This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-06-14 14:00:00 to 2023-08-20 14:00:00. View 24 entries

Yaoi Game Jam is a two month long jam running from June 15th to August 21st (AEST), dedicated to making games featuring male-identified characters in queer relationships.

Traditionally, the term "yaoi," also known as "boy's love," refers to female-oriented works from Japan, or works inspired by those works, that feature two or more male characters in a romantic relationship. However, this game jam is open to stories about all kinds of relationships between queer-identified men, from platonic to romantic, and everything in-between!

This jam was first inspired by Yuri Game Jam, which first ran in Fall 2015.

You can view games from previous years here: YaoiJam2022,  YaoiJam2021,  YaoiJam2020,  YaoiJam2019YaoiJam2018YaoiJam2017YaoiJam2016 


Rules for YaoiJam2023

  1.  Your game must focus on queer relationships between men OR the queer male experience. This includes: gay, bi, trans, non-binary, aro, ace, pan, any male-identified LGBTQIA characters.
  2. This is an inclusive jam and anyone can join. Although uncomfortable subjects can be explored, please be considerate of the themes/material used, and fellow creators/players. Remember to appropriate tag your games.
  3. You may begin working on projects before the jam starts, but all submissions MUST be new games created for YaoiGameJam2023. To ensure this, you must state 'Made for YaoiGameJam2023' on your game's page. 
  4. The following types of entries are prohibited: games promote bigotry (i.e transphobic/racism), games using AI-generated assets


FAQ

I'm already working on a game that has a demo released, can I submit that to YaoiJam? 

  • No, you may only submit new games. 

Do I need to make my assets from scratch, or can I use pre-made/CC/paid assets?

  • No, you don't need to make your assets from scratch unless that is something you wish to do.  You can use pre-made, recycled,  CC, newly commissioned, paid etc assets. If using CC/paid assets, be sure to abide by the asset's licensing.

Can I submit my Yaoi Jam entry into multiply jams?

  • Yes. As long as your project abides by all the rules in each game jam you wish to submit to.

Can I submit more than one entry?

  • Yes. 

Can my entry be about characters that aren't male or in queer relationships?

  • Although your entry may have a plethora of diverse characters, it must have a primary focus on queer relationships between male-identified characters (the nature of the relationship can be romantic, platonic, or anything in between). Or it may focus on the experiences of queer males. 

Can I submit a NSFW entry?

  • Yes. All games should be properly tagged and labelled, if your entry is not appropriate for minors, you must label that in the game's description.

Is there a discord?

  • Yes. There is a dedicated YaoiJam channel in the Boys Love VN Development server, found here.



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Your heart and your reputation is at stake 💔🔥 Get shipped or defy the crazy superfans!
Visual Novel
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A cute story about falling in love with a fisherman
Visual Novel
A short visual novel about a trans masculine sorcerer getting comforted by his demonic roommate
Visual Novel
Two gangsters and the morning after
Visual Novel
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A BL VN set in 19th century Japan about a crossdressing protagonist and a cheery thief teaming up to break a curse.
Visual Novel
An angel, a wayward soul, and a path to the great beyond...
Visual Novel
Which is redder? Your cheeks? His hair? Or.....?
Visual Novel
Your sex-friend has now a girlfriend!
Visual Novel
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A fantasy "Boys' Love" tale where our hero unravels the villain's plot by... ENTERTAINING HIM & CONFESSING HIS SECRETS?!
Visual Novel
When spells collide, hearts ignite
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You're my guardian angel aren't you, Doctor?
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I won't let the chance go!
Visual Novel
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An unfinished flower crown might be what saves you from the fairies
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A game about a gay bar and homo drinks (R16)
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Kiss your rivals (R18+)
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How I wonder what you are
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The boys are back
Adventure
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A comedic queer les-mis themed visual novel about the misadvantures of Grantaire
A BL superhero game (18+ ONLY)
Role Playing
FE8 fan VN - BL comedy drama: Sparring match between Seth and Cormag in which you can decide the outcome!
Visual Novel