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Valentine Jam

Hosted by Sonya


Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you...

So...

Will you be my Valentine?

This game jam is another one of the 4 seasonal game jams that the staff of CloudNovel hosts each season. This Jam, the Valentine Jam, is our fifth annual Spring/Valentines Jam.


The spring jam this year will be taking place during February 10th, 2022 thru March 31st, 2022.


You're already here! The jam will be hosted here on CloudNovel. To join, create a team for your project 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!
(If you're wondering where the 'join' button is, it won't appear until the game jam has started)


The goal of the jam is to make a game or create art/music around the theme of love or romance, or anything to do with Valentine's day!

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.
  • You can enter an existing game or existing art/music/sound resource, but over 50% of the entry must be new and falls under the category of this game jam's theme of love/romance.
  • 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 deadline until results are out.
  • It must follow the rules to apply a visual novel as listed (rules here https://cloudnovel.net/forum/fluffness/rules/listing-guide)

And don't start your game project or your artwork/music entry before the Jam has officially begun.

Visual Novels’ Rules:
  • Only English entries are considered as a valid entry.
  • Entries must have more than 3000 words to be considered as valid entries. (Unless your games are not story-focused. Eg: pet simulator)
  • You are allowed to use free assets for your entry, but you must credit their owner (make sure the resource can be used for commercial projects).
  • The final version of your game must have at least around 30 mins of gameplay (otherwise you won’t receive the reward)

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 Sonya based on effort. Depending on the entry you will be awarded 100 points to a maximum of 100,000 points!

SKILLS WANTED
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Claire
ORGANIZER
Ongoing
A story about an Asian girl named Sumaya Yona who lives in Cincinnati, and is murdered in cold blood. The news of her murder is all over Ohio local news channels.
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
LUC1G07CH1Sama
ORGANIZER
Discontinued
A short visual novel about me, Chiyo chan, as a fairy trainee (like kpop coachella trainees).
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
darklexy
ORGANIZER
Completed
A visual novel about a circus from Hell! This is completed!!!
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Completed
A mysterious woman whose hands manipulate the strings of Fate. She is quite fond of the red string that connects lovers. Whether your love story is destined for happiness or tragedy, she hopes your tale entertains her well.
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Syrui
developer
Ongoing
Wonders is the words to describe the feeling as I look at you, I am here both to create you and destroy you...
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Lunamations
artist
Published
Drury is about to go on a date. Will you help them pick an outfit?
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
AnnaDcwrite
artist
Released
Sprites I made! Feel Free to use it for Non-commercial and Commercial projects. Have fun!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
MoNicole
artist
Released
A cute cupid sprite for your VNs!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Danceing56
developer
Completed
Valentine's day isn't a great holiday when you're alone
Thankfully theres a cafe where you can enjoy this day with someone who'll listen and accompany you through this sad holiday
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
CloudWriting
ORGANIZER
Love Yourself is about Aru, a teen. Its almost valentines day and she has a crush on a boy in her class. She thinks that she needs a valentine and hopes that he will ask her. When the class nerd asks Aru to be their Valentine, well thats your choice if she accepts or not! This story is about loving yourself!
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Makochan
artist
Released
A pretty simple GUI for dating sims & romance games.

Resolution: 1920x1080

The GUI includes:
-5 buttons for the title screen.
-A complete textbox (with & without nameplate) with arrow and buttons.
-Choice button.
-A bar that can be used in the settings/options screen or as a health bar.
-A button for selected/non selected settings/options.
-A button for locked CGs (with empty frame included for unlocked CGs).

Hope you like it! ^^
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
ThatOtaku
artist
Released
A cute and simple GUI set for Valentine's Day! Free-To-Use with credit.
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
WerewolfSimp
ORGANIZER
Completed
(lol I couldn't come up with a better title XD)

Cupid's job is to make everyone fall in love. Her job is the busiest on Valentine's Day, but Cupid has had enough. This Valentine's Day, she's going to try to find her true love with the help of her friend instead of doing it for others. But is Valentine's all it's cracked up to be?

