WHAT IS ASYLUM JAM?

Asylum Jam is a 48 hour game jam set for the spooky month of October, taking place on October 11th - 13th. The purpose of this jam is for individuals or teams to create a horror game on any platform or of any type that simply follow the following stipulation, inspired by Ian Mahar’s article ‘Nobody Wins When Horror Games Stigmatize Mental Illness’ (http://kotaku.com/nobody-wins-when-horror-games-stigmatize-mental-illness-912462538):

1.) You should not use asylums, psychiatric institutes, medical professionals or violent/antipathic/’insane’ patients as settings or triggers (some examples of what we’re steering away from.)

This jam is to show that you can still create a great horror experience without using inaccurate stereotypes of those who suffer from mental illness, or the institutions that support them in diagnosis and recovery.

You can sign up for the jam here at our website!