This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-12-01 05:00:00 to 2022-01-01 05:00:00. View 76 entries

Welcome to the 2021 Winter VN Jam! A game jam for visual novel and story-focused developers.

Continuing from last year's Winter VN Jam, I thought it would be a lot of fun to see more VNs that focus on the winter season. This is what this game jam is all about.

This jam's theme is: Winter. You can interpret that how you like.

Whether it's a story about a character settling down with a nice mug of hot cocoa and some gingerbread cookies, or an adaptation of The Snow Queen, your winter tales are welcome here.

Submission Guidelines:

  • You can use the jam to complete a project you've already begun working on, so long as it fits with the jam's theme of winter.
  • The video game submission must be a visual novel or be story-focused.
  • There's no official judging. Anyone who reaches their goal during the jam has completed it.
  • This jam will not accept submissions that depict sex or gore.
  • Collaborations and solo projects welcome.
  • Submitting demos and works-in-progress are fine!

So have fun, gain experience, and go make a game!

Join the DevTalk Discord server for chatting with other devs!


Submissions(70)

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A princess x hero otome romance... wait, is that even a hero?
Visual Novel
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A dark Christmas game about strained relationships and yule spirits.
Visual Novel
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Whose hand will the lonely match girl take that night?
Visual Novel
Stuck in a snowstorm, two people talk about their wishes for the future
Visual Novel
Spend some quality time with a certain blue bird.
Interactive Fiction
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A narrative adventure game.
Adventure
Who says the holidays have to be lonely?
Visual Novel
A town without time, a Doll without memory.
Visual Novel
A short Visual Novel with humor, romance and an ending you might not expect...
Visual Novel
Fall in love with tall, hot vampires!
Visual Novel
Experience the harsh world from the perspective of a freshly awakened snowperson, before winter ends.
Visual Novel
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Can you brave the mountain to save another?
Visual Novel
"Only true love can thaw a heart. To fight the ice, you need to burn."
Visual Novel
A chilled fantasy quest: make a friend, eat an apple, doom the kingdom?
Visual Novel
A fantasy otome game.
Visual Novel
Two friends at the start of the year, with plenty of old baggage to carry around.
Visual Novel
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Short cute Christmas-y pixel-y cat story
Visual Novel
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Six months ago, I "existed"
Visual Novel
Valentine's day is approaching! Show a new side of yourself at the wild holiday party with a risqué dress code.
Visual Novel
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beats to relax/meet up to
Visual Novel
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A short visual novel based off the classic Japanese Folklore - "Tsuru no Ongaeshi"
Visual Novel
A Pirate's journey out of the clutches of the law via sea and blizzard.
Visual Novel
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It's winter and little Amelyn wants to play, unfortunately for her, the world isn't such a nice place.
Visual Novel
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A 3D Bitsy winter folktale
Interactive Fiction
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A short, seasonal visual novel about relationships and perceiving the past. (Specifically, Myx's past...)
Visual Novel
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Short story about a group of people taking refuge in an abandoned house during a blizzard
Visual Novel
A sci-fi Christmas romance or friendship story between a lonely woman and a burly robot!
Visual Novel
There is no need to fear the unraveling if you have already come undone …
Visual Novel
Finding community in a frozen hellscape
Adventure
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A comfy christmas party on the International Space Station
Visual Novel
A Winter VN Jam short story about two elderly Capybaras
Visual Novel
One day, people start falling asleep and not waking up.
Visual Novel
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A cute little game about a witch boy collecting stuff to surprise his half-plant girlfriend!
Visual Novel
A story about tragedy during the happiest time of the year.
Visual Novel
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In a remote village, no one can be trusted.
Visual Novel
A warm consensus at snowfall
Visual Novel
Take a mythic journey up a snowy mountain path. Reach the peak... where destiny awaits.
Visual Novel
What will it take to avoid being alone?
Visual Novel
A visual novel game with some mini games between each chapter.
Visual Novel
A short game about a girl trying to make friends.
Visual Novel
Svanya's heart break has frozen the world. How will her sisters fix the damage?
Visual Novel
A sweet and innocent game where Mc is kidnapped for Christmas.
Role Playing
Take care of each other!
Visual Novel
A short visual novel developed for Winter VN Jam 2021
Visual Novel
A series of tales of the remnants of Ville Angelique, surviving through a never-ending winter.
Visual Novel
A tale of lost, pain and affection
Visual Novel
A snowman building mini-game
Visual Novel
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Santa's sleigh is empty, can you help him finish delivering presents before morning?
Visual Novel
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A short tale about letting people in
Visual Novel
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Visual Novel
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Romance during the Fae's largest festival!
Visual Novel
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A tale of the end times.
Visual Novel
An exorcist faces his longest rival. This winter she is coming.
Visual Novel
Uncover the mysteries of a town where snowfall has not stopped for months.
Visual Novel
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Choose between three doors. End with one of three different fates. What will the new year ring in for you?
Interactive Fiction
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What's in a name?
Visual Novel
This is a mockup of a Stardew Valley fan game made for the Winter VN Jam 2021.
Visual Novel
Visual Novel
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A cat who just wants to bring holiday cheer to her fellow animals.
Interactive Fiction
Queer Arabs in the revolution--visual novel.
Visual Novel
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A Linear Visual Novel
Visual Novel
Make friends at a music festival! No romance, just a good time.
Visual Novel
"Farna Minh, seeks a dangerous tool of Darkness on the icy moon Europa"
Visual Novel
Visual Novel
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A visual novel story about trying to stay stable during a manic episode.
Visual Novel
a visual novel about childhood memories
Visual Novel
What do you get when you put an alien, a scientist, and a childhood friend together on one dairy farm?
Visual Novel