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. If you do go for one or more diversifiers, you can check off those diversifiers as fulfilled when uploading their game.
Pride Flag Colours
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.
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.
A Game That Can’t be Played Alone
Your game must be played by multiple people to be completed!
This game explores stories at the intersections of marginalised identities. Diversity in games is incredibly important, so we encourage anyone taking part to not only explore queer themes, but also the cross over of various forms of social stratification: such as class, race, age, and disabilities.
Your game flips the expectations of common media tropes, especially LGBTQ+ tropes. Some common (and arguably overused tropes) include but are not limited to: All Gays Love Theater, Bisexual Love Triangle, Bury Your Gays. Further examples can be found here
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