You might have to refresh at least once
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
SanIYaH
designer
all girls school
designer
Join Team
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
lovemanta
artist
Discontinued
The ancient and mysterious Fae Queen of the Forest needs a date to bring to the pink moon festival to save face in front of her ex.
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
GrimesChan
writer
Completed
You, a witch went to earth to revive you lover's memories that unfortunately lost after an incident both of you made back at your hometown. She forgot she was a witch and thinks she's human.

Will you be able to revive her memories back?
writer
designer
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Ongoing
You went back to your hometown in February to get away from your city life for a while. During the time you stay in your hometown you remember there was always a huge celebration on valentine's day. Where there will be deliciously sweet and beautiful decorations with fireworks going off at night during a parade and festival, and you know what.. it was just as you expected it to be but...

what you didn’t expect was for you to get yourself a date…
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
You've been in a bunch of relationships but none of them was the one. You were a hopeless romantic; you wanted to fall in love as they did in all those romance shows you watched. You wanted to feel what it was like to be loved and love someone.
It was a sunny day, the sun seeped through you.

And that day. you finally understood the phrase "love at first sight."
writer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
GlitchcoreGames
developer
When a 18 year old with ASD meets a deaf 19-year-old, they make a quick connection and dare to find ways to communicate in a way that’s easy for both of them.
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
NKane
developer
Completed
Make chocolates for your crush! All you have to do is extort your sister, follow an overly complicated recipe, and engage in mortal combat with your mother before you can hand those chocolates over. Piece of cake!
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
LushBear
developer
you're a young high school girl fantasizing about valentines day, and taking the chance to confess to your crush, but you're a superhero he isn't supposed to know about my identity!
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Astara
artist
Released
She reads in the name of love!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
SugrHarts
artist
You Stumble into a mysterious cafe where three adorable waitresses await you!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
gladius
developer
Ongoing
Waking up from a coma in an abandoned hospital, exploring the building, meeting the undead and falling in love. Your own name with the lovely maiden, and her friend to tag along. Really hoping this idea hasn't been used yet! This is my entry for the Valentine's Day Jam. :]
developer
artist
Join Team
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
lonelysaturn
artist
Bambi is an exhausted, overworked 19 year old college student, and Romeo is an energetic, popular being of absolute chaos who is disguising himself as a new student in Bambi’s art class. He annoys the hell out of Bambi from the very beginning, and it quickly becomes clear that he isn’t all that he seems. Romeo is none other than a cupid, a being meant to spread “love” or whatever. However, Bambi is determined to not let Romeo get him wrapped up into such unimportant affairs. Romeo, on the other hand, is determined to make sure he isn’t single upon reaching graduation.
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
NinthCapsul
artist
Published
Dress up cupid for her big Valentines day!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
ice queen and heroic warrior love story is a love story game about an ice queen who falls in love with a hero you can choose how the story plays out this is my valentines game entry
developer
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Kladia
composer
i
composer
Join Team
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Released
A cute cupid with 3 poses and 17 unique expressions total!
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
LusterMaiden
artist
Released
A maiden in love <3
artist
Team Closed
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
A story about an Asian girl named Sumaya Yona who lives in Cincinnati, and is murdered in cold blood. The news of her murder is all over Ohio local news channels.
Members
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Faerie Adventures

Play visual novel
Description
A short visual novel about me, Chiyo chan, as a fairy trainee (like kpop coachella trainees).
Members
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Mortem Circus

Play visual novel
Description
A visual novel about a circus from Hell! This is completed!!!
Members
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Black Market Hearts

Play visual novel
Description
A mysterious woman whose hands manipulate the strings of Fate. She is quite fond of the red string that connects lovers. Whether your love story is destined for happiness or tragedy, she hopes your tale entertains her well.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
Wonders is the words to describe the feeling as I look at you, I am here both to create you and destroy you...
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Drury's Closet

Play dress up game
Description
Drury is about to go on a date. Will you help them pick an outfit?
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Valentine Jam 2022 Submission

View character art
Description
Sprites I made! Feel Free to use it for Non-commercial and Commercial projects. Have fun!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Pastel Cupid

View character art
Description
A cute cupid sprite for your VNs!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Harmony Brew Cafe : Valentine Dinner

Play visual novel
Description
Valentine's day isn't a great holiday when you're alone
Thankfully theres a cafe where you can enjoy this day with someone who'll listen and accompany you through this sad holiday
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Love Yourself

Description
Love Yourself is about Aru, a teen. Its almost valentines day and she has a crush on a boy in her class. She thinks that she needs a valentine and hopes that he will ask her. When the class nerd asks Aru to be their Valentine, well thats your choice if she accepts or not! This story is about loving yourself!
Members
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Simple Dating Sims/Romance Games GUI

View GUI design
Description
A pretty simple GUI for dating sims & romance games.

