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Here at SCREAM ZONE™, we have given way too much credit for the horrors of the world to individuals. It is time to acknowledge a group of entities more powerful and much more evil than any singular person...

What destroys the habitat of orangutans to make palm oil? What is dooming the planet with greenhouse gas emissions? What steals bodies of water and sells it to you in a single-use bottle? What sells weapons to terrorists and armies all the same? What controls your news feeds? The social media you use?

What makes you work overtime and doesn't pay you a cent?

We have simply not given CORPORATIONS their due credit! Introducing SCREAM LITE™, a brand new game jam with 30% more anti-capitalist sentiment!


The OPTIONAL theme is:

PROFIT

and doing whatever the PR department says in order to achieve it! Do you have to destroy a heritage-listed site? Perform a cursed ritual? Bribe a government official? Overthrow said government? The number of ways you can make a quick buck are infinite, so get interesting with it! Perhaps go a little abstract?

Use your personal experience with companies, stories from your neck of the woods, conspiracy theories, easily verifiable information that corporations shamelessly avoid addressing, or something you've completely made up yourself!

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 LITE™ runs from 9AM AEST June 26 to 9AM AEST July 6, with the voting ending at 9AM AEST July 13!


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 @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!



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A short narrative-driven game about waking up alone and trapped in the office.
Interactive Fiction
Its a pitch black, Walueke is comming
Survival
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Find the security code and exit the bunker.
Puzzle
At Sequoia, we value your feedback.
Interactive Fiction
GIF
Action
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Adventure
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A short horror game made for Scream Lite(TM).
Interactive Fiction
Welcome to your new job at Barry's Food Approval! We hope you're excited to try our new selection.
Strategy
Beats working in retail
Educational
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Retro fixed-camera horror game
Survival
A 3D horror game, with a pixelated retro asthetic.
Adventure
Find the treasures, avoid the mummies!
Survival
What is going on behind the curtains of this wicked company?
Adventure
Welcome on the HorrorExperience game page !!
Adventure
Dracula goes capitalist in this management game. Spend cash but profit in blood!
Simulation
Collect crowns and try not to die!
Action
the horse dissapears when you look right at it. I'm too lazy to find out why or fix it.
Adventure
Work a 9-5 job that slowly rots you and your coworkers away
Interactive Fiction
Screamjam submission
Adventure
A game of sci-fi horror.
An Interactive Fiction Horror Short
Interactive Fiction
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A collection of short horror stories in a Visual Novel game.
Visual Novel
Adventure
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Solve the mystery in this creepy first-person experience!
I made this game in 10 days for Scream Zone Jam #9.
Adventure
This is a game about escaping recognition.
A short horror game made for the Scream Zone Jam #9
Survival
There is something on your computer, and it's NOT a virus.
Interactive Fiction
You recieve a anoyomuns tip about cult activity in a small town but your investigation turns deadly
Adventure
Survive on a spooky asteroid heading towards a black hole
Adventure
You're the IT guy. Created for ScreamLite
Rob graves. Make money. What could go wrong? (Made for the Scream Zone Jam 9)
Interactive Fiction
an endless game where you have to destroy as many viruses as possible!
GIF
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Factually Accurate Corporate Takeover Simulator!
Interactive Fiction
Deliver coffee and reports at your role as Lacedaemon LLC's newest intern!
Puzzle
Interactive Fiction
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