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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!! You can even pick up TyranoBuilder for only $9.99 (34% off) right now in the Steam Summer Sale!


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 .


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!