Welcome to the Story Synth Summer Jam! This is a low-key game jam lasting from June through August to create games using Story Synth.
Come join the community in the Story Synth Discord, where you can share you games and ask for help.
You can share your designs on Itch and Twitter with the hashtag #storysynth – feel free to mention @storysynth for retweets!
Story Synth is a free web platform for designing, playing, and sharing prompt-based storytelling games like For the Queen and The Quiet Year.
Designing a Story Synth game is super easy:
Once your game is on the site, you can share its link with whomever you want. Then players can create new sessions and, within each session, players will see the same prompts at the same time.
During the jam, we're going to have a focused Story Synth Weekend where jam participants can share their progress, run playtests, ask for help, and request new features. The dates are tentatively June 26-27 – more details to come!
Even though Story Synth games don't have downloadable files, you can still publish them to Itch and charge for them. Here's how:
Then just create the game's Itch page like you normally would. For an example Itch page of a Story Synth game, check out Around the Realm.
Can I submit games that I've submitted to other jams?
How can I get help?
Who's hosting this jam?
This jam is run by Story Synth creator Randy Lubin
How can I request new features?
The Story Synth community has a code of conduct – give it a read!
Some key points: