This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-11-01 07:00:00 to 2020-11-30 08:00:00. View 1 entry

Welcome to the second annual Grrls Make Games Jam, where you have one month to make a punk AF game. The only limit is your imagination.

Grrls Make Games has no judging or prizes, this is just for the joy of making a super cool punk game. You can make any kind of game you'd like or game adjacent thing.


This is a month-long game jam geared around the Riot Grrrl movement, from wikipedia "Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began in the early 1990s in Washington state (particularly Olympia) and the greater Pacific Northwest. It is a subcultural movement that combines feminist consciousness and punk style and politics."

Your project can cover any of the subjects of the Riot Grrrl movement either directly or obliquely.

Riot grrrl bands often address issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, racism, patriarchy, classism, anarchism and female empowerment all of which are things you are allowed to talk about in your game, however you must must tag your submissions properly and not violet the ToS.


  1. Tag your submissions appropriately! If there is violence, substance abuse, mature themes or other such things, please list the types of content within it in your store front page.
  2. I ask that you keep your content for this jam made for an audience 18 years or younger. I can't and won't complain if you change your content after the jam ends.
  3. Releasing a playable demo is fine. Whatever work you feel is polished enough to share is encouraged to be posted.
  4. There are no "winners." Anyone who reaches their goal during the jam is encouraged to submit their game.

You have from Nov 1st till Nov 30th at midnight to submit your game or game adjacent project.

Things You Can Do

  • Brainstorm, outline, and work on concept art before the jam begins, but please keep final asset and game creation to the one-month jam period!
  • Work solo or in a team! Use the hashtag #GrrlsMakeGames or #GrrlsMakeGamesJam on Twitter or the jam's community here on to look for collaborators if you'd like to form a team.
  • Use any medium, engine, or operating system to create your project, which could be anything: a tabletop RPG, platformer, interactive narrative, zine, visual novel, sidescroller, or whatever else you'd like to make! It does not have to strictly be a "game."
  • Make use of premade and paid assets in your project is also allowed, provided you use them according to the creator's terms.
  • Submit unfinished work if you feel comfortable sharing it; you don't have to submit a perfectly-polished project and are welcome to show off whatever you create as a prototype or proof-of-concept, whether it's an unfinished demo or a collection of assets you were able to create during the jam.

Feel free to tweet your development progress at #GrrlsMakeGames

Good luck!

If you have any questions or want to have some input on the jam, please tweet me at @lilredalchemist or leave a comment in the community section.


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a zine about Riot Grrrl and mental health