Theme diversifiers are aimed at providing motivation for experienced game jammers. In a sense, diversifiers are a voluntary list of secondary constraints that individuals and teams can choose to go for, or not, as they please. When uploading your submissions, add in any diversifiers that you included in your game design.
Out Making Games Diversifier – OMG
This year, we’re working in collaboration with Out Making Games (OMG), a UK Video Games industry network for the LGBTQ+ community. Use the acronym OMG in some way in your game:
- Title of your game (eg Obvious Match3 Game)
- Character in your game whose description makes the acronym (eg Ogre’s Missing Girlfriend)
- Have a character who only speaks in words that make the acronym ‘OMG’
- Use OMG as keys as part of your game
This was a diversifier that we introduced back in our 2017 game jam and really enjoyed seeing everyones games with this constraint! Use only the colours from a pride flag of your choice, for all of your games art.
Your game doesn’t feature any violence.
Your game features at least two character who identify as women who talk to each other about something other than a man. A fan favourite from previous years of Rainbow Jam so we’re keen to have this back for 2020.
Five Times Round The World
Incorporate the theme of “Five” in your game. In celebration of five years of Rainbow Game Jam!
Include lyrics from an LGBTQ+ Anthem in your game. Here are some suggestions.
Accessibility means avoiding unnecessary barriers that prevent people with a range of impairments from accessing or enjoying your output. Plan and design your game to be accessible to players with disabilities. Some ideas include creating a single button control scheme, appropriate colour schemes for visually impaired people or haptic (vibration / rumble) feedback. For more information please check out the Game Accessibility Guidelines.
We are now an hour away from the start of Rainbow Game Jam 2019! Check back here or our Twitter to learn what the theme is first before spending two weeks working on your amazing games!