Ah, magical girls. Transformation sequences, cute outfits, magic, and best of all, girls kicking you-know-what in the neverending battle against evil. At least, that’s what I’ve experienced so far across anime, manga, and various fan projects. This brings me to Magical Girl Game Jam #6, which is right around the corner (no, really).
So, first up, rules! Wait, no. Themes. Yes, plural, and… wait, themes? Indeed. Unlike last time, themes are a thing again, and a grand total of six to choose from (as you’re only required to pick one). Simple enough.
Now, as far as rules go… let’s see. Ah yes, unfinished games are allowed (#314159), submissions must be free to play (#99742), and no pornographic materials (#3028). Do keep in mind, however, that those are simply a few hand-picked highlights, so as always, hit the jam page for the full rundown. Would be a shame to spend all that time on something, only to have it disqualified from Magical Girl Game Jam #6, after all.
“But when?”, you ask. Well, from August 14, 2022, until September 13, 2022, there shall be magical girl game jamming, right here. So I’m gonna wrap this up with a quote from the Magical Girl Game Jam #6 page on what qualifies as a Magical Girl: “the Magical Girl genre, or Mahō Shōjo (魔法少女) in Japanese, is a genre about cute girls having cute magical powers“. Of course, there is much more to it than that… but this should help you get started, at least. All that said, don’t forget to make use of #MGGJ and #MGGJ6 if you tweet about the jam. Best of luck, and… you know, have fun!
Oh, almost forgot: thanks to ShibeyFaceGames for reminding me (and everyone else) that #MGGJ6 is approaching!
(Screenshot source: Alice’s Awakening (Magical Girl Game Jam #5 submission))