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Tis the season of joy and jolly!

Help us welcome in this merry time of the year with our Holiday Rainbow Jam! I've had so much fun hosting this for the past few months, I hope you all have had fun too. Its this time a year where alot of us feel some mixed feelings. Those of joy, happiness, reflection are the obvious go tos but the holidays can also bring with it melancholy, sadness, and loneliness. I want to try and combat some of that by reminding everyone that you aren't alone. Look at all the amazing game devs and creators standing with you. You are loved and welcomed! So happy holidays to all of you, lets create some great games together during this month's Rainbow Jam!

What are Rainbow Jams?

Well that's a fair questions. Rainbow Jams are my answer to being annoyed at not hearing Queer and minority stories. Its my answer to wanting to see more games created by those same people. We do exist out there even if people whisper about our mythical and magical unicorn powers. And I'd like to see more of us reflected in games, and as game creators. So from now on I will be hosting a Rainbow Jam a month to help fuel that avalanche of creation of games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !

So therefore there are only two rules to Rainbow Jams : 1) your game must focus on Queer and/or minorities OR the experiences of those groups and 2) all games submitted have to be created during the current Rainbow Jam. You can do prep work leading up to it, in fact I encourage it. Prep away! HOWEVER you may not start work on the actual design or the game itself until the jam starts.

You don't have to finish the game to submit it. Unfinished works or demos are allowed, encouraged, and accepted! Completing the work for the jam isn't a requirement just creating one is.

Theme : Family By Choice

Family is always a touchy subject but no time more so then around the holidays. It means different things to many people especially in the Queer community, as many of us have been kicked out by one family only to be loving accepted by another. Family is a choice no matter if its blood, adoption, friendship, or what have you. Tell us your stories, share your experiences, create something that would have helped you get through a difficult time if it had been around.

Award Categories

  1. Best In Show: Top Jam Entry
  2. Under the Mistletoe: Fan Favorite Game
  3. Turning Over a New Leaf: Most Innovative Game Mechanic
  4. These Graphics Look So Real: Game with the Best Graphics
  5. Caroler Supreme: Game with the Best Soundtrack
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