There aren't exactly "rules" for our jam (it's all pretty relaxed). We're hoping most submissions would have been worked on at least a little during the jam period, but we'd rather more submissions than not. So, if there's some more work you can do on it during our jam window, that'd be rad; if it's done and you just want to submit it as is, that's better than not sharing it with our community at all, so sure.
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We're happy to accept NSFW submissions! Just make sure they're marked as such, as by itch.io's code of conduct. If it aligns with both their and our code, we're happy to accept it for our jam.
We now have a Discord server to help you meet team members, share ideas, and get help during the jam from May 1 to May 14. You can find the current active Discord server link on the main jam page. Join us!
I'm currently working on adding some additional moderation tools and moderators to the Queerly Represent Me discord server so we can open it up for this purpose. We've had some difficulties with... less than pleasant communities online before, so we don't want to make it accessible until we can be sure that issues will be kept to a minimum. In the meantime, feel free to use the community discussion board to your heart's content!
Hi there! There are no restrictions regarding when you have to make the game. Despite the jam running for a two week period (so that most people are around and chatting at the same time), you're more than welcome to get a head start since there is no real judging / winners / etc. Just do whatever feels right for you!
Hi! Thanks for voicing your concerns with us.
We've removed some of the "limiting" language on the jam front page at the request of a dev on Twitter, so hopefully that reads a little better for you now as well. Let us know if there are other changes there that would make you feel more comfortable with the overall explanation of our focus with this jam.
Our goal here is simply to encourage some different representations. We all know that we can empathise with anyone—queer people have been empathising with hetero or cis characters in games forever—but it would be lovely for some underrepresented identities to see the spotlight. We definitely don't think gay folks are overrepresented when it comes to games in general, but they are in the existing queer games that are out there. If you're into stats, here are some. 300+ games with gay NPCs is no where near enough when it comes to all games that exist ever, but, for example, 1 intersex NPC is ridiculously low. We are just looking to boost those numbers too!
If you have any additional points you'd like to talk about, or info you'd like from us about why we're running this jam, just let us know.
Hey interested folks!
If you have any questions about the jam, or are feeling a little uncertain about it, feel free to voice that here! No such thing as a silly question, and maybe others are thinking the same. We're happy to chat!