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THE JAM HAS NOW ENDED

Thanks so much to everyone who took part!
We can't wait to see what you've made!

THE SECRET INGREDIENT WAS:

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The CONSTELLATION.
Please include an awe-inspiring constellation in each of your submissions!


CALLING ALL

Star Gazers 

Truth Seekers 

Lonesome Hymnists 

Frontierpersons of All Stripes 

From Thursday, June 16th through Thursday, June 30th, Austin's independent game collective JUEGOS RANCHEROS will be hosting the Mystic Western Game Jam.

The spiritual sequel to 2014's Space Cowboy Game Jam, the Mystic Western Game Jam is open to all developers around the world.

A selection of the games entered will be taken to the real-live actual West Texas mystic desert, and exhibited during this year's Marfa Film Festival.

There are no platform or conceptual restrictions on what can be made and entered into the Mystic Western Game Jam. You can even use this opportunity to expand on games or ideas previously created for the Space Cowboy Game Jam.

However, guidelines are listed below to be qualified to exhibit at the film festival.

WHAT'S MARFA FILM FEST?

Since 2007 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas.

Over five days, the festival screens a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by outdoor classics screenings in a starlit desert, with special happenings and spaces.

Since 2014, JUEGOS RANCHEROS has partnered with Marfa Film Festival to exhibit games alongside their film & video works. Those exhibitions have included a dedicated indoor campsite (pictured above), with a selection of games created for the Space Cowboy Game Jam. This year's Mystic Western Game Jam entries will again be given a special home in Marfa throughout the fest.

WHAT'S MYSTIC WESTERN?

You are welcome to interpret the idea however you choose, but what comes to our mind are things like:

DEAD MAN (1995), Dir. Jim Jarmusch

EL TOPO (1970), Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky

CANYON CANDY (2012), Dir. Mike Anderson

COYOTE DOGGIRL, by Lisa Hanawalt (always)

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR EXHIBITION:

  • Your game must run on Windows and be playable using a standard mouse & keyboard, or Xbox controller.
  • Your game must in some way incorporate the concept of a mystic western, to feel at home at the desert exhibition.
  • After five minutes of inactivity, your game should automatically quit, to allow the PC to return to the game launcher.
  • Your game must generally be considered friendly for all-ages.
  • We will announce one secret ingredient to include in your game at the beginning of the jam.

READY TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY?

The jam's secret ingredient will be announced on Thursday, June 16th, just before the jam officially begins! Once it's open, you'll be able to submit your games using the button at the top of this page, until Thursday, June 30th at midnight CST.

As the jam goes along, you can tweet your progress using the hashtag #mysticwestern, and follow @JUEGOSRANCHEROS for news and highlights.

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A short story game made for Mystic Western jam
Other
A mystery told five paragraphs at a time.
Adventure
Listen to the plants and enjoy.
Other
Have a cold beer with an old friend under the warm Texas stars.
Simulation
cowboys & demons in the unknown in between
Shooter
A short atmospheric game about one man's journey home. Made for Mystic Western Game Jam 2016
Adventure
I wonder where we're going. I wonder where we've been.
​Dice, haints, and the devil at the threshold.
Other
Your family wants their gold back.
Other
A 'Til Cows Tear us Apart prequel
Funny story about a guy in blue jeans and white shirt .
Adventure
Play in browser
A road game, without the road
Other
⌛ two days and two nights on a ghost train ⌛
Other
A turn-based mystic-Western puzzle of indirect influence
Puzzle
Play in browser
DASH and PUSH and DASH and PUSH and die... and DASH!!!
Action
Play in browser
a game about sitting and watching the stars
A fever dream in the west.
Shooter
made for mystical jam
Simulation
Play in browser
In the vast American Desert of 21XX...
Adventure
Western audio story - Foley Artist simulator
Adventure
A low-key exploration platformer set in a mysterious desert landscape.
Platformer
Clear the town full of spirits and clense the curse
Adventure
Play in browser
Short puzzle game for the Mystic Western Game Jam
Puzzle
A two-player, one-controller game created for the Mystic Western Game Jam
Shooter
Wander the desert with your horse and cattle for company. Beneath the heavens, the sand stirs.
Puzzle
Play in browser
Dashing desert action!
Platformer
Reach Cowboy Enlightenment In Dawn, Dusk, Revolver!
Shooter
Play in browser
Adventure
Play in browser
A music maker for wild polyrhythms and summer constellations
Other
Play in browser
Short, twine-like (custom), experimental interactive poetry.
Play in browser
cannes film festival tribecta 1000000 in its first nights showing
Other
Play in browser
i can see by your outfit that you are a coby
Platformer
Western Shooter with a Twist
Action
Asteroid Pop Puzzle Game
Puzzle
Strategy
Play in browser
Ultima-like for the #MysticWestern game jam. See game page for update!
Rpg
Storytelling game made for the Mystic Western 2016 game jam
Other
Play in browser
Mystic constellation builder with a sprinkle of talk.
Other