VN Jams in 2021


 

J A N U A R Y



 
 

F E B R U A R Y


  • Valentine's VN Jam  -  (51 submissions / 259 participants)
    28 days  |  non-competitive  |  start work anytime  |  no info on partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    A love-themed visual novel jam. Ran 2021-02-01 to 2021-02-28 (itch).

 

M A R C H


  • NaNoRenO  -  (80 submissions / 394 participants)
    31-33 days  |  non-competitive  |  work only during jam  |  allows partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    The most popular visual novel jam of the year, anything goes, just make it in March. Ran 2021-03-01 to 2021-03-31 (on LSF) or 2021-03-01 to 2021-04-02 (on itch).
    The IntRenAiMo version of the jam allows projects that started earlier than March, but has no formal home.

 

A P R I L



 
 

M A Y


  • Otome Jam (1/2)  - (0 submissions / 157 participants)
    61 days  |  non-competitive  |  work only during jam (however finishing an already existing project is allowed)  |  allows partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    A two-month otome-themed game jam likely to overwhelmingly produce visual novels. Runs 2021-05-01 to 2021-07-01 (itch).

 

J U N E



 

J U L Y


  • Summer Novel Festival (1/2)  - (0 submissions / 460 participants)
    61 days  |  non-competitive  |  start work anytime  |  allows partial works  |  no 18+ content
    Aka SuNoFes, a two-month low-pressure jam to make a visual novel (or a similar story-driven game) in the summer, or finish an existing project. Runs 2021-07-01 to 2021-08-31 (itch).
  • Yaoi Game Jam (1/2)  - (0 submissions / 129 participants)
    61 days  |  non-competitive  |  work only during jam  |  allows partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    A two-month yaoi-themed game jam overwhelmingly producing visual novels. Runs 2021-06-30 to 2021-08-31 (itch).
    For finishing existing projects previously submitted to other jams use Yaoi Jam +.

 

A U G U S T



 

S E P T E M B E R


  • Spooktober VN Jam  -  [44 submissions, 174 participants last year]
    30 days  |  competitive  |  work only during jam  |  allows partial works  |  no 18+ content
    A jam with a broad theme of Halloween, horror, and mystery, with prizes to win for those feeling competitive. Runs 2021-09-01 to 2021-09-30 (itch).

 

O C T O B E R


  • Yuri Game Jam (1/2)  - (0 submissions / 44 participants)
    61 days  |  non-competitive  |  start work anytime  |  allows partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    A two-month yuri-themed game jam overwhelmingly producing visual novels. Runs 2021-10-01 to 2021-12-01 (itch).

 

N O V E M B E R


  • Yuri Game Jam (2/2)
  • ViNoWriMo  -  [20 submissions, 104+(?) participants last year]
    31 days  |  non-competitive  |  work only during jam  |  no info on partial works  |  no info on 18+ content
    A low-pressure visual novel jam focused on writing. Possibly runs 2021-10-01 to 2021-12-03 (itch).

 

D E C E M B E R


  • Winter VN Jam  -  [21 submissions, 106 participants last year]
    31 days  |  non-competitive  |  start work anytime  |  allows partial works  |  no 18+ content
    A low-pressure jam with a broad theme of winter, the cold, and snow. Possibly runs 2020-12-01 to 2020-12-31 (on itch).
  • Finish Your VN Jam  -  [13 submissions, 56 participants last year]
    31 days  |  non-competitive  |  start work anytime  |  allows partial works  |  allows 18+ content
    A jam to encourage finishing a longer running project until the end of the year. Possibly runs 2021-12-01 to 2021-12-31 (on itch).

 
 

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