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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#31 Post by eZombo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:49 pm

I'll have to see if I have time to work on an entry myself but I'm definitely excited about this jam! More LGBTQ game jams are always good if you ask me :D

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#32 Post by bishounen_p » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:46 am

Very excited for this. Bara is under-represented and it would be wonderful to have more games!

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#33 Post by illuminate001 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:22 am

@Heiden: I sincerely hope so! Build-A-Boyfriend is a fun, rocky horror-esque comedy and I'm guessing you'll surprise us with a blend of bara/humor this time around.

@Hijiri: *chills* ooh, I can't wait!

@Boniae: Oh no problem! Actually, the jam seems to be quickly taking a life of it's own. Lately I've felt like I'm not so much hosting it, as being washed in a wave of momentum and just servicing BaraJam lol.

@Ezombo: Totally, and I think BaraJam is a niche that services the community by bringing more LGBTQ games to light in a way that's uniquely it's own. I do hope you'll end up co-hosting with me. :)

@Bishounen_p: *nods* I agree wholeheartedly.


Alsooo... I'd like to announce that BARAJAM has it's first official Co-Host in Bishounen_P! We've been communicating via email and she's a great match and is totally committed to helping make BARAJAM a success. I'm so glad to have you onboard!

I think we'll be looking at getting 2 more Co-Hosts at most, but we'll see. The support so far for BARAJAM has been tremendous. Thank you all!



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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#34 Post by robcolton » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:25 pm

I'm just starting to work on a visual novel, and I plan to do it with bara style artwork. It's m/m obviously, and it's sci-fi genre.

It's my first attempt at a visual novel, though I have published several novels and novellas.

I'd love to participate, but realistically, I don't think I could finish the game by November! Right now I'm concentrating on scripting and story. I don't have any art yet, since the guy I usually use for art isn't available.

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#35 Post by Zelan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:33 pm

robcolton wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:25 pm
I'm just starting to work on a visual novel, and I plan to do it with bara style artwork. It's m/m obviously, and it's sci-fi genre.

It's my first attempt at a visual novel, though I have published several novels and novellas.

I'd love to participate, but realistically, I don't think I could finish the game by November! Right now I'm concentrating on scripting and story. I don't have any art yet, since the guy I usually use for art isn't available.
It varies from jam to jam, but most game jams like this will allow incomplete or demo versions of games. c:

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#36 Post by Gryphbear » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm definitely interested in it, but I am not sure what kind of story to adapt to this. And I'm more of a writer than an artist. I'm also not entirely sure I could participate - since I tend to do Nanowrimo in November. Someone on the Renpy discord server mentioned I should use Nanowrimo as a way to write my script/make the VN.

So... we'll see. ;) I do want to see more Bara BxB games in general. NSFW, SFW, Romance, Scifi, etc etc, regardless if I manage to participate or not :)

Those who want to participate - You can do it! :) Go for it.
WIP: Ring av Guder - (Contemporary Fantasy VN/Dating Sim?)

What do you get when you inherit a mystical ring, meet Norse Dieties, and Werewolves, Satyrs, or Dwarves? Possibilities.

General Completion: 5% - (Still working on story plot.)
Story status: 1% (In progress of revamping)
Scripting: 1% (Prologue is about done)
Character Art: 0% (Would like to find a Bara-type Artist, but will learn to draw them myself if necessary)
BG/CG's: 0% (None so far)

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#37 Post by illuminate001 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:21 pm

Hey everybody! If you're in the US like myself, I hope you're enjoying the well deserved long weekend/holiday and maybe some of it playing a VN or so lol. I plan to go for a boozy brunch (in California, we refer to this tradition as "Sunday Funday" - an excuse to day drink) and THEN play a VN, probably Nekojishi. =3

Anyways, I'm happy to announce that BARAJAM now has two official Co-Hosts!

Of course, our first Co-Host Bishounen_P who made a really great entry into YaoiJam this year:
https://bishounenp.itch.io/strawberry-daiquiri

and joining me as our second Co-Host is eZombo of Boys Laugh +:
http://boyslaughplus.moe/
https://boyslaughplus.itch.io/
So glad to have you on board! BoysLaugh+ also did an entry for YaoiJam this year in Brassica and their 2 games TeachMeOnegai & //TODO:Today, which I played previously, made me a fan of their narratives in the first place.

We have 1 more potential Co-Host we're looking at, and I'll announce them once that's official. Updates may be slow in September but will definitely pick up come mid-month to end of September and take off from there!

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@RobColton Welcome to LSF! I see this is your first post and I'm glad BaraJam inspired to make you and your upcoming bara VN known! :D To echo Zelan, any submission to BaraJam doesn't need to be a fully completed game but can be a demo. This demo can be for the game you're currently working on or for something new entirely.

Also, usually gamejams are setup that their submissions can only be started once the jam has officially begun. Lately, I've noticed that this isn't a hard rule and for BaraJam I've left it open to interpretation. Any game currently under development that is appropriate for the theme of BaraJam is a candidate to be part of this jam. Hope that helps!

@GryphBear: Heh, writers are totally able to participate! Use this thread or perhaps more appropriately in the recruitment thread to see if you can start a team or join one for BaraJam :) I'll definitely be starting up a Discord and a Community section on itch so that it'll be easier for interested folks like you Gryph to be able to joinup. So stay tuned!

I'm also stoked to see what this jam brings. I have the feeling it will surprise and delight (overlaid with a sweet gloss of bara flavor lol)
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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#38 Post by illuminate001 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:22 pm

Proud to announce we have our 3rd and final Co-Host! That person is ArcadeParty who most always works with DarkChibiShadow:
https://arcadeparty.itch.io/

Their team brought us Yarrow Valley for Yaoi Jam this year along with Tomai, Love And Formaldehyde amongst others. And that rounds up the team! Thank you to everyone's support and whose expressed interest in Co-Hosting as well! We'd still love your help spreading the word of BARAJAM when it's ready!

Right now, we're brainstorming and assigning duties. So look out for updates soon, as we've finally all got on Discord and have a team channel for planning. We are planning to have everything setup and open to the public around mid-month September. So get hype! lol
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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#39 Post by eZombo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce that the first ever "BARA JAM" is now open to the public for viewing and to sign up! BARA JAM 2018 is hosted on itch.io here: https://itch.io/jam/barajam-2018

BARA JAM is a 1 month long game jam, beginning on November 1st - 30th, dedicated to creating male and/or male-relationship focused games that feature the "BARA" influence. Bara content lean towards containing a character(s) who are muscular, of bear-like build, possibly hairy or rugged. Although Bara can mean different things to different people, a good summary of this jam is a focus on non-bishounen characters, a reflection of varied body shapes and comfortable masculinity.

So start discussions, find a team, spread the word or get hype by joining us and finding out more through BARA JAM's media:

Official Page: https://itch.io/jam/barajam-2018
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jam_bara
Discord: https://discord.gg/8YwfEty

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#40 Post by eZombo » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Hi! Just a reminder, BARA JAM starts in exactly one month on November 1st!
Our Discord server is already active and people have started preparations for their projects and reaching out to other people to form teams.

The main period for this jam is from November 1st to November 30th but as this jam won't be ranked, starting a bit earlier (or late) isn't a problem. We simply want this to be a fun celebration of LGBT+ games with a focus on Bara themes and aesthetics!

So if you haven't already, feel free to join in!

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Re: BARA JAM 2018

#41 Post by eZombo » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:14 am

It's finally time, BARA JAM 2018 officially starts today!
If you haven't already, join the jam on itch and feel free to check out our Discord! It has already become an active and supportive community so if you are looking for some help, motivation, