This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-08-27 23:00:00 to 2020-09-06 23:00:00. View results

Voting is currently in process from now until the 22nd of September, 10:00 AM GMT+10. You can vote here:


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 OPTIONAL theme is...


Whether metaphorical or... you know, lost somewhere amongst the waves. But what kind of waves? ๐Ÿค”


SCREAM SEAS runs from 9AM AEST August 28 to 9AM AEST September 7, with the voting ending at 9AM AEST September 14!


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!


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.


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!


All submissions
Browser playable (9)
Windows (10)
macOS (3)
Linux (3)
Android (1)

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A story about being adrift in space
Interactive Fiction
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The Great Old Machine will make you better.
don't leave the farm
Visual Novel
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A horror survival game aboard a freighter lost at sea.
Play in browser
2D horror - a mute castaway rescued by a secretive crew
Play in browser
kid paper kraft horror
Game made for the Scream Seas Jam X. Find the jade tablet in the middle of an ancient set of ruins.
horror-game in the sea
An old adventurer sets out for his final adventure: find C'thulu, whatever the cost.
Interactive Fiction
Mark the end of your sanity.
Visual Novel
A 3D platformer horror game where you are being chased.
Play in browser
Submarine terror
Why not try to discover them?
Wander through a sunken wreck to find your 'prize'.
Atlantis Attack is a Survival Horror Game. You have one shotgun, one flashlight, and thats all you need to survive.
tiny horror game
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this is a "horror" game... HEADPHONES WARNING!!!
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A game where the sea lures you in.
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A murder mystery game made for Scream Zone Game Jam X
Interactive Fiction
Its a fun little horror game.
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