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Christmas Jam

Hosted by Sonya



I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Merry Christmas to all!
Who?
This game jam is another one of the 4 seasonal game jams hosted by Princess Sonya and Empress DAX. Christmas Jam is the year 2020 Winter Game Jam hosted on CloudNovel.

When?
We will hold the Winter jam this year for THIRTY-ONE (31) days from December 1st 2020 till December 31st 2020.

Where?
You're already here! The jam will be hosted here on CloudNovel. To join, create a team for your project entry or join an existing team to participate in building a game project or drawing/design a character, background, object/item, GUI set, or composing a music/soundtrack or sound effect!

What?
The theme for the Christmas Jam is holiday festivities on Christmas Day.



For visual novel entries, to help you kick start your Christmas entries, we will give you several prompts that you can use. It is NOT required to use these prompts, and we encourage you to work on your original idea, but these prompts are here to help you start your project if you have no idea to start.
  • I am so excited to be known as the host of the most awesome-epic-fantastic-bombastic Christmas party this year. I have to make sure everything is going fine but as I welcome the last guest to the party; I hear a knocking on the door. Who's there?
  • As a manager of the most prestigious hotel, I love Christmas! Why? Because there will be a lot of guests in the hotel! I am so ready to welcome my little cashb- ahem, I mean, honorable guests with an open arm, but little did I know, our hotel will be visited by someone or something beyond imagination.
  • Santa is having trouble delivering all the presents to little boys and girls this Christmas due to the corona virus! Oh no! Will the children around the world get their Christmas presents from Santa Claus? What is going on at the North Pole?
For other types of entries such as dress up games and resources, you are required to create Christmas-based entries.

Rules
  • You can enter the jam alone or as a team (please choose one member as a representative to enter the jam and make sure you add other teammates as collaborators). In the case of a team entry, the prize will be split among the members.
  • Fangames or fanart aren’t considered as a valid entry. Your work must be original. No plagiarism, especially art theft, shall be tolerated.
  • If you are entering a game, you can enter a demo of your game, but you won’t be able to receive the prize until you finish your game. Only finished games are eligible for final rankings.
  • You have to publish your entry within the contest period. Once the time is over, we will decide how many points to give you based on what you have done until then. If your entry is a demo, you have to complete the game afterward (no time limit) to get the prize, but what you make after the contest period won’t add any extra points. Please refrain from updating your game after the deadline until results are out.
  • All entries must be listed so it is required to follow the listing guide so it can be listed on the site. (Listing Guide here: https://cloudnovel.net/forum/rules/DAX/listing-guide)
  • Do not create a new entry before the jam has started.


And don't start your project or artwork/music composition before Jam officially started

Visual Novels’ Rules:
  • Only English entries are considered as a valid entry.
  • Either of these categories:

    CATEGORY A - Ongoing/Hiatus entries that had been created or published before the jam began. It must be completed within the jam period.

    CATEGORY B - New entries with less than 5,000 total published words are required to be completed within the jam period to be valid.

    CATEGORY C - New entries with over 5,000 total published words may enter with ongoing work.

  • Non-story games entries such as Doodlepie needs to be completed to be considered valid.
  • If you are using free resources, please make sure the assets allow commercial use.


Dress Up Games’ Rules:
  • The art must be original.
  • The background and music can be free resources but they must be credited.


Art Submission Rules:
  • The art or design must be original. Stock images are okay as long as you have full permission to use them.
  • No tracing for artworks.


Music/Sound Submission Rules:
  • The music/soundtrack or sound effects must be original.
  • No remixes for soundtracks.


Prizes
All entries will be judged by CloudNovel staff. When the result is announced, you will be awarded 100 points to a maximum of 50,000 points per entry! For visual novel entries, please make sure you have completed your entries to get the prizes.


