Who’s ready for some interactive fiction game jammin’? You are? Really? Awesome, because it’s almost time for the fifth(!) inkJam. Excited yet? Well, you certainly should be: a whole weekend of interactive storytelling with ink awaits – at least for those interested in creating something. The rest of us will have to wait patiently until the end of inkJam 2022 to have our fun, once all the glorious new choice-driven tales become available. Mark my words: it is going to be awesome!
Theme? Ah, you see, as is the norm for game jams, it won’t be revealed until the jam starts (for obvious reasons). In the meantime, you may want to brush up on your ink knowledge, maybe even create some samples to get back into the groove if you’re new and/or never dabbled in this particular language. Especially in light of the recent rather substantial version 0.13.0 of inky. Just saying. You’re free to use any engine/platform for your creation though, as long as ink is part of it, in some way. Doesn’t even have to be in English and the only big no-no’s are “hateful comments, language or visuals”. That’s about it. Oh, wait, almost forgot: be sure to join inkle’s Discord server if you need help and/or to socialize with other ink fans/users.
What is ink?
It’s an open source narrative scripting language you can use in a variety of environments and game engines to create games with highly branching stories, interactive fiction, and… basically anything with text in it.
inkJam 2022 will run from September 2nd, 2022 at 9:00 PM to September 5th, 2022 at 9:00 PM. So make sure you’re ready to get interactive. With fiction. Yeah! Ahem.