This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-01 04:00:00 to 2019-11-01 03:59:59. View 44 entries

Background

Ghosts are everywhere, lurking in the cracks of old buildings, on the ruins of abandoned railways, or deep in forests long left behind by humans. They can be metaphors for lingering suffering, symbols of unfinished deeds, or echoes of violent wrongdoings. Those can all be scary!  However, we at *Strange Pact* are interested in games that explore the melancholy, mystery, and wonder that ghosts embody. Fear doesn't *have* to be the only emotion ghosts stir in us, and we figured we'd make a game jam of all the other feelings ghosts can bring.

The theme of the jam is simple: make a game about ghosts where horror isn't the main genre.

This is a remote jam running for the entire month of October. Make sure to submit your entries to this page before the crack of midnight on All Hallows’ Eve… *cough* Halloween *cough*

Rules

Okay before we begin, there are a few things that we want to go over

  • First, this will be an all ages jam! We ask that you keep games to PG-13 or less so that our younger creators can enjoy everything the community creates.
  • Second, we understand "game" to be a super broad category and welcome everything-- this includes digital games, board games, card games, tabletop RPGs, LARPs, whatever you’d like to create.
  • Third,  please make all final assets for your game within the timeframe, including code, art, music, etc. (with the exception of boilerplate code and tools--we don't expect you to build all your controllers from scratch and whatnot if you have some that you used in other projects). You're free to use assets that you did not make so long as you have permission from the original author.
  • Fourth, we won't tolerate any kind of hate or vitriol, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. If you make anything that we find distasteful/hateful or mistreat any other jammers, we'll remove your entry and ban you.
  • Fifth, this jam is for all skill levels! Work on something fun for yourself, and try out new things or old favs. Encourage one another and build community, discouragement of your fellow jammers is frowned upon.


Have fun, and let us know if you have any questions. The discord is here, and you can always email us at strangepact@gmail.com or find us at @StrangePact on Twitter (which you should follow, as we'll be tweeting jam info and ideas, along with snippets of things we're working on)

Submissions(40)

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A spooky point and click visual novel game
Visual Novel
a game about letting go
GIF
2d ghost puzzle action.
Platformer
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One last gift for his beloved daughter before he leaves this world
Visual Novel
Please complete the exit survey
Interactive Fiction
A Lasers & Feelings hack about busting ghosts
A narrative game about sending one last message before you fade away.
Finish your Business, Ghost.
A short, linear game about memories, grieving, and candy corn.
Role Playing
Puzzle adventure about tending the dead and cherishing the living.
Adventure
A one-person larp for people who sometimes have a hard time living in their bodies.
An innocnt soul is lost in the city.What is it's identity?Where did it come from?.A mystery unfolds with every level.
Adventure
'Is there anybody there?' said the Traveller,/ Knocking on the moonlit door;
play as kid ghost victims of an ancient evil (a prototype)
A puzzle game, about reuniting lost souls with the souls of their loved ones.
Puzzle
a micro-rpg years in the playing (dependent on player)
Play as a mythical creature, the Jackalope! Alpha v1.3
Adventure
Interactive Fiction
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You hear a broadcast from out of this world.
Adventure
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Look for ghosts. And hold hand.
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A short narrative game about serving comfort food to lonely ghosts.
Interactive Fiction
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Find your way to a ghostly halloween party
Adventure
Ghost friend and Human friend go on adventures
Visual Novel
Live for 2 minutes.
Survival
A ghost adventure by Alvarengu
A roleplaying game using a Ouija board to contact a lost loved one.
A game for #gentleghostjam, about a ghost and a human helping each other.
Platformer
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Adventure
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a ghostly parlour game of silent communication
You are a ghost. Your friend, Maria, has gone missing. Can you find her?
Adventure
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A mage with a very specific talent set goes on an adventure across continents.
Adventure
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Strategy
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We all have ghosts. Which ones should we keep?
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GIF
Make an altar!
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A game about uncovering your identity.
Adventure
how does time change a place? 1+ players