Hosting your own jam is an awesome way to bring creative minds together for an event or cause that's important to you. Itch.io has made it easy to host your very own jam, any time you like! The only thing needed is an itch.io account, and you're on your way.
You can configure many options for your jam, such as ranked entries, voting, non-ranked jams, and more. When you set up your jam page, you can choose start and end dates for submissions, voting deadlines, voting criteria, and even custom fields for your submissions.
In addition, as a jam owner you can offer a message board for discussion, to compliment the default comments section given to jam entries. This community board can serve as a place for your creators and fans to exchange ideas, talk about the jam, and hang out during your event. You can Read more about itch.io jam communities.
Our game jam system has a broad array of functionality, and we're still expanding on it. We encourage anyone who needs custom functions to please contact us, and we will try to accommodate your needs.