In 2015, Portentine ran a mini Twine jam, called the Twiny Jam. During the three-week the jam ran, creators were asked to submit a Twine game with no more than 300 words. There was a thread on the forum about it. Over 200 pieces were submitted. (sadly, about a 5th of those is now lost…)
So, 8 years later, to commemorate this piece of IF History, @cchennnn and I are bringing back the Twiny Jam - but with a bit of a twist…
So I will be matching the number of submitted entries* into a donation to the Equality Florida organisation, currently working to fight wave of the anti-trans bills in Florida. A proof of donation will be published (on tumblr) after the jam is completed.
*the entries must follow the rules of the jam to be counted. Spam and hateful content will be removed.
Two other persons have reached out and will also be matching the submission into another donation for a LGBT cause. If you’d like to join us either anonymously or publically, let me know Here is also a list of other LGBT organisation accepting donation.
So come write max 500 words to participate to a good cause!
Is that only readable text, or does all code count in the 500 words? Like if I use Inform 7 and have "The giant squid is here. The description is “A massive purple cephalopod, undulating with desire,” do the 8 words preceding the description count in the word count?
This is my first time entering one of these jams. I was going to try for Spring Thing 2023, but the game I had for that had to take a back-burner to work. I was looking through the earlier mini Twine jam entries and thought Elevator Later was cool in how much interactivity it was able to accomplish in 300 words, so I was inspired by that for my entry The Unseemly Virus.
I’ve added a basic page on IFWiki at Neo-Twiny Jam - IFWiki. The dates show up on the IFWiki calendar now at IFWiki. I wasn’t sure whether to count it as a jam or competition. I think jams (generally) have a restricted timeframe to work on submissions and are not scored. I got the impression that at least the second of those things apply here, and also it’s called a jam, so on the wiki page it’s a jam!