This jam is now over. It ran from 2020-05-14 23:00:00 to 2020-07-04 23:00:00. View 93 entries

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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    A solo journaling rpg about girls trapped on an infected island. Made for #WretchedJam.
    A solo journaling RPG set in a barren post-apocalyptic wasteland
    A Wretched & Alone folk horror game.
    A solo journaling game about humanity, sacrifice, and artificial intelligence.
    A demon possessed your charge. How do you save them?
    A Wretched & Alone mystery RPG!
    A solo-journaling game about being a clone on the run.
    A solo journaling rpg of magic and despair
    The Final Journey Of A Legendary Hero
    A solo RPG of tenacity and survival.
    A 2-player Wretched & Alone game about lighthouse keepers
    A Wretched & Alone game about a fucked up guy looking at you
    A solo survival and mapmaking TTRPG using the Wretched & Alone system
    A Wretched & Alone Game about War, Pain, Fear, and Hate.
    You are hunted. You are desired.
    Echoes is a dice, tower and playing card journaling game designed to build a story around prompts for free writing.
    A Wretched & Alone game about primeval survival
    A solo journaling game about your exile to a home by the sea.
    A Wretched & Alone game about surviving on Mars
    A solo journaling RPG about bad dreams and prayers, faith and doubt
    In this Wretched and Alone game, you find yourself trapped underground, in a bizarre tunnel system.
    A solo journaling game about killing the object of your obsession.
    You are the last of your species searching for salvation in a rapidly changing world. A solo journaling TTRPG.
    You are a time-traveller on a crucial mission, but something has gone terribly wrong...
    A solo cosmic horror RPG written for the Wretched & Alone game jam
    A Wretched & Alone game about the engine that couldn't
    A journal game about horror, survival, isolation and grit.
    A terrible person with very real problems.
    The game is rigged, but you can't help but play. A Wretched & Alone solo RPG.
    God's in His Heaven, and All's Right with the World, but Nothing Lasts Forever.
    Two variants of a solo fairytale roleplaying experience.
    A Solo Horror RPG about surviving in the depths of a ruined dwarven citadel.
    A solo journaling game of late deliverables and contract change requests. ZineQuest edition!
    An easy-to-fill-in Wretched Game document
    A game about pro wrestling and pushing yourself too far
    A solo espionage RPG about hoping for the impossible
    Supplemental rules for your Wretched & Alone games.
    A role-playing experience on surviving a police siege
    A solo rpg for you and a feline friend
    A two player game of deep sea disaster
    A solo Wretched & Alone game about complicity in Destruction.
    A survival horror game about memory, hope, and fear, while trapped alone in a dying arcade.
    A #WretchedJam gameabout a lighthouse keeper.
    a Wretched & Alone game of godly demise and divine treasure
    Become A Magical Girl. Fight for your life.
    A solo journaling rpg about angels, power, and loss.
    Keep those spy kids busy.
    Solo Journaling Rpg inspired by Inception and The Matrix
    a christian game of death, hypocrisy, and forgiveness
    A Cold War espionage solo rpg
    A solo game where you try to delay your survival bunker's inevitable collapse.
    A Solo RPG inspired by The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
    an undead experience
    Interactive Fiction
    You're gonna need a bigger boat!
    A Wretched & Alone game inspired by The Lord of the Rings
    A tiny RPG for 2-4 people about Salvation and Corruption
    A game about the night that you thought will never go wrong, for 1-2 players.
    A one-on-one fight against a world-threatening Evil.
    ​A game for two players about how our connections can bring hope, no matter how dark the depths... ​ ​
    Role Playing
    Can you survive being lost in the woods?
    A Wretched & Alone game based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
    A 1-2 player TTRPG in which the kitchen is definitely not on fire
    A GMless journaling game of solving a supernatural murder
    [solo. at night] the hunter’s still in the forest.
    A journaling game where you try to survive the last moments of a famous shipwreck.
    Galactic conflict survival
    A murder mystery in which you are the murderer.
    A solo journaling roleplay game about being stuck on an island made for killers.
    You make your way through this unknown underground system.
    A Solo Journaling Game About Keeping The Last Video Rental Store Afloat
    Draw, Roll, Pull, Cross out and Replace, Cross out and Replace.
    A solo journaling game about a cat that has not been feeded all day
    A solo world-building and storytelling RPG where you are literally a volcano.
    A Wretched&Alone Jam 2020 solo journaling game about GUILT
    a solo rpg about escaping a deal with the devil
    solo game, play an ex-angel who has to break into heaven to reclaim a lost love
    A Wretched & Alone game about nightmares & dreams
    A Wretched & Alone game about escaping your mentor's rapidly unraveling magical sanctuary.
    Journaling game of divine horror
    A solo journaling RPG for intermediate language learners
    A Wretched & Alone Jam 2020 solo journaling ttrpg aboard a damaged U-Boat.
    An A.I. must keep their ship together until rescue arrives, if it ever does.
    Role Playing
    A Solo RPG based on Classic Detective Stories
    A single player roleplaying game of paranoia and self-inflicted social exclusion. Part of the #WretchedJam
    A Wretched And Alone game, inspired by the events of the Franklin Expedition, made for the Wretched and Alone Jam 2020
    A tool to run 100d6 dice for Wretched & Alone games
    Run in browser
    Role Playing
    An veteran Vampire Hunter tries to escape Carmilla’s Castle
    A solo-journaling game about a newborn turtle trying to reach the sea.