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💀 SCREAM CITY 💀

A HORROR GAME JAM BY SCREAM CATALOGUE AND CAVEWARE DIGITAL

THE DARKNESS IS NOT ALWAYS A LONELY PLACE. AS NIGHT ENGULFS CITIES IN BLANKETS OF FOG, THE ALLEYS, GUTTERS AND CREVICES OF URBAN SPACES  STIR TO LIFE WITH UNTOLD MONSTERS AND SPOOKS. UNSEEN AND UNHEARD, THEY COME OUT TO FILL THE SHADOWS WITH A SENSE OF THE UNKNOWN...A SENSE OF DREAD...A SENSE OF HORROR. 

THE CITY TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN WHEN THE DARKNESS IS GIVEN FREE REIGN, AS IF A NEW PLACE IS BORN OUT OF THE VOID THAT NIGHT BRINGS. THAT PLACE IS A REALM OF UNFATHOMABLE TERROR. IT'S A PLACE CALLED SCREAM CITY.



💀 ABOUT THE JAM 💀

THE JAM THEME - 'THE CITY'

SCREAM CITY IS A JAM FOCUSED ON HORROR GAMES - ALL THINGS SPOOKY, SURREAL OR JUST PLAIN WEIRD. FEEL FREE TO MAKE A GENERAL HORROR GAME, OR ONE BASED THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR THE JAM! THE THEME FOR THIS JAM IS THE CITY - IT COULD CONJURE  UP DARK URBAN SETTINGS,  WHAT LURKS BENEATH THEM, OR MONSTERS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT!

THE DIVERSIFIER - 'GAME IS SET IN A REAL-WORLD CITY' 

NOW INTRODUCING A DIVERSIFIER TO ENCOURAGE DIFFERENT WAYS OF INTERPRETING THE THEME! THE DIVERSIFIER IS BASING THE GAME ON A REAL-WORLD CITY AND ADDING SOME UNIQUE ELEMENT ABOUT THAT CITY INTO THE GAME - WE'LL RECOGNISE GAMES THAT FULFIL THIS DIVERSIFIER IN A SPECIAL VOTING CATEGORY ONCE THE JAM IS OVER! 

THE DATES - APR 12 TO APRIL 22 

SCREAM CITY GOES FROM 3PM PST/5PM EST APRIL 12 TO 3PM PST/5PM EST APRIL 22, WITH THE VOTING PERIOD ENDING ON 10AM AEST MAY 2 . 


💀 THE SCREAM SCENE 💀

LOOKING TO FIND ME ON OTHER PLATFORMS?

JOIN ME ON @SCREAMCATALOGUE ON TWITTER!

LOOKING TO CHAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE TAKING PART IN THE JAM? 

THERE'S A SCREAM DISCORD THAT YOU CAN JOIN HERE: https://discord.gg/vMVysVJ

LOOKING TO FORM A TEAM WITH OTHER PEOPLE? 

THERE'S A CROWDFORGE IF YOU WANNA JOIN OTHER FOLKS: https://crowdforge.io/jams/screamcity


💀 THE RULES 💀

ABOUT SUBMISSIONS

  • SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JAM SHOULD BE ORIGINAL AND BASED MOSTLY ON SOMETHING YOU'VE MADE IN THE JAM PERIOD, PREFERABLY FOR THE JAM ITSELF . HOWEVER, USING PART OF EXISTING ASSETS/PROJECTS TO MAKE SETTING UP EASIER IS FINE! PREMADE/BOUGHT ASSETS ARE COOL IF YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO USE EM TOO! 
  • SCARY AND DISTURBING CONTENT IS WELCOMED, BUT ANYTHING THAT COULD BE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO PLAYERS SHOULD BE FLAGGED IN A SUBMISSION DESCRIPTION! TO MAKE SURE THE JAM IS A POSITIVE AND INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYBODY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST MODIFICATION OR REMOVAL OF REALLY NASTY STUFF :)   

ABOUT VOTING

  • THERE IS A BEST GAME CATEGORY,  AND A PRIVATE HOST'S CHOICE CATEGORY FOR THOSE GAMES THAT WERE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OVERALL! ALSO, THERE'S A SCARIEST GAME CATEGORY, FOR THE GAME BEST FITTING THE HORROR GENRE, AND A BEST THEME CATEGORY, FOR THE GAME THAT TACKLED THE THEME BEST! THESE ARE ALSO VOTED BY PARTICIPANTS. 
  • THE DIVERSIFIER CATEGORY IS A SEPARATE CATEGORY THAT LISTS ALL THE GAMES THAT WENT THE EXTRA MILE WITH THE THEME BY FULFILLING THE DIVERSIFIER, BY SETTING THEIR GAME IN A REAL-WORLD CITY


💀 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 💀

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN FORMAT?

A. NOPE! WE WELCOME GAMES FROM ANY PLATFORM, USING ANY ENGINE, FOR ANY OS.  SO YOU COULD WRITE A STORY USING TWINE, OR SUBMIT RULES FOR A TRADITIONAL GAME IF YOU'RE FEELING UP FOR IT!

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN TYPE/THEME?

A. THE JAM HAS A LOOSE FOCUS ON HORROR-THEMED SUBMISSIONS. HOW YOU INTERPRET THAT IS UP TO YOU, AND WE DON'T REALLY POLICE IT! IN THE SPIRIT OF THE JAM, WE DO ASK YOU MAKE SOME EFFORT TO KEEP IT IN TUNE  WITH THE HORROR GENRE. AS FOR THE THEME, IT'S COMPLETELY OPTIONAL! 

Q. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY A DIVERSIFIER?

TO ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO TAKE THE THEME EVEN FURTHER, AT THE END OF THE JAM, WE'LL CREATE A MANUALLY-CURATED VOTING CATEGORY WHERE WE'LL RECOGNISE THE GAMES THAT BASED THEIR GAME ON THE DIVERSIFIER - SO LONG AS YOU PUT AN EFFORT INTO SETTING THE GAME IN A REAL-WORLD CITY OR LOCALE AS REFLECTED BY ASSETS, STORY, MUSIC ETC. WE'LL COUNT THAT IN!

Q. DOES MY GAME HAVE TO BE FINISHED/POLISHED? CAN I WORK ON THE SUBMISSION AFTERWARDS?

A. NO STRESS! SUBMIT WHATEVER YOU'VE GOT. OF COURSE, YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO KEEP WORKING ON THE GAME AFTER THE JAM HAS ENDED, HOWEVER THE JAM WILL BE CLOSED TO NEW UPLOADS UNTIL THE VOTING PERIOD IS OVER. IF THIS IS AN ISSUE AS A MAJOR BUG IS FOUND IN YOUR GAME, WE CAN TURN OFF THE CLOSURE FOR A SEC, SO NO WORRIES!