About the Gain Jam 9/2021 category


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4th Annual Gain Jam!

The jam will open at midnight 9/18 UTC-6

Theme: Hands Off

In this Jam the player or player character can not directly interact with or control other characters. They can only interact with them through indirect means such as manipulation of the environment or general orders as an example.

There are some exceptions to this rule though:

  1. If there is a character that represents the player they can directly control that. This exception does not apply if that is the only character in the game.
  2. Dialogue or speaking to other characters is not considered a direct action as long as it does not directly compel the character to take a certain action within the game.

I am very much looking forward to seeing how you all abuse/work your games around this theme! I wish everyone the best of luck and I look forward to seeing what you call come up with!

This Years Rewards

  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $250
  • 3rd - $100
  • Community Choice - $50
  • Best Art - $50
  • Best Sound - $50
  • Best Writing - $50

Rules & Scoring:

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