Submissions open from 2018-10-12 04:00:00 to 2018-11-13 04:59:00
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Maximum Monster Month! (MonsterMax for short) is a month-long game jam centering on creating games that prominently feature monsters and monster-human hybrids (sometimes referred to as “demi-humans”) as characters! This is our second year: you can take a look at last year's entries by clicking here.

Prizes & Voting

We're happy to give thanks to our sponsors for providing additional prizes for Maximum Monster Month!

First, we'd like to welcome our newest sponsor: Astralore! Astralore are the creators of Monstrata Fracture, which was originally created for the first Maximum Monster Month and has since become a fully fledged project! You can check them out at:

Game Page | Homepage | Twitter | Facebook | Discord

Our sponsor from last year, M.B Saunders, is also returning this year! M.B. Saunders is the creator of Angels with Scaly Wings—a unique visual novel set in a world populated by dragons. You can find out more about Angels with Scaly Wings at: 

Homepage  | Steam | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook

There are two types of prizes: a cash prize and rewards! The prize money of $75 will be awarded to the first place winner (chosen by our panel of judges). The first place winner will also receive a set of charms featuring characters from Monstrata Fracture (solo devs get a set of 3, and teams get 1 per member, limit 5).

The second place winner will receive a hardback copy of Monster Girl Encyclopedia (volume 1) and a deluxe edition of Angels With Scaly Wings! Teams will choose to whom the prizes will be distributed, but each member will still be recognized as a winner.

A third honorary winner will be chosen by public vote based on five factors: characters, creativity, graphics, story, and music. This honorary winner will receive an I ♡ CUTE MONSTERS lanyard (featuring characters from Monstrata Fracture) for each team member (limit 5).

What constitutes a “monster”?

For the purposes of this jam, a monster is any non-human creature (often of mythological or cultural origin), or a part-human hybrid of such creature. Everything from vampires and mermaids to changelings and aliens is okay; go crazy! Original concept races are fine, too (as long as you have the rights to use them, of course)!


  • The jam starts October 12th, 2018 at 12:00 AM (Eastern time) and ends on November 12th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time).
  • Entries should focus on monsters as part of the setting/story/theme/gameplay. Humans are welcome too, though!
  • Entries may be created by teams or individuals.
  • Entries may be created in any engine of your choosing, but they must be playable on Windows and free to download to compete.
  • Entries can be of any genre; sci-fi, romance, fantasy, slice of life... whatever you like!
  • Entries must be complete and playable (polished demos are okay).
  • Entries must be new projects (meaning development starting no earlier than October 12th, 2018).
  • You may begin recruiting and planning for your project now. Please hold off from starting assets & development until October 12th.
  • This is an inclusive jam; we happily accept queer and/or otherwise non-traditional monsters!
  • Sexual / violent / unsettling content is allowed, but please label it as such.
  • Winners of physical rewards must pay shipping costs for their rewards.

Disclaimer: although adult content is allowed, loli / shota is not. Please do not submit anything that could be unlawful in your country of residence OR the United States.

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