This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-06-18 05:00:00 to 2019-07-02 05:00:00. View 32 entries

Friendship Jam is a game jam for creating games focusing on friendship! 

Your game can be about making new friends or hanging out with old ones, about friendship between people of the same gender or people of different genders, about just one friendship or about many friendships... Anything is fine as long as friendship is the focus! 

Often we find that games and other media portray romance as a goal or reward while friendship is seen as a consolation prize, so we want to put a spotlight on friendship, which is just as valid and important.

Rules:

  1. Make a game that puts a focus on friendship!
  2. Romance is OK but shouldn't be the focus.
  3. This is an inclusive jam! While it's fine to discuss sensitive topics, entries that promote hatred are not allowed.

Info:

  • There is no voting in this jam! Everyone who participates is a winner 👍 
  • While the jam officially starts on June 17th, you can start working on the game beforehand too.
  • You can submit unfinished games, but there must be something playable at the end of the jam.
  • Feel free to use any assets that you have permission to use.
  • Teams are OK! Working alone is also OK!
  • You can include adult content as long as it is properly marked as such.
  • If it isn't evident from the title or summary that your game is focused on friendship, please either mention #friendshipjam or how friendship is included in the summary.

Resources:

Even if you're new to game development, there are a lot of resources that you can use! Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Ren'Py is a visual novel engine with a built-in tutorial.
  • Twine is a tool for making interactive fiction.
  • Bitsy is an online game editor for little games.
  • GB Studio lets you make games for the GameBoy (as well as for the web).
  • RPG Maker has a free trial and is an easy way to make 2D RPGs.

This jam is run by cloverfirefly and npckc. Feel free to contact either us if you have any specific questions that aren't covered here.

Logo by cloverfirefly.

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Browser playable (12)
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Windows (16)
macOS (11)
Linux (5)

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GIF
marron's friend has lost a bouquet! help marron find it.
Adventure
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A dark adventure game about severance
Adventure
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a story about a ghost in a convenience store. made in twine.
Interactive Fiction
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An Emotional Support Houseplant Simulator
Visual Novel
Detention, baseball, gangs and maybe...friendship?
Visual Novel
an interactive comic about Korean food and queer friendship :)
Interactive Fiction
A Tabletop Game About Getting Along
GIF
Write letters to reconnect with a friend
Interactive Fiction
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A bite-sized kinetic short story about breakfast and two long lost friends.
Visual Novel
Yes, who’s this? A LARP about re-getting to know a life long lover or friend.
A card game about organizing social outings and gossiping with your friends
A short story about two friends meeting after summer break.
Visual Novel
Nurture a budding friendship with a former enemy
Adventure
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GIF
A game where you make buddies and the best conga line you can
Puzzle
Explore the post-war ruins of your city with a robotic cat who wants to be your friend
Role Playing
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a Game of Interstellar Communication for Two People
A short visual (mostly kinetic) novel about friendship or more... Whether it is twisted or just different.
Visual Novel
Friendly turned based game
Strategy
Find your way out of a bad place with help from a friend.
Platformer
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Go on a scavenger hunt to find gifts for your friends!
Adventure
A Summer Camp TTRPG for Three or More Players
A short story based game about struggling through adversity.
Adventure
a tale of friendships from somebody you don't know
Interactive Fiction
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Small demo made in GB Studios about working in retail.
Adventure
It's dangerous to go alone, give those adventurers what they need!
Interactive Fiction
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A prototype for the friendship game jam. Dark puzzle platformer
Platformer
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Two friends go on an adventure.
Platformer
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Follow a shy girl as she goes to meet her internet friend IRL!
Visual Novel
A game about travelling strange lands with estranged friends.
Adventure