This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-01-26 19:00:00 to 2022-02-06 02:00:00. View results

Narrative Driven Jam is a game jam focused in narrative driven games, this games focus on one or more than one of this 3 aspects

PLOT: it's the actual storyline of the piece. It's what you get if you strip away everything but what happens. 

CHARACTERS: character writing is the aspect of game writing that fleshes out the characters and focuses on their lives and their struggles. 

LORE: everything that makes the world feel vibrant and alive. It's the stuff that makes it feel like the world you're playing in existed long before your characters got there, and that it exists outisde of whatever your character is doing. 

If you want to know more about this three pillars go check out this awesome extra credits video (we actually got some info for the descriptions from there <3). 



We made a lot of memories along the way!

PRIZE!!

For this special occasion there's going to be a prize for the winner

Shockingly not pizza, but $10 directly sent to the winner via paypal.


NDJAM 5 WINNER!


THEME

A week or so before the jam starts we'll be opening the #theme-vote channel so you guys can submit your theme ideas. After that we'll be closing the channel and decide between the admins what theme to actually choose.

MAGICAL REALISM: so there's this thing that keeps happening, it's normal: like hearts coming out of a loved one because they can't keep it all inside, or starting to rain outside when you cry. Like I said, normal, but to you player it might not be. 

OPTIONAL THEMES


They're as the name indicates: optional themes. You can use them if you want but you don’t have to. Not having them won’t affect the score of your game. These optional themes are revealed at the same time as the theme. 

PIZZA LOVER: people like pizza right? Do you like pizza? If you do, you might want to use this optional theme as an opportunity to place your favorite pizza into your game with an excuse. Hm, I'm getting this deja vu feeling... 

MEMORIES: feature in your game a recolection of past events in some sort of way. 

LYING ON A BED OF STARS: make your game in a space setting!! space is a pretty and scary place. 

RULES

  • No NSFW games (slightly suggestive or violent games are ok, just don’t go overboard). 
  • Reusing existing code and assets is allowed to an extent.    
    •  No re-skinning of games made outside of the jam.   
    •  A majority of the code and/or assets must be made in the jam's time frame.  
  • Submissions may be removed at the sole discretion of the organizers.
  • Follow the theme. 
  • Pls don’t overwork yourself too much and don’t forget to eat and sleep. 

FAQ

Can I edit my game after the submission time is due? The files are going to be locked but you can change your page design and content. 

Can I submit after the submission time is due? No, so try to manage your time well.  

What game engines are allowed? All of them, there’s no limitation on that regard. 

Can I make a ttrpg or board game? Yep! all game engines are allowed ;)

Can I work in more than one game? Yep! Don’t overwork yourself tho. 

Can I use online assets? If they’re free yes, read the terms of use and if you have to credit do so. 

What about paid assets? As long as paid assets comply to the terms of use you're good. 

Can I submit my game to other jam as well? Yep, as long as the other jam is ok with it and the game fits both themes. 

Semi professionnals or professionnals are allowed? There's no limitation in that regard. 

If I don't like the theme can I make my game with one of the optional themes? No, you have to follow the main theme. The optional themes can't replace the main one. 

VOTING

At the end of the Jam, there will be a rating period of 5 days. Your game will be rated on:

Theme: How well your game uses the theme.

Enjoyment: How much you enjoyed your time with the game. 

Concept: How interesting or unique the main focus of the game was.

Story: Is it good? Well written? Good characters or/and good world building? If neither hows da plot? 

Graphics: Does it look good? 

Audio: Do you like the music? Does it fit the game? What about the sound effects? Voice acting, oh mai gad this game has voice acting?!



Submissions(37)

All submissions
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Browser playable (23)
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Windows (15)
macOS (2)
Linux (3)
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Lying on a bed of stars (10)
Didn't use an optional theme (12)
Pizza lover (15)
Memories (20)

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PLAY IT IF YOU LIKE PIZZA
Interactive Fiction
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Joss can hear what ghosts have on their minds and assist with their unfinished business.
Visual Novel
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-Thirsty flowers dying for love-
Visual Novel
Time is your rudeless enemy...
Platformer
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It begins, as always, in darkness.
Visual Novel
Magical realism, horror visual novel.
Visual Novel
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A Letter From You is a letter writing simulator
Visual Novel
Help Ruth overcome a magical illness by exploring her memories.
Interactive Fiction
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Go through Kirsten's diary as she recounts the tale of how she became a vampire
Puzzle
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​Discover a rich and diverse world as you travel to find your sister who has been taken by The Owl Witch.
Adventure
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A Short Narrative Driven Pizzaria
Card Game
Will you return your friend's memories? Even against their will?
Platformer
A magical game for the Narrative Driven Jam #6
Visual Novel
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A narrative magical realism RPG game
Interactive Fiction
An unexpected adventure.
Adventure
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Demo - The key to who you are is in the paper stars.
Visual Novel
A game sets place in someone's home.
Interactive Fiction
BAM! Or $GLAM?!
Shooter
This is my entry for Narrative Game Jam #6.
Role Playing
Abstraction is coming.
Interactive Fiction
Platformer
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A narrative game about love and break-up
Interactive Fiction
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A Mystery worth losing your head over...
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A story-rich visual novel where you trade memories and change your customers' lives - where will today's stock take you?
Visual Novel
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A short, anti-child abuse dark fairy tale.
Interactive Fiction
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Narrative Driven Gamejam 6 submission
Platformer
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submission to Narrative Driven Jam #6
Interactive Fiction
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David has lost his Teddy, will you help him find it?
Visual Novel
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A short story about the magic of dreams
Interactive Fiction
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Let go of your regrets and ascend.
Platformer
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Made for Narrative Driven Jam #6
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A text-based, adventure game where the player rolls his magical crystal D4 dice to escape his mundane work life.
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An action-adventure deck building game
Action
2D to 3D Dark Cute Fun
Adventure
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This is a game that I made for the Narrative Driven game jam. [First project]
Platformer
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