Dinosaurs
a game about Worms with a thirst for knowledge.
a drawing game for 1-6 players
Help Rocho steal some tasty food for his friends!
Play in browser
make a movie. don't get caught
You've just finished your ninth life. Time to steal a tenth. (3-6 players)
A storygame about crustacean mail fraud, for 1-5 players.
Giraffid Vandalism Sparked By Resistance
A game of expressive vandalism for 3 or more players.
prescription meds for the uninsured
Flexible, player-driven RPG involving sheep in prison.
A mini-RPG for 2 to 5 players about thinking straight while being forced to repeat the words of an authoritarian regime.
an analog roleplaying game about pirate rats pirating pie
A GM-less RPG for 2-4 players.​
A game about hedgehogging your bets, and getting revenge
A short jam game of larcenous corvids
Join the 1932 Great Emu War... to line your own feathery pocket
Create random mutant animals. Do crimes.
You are goats wearing GOPROS. Your mission is to climb tall buildings and stream death-defying stunts to your fans.
A Game of Bee Vengeance
Physical searching and explaining game for 4+ players of all ages
A Role Playing Game of criminal patterns
Gang of animals just doing crime to show the humans who's boss
A Necroomantic Quest
A game of naked mole rat revolution
or, Help Your Friend, No Matter What!
Incredible animal agents pull off the greatest missions in history.
A social challenge game
A game for 2-4 jailbirds & 1 dealer
River animals hack human villains via the Crooked River datascape