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Welcome to the fourth edition of inkJam!

This is a community organised 3 days jam focused on storytelling and narrative games written in ink.
This year's edition runs from August 27th, at 9PM CEST to August 30th, at 9PM CEST.

The theme is:

You'll think of something


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.

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.

Submissions(62)

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be a small wizard. escape babysitting.
Puzzle
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A Capitalist Dystopian Escape Room
Interactive Fiction
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A cat burglin' cat-burglin' heist!
Interactive Fiction
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a call centre horror story
Interactive Fiction
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A city (possibly) under attack! Millions of innocent in (feasible) danger! This will be hell to put in paperwork...
Interactive Fiction
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A short interactive story about being stuck in a time loop that may not end how you expect.
Interactive Fiction
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The world's ending. Somehow you wound up volunteering at a support center. Your choices will only get weirder from here.
Interactive Fiction
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A horror and investigation narrative game in 3D
Interactive Fiction
Please fill out this mental health assessment before your appointment with Dr. Miller.
Interactive Fiction
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What could brighten up the beginning of a busy day for the head of a small logistics company? Why not start with coffee.
Interactive Fiction
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"It was all a dream." Or was it? How can you be sure?
Interactive Fiction
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Short interactive story made for inkJam 2021
Interactive Fiction
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A fun ...... long game.
Adventure
Your boss is a jerk, but I guess "you'll think of something"
Interactive Fiction
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How do you celebrate a friend's birthday?
Interactive Fiction
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An abandoned house.
Interactive Fiction
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GIF
You'll Think Of Something
Adventure
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A stressed lab worker has begun to have strange thoughts recently...
Interactive Fiction
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Turn-based adventure game with simple RPJ elements
Adventure
​After living through a long war a warrior is struggling with inner turmoil.
Visual Novel
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An interactive fiction about finding the perfect gift for your special one.
Interactive Fiction
Face the creature which haunts your village. Made for InkJam 2021.
Interactive Fiction
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Help a friend, make up a story about some food. You'll think of something.
Interactive Fiction
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What is this weird Zine about?
Visual Novel
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Do your grocery shopping without getting caught by anyone
Simulation
A thoroughly silly space adventure, made for InkJam 2021.
Interactive Fiction
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A magical little cat, tries to save a town from a monster
Interactive Fiction
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a quiz game
Puzzle
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Which one will win out in the end: your white lies or the apocalypse?
Interactive Fiction
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Lift and catalog. Do not overthink.
Interactive Fiction
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Three writers are blocked and need your help! Channel your inner muse in this light-hearted adventure game.
Interactive Fiction
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You are a human in a robot magic school - yup, you read that right.
Interactive Fiction
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A very last-minute entry to inkJam 2021.
Interactive Fiction
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A regular hike through the woods turns weird when the local wildlife decides to have some fun.
Interactive Fiction
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explore the gravesite of an old Viking leader and solve puzzles in the manner of classic point and click adventures
Adventure
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A sci-fi detective where you’re having blackouts. Can you be a good detective if you can't rely on your actions?
Interactive Fiction
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Interrogate a murder suspect and figure out why he did what he did.
Adventure
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A 5 minute slice of fantasy school life. Help Bienta finish her essay before her deadline.
Visual Novel
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A kid, a dentist and a narrator walk into a bar ... What could possibly happen?
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Cold War interactive fiction about a spy trapped in East Berlin
Interactive Fiction
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Part of the Balderdash extended universe.
Interactive Fiction
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Find your murderer in three courses.
Interactive Fiction
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A Literary Adventure Game - What do you see in the void?
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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Rent is due. Cook the world.
Adventure
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Cyborg repossession. Temporal compression. All the fun of waiting for an .exe to finish running.
Puzzle
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A little mystery of missing major.
Interactive Fiction
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An interactive science fiction story with 3 endings
Interactive Fiction
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Entertain your niece for an hour
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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Survival
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Interactive Fiction about Parmenides Philosophy
Interactive Fiction
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question your relationship with your smart device.
Interactive Fiction
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Step inside. You know you want to.
Adventure
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It's the night before Halloween and Tim needs to carve a pumpkin, but doesn't have any knives!
Adventure
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A small window into a life
Interactive Fiction
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An old soul goes atop the hill for a final painting.
Interactive Fiction
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Jump in between the real and the virtual world of Elysian Hyperdrive while exploring life, art, and entertainment.
Interactive Fiction
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Can Captain Munroe talk down his angry crew?
Interactive Fiction
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An InkJam 2021 game
Interactive Fiction
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Text Adventure
Adventure
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This bench makes you tell the truth about your thoughts
Role Playing
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