capnbubs: Hi, I was part of a two person team that participated in Asylum Jam last year, we're making our prototype into a fully fledged game now and are planning a kickstarter! I was wondering if there was any chance we could get a mention from Asylum jam to help give us some publicity? We are still holding to the ideals of the Asylum Jam, I can't wait to see the games that come from it this year :)

That’s wonderful! Please let us know which game and how we can promote you a bit, would love to see what you’ve been up to. (:

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nornsdominion: Hey there! Forgive my ignorance, but I was actually interested in signing my name down for this project. Who do I need to contact, for one? (Oh, and would text-based IF be considered a "game" for the purpose of this event?)

Hi! You don’t need to sign up anywhere in particular to join Asylum Jam this year, but if you’re looking for other people to join up with, you can check out the Looking for Group document at!

Any game is welcome, we had many text-based games submitted last year (mostly Twine) and they were very well received. Glad to have you on board with us. 

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Returning for a second year, Asylum Jam is a 48 hour long game jam where game developers are challenged to make a horror game and explore the genre without negative mental health or medical stereotypes.

This year, Asylum Jam will be taking place from October 31st to November 2nd for whatever 48 hour period that is most convenient for you in your timezone.

Find out more on the website, or on this tumblr!

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andythyart: I'm having trouble uploading my .exe to the submissions page as it keeps crashing. Is there an alternative way to submit work?

Is this still an issue for you? Flick me an email at and we’ll sort it out.

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maximeantonoff: Hello. Please, can you tell us what is the exact hour for the tommorow's deadline to submit our game ? 13pm ? 19pm ? Thanks you to answer this question. Maxime Antonoff

I answered this over on the site, but the answer is: The deadline is technically the end of the 13th in the last timezone— your deadline can be any time on the 13th that equates to 48 hours after you started. If you run into serious errors and can’t submit until say, Monday, that’s okay too— we’ll still accept late submissions.

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omgmisterbean: Where will we be able to access the various games.

You’ll be able to play them after they’re all submitted on Sunday over at the website! Just click ‘Submissions’. 

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underattack86: Can you name me some examples of recent horror games that included an asylum location? Excluding Outlast, obviously. I'm asking because I pay attention to the games scene and I'm really not seeing any other examples.

Outlast is an obvious recent example, but games like Alice: Madness Returns, Asylum and Alan Wake have examples of asylums (Hotline Miami too, if you’re going outside the horror genre). If you broaden the term to hospitals, then there’s a lot more. Asylums are only one thing we’re steering away from, however. 

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maximeantonoff: Hello. We are a french team and we want to submit our game at the end of this week end. The production has began today at 8.00pm. I've just login on your website, but is there any other thing that I must do to register my all team ? There is no information on the way to follow to register all of us, submit our final work and how you can check our work ? Thank you very much. Maxime Antonoff

As Asylum Jam isn’t a competition, we’re being pretty lax with the rules. You can make your game within any 48 hr window between the 11th-13th, and it would be great if your team could register all team members, but that’s more so we can get a good idea of the number of participants more than anything else. When your game is done, simply click ‘Submissions’ on the main website and the instructions will be on that page after you click ‘Submit your game’. 

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