This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-04-10 00:00:00 to 2020-04-20 00:00:00. View results

⚙️ IT RISES ⚙️

Something stirs from within the depths. A cold, mechanical whirr precedes the grinding of gears into motion. Pistons pump, vents hiss, springs creak. Like clockwork the sounds of this contraption create a rhythm that reverberates to the surface. But the purpose to which this machine stirs to motion is uncertain. Does it work to keep the world in motion, or unleash something terrible? Only time will tell...

The OPTIONAL theme for this horror jam is MACHINE - your game could have strange contraptions, be set in industrial dregs, but it's up to you! There is a SPECIAL CATEGORY to recognise games that feature an original machine that serves a story purpose or is used for a game-play mechanic.

⚙️ ABOUT ⚙️

SCREAM ZONE Jams are horror-themed game jams made to encourage devs to get their spook on! From straight-up scares to interactive fiction and role-playing games, scream jams encourage all creators to try making something spooky every few months, often based upon an optional theme or season.

⚙️ THE DATES ⚙️

SCREAM MACHINE runs from 10AM AEST April 10 to 10AM AEST April 20, with the voting ending at 10:00AM AEST April 27!

⚙️ THE SCREAM SCENE ⚙️

You can join the SCREAM ZONE Discord for announcements and conversation by clicking this link. We have a great community and welcome newcomers!

You can also join us on Twitter @SCREAMCATALOGUE and @caveware, or start a conversation on the discussion board!

⚙️ 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! Pre-made/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 hosts' 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.
  • Voting is open, but we reserve the right to take any submissions down that are clearly vote brigaded.

⚙️ FAQ ⚙️

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. Can I work on multiple games?

A. As long as each game was started during the jam period, that's absolutely fine! Just don't over-work yourself!

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!

All submissions
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Browser playable (16)
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Windows (39)
macOS (12)
Linux (12)
Android (2)

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Nobody has seen Lisa Hughes leave her house in a few days. Her neighbors are starting to get a bit worried...
Adventure
Play in browser
An abandoned car wreck, a txt from your dead sister... cyberpunk/txt/horror
Adventure
"ECHO" - Is a first person PT styled game developed in 10 days for the "Scream Machine" Jam
A short, dark and intriguing experience.
Adventure
Explore a seemingly abandoned factory and try to leave the place alive
GIF
Found Footage
Interactive Fiction
Atmospheric Machine Horror Game
Adventure
Explore the Cyber Morgue and uncover the truth behind mysterious deaths and disappearances
Interactive Fiction
short horror action game about spoiled food
Platformer
Play in browser
A psychedelic lucid dream horror synthscape… where you’re an egg.
Platformer
Beyond the concept of human there's only death.
Adventure
A small collection of found MS-DOS games by the developer VISICNS.
Play in browser
A Singing Doll? Or something more?
Visual Novel
Visual Novel
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Follow your directive.
A young boy is stuck at home and want to build a robot.
Action
A short INK interactive fiction horror story. Audio recommended!
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
GIF
A Surreal Nose-Picking Adventure
Interactive Fiction
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The continuation of the 'White Room' storyline from Saya no Uta, with thanks to Nitroplus!
Visual Novel
Escape the facility full of creepy creatures...
A short text adventure.
Try to escape a series of rooms, using a gruesome typewriter that can grant limited wishes
In the face of certain destruction, can you form a transcendental connection with your copilot?
GIF
Make it mean something
Shooter
Be careful, you're being HUNTED...
Survival
Play in browser
An adventure game about stopping a terrifying machine
Adventure
They watch, keep them back with light
A short atmospheric horror experience, with a subtle message.
An adventurer enters an abandoned office where something horrible happened
Survival
Deep in the Heart of Mexican Culture Is a tale of the Weeping Woman or better known as La LLorona
Adventure
An interactive fiction about the patient zero of the GA1-α virus.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
GTA2-Like with an arcade horror theme - created for the SCREAM MACHINE Jam
Action
A card-and-die game of patience, with a body count.
Jack is trying to escape from the terrible basement, only one way to freedom is visible, and Jack went along it.
Platformer
A game about escaping the Factory
A boy wake up in the midnight but he can't find his mother so what should he do ?
Solve puzzles, battle and hide in a horrific prison of the future.
Adventure
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A game of screaming robots
Puzzle
GIF
Coming of age fortune-telling sidescroller narrative
Interactive Fiction
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prototype ver. 3.0.1
Crowd Control Simulator
Action
Walk around the abandoned shop picking stuff up to help you on your journey.
The death of the Engine
Survival
The failures of the past will always haunt us.
Survival
GIF
Horror game where you need a special machine to survive the monsters.
Explore the cursed factory and find out about the victims of the cult.
Adventure
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Collect pieces to make yourself whole.
Play in browser
a hurricane is bearing down on the dark ride you work on. try not to die.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Puzzle
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Made for Scream Jam 2020 - "Machine"
Play in browser
Explore The Most Complex Machine Of All: The Human Mind
Play in browser
sorry my first game jam
WOLF3D style ZOMBI game
Shooter