This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-09-01 19:00:00 to 2023-09-04 19:42:00. View results
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About Our Jam:
Touhou Project (commonly known just as "Touhou") is a widely-beloved series of 2D Bullet hell (or "Danmaku") games originating from Japan. Chances are that, whoever you are, you've probably either seen it around or at least come across some of its venerable amounts of fan creations. This is because Touhou's Creator, ZUN, has an extremely permissive policy towards derivative works; filling the fandom to the brim with creators making both hobby and commercial works that use the games's settings and characters. Cutting to the chase: we take advantage of this several times a year by inviting all of those creators, old and new, to join us in a contest to make games that feature the Touhou Universe in some way, all within a limited span of time. Veterans and newcomers to game development or Touhou are all welcome to join.
After the jam is done taking submissions, there will be a ratings period where anyone whatsoever can play and rate the game submissions. After a period of voting, several winners will be announced; these includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners overall, as well as the winners for each category; Gameplay, Concept, Visuals, Audio, Story/Writing, Challenge, and Use of Theme.
Our Discord Server (Touhou Game Dev Hub) - Highly recommended; we have channels for team-forming, discussion of the jam games, and for non-jam discussion of Touhou and other game development.
Touhou Game Jam Twitter - Updates and information on when our Jams and rating periods occur.
Touhou Explained in Less than 2 Minutes - A quick crash course on Touhou and its world in a bit more detail, as well as why it appeals to so many of us.
Our Game Jam FAQ - For anyone who would like to know more about the jam process and how to make the most of your time.
If you'd like to participate (especially if you need a team), we recommend you join our Discord server: a Touhou-centric gamedev hub where you can discuss and show off Touhou fangames. The Discord has chat channels for the jam as well, including team-forming. You can also follow us on Twitter for more updates and to help spread the jam!
For those unfamiliar, a game jam is a contest where participants are given a "theme" to work off of and then given a brief period of time (usually a couple days) to create a game, from scratch, based around that theme. All skill levels and areas of expertise are welcome, and members can work either in teams or individually to submit a game by the deadline.
After the contest is done, anyone interested can play the submitted games and vote on what they think are the best entries. After a period of voting, a winner will be announced. Categories for voting are, Gameplay, Concept, Visuals, Audio, Story/Writing, Challenge, and Use of Theme.
Rules (READ THESE):
How to participate and submit a game:
We've hosted several community-jams since 2018, in addition to our other community events, you can check out our past events: ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, - as well as our sideline jams, (9)-Jam, PrideJam2, PrideJam3, PrideJam4, PrideJam5, Touhou Station, Touhou Station 2, Touhou Station 3 )
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