This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-04-01 04:00:00 to 2016-06-01 04:00:00. View 10 entries

The Tarot is one of the most historically significant and interesting developments in the world of games (not to mention the exciting occult connotations it has taken on over the centuries), so it's only right that we celebrate this fascinating, storied, and colorful "platform" with a game jam!

For the purposes of this jam, participating developers/artists are welcome to use the Tarot as a general theme, a structural guideline, a creative jumping off point, or simply a source of inspiration. Perhaps you want to create an alternative synchronistic divinatory system, like the Tarot or the I Ching. Perhaps you'd like to invent a brand new game using the Tarot (or the more "standard" deck of playing cards derived therefrom) as a primary component. Perhaps you'd like to pick a single card, any card, and make a game based on its specific themes and symbols. Perhaps you'd like to do something completely different. Do what makes sense to you and what excites you most!

This is a casual, non-ranked, two-month long jam. Let's keep it nice and friendly. The only rules are as follows:

  • Games submitted for the jam ought to be created or finished specifically for the jam (obviously, this is an honor system kind of thing).
  • Games submitted for the jam should be free of hateful or defamatory content. You are, of course, welcome to submit games that contain "adult themes" or "dark and moody stuff," but hate or bigotry of any kind has no place here.
  • The Tarot, cards, or synchronistic divinatory systems should, in some way, however oblique, serve as an inspiration or thematic jumping off point for your game.

I think that's really all there is to it. Although the official submission period is still a ways off at the time of my writing this, you should feel free to get started whenever you think is best. This jam is meant to be a fun, creative thing, you know? Let's have fun, and do the thing!


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digital tarot assets
An improvisational, tarot-based tabletop role-playing game
Play a newly designed solitaire with the Rider-Waite tarot deck & more...
Fight using Tarot cards in this roguelike RPG!
Role Playing
A short game for the manifold, aram, tarot game jam
A card game where you have to defend your kingdoms against cardy intruders
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