This jam is now over. It ran from 2015-08-17 16:00:00 to 2015-09-19 03:59:59. View 35 entries

Submissions are closed! We had a great turnout and want to thank all that entered. Winners have been selected and can be found on our website along with all the details here:

Welcome to the inaugural TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam, a contest for games created in TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio!

Below are all the details you need to get started. To clarify, all entries must be created using TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio - see the below links for where to purchase, tutorials, and support:

TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio at Steam:
TyranoBuilder Tutorials:
TyranoBuilder Discussion Group at Steam:

The development / submissions period is from Aug 17th to Sept 18th 2015, and judging will be carried out over a month period by Nyu Media and our panel of guest judges who have generously donated their time to participate. After this time, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.

For questions or to discuss the game jam, please visit the official TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam 2015! thread at the TyranoBuilder Discussion Group at Steam. Any new announcements or updates will also be posted there as well as to the Nyu Media Facebook and Twitter accounts, so please drop by occasionally!


Submission Requirements

Entry Fee:
There is no fee - this is a free contest!

Development Time:
One month!
Submissions open at 09:00 August 17th 2015 and close at midnight, September 18th 2015, Pacific Time.

Game Engine:
All submissions must be created using TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio.
Use of TyranoScript or JavaScript within TyranoBuilder is of course permitted / encouraged!

Game Formats:
Windows or Mac standalone application, OR browser game. Sorry, mobile games will not be accepted for judging.
Please upload your game as a single .zip file.

The theme for this game jam is, "United by fate".
All games must exemplify the theme in some form. If you feel that the link to the theme is unclear, please include an explanation of how the theme is fulfilled in a text file in the root directly of your game.

Game Length:
Playtime should be approximately 30 minutes .



1st Prize: $350!
2nd Prize: $250!
3rd Prize: $150!
Live2D Prize*: $250!

* The Live2D Prize will be awarded to the the game that makes the best use of TyranoBuilder's Live2D functionality. See the links below for details about Live2D and how to use it in TyranoBuilder.

Live2D Homepage:
TyranoBuilder Live2D Tutorial:

Guest Judges

Tom Grochowiak, Creative Director, Moacube (Cinders)
Josh Kaplan, Head Writer Alienworks (Human Reignition Project, Starlight Vega)
Georgina Bensley, Developer, Hanako Games, (Long Live The Queen, Magical Diary)
Jeremy Miller, Creative Director, Dischan Media (Dysfunctional Systems)
Samuel Munson
, Producer, Sekai Project (fault milestone one, Asphyxia)

Other Rules

- Games must be created after the jam start date
- Only one submission per developer / per developer group
- Submissions must be in the english language
- Assets must be free of copyright claims (i.e. original or available for use without infringement of license)
- Winners will be decided at the sole discretion of Nyu Media and the guest judges
- Nyu Media reserves the right to revise the terms of contest

That about covers it! If you any questions, comments, etc. please post them to the TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam 2015! thread at Steam. Otherwise, please help spread the word and GOOD LUCK!! We look forward to playing your game!


Games submitted(35)

All submissions
Browser playable (3)
Windows (31)
OSX (3)
Linux (1)

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Short visual novel
[Updated 5/11/2015] Light Sci-fi, Lesbian Romance Visual Novel
In the near future, a sibling rivalry sends Saria on a journey of knowledge, friendship, and inner growth.
A short visual novel exploring the odd events surrounding a group of people.
A broken heart, a matchmaker, and a twist of fate change her life forever.
The princess is content with her secluded life in her castle, but...
Otaku meets life
Short Visual Novel
An epic branching sci-fi visual novel from Shane W Smith, a two-time Aurealis Award finalist.
Elias struggles as a mute in a world run by spoken magic. His life changes forever when he follows a beautiful song.
Aghata Christie meets raptors
Join the most high-res, download-worthy, next-gen, god-tier computer club in the history of the universe!
The tale of a Flamingo who goes on a journey to save the world.
Play in browser
In which Shakespeare's boots are threatened by vomit and men wear women's clothing (and vice versa).
Play in browser
A Magical Girl story about resisting Fate and finding Happy Endings.
a short visual novel
A dame with a past and a hero with no future.
A cyberpunk visual novel
Experience the feeling of constantly drowning in life
Can you make this couple break up?
An original visual novel for all ages
Created for the TyranoBuilder Game Jam!
Play in browser
Linear Visual Novel for Tyrano Builder Game Jam 2015 - Note: Because time there might be a few mistakes.
Getting Through is a visual novel using color and sound to tell the story of two strangers caught in catastrophe.
Angel's Smile Vol.1 - Shoujo Novel
When one story ends you can start another...
The tale of a WW2 Nazi soldier who abandons the war machine for the sake of his own humanity.