This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-03-01 17:00:00 to 2019-04-14 16:00:00. View 31 entries
Hey hi folks! Want to write short stories (or other small creative things) in a shared universe, with the goal of collecting some of them in an anthology afterwards? Here's the idea:
In the Cali Co office building, employee health is important and crunch is discouraged! That's why to ensure that everyone gets plenty of rest, the harder people work, the more they turn into cats—until they nap away their sleep debt. In theory.
Tell the story you want! In order to ensure that all stories can coexist in the same universe, here are the main guidelines to keep in mind:
There's lots of ways to contribute!
Once the jam is over, we'll look at the feasibility of collecting some of the submissions into an anthology, with each author's permission! What this means exactly is something we'll discover along the way as this is the first time we're doing this! But if an anthology happens, it'll be completely opt-in (there will be an option when submitting) and contributors will have final say on how their work is featured. The goal is to make a cool team project and get interested folks involved from the start!
This is the simplest and most straightforward approach at an anthology project I've taken yet, and hopefully third time will be the charm! These are a lot to handle, but by starting small (and smaller each time, as it turns out) I hope to gain the experience needed to grow into bigger collections. Let's try and make wonderful things together. <3 —Zandra
Please don't forget content warnings on your submission's page where necessary; let's leave our audience in a better spot than they were. <3
On twitter we will be using the hashtag #OvertimeCats - feel free to use this hashtag when posting about the jam or your entries!
Need help with the light novel genre?
Or read one some light novels on twitch under the tags:
If you have any questions regarding the format or the theme etc, we have a questions thread going where you can check if you question has been asked and answered already and ask it if it hasn't: https://itch.io/jam/overtimecats/topic/395863/questions-thread
Remember: this jam is about making stories in a shared universe. Feel free to discuss with your fellow creators in the jam's community section, and fill the Cali Co building with interesting characters and situations! The anthology project, if it works out, is a fun extra, but not the main goal. Let's get started, have fun, and see what happens! You got this! <3
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