Resolution: 1920x1080

The GUI includes:
-5 buttons for the title screen.
-A complete textbox (with & without nameplate) with arrow and buttons.
-Choice button.
-A bar that can be used in the settings/options screen or as a health bar.
-A button for selected/non selected settings/options.
-A button for locked CGs (with empty frame included for unlocked CGs).

Hope you like it! ^^
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Valentine's GUI set

View GUI design
Description
A cute and simple GUI set for Valentine's Day! Free-To-Use with credit.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
(lol I couldn't come up with a better title XD)

Cupid's job is to make everyone fall in love. Her job is the busiest on Valentine's Day, but Cupid has had enough. This Valentine's Day, she's going to try to find her true love with the help of her friend instead of doing it for others. But is Valentine's all it's cracked up to be?

You might have to refresh at least once
Members
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

LUST

Description
all girls school
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Fae Forest Singles Night

Play visual novel
Description
The ancient and mysterious Fae Queen of the Forest needs a date to bring to the pink moon festival to save face in front of her ex.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Witchy Memory

Play visual novel
Description
You, a witch went to earth to revive you lover's memories that unfortunately lost after an incident both of you made back at your hometown. She forgot she was a witch and thinks she's human.

Will you be able to revive her memories back?
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
You went back to your hometown in February to get away from your city life for a while. During the time you stay in your hometown you remember there was always a huge celebration on valentine's day. Where there will be deliciously sweet and beautiful decorations with fireworks going off at night during a parade and festival, and you know what.. it was just as you expected it to be but...

what you didn’t expect was for you to get yourself a date…
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Blissful Summer

Description
You've been in a bunch of relationships but none of them was the one. You were a hopeless romantic; you wanted to fall in love as they did in all those romance shows you watched. You wanted to feel what it was like to be loved and love someone.
It was a sunny day, the sun seeped through you.

And that day. you finally understood the phrase "love at first sight."
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

The Sound of Our Hearts

Description
When a 18 year old with ASD meets a deaf 19-year-old, they make a quick connection and dare to find ways to communicate in a way that’s easy for both of them.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
Make chocolates for your crush! All you have to do is extort your sister, follow an overly complicated recipe, and engage in mortal combat with your mother before you can hand those chocolates over. Piece of cake!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Bear

Description
you're a young high school girl fantasizing about valentines day, and taking the chance to confess to your crush, but you're a superhero he isn't supposed to know about my identity!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Lovely Book Enthusiast

View character art
Description
She reads in the name of love!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Cupid Cafe

Description
You Stumble into a mysterious cafe where three adorable waitresses await you!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer
Description
Waking up from a coma in an abandoned hospital, exploring the building, meeting the undead and falling in love. Your own name with the lovely maiden, and her friend to tag along. Really hoping this idea hasn't been used yet! This is my entry for the Valentine's Day Jam. :]
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Adventures with Cupid!

Description
Bambi is an exhausted, overworked 19 year old college student, and Romeo is an energetic, popular being of absolute chaos who is disguising himself as a new student in Bambi’s art class. He annoys the hell out of Bambi from the very beginning, and it quickly becomes clear that he isn’t all that he seems. Romeo is none other than a cupid, a being meant to spread “love” or whatever. However, Bambi is determined to not let Romeo get him wrapped up into such unimportant affairs. Romeo, on the other hand, is determined to make sure he isn’t single upon reaching graduation.
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Cupid dress up

Play dress up game
Description
Dress up cupid for her big Valentines day!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

symbiotespiderman5

Description
ice queen and heroic warrior love story is a love story game about an ice queen who falls in love with a hero you can choose how the story plays out this is my valentines game entry
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Klaudia

Description
i
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Little Cupid Girl

View character art
Description
A cute cupid with 3 poses and 17 unique expressions total!
  • Writer
  • Developer
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Composer

Valentine character sprite

View character art
Description
A maiden in love <3