This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-07-31 19:00:00 to 2020-08-03 19:00:00. View results

Welcome to the third edition of inkJam!

This year's theme is:

In case of trouble.


This is a community organised 3 days jam focused on storytelling and narrative games written in ink.
This year's edition runs from July 31st, at 9PM CEST to August 3rd, at 9PM CEST.


What is ink?
It's an open source narrative scripting language you can use in a variety of environments and game engines to create games with highly branching stories, interactive fiction, and... basically anything with text in it.

Can I enter?
Of course! Everyone is more than welcome. You can participate alone or team up with others.

Is there a theme?
Yep, I'll announce it on July 31st, at 9PM CEST.
The theme is: ‘In case of trouble’.

What can I use to make my game?
As long as you're using ink in a way or another, you can use absolutely anything!
You can find a (probably incomplete) list of engines and integrations here.
Your options include (but aren't limited to): Unity, Godot Engine, MonoGame, web exports, and so on.

Should I only write in English?
Absolutely not, you can write in any language you like.
Though you should keep in mind that fewer people will probably be able to vote on a game only available in French or Czech than on one playable in English.

Where can I find help?
You can join the community on inkle's Discord, where a dedicated channel has been created.
You can also hit me up on Twitter for any organisational issue.

Is there a vote afterwards?
Once the jam has ended, an eleven days voting period starts.
The votes are totally open (meaning, you don't have to submit a game to be able to cast a vote).

Is anything forbidden?
It should go without saying but: inkJam is an event where everybody should feel safe, no matter who they are.
As a mater of fact, hateful comments, language or visuals won't be tolerated both in the games submitted and the communication platforms used during the event.


Some legal shenanigans.

inkJam is not associated with inkle.

Anything you produce during inkJam is your property and yours alone.

The inkJam logo was graciously provided by my good friend Flatmalek.
(He didn't want credit for anything but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

Submissions(44)

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Can a mouse reason their way out of certain death?
Interactive Fiction
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A Horror Visual Novel
Visual Novel
Stay existing. Use the codes. Choose a side.
Interactive Fiction
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Created by Atiya Nova
Visual Novel
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A short dark story made for inkJam2020
Adventure
An ethical dilemma of rave proportions
Visual Novel
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Shaemora the Unrepentant has a debt to pay...
Interactive Fiction
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A child is lost in a sinkhole full of alien colors. But the expedition to save him may only make things worse...
Interactive Fiction
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A not-that-much-incremental game about childhood memories
Interactive Fiction
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In case of trouble, call Agent Andes.
Interactive Fiction
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Find salvation in the nightlife of 1920s Berlin
Adventure
"An unpredictable journey into IKEA where you need to prepare for the worst in the pursuit of buying a sofa."
Simulation
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Enid Blyton meets Cthulhu in this short game about packing eldritch totems for a seaside adventure with your friends.
Interactive Fiction
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Grow your garden in the isolating depths of space.
Visual Novel
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A Post-Apocalyptic Interactive Fiction Piece Written For InkJam 2020
Interactive Fiction
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A game about A.I. with feelings, starship engine trouble, and an intergalactic rock star
Interactive Fiction
Trouble. You're always in it or you are it. That's the challenge with being a witch.
Interactive Fiction
A campfire and three statues.
Visual Novel
Game for InkJam using Ink markup language
Visual Novel
Adventure
Five interlocking interactive fiction stories, about the echoes of decisions
Interactive Fiction
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When the project was cancelled, all that remained were three short conversations with deleted NPCs.
Interactive Fiction
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A story about a wizard who slayed Hydra.
Interactive Fiction
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Your best friend video calls you after finding a strange tunnel in her backyard.
Interactive Fiction
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Can you transform your life in three days?
Interactive Fiction
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The world is filled with troubles. But you're not without friends.
Interactive Fiction
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A story about obsession and the past
Interactive Fiction
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Your favorite sugary treat is on the line. Will you risk it all? OR DIE TRYING?
Interactive Fiction
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A thrilling turtle adventure, with immersive music and adorable sea-creature graphics!
Interactive Fiction
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how far will you go to succeed?
Interactive Fiction
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You stole a spellbook. Try not to get killed. Made for inkjam 2020.
Adventure
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To learn, you must do, and keep doing. The understanding will come.
Interactive Fiction
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An in-browser interactive story for InkJam 2020
Interactive Fiction
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Trouble lies ahead
Interactive Fiction
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In the near future, a mega-corporation offers the common people a path toward a new life.
Visual Novel
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This big red button that might save your life...
Interactive Fiction
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A quick story/game for #inkjam2020
Visual Novel
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A brief barely-a-game in which Ingrid learns about how machines respond to distress.
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A short interactive fiction story about two teenage boys and a historic rocket launch.
Interactive Fiction
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What's inside?
Interactive Fiction
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A (very) short tale about dealing with trouble.
Strategy
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Submission for Inkjam 2020 (probably entirely broken)
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Interactive Fiction
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