Your game may include some common horror tropes, but the point is to avoid using as many of them as possible.
Horror games only! (Note: 'Horror games ≠ Jumpscare games. Your game can be abstract or body horror, for example!)
Games made on any engine or platform. (Ex: Unity, Game Maker: Studio, RPG Maker, Monogame, Ren'Py, Twine..etc.)
Incomplete games that are to be completed and published for this game jam, and that fit this game jam's criteria.
Games which tribute, parody, or are fan-works based on previously made games or material. (i.e: a book, movie, etc..)
Gore, whether realistic or cartoon, are allowed. Provide a disclaimer if your game contains intense violence or graphic horror.
Pre-made art, music, and code. You may work on previous incomplete projects you may have, if it fits this game jam.
"What isn't allowed?"
Do not submit NSFW games, a.k.a. pornographic games or games which have explicit and/or graphic sexual material.
Do not submit games which encourage, promote, or glorify discrimination and emotional/physical/verbal abuse. You can include or mention those themes in your games, so long as you're not trying to encourage/promote that behavior.
Do not submit games that use stolen visual, audio, coding resources. (refer to the final point of "What's allowed?")
It is recommended that you add a content disclaimer if your game contains darker themes.
"Where do I start?" "Give me some ideas!"
ITEMS: headphones, umbrella, toothpaste, bracelet, car keys, candy bar, ink pen, laptop, berries
SETTINGS: city street, rainy park, hospital reception desk, blind date, school bus, music shop, friend's bedroom
THEMES: small talk, engagement, before a road trip, boring day at school, spring cleaning, card game
NOTE: You're free to come up with ideas on your own, or pick idea(s) from those lists. Up to you!