You have arrived at a familiar clearing. A crowd has gathered around a central idol. There is merriment and laugher, delicious food and beautiful things. But something is amiss. Something... sinister is afoot. And you suspect that it is not of this world...
The OPTIONAL theme for this horror jam is SUPERSTITION - You could tell a tale as old as time, recount a recent experience, or make something up to scare your friends - just how you'd like to play with the part of the human psyche dedicated to the paranormal is up to you.
Scream 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.
Scream Solstice runs from 10AM AEST December 6 to 10AM AEST December 16, with the voting ending at the time of the December Solstice, 3:19PM AEST December 22!
For you American folks, that's December 21 at either 8:19PM on the west coast or 11:19PM on the east coast!
You can join the Scream Zone Discord for announcements and conversation by clicking this link. We have a great community and welcome newcomers!
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!