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Tyranobuilder game jam theme: "Fresh Starts"

"Sometimes we need a fresh start or life forces us to start anew, this jams theme will focus on stories were the characters are being thrown into a new world whether literally or figuratively."

Start date: 9am EST March 9th, 2017

Close date: 11:59pm EST May 7th, 2017

Welcome to the TyranoBuilder Spring 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 March 6th to May 6th 2017, 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 2017! 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:

Two months!

Submissions open at 09:00 March 6th 2017 and close at Midnight, May 6th 2017, 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, "Fresh Starts".

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 or include it as part of your submission in the field provided

Game Length:

Playtime should be approximately 30 minutes .



Gold Prize $500!

Silver Prize $300!

Bronze Prize x3 $100!

Guest Judges

Georgina Bensley, Developer, Hanako Games, (Long Live The Queen, Magical Diary)

Antonio Lorenzo Carino, Developer Sapphire Dragon Productions (The Agency: Chapter 1, True Lover's Knot)

Ayu Sakata, Developer Sakevisual (Yousei , RE: Alistair++)

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 SpringGame Jam 2017! thread at Steam. Otherwise, please help spread the word and GOOD LUCK!! We look forward to playing your game!

Games submitted(45)

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A visual novel about stress, friendship, and the horrors of grad school
When a baby hawk falls out of his nest, a jaded fox discovers him and finds purpose.
A retro point and click game.
When your home planet is destroyed and your whisked to a new world. How do you confront yourself after such a trial?
Help Paul save his son from the Giant Gecko Monster.
A story about love and hope
A dark otome where you are the heroine. Travel various world's with your yandere companion, Kuro.
A tutorial demonstrating how to display 3D models in TyranoBuilder.​
The journey of a fairy to gain his freedom
New boy in town fulfills promise to a loved one.
A truly fishy project.
A wife trying to save her husband from repeatedly dying.
the short story of a girl who experience something strange happened to her
A game developed in TyranoBuilder for the TyranoBuilder Spring Jam 2017.
TyranoBuilder Spring Game Jam 2017 submission
Game created for tyranobuilder spring 2017 jam
This sword could be a fresh start for you.
A 17th-Century Negotiate 'Em Up
A poorly-advised instruction manual on how not to be human.
A girl seeks to start a new life in a magical kingdom. But all is not what it seems.
How many times can you restart your life?
Spring. The season of a tiny utopia.
Robin and his family visits the country for vacation.
Does the search for happiness ever end?
A young cat is to begin his pilgrimage of becoming a grand mage. What will he find? You decide how the story ends!
What would you do if you could start it all over?
A visual novel for the 2017 TyranoJam
A crabby witch discovers hew new home is filled with complications that forces her to confront her mysterious debility.
A new chance at normal life after what feels like a lifetime in jail.
A psychological visual novel with a deeper meaning
A Short Visual novel done for Tyranobuilder summer Jam 2017 in 11 days.
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When you're forced to relive the same week over and over again, can you find the a way to make it to the weekend?
Everything was the same. Boring and monotone. Until..
When the right person crosses your path...