This jam is now over. It ran from 2017-03-12 08:00:00 to 2017-03-26 06:59:59.

Questing for a Quest

You have been cordially invited to participate in this month's Rainbow Jam! This month, the month of March, we well... march...? Nah~ This month is for tearing up a few of those tropes that stereotype our lives for stories and tales. So throw on that armor, spot that disastrous dragon and set off on your quest to right the oh so wrongs permeating the books, tv shows, and movies we all consume.

PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times.

Theme : Flip the Script - Trope Subversion

That what we call a trope by any other name would suck as much. -JustKay, 2017

That is a quote you can take to the bank. We get why tropes are a thing, they are easy and recognizable defaults that story writers can fall back onto in order to progress the story along and allow the audience to quickly connect with characters through a recognizable tale. But to be honest they suck. Good vs Evil, ugly wicked witches, helpless princesses waiting to be whisked away by their princes, the nobody hero and so many more worn out tired old bits of story. Well no more say I! Here at this Rainbow Jam we drew the line... and by draw the line I mean flip the script. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take a standard trope you've read a thousand times and flip that sucker on its head in whatever way you see fit.

Rules of Rainbow Jam

I bet you were expecting me to make a fight club joke here weren't you? Not going to happen, because we love when people talk about Rainbow Jams and drag their friends into it!

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 and 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 questions. 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 of games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !

Award Categories

  1. Best In Show: Top Jam Entry
  2. Luck of the Draw: Fan Favorite Game
  3. Found the Pot of Gold: Most Innovative Game Mechanic
  4. These Graphics Look So Real: Game with the Best Graphics
  5. Singing Flutes: Game with the Best Soundtrack