This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-06-30 14:00:00 to 2019-08-31 14:59:59. View 12 entries

Yaoi Game Jam is a two month long jam running from July 1st to August 31st, dedicated to making games—visual novels in particular—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 inspired by Yuri Game Jam, which first ran in Fall 2015.

Adapted Rules from Yuri Game Jam 2018:

  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. Entries that promote bigotry (i.e transphobic/racism) are not allowed.
  3. Although starting to work on your project before the official start of the jam is allowed, the bulk of the game must be done during the time of the game jam.

Logo by Reikun  Originally run by z04


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Windows (10)
macOS (8)
Linux (8)
Android (2)

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a fantasy visual novel & little tea-making simulator.
Visual Novel
An otome parody with a boys love twist, made for YaoiJam2019
Visual Novel
A murderer is trying to frame your family name, will you catch him or die trying?
Interactive Fiction
Chasing Jack the Ripper! A BL Visual Novel
Visual Novel
A short spinoff of BDSM Boys webcomic created for Yaoi Game Jam 2019
Visual Novel
One day, you meet a cute boy. Then you meet him again... And again...
Visual Novel
a guy wakes up on a spaceship, alone and naked
Visual Novel
Choose your art school lab and find the love of your life.
Visual Novel
BL Visual Novel
Visual Novel
Short VN Tech Demo of the project started and created during Yaoi Jam 2019
Visual Novel
Game going through deletion.
Visual Novel