This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-10-29 04:00:00 to 2020-12-06 05:00:00. View 34 entries

As the nights grow longer and the sun hangs lower, the last of the harvest is reaped from the fields. It will be winter before long but there is time for one last celebration. A celebration to keep the cold at bay, to keep the harvest safe, and to keep those close from dying in the dark of winter...

The world forgets the trepidation that this time once held, and every year it drifts further from the traditions of old.

But in the quiet and forgotten parts of the world the old ways hold sway, and the traditions call for blood...

The Folk-Horror Game Jam will be a month-long celebration of haunted harvests and deadly folk traditions!

Theme 

  • Create something that embodies "folk horror" to you. From dangerous, unchecked rural superstition to otherworldly horror wrapped up in a forgotten community. If you're just here for the aesthetic, that's fine too!
  • Some inspiration off the top of my head: The Wickerman, The Ritual, Noroi: The Curse, The VVitch, Midsommar or even the collected Grimm's Fairy tales.
  • This is not limited to a specific region or time period. Dig around local history or do some research and find something unique and creepy!

System and Game Type

  • Any system is accepted! 
  • From Mork Borg, to The Wretched & Alone, or maybe even a brand new game you've been meaning to cook up! 
  • As long as it falls into the theme, I want to see it.

Submissions

Submit as many entries as you want, and tweet them to @CharlieFergaves on twitter so I can share em'!

On Content Warnings

  • As a horror jam, exploring uncomfortable or upsetting themes in a mature and conscientious manner may be something you as a creator want to tackle. If this is the case, I implore you to provide content warnings to your submissions.
  • That being said: racism, fascism, transphobia and bigotry will not be tolerated and I reserve the right to ban such submissions.

So dig in, get spooky and have some fun this Halloween season!



Submissions(34)

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a Twilight Song playset of pastoral weird horror
A short story about the Faroese folklore Huldufólk
Adventure
A horror journaling experience.
Washington Irving inspired microgame adapted from Jason Tocci's 24XX
Tarot based Arthurian fantasy
a digital storytelling game for people who are closer to urban horrors than they think
a setting playbook for Unincorporated
A 4-minute horror experience.
Simulation
Play in browser
Witches having a safe place to be themselves
There is something lurking in the shadows
Survival
A Shared Narrative for 2 players about Transformations and Magical Girls
They say a demon lurks in Blackhill's town cemetery.
A TTRPG about urban folklore and telling horror stories around the dark eternal highways.
Eight Approaches To "Self Control"
Whatever you do, keep moving. [A short horror visual novel]
Play in browser
A Storytelling Game of Appalachian Terror
True Fact: No-one was ever hurt by a little bit of body-snatching.
Making the best of a bad situation.
A narrative-based game about galician mythology told by the fireside.
Adventure
There is an old adage: When you hear hoofbeats, think horses. However that piece of advice does not always hold true.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
all stories are ghost stories
Adventure
Waterfall dwelling spider farmers with a taste for human flesh
Randomly Generated Folk Horror Adventures
a folk monster story game
a chain email writing game with terrible prizes
A Storygame Exploring the Power That Lurks in Words of Wisdom
Dark forest setting for Murderous Ghosts
A true tale coming from deep in Appalachia ghost county.
Adventure
Action
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A 1 player game about being alone in a room.
It's getting dark early... but that's why we're here.
A short horror game about being stuck on Devil's Lake.