So I may be a bit of a supernatural, myths, and lore buff in all forms of media. There is just something about these imaginings and stories that captivate me. I think about what inspired them, how they were shaped over time, and what we can learn from them. Sometimes they are a reflection of the time or culture they came from. Most of the time they are a mirror held to beliefs, thoughts and feelings people had that were too ugly to admit to. Its only appropriate then that a group mostly ignored gets the same opportunity.
PS - Don't forget to join us on our fabulous Rainbow Jam discord server for some good old community building and fun times. I'll be looking for admins and working on revitalizing that as well as I can. Or grab the Rainbow Jam Google Calendar to keep up with all the jamming happening!
Theme : Mythical
How would your story be told through the lens of hundreds of years? What if in current days our existence was considered touch by the gods or fey? Lets create some stories of our own to add to the nexus. Create myth, lore and become the supernatural. So your truth through the lens of storytelling as it would have been used in other times. Build the Greek myth you wish existed, write the local lore you to inspire the next generation. Just have fun with it!
Rules of Rainbow Jam
So therefore there are only two rules to Rainbow Jams :
1) Your game must focus on Queer and/or minorities OR the experiences of those groups.
2) All games submitted have to be created during the current Rainbow Jam. You can do prep work leading up to it, in fact, I encourage it. Prep away! HOWEVER you may not start work on the actual design or the game itself until the jam starts.
You don't have to finish the game to submit it. Unfinished works or demos are allowed, encouraged, and accepted! Completing the work for the jam isn't a requirement just creating one is.
What are Rainbow Jams?
Well that's a fair question. Rainbow Jams are my answer to being annoyed at not hearing Queer and minority stories. Its my answer to wanting to see more games created by those same people. We do exist out there even if people whisper about our mythical and magical unicorn powers. And I'd like to see more of us reflected in games, and as game creators. So from now on I will be hosting a Rainbow Jam a month to help fuel that avalanche of creation through games that better reflect our community. Its time for some games #ByUs4Us !