Submissions open from 2020-05-14 23:00:00 to 2020-06-12 23:00:00
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Games of isolation, horror, and perseverance

Here's what you need to know:

  • Wretched & Alone is a system for creating games about isolation, fear, and the struggle for survival in the face of overwhelming odds, based on The Wretched.
  • Make a game that uses the Wretched & Alone system (check out the free SRD here).
  • Your game doesn't have to follow the system exactly, as long as it embodies the spirit of Wretched & Alone games. Pull the system apart, see what breaks and what you can change, and use it to tell stories that I could never conceive of.
  • Feel free to submit multiple entries!
  • Make sure to tweet your submission @pangalactic so I can shout about it!
  • This is just for fun - there's no judging and no prizes, though I'll be creating a Collection of Wretched & Alone games that will appear on my itchio profile.
  • I encourage you to put a price on your games, because work should be rewarded. I also encourage you to make use of the Community Copies initiative, so that those in financial need are still able to play these games.
  • If you want to call your entry a Wretched & Alone game, don't forget to include the legal language laid out in the SRD, and use the logo if you want to!
  • Nazis, racists, transphobes, homophobes, and other bigots are explicitly prohibited from taking part in this jam or creating Wretched & Alone games. In fact, I'd rather you didn't play my games at all. If you have to ask whether this statement is about you, it is.

    If you're yet to play a Wretched & Alone game, pick up the bundle that contains The Wretched and Matt Sanders' Sealed Library for $5, or grab community copies of either game if you're suffering financial hardship.

    • The Wretched sees you take the role of  the last surviving crew member of the intergalactic salvage ship The Wretched adrift between stars after an engine failure, your ship attacked by a hostile alien lifeform.. Will you repair your ship and escape, or die alone in the cold black of space?
    • The Sealed Library places you as the last librarian of a great library in city being razed to the ground. What will you save?

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    My Way
    A game about pro wrestling and pushing yourself too far
    A solo cosmic horror RPG written for the Wretched & Alone game jam
    A solo Wretched & Alone game about complicity in Destruction.
    You are hunted. You are desired.
    A single player roleplaying game of paranoia and self-inflicted social exclusion. Part of the #WretchedJam
    The game is rigged, but you can't help but play. A Wretched & Alone solo RPG.
    A solo journaling rpg of magic and despair
    A Cold War espionage solo rpg
    A solo journaling rpg about girls trapped on an infected island. Made for #WretchedJam.
    A terrible person with very real problems.
    Keep those spy kids busy.
    A solo journaling rpg about angels, power, and loss.
    an undead experience
    Interactive Fiction
    A solo RPG of tenacity and survival.
    In this Wretched and Alone game, you find yourself trapped underground, in a bizarre tunnel system.
    A solo journaling game about humanity, sacrifice, and artificial intelligence.
    A demon possessed your charge. How do you save them?
    Journaling game of cosmic horror
    You are a time-traveller on a crucial mission, but something has gone terribly wrong...
    A solo espionage RPG about hoping for the impossible
    Echoes is a dice, tower and playing card journaling game designed to build a story around prompts for free writing.
    [solo. at night] the hunter’s still in the forest.
    You're gonna need a bigger boat!