This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-06-22 18:00:00 to 2018-09-21 18:00:00. View 24 entries

Welcome to the TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam, a free contest for games created in TyranoBuilder Visual Novel Studio, the EASIEST, FASTEST tool to create multi-platform visual novels!

If you're interested in creating games and unfamiliar with TyranoBuilder, you're missing out!! Check out and pick up your own copy of TyranoBuilder for only $14.99 on Steam!

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

Development Time: Three whole months!

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.

Theme: The theme for this year's game jam is, "When in Rome...".
All games must exemplify the theme in some form, but otherwise any genre (romance,  sci-fi, etc.) or application is fine! 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 at the most.


Of course the the satisfaction of designing and making your own game is a prize itself, but we have something extra for our judges' top picks!


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.

Reuben Mount, Content Editor, Rice Digital 

Dinmoney, Developer, AGL Studios (Faulty Apprentice, Paramedium)

Jesika_art, Developer, AGL Studios (Faulty Apprentice, Paramedium)

Jay Rab, Chief Community Officer, Nyu Media


- 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! For questions or to discuss the game jam, please visit the official ★TyranoBuilder Summer Game Jam 2018!★ thread on Steam. For information about how to use TyranoBuilder, check out the tutorials, visit the Steam guides, or drop by the official TyranoBuilder Discussion Group. 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! 

Otherwise, GOOD LUCK!! We look forward to playing your game!


All submissions
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Browser playable (1)
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Windows (14)
macOS (4)

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A visual novel about a reunion with the twelve zodiacs living in humanity's world.
Visual Novel
A story about a marine biologist meets an old friend long forgotten.
Visual Novel
A short game that is a parody of old B-movie Science Fiction and 1980's music videos.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
In a very bad town, one brave fish must learn the way of the people to survive.
Visual Novel
Jason is out of a job when he finds a strange offer in a local news paper.
Visual Novel
A short tale about a forgotten sculpture.
Visual Novel
Romance. A visual novel edition of my webtoon, Checkmate
Visual Novel
Are you a boring adult?
Visual Novel
A timid sailor follows their not-so-cautious friend into the unknown.
Adventure
"An unforgettable story"
Visual Novel
When Phia is transported to the world of her favourite story, will she be able to learn to live like the locals?
Visual Novel
Our hero dream of miraculous encounters and stories worth telling.
Visual Novel
good knight, bad crew, grand adventure!
Visual Novel
Do you know where to go when you are lost? Please stay.
Visual Novel
A tale of comedy, friendship, tragedy, and life awaits all.
Visual Novel
Short retro style VN for the Tyranobuilder Game Jam 2018
Visual Novel
You are Project W4R-B0T, a war machine gone rogue. Escape!
Visual Novel
Love or duty? A demo about giving up on love. For now.
Visual Novel
Short Romance Tyrano Builder Visual Novel Game
Visual Novel
Play this FREE Parody of ' Doki Doki Literature Club ' from the creators of 'Arcane City' ! (Fair Use Implied)
Visual Novel