“Rainbow Game Jam ‘16” is a 2-week game jam organised by myself in order to celebrate and promote diversity within the game industry. The game jam will run from 20th August to 4th September, to encourage as much time as possible for participants to create and submit games.
There are various supporters from across the games industry, including Harmonix, The Foundry, Sony Interactive Entertainment, GaymerX, as well as several others, all of which have been hugely generous to donate prizes for the game jam!
The game jam was open to teams and individuals, while this is a REMOTE game jam, whereby participants take part online and stay connected using various social media channels
The game jam is a product of some planning and feedback through the “Rainbow Game Dev. Group”(https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScottishRainbowDev/). The group was created to build a community around the LGBT+ identifying and allied community in Scotland, to allow for a safe space for communication, meet new people, and to be able to host regular meetups in the various Scottish cities.
Here is a link to the event page if you would like to check it out:
You can also read my blog on creating Rainbow Jam 16 here.
Results for Rainbow Jam 16 can be found here.
Broken Joysticks – RAINBOW JAM ’16 AND HOW GAME JAMS HELP THE INDUSTRY
Gamer.nl – Predict: Rainbow Jam (Dutch)
Gaymer.es – Results Rainbow Jam 16 (Spanish)
Gaymer.es – Se acerca la Rainbow Game Jam 2016 (Spanish)
Kemp Plays – August Indie Roundup