This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-12-02 05:00:00 to 2019-12-11 09:00:00. View 31 entries

(header image: "Gay Desert" by Josef Albers)

To commemorate and/or reclaim the December 9, 2005 theatrical premiere of the film Brokeback Mountain (adapted from a short story by Annie Proulxwe invite all gay cowboys and/or queer cowfolks to craft a small creative work (game, visual novel, short story, illustration, poem, etc.) that has:

  • LGBTQIA+ themes
  • "Western" type of setting / energy / mood
    • we interpret the Western genre inclusively
    • you don't have to literally set it in the American midwest during the late 1800s... you can make a modern day Western, or a feminist sci-fi Western, etc. anything that evokes your queer reading of the Western genre

Possible inspirations for gay and queer westerns:

Recommended tools: if you don't know what to use, try Twine (guide) or Bitsy (guide).

JAM BEGINS: ~ December 2. 
You can start earlier, if you like. You can also finish an already in-progress thing for the jam, if you like. The one (1) week jam time is a suggestion to help you scope a small project.

SUBMISSIONS DUE: December 9th at midnight EST... now extended by 48 hours! (don't crunch! go to bed!)... new deadline: Wednesday, December 11th at midnight EST (~ the end of Tues)

Code of Conduct: racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic, etc. content will be subject to moderation. If you notice anything inappropriate or disrespectful, please flag and report it.

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macOS (3)
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A text-based game where you navigate the tricky headspace of a teenager who is going to see a movie with his friend.
Visual Novel
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A fateful meeting of queer cowboys in the desert.
Visual Novel
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A queer space-western speed-dating sim.
Visual Novel
short and gay sheepherding game
Role Playing
A short gay game about living in the wild west and winning your gal.
Simulation
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a narrative game about a retired cowboy with a secret
Visual Novel
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Find out who killed your dad in this gay cowboy game
Adventure
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A roadtrip with two cowboy lovers
Interactive Fiction
An interactive fiction piece about getting close to your co-worker (or not)
Interactive Fiction
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On an evening like any other in a small-town saloon, Hannah meets Charlotte and feels immediately drawn to her.
Visual Novel
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A cactus cowboy card game.
Card Game
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GIF
A click-through comic
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A gay cowboy hack of Lasers & Feelings
Write a letter to your friend/lover/partner in the Old West
Interactive Fiction
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Gay cowboy narrative game
Adventure
Butch like the adjective, Cassidy like the name. Blood, bullets, and lesbian sex in the Wild West.
A chance meeting.
Run in browser
When a cowboy is betrayed by his lover, he must turn to his enemy for survival.
Adventure
A tale of love, friendship, flirting robot horses, multi-armed bartenders, and being yourself in the face of adversity.
Visual Novel
a short narrative tragedy game for two gunslingers
two player ttrpg/storytime/guitar restringing simulator
acid western twine
A demo for an input method. Made for Gay Western Jam
Action
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An outsider must confront a piece of her past in this short-form narrative adventure.
Adventure
Conversation observation micro game for gay western jam.
Interactive Fiction
You're a cowboy. Ride into the sunset.
Simulation
just two murder girlfriends in the desert
Interactive Fiction
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A Gay, Trans, Anticapitalist JRPG
Role Playing
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an lgbt game jam
Visual Novel
A fast-paced, text-based, Wild West shoot-'em-up!
Role Playing
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tender, vulnerable, hopeful masculinity