SKILLS WANTED
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Xhrystal
artist
Released
A quick 1 pose 18-expression spritepack of a girl in a santa dress.
artist
Team Closed
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Released
A girl who has been waiting to give you a gift.
artist
Team Closed
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Whatt3
artist
course, Virgos aren't all perfect, and like most signs, some of their biggest strength can also be points of weakness.

artist
Team Closed
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Released
Free to use Textbox from my VN "Matchsticks"
artist
Team Closed
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Released
A simple green and red elf hat :)
artist
Team Closed
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Makochan
artist
Released
A little "Santa Girl" for the Christmas Jam (hoping is considered a valid entry ^^') XD
artist
Team Closed
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niu
writer
Starting a visual novel sounds like fun.

While I'm not actively searching for help, if you're interested in trying something out but don't want to do it alone, I don't mind anyone joining for whatever reason.
writer
Join Team
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Fruto
artist
Published
You're an elf who got separated from Santa during the Christmas delivery and don’t know how to get back home. In the meantime, you put on a disguise to blend in with civilization, hiding the fact that you are an elf. The wardrobe you find happens to belong to a dark academia enthusiast.
artist
Team Closed
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Not Released
You are a Christmas elf straight out of elf College. You have been accepted into the little helpers inturn program at Santa’s work shop! Be prepared to fall in love with your new job and maybe fall in love with someone else too!
writer
artist
Join Team
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Released
Some sprites for a tsundere elf boy who works at Santa's Workshop.
artist
Team Closed
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Released
A bunch of x-mas themed stuff for your enjoyment!
artist
Team Closed
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Byssa6
ORGANIZER
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"An endless ball, people in elegant clothing with golden accents dance to elegant music under a ticking clock. Regardless of night or day, the ball never stops, this ball will never end. Even if the clock stopes ticking."
Even though Yuki never herd these words ever in her life, she knows them by heart. But she's not the kind who celebrates Christmas. She sees it as an excuse to eat candy and get presents when it's not your birthday. But on the day before Christmas, she finds a magic ballroom bustling with people. The ballroom those words she new by heart described. Will she learn the secret about herself that even SHE didn't know?
artist
writer
Join Team
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Vizkidzgamez
developer
Completed
You receive a strange letter from your friends, The Blips. You may not know much about them, but any holiday with them, is bound to be interesting!
developer
Team Closed
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snappuchan
developer
Not Released
Capri Z, a woman who lived her life alone in Italy ever since multiple family members passed away, gets payed a visit from far off and recent relatives in the form of spirits. A game about the true meaning of Il Natale (Christmas) and family remembrance.
developer
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Join Team
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GesuGesu
artist
Released
heh
artist
Team Closed
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owoboi
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:p
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writer
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LUC1G07CH1Sama
developer
Not Released
Dress up the hero of happiness, Claus-Chan!
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Team Closed
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ShotoNemar
artist
Released
A little girl ready to play in the winter snow, or sit down with her family to open Christmas presents.
artist
Team Closed
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Lunamations
developer
Hiatus
You decide to spend the Christmas afternoon meeting up with your friends to give presents to each other. I wonder what will happen along the way?
developer
Team Closed
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Neeka
developer
Not Released
On your way home you stop at a festive gachapon, receiving an ornament as the prize. When you go to hang it on your tree, however, it slips from your hand and breaks, world going white.

When the fog dissipates, you find yourself in the middle of a forest, in a world that is not your own. Rely on the characters you meet in order to find your way back home.
developer
Team Closed
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CrimsonRed200
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Whoever wants to join be my guest! :)
composer
Join Team
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Danceing56
artist
Released
Krampus. A mythical creature that punishes children who been bad, by taking them away and torturing them
You're in bed listening to Christmas music when someone enters your window
It's Krampus

But he's...a girl?
artist
Team Closed
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LuminaX
artist
Completed
You are the mirror of the evil queen who is “invited” to attend the Christmas Celebration of Snow White as a way to bridge their broken bonds, however something about this marvelous event feels... off
The fate of the queen is in your hands.
Will you choose correctly?
artist
Team Closed
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Lillunare
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Not Released
Well it’s a Christmas game
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artist
writer
Join Team
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Santa girl Sanae

View Character Art
Description
A quick 1 pose 18-expression spritepack of a girl in a santa dress.
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Description
A girl who has been waiting to give you a gift.
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Summer

Description
course, Virgos aren't all perfect, and like most signs, some of their biggest strength can also be points of weakness.

