This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-07-12 07:00:00 to 2019-07-16 06:59:59. View 1 entry
In our youth we remember the summer with fondness. Summer nights under the stars, exploring the woods camping. But more then just the bliss of not being locked into a building forced to learn for hours everyday, we enjoyed the peace to explore budding summer loves. Some of us had crushes, some of us had our first kisses but we all experienced some summer loving.
PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times. I'll be looking for admins and working on revitalizing that as well as I can. Or grab the Rainbow Jam Google Calendar to keep up with all the jamming happening!
Theme : Summer Love
A summer love was one created quickly and fleetingly but taught us more about ourselves in those short hot summer nights then we care to admit. We learned about ourselves and what we wanted to be. We had the wide eyed innocently pure hearts of youths reaching out for companionship. There are plenty of straight white tales of these out there so its time to add some of our own to the mix.
Rules of Rainbow Jam
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.
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.
What are Rainbow Jams?
Well that's a fair question. 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 through games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !