a jam about trying your best by charlmes
What's the purpose of this jam?
have you ever wanted to write a piece of interactive fiction, a visual novel, or a narrative game? then you've come to the right place! the i can't write jam encourages participants to tell stories using whatever medium and platform they are comfortable with. there's no catch! go wild! this isn't like the i can't draw jams where it's meant to be intentionally bad. write your heart out about anything you like!
What kind of games?
the type of game that falls under the i can't write jam is a little more specific, but still fairly open. it includes:
What kind of platforms?
All platforms can be used for his jam. Never really made a story-based game before? Check out the following platforms that might help out:
to keep things exciting, there is an optional theme that will be announced at the start of the jam! keep an eye on this page ;)
there is no ranking in this jam, but there is some light judging from me to recognise the accomplishment made by some creators! these include the following categories, but may be amended based on the number of games in the jam:
- best narrative game
- best interactive fiction /visual novel game
- best text adventure
- best role-playing game
- honourable mention – extra games that i enjoyed playing that didn’t win
and as ever, a duck related content category, that includes each and every game that incidentally happens to have a duck
Does my game have to be text-only?
Nope! Check the list above for some examples of genres that tell stories using a game medium.
What if I'm not able to finish my game in time?
No problem! I'm pretty flexible with late submissions and WIPs are more than welcome too.
How do you pronounce 'charlmes'?
It's like 'charles' but with an m in there for no reason. Chah-ms. Sort of.
if for whatever reason you wanna hang out or form teams or whatever check this out:
running the i can't draw jams is a lot of work. i'm currently playing and commenting 400 games to judge the previous jam!
if you ever want to shout me a coffee, you can do so here at my patreon page. no expectations, rewards or impacts on the jams at all!
happy writing ;)