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Little Matchsticks Textbox

View GUI Design
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Free to use Textbox from my VN "Matchsticks"
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Description
A simple green and red elf hat :)
  • Writer
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Description
A little "Santa Girl" for the Christmas Jam (hoping is considered a valid entry ^^') XD
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Sihir

by niu
Description
Starting a visual novel sounds like fun.

While I'm not actively searching for help, if you're interested in trying something out but don't want to do it alone, I don't mind anyone joining for whatever reason.
Members
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Description
You're an elf who got separated from Santa during the Christmas delivery and don’t know how to get back home. In the meantime, you put on a disguise to blend in with civilization, hiding the fact that you are an elf. The wardrobe you find happens to belong to a dark academia enthusiast.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Little helpers

Description
You are a Christmas elf straight out of elf College. You have been accepted into the little helpers inturn program at Santa’s work shop! Be prepared to fall in love with your new job and maybe fall in love with someone else too!
  • Writer
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  • Artist
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Rei - Santa's Helper

View Character Art
Description
Some sprites for a tsundere elf boy who works at Santa's Workshop.
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  • Composer
Description
A bunch of x-mas themed stuff for your enjoyment!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

endless ball

Description
"An endless ball, people in elegant clothing with golden accents dance to elegant music under a ticking clock. Regardless of night or day, the ball never stops, this ball will never end. Even if the clock stopes ticking."
Even though Yuki never herd these words ever in her life, she knows them by heart. But she's not the kind who celebrates Christmas. She sees it as an excuse to eat candy and get presents when it's not your birthday. But on the day before Christmas, she finds a magic ballroom bustling with people. The ballroom those words she new by heart described. Will she learn the secret about herself that even SHE didn't know?
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

A Blip-Full Christmas

Play Visual Novel
Description
You receive a strange letter from your friends, The Blips. You may not know much about them, but any holiday with them, is bound to be interesting!
  • Writer
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  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Buon Natale! (Setup)

Description
Capri Z, a woman who lived her life alone in Italy ever since multiple family members passed away, gets payed a visit from far off and recent relatives in the form of spirits. A game about the true meaning of Il Natale (Christmas) and family remembrance.
  • Writer
  • Developer
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  • Designer
  • Composer
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Claus-Chan, the Christmas Hero!

Description
Dress up the hero of happiness, Claus-Chan!
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Little Blonde Girl

View Character Art
Description
A little girl ready to play in the winter snow, or sit down with her family to open Christmas presents.
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Peppermint Gifts

Play Visual Novel
Description
You decide to spend the Christmas afternoon meeting up with your friends to give presents to each other. I wonder what will happen along the way?
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Broken Baubles

Description
On your way home you stop at a festive gachapon, receiving an ornament as the prize. When you go to hang it on your tree, however, it slips from your hand and breaks, world going white.

When the fog dissipates, you find yourself in the middle of a forest, in a world that is not your own. Rely on the characters you meet in order to find your way back home.
  • Writer
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Crimsonz

Description
Whoever wants to join be my guest! :)
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Description
Krampus. A mythical creature that punishes children who been bad, by taking them away and torturing them
You're in bed listening to Christmas music when someone enters your window
It's Krampus

But he's...a girl?
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
You are the mirror of the evil queen who is “invited” to attend the Christmas Celebration of Snow White as a way to bridge their broken bonds, however something about this marvelous event feels... off
The fate of the queen is in your hands.
Will you choose correctly?
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Christmas party!