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JAMMERS: DO NOT START WORK ON YOUR GAME UNTIL THE SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

WELCOME

BIRTH, DEATH, REBIRTH - THIS CYCLE PLAYS ITSELF OUT EVERY DAY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PASS FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER? CAN IT BE CHEATED, OR EVEN STOPPED ENTIRELY? CAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS REALLY STOP YOU FROM AGEING?

THIS JAMโ€™S OPTIONAL THEMES ARE THRESHOLD AND INFINITY


INFORMATION

SCREAM ZONE GAME JAMS ARE HORROR-THEMED GAME JAMS MADE TO ENCOURAGE DEVS TO GET THEIR SPOOK ON! FROM STRAIGHT-UP SCARES TO INTERACTIVE FICTION AND ROLEPLAYING GAMES, SCREAM JAMS ENCOURAGE ALL CREATORS TO TRY MAKING SOMETHING SPOOKY EVERY FEW MONTHS, OFTEN BASED UPON AN OPTIONAL THEME OR SEASON.


THE DATES

SCREAMORTALITY RUNS FROM 1:11:11 AM AEDT MARCH 22  TO 1:11:11 AM AEDT APRIL 1 , WITH THE VOTING ENDING SEVEN DAYS LATER. PLEASE CONVERT TO YOUR LOCAL TIME ZONE!


THE SCREAM SCENE

YOU CAN JOIN THE SCREAM ZONE DISCORD HERE: https://discord.gg/gVQsjh5


RULES

ABOUT SUBMISSIONS

  • SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JAM SHOULD BE ORIGINAL AND DEVELOPED PRIMARILY DURING THE JAM PERIOD, PREFERABLY FOR THE JAM ITSELF.  HOWEVER, USING PARTS 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 :)
  • UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC, PERSONAL STORY TO TELL, WE POLITELY ASK THAT YOU REFRAIN FROM MAKING A GAME ABOUT COVID-19. IT IS AN ONGOING PANDEMIC, STILL RELEVANT AND DEVASTATING.

ABOUT VOTING

  • THERE ARE FIVE GENERAL VOTING CATEGORIES: ENJOYMENT (BEST GAME)HORRORAESTHETICSSTORYSOUND DESIGN,  AND A PRIVATE HOST'S CHOICE CATEGORY FOR THOSE GAMES THAT WERE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OVERALL!
  • THE VOTING IS OPEN TO CONTRIBUTORS ONLY, BUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE ANY SUBMISSIONS DOWN THAT ARE CLEARLY VOTE BRIGADED.

PRIZES

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR PRIZES FOR SCREAMORTALITY, PLEASE CONTACT @ohiogauze ON TWITTER!


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! IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE A WEB BUILD, WE ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO UPLOAD WINDOWS, MAC, AND LINUX BUILDS.

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!

Q. CAN I MAKE A GAME ABOUT COVID-19?

A. UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC, PERSONAL STORY TO TELL, WE POLITELY ASK THAT YOU REFRAIN FROM MAKING A GAME ABOUT COVID-19. IT IS AN ONGOING PANDEMIC, STILL RELEVANT AND DEVASTATING.

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a playable ghost story that changes with every ending.
Visual Novel
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Another day at work.
Puzzle
a one page survival game for one or more players
Something is under your skin. It itches.
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A short, retro styled 3D horror game
Adventure
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You're lost in the forest! Pick up the radio pieces to call for help!
Action
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A Visual Novel where you wait to enter the AfterLife.
Interactive Fiction
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Survival
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It's button pressing time! This is a game featuring a quirky ai and a button!
Puzzle
FEED
Action
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Explore sunken locations and calm their haunted hulls
Puzzle
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Take the survey. Discover your deepest fears. Face them.
Puzzle
Not where you want to be
Survival
it's dark
Interactive Fiction
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???
Interactive Fiction
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Explore a haunted forest in this 5-10 minute microgame created for the Screamortality Game Jam
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A prestigious mansion with a dark secret.
Puzzle
Great Detetective and Mysterious Plot
Platformer
Machines have taken control and they want to make us to fight till we die in this 2D Arcade Boss Rush Nightmare
Shooter
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Interactive Fiction
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A story driven RPG
Role Playing
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Discover the secret of the Undying City.
Visual Novel
90's style horror pizza delivery
Action Horror FPS Game
Action
What secrets lay within the abandoned sanatorium?
Adventure
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A serial killer joins the search part of a missing person.
Strategy
Stop the reactor meltdown before it's too late for you too.
Shooter
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Short eerie project submission for the Screamortality Gamejam
Nothing but death awaits you here...
Horror game.
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Take control over zombies to attack Igor, who just wants to clean his graveyard.
Survive the depths long enough to call for help.
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Brave defender of dreams
Role Playing
A matter of life and death and life again
Puzzle
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Play as the slain demonlord and escape the bullet hell.
Action
Escape a dungeon crawling with zombie.... things
Survival
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some burdens are meant to be eternal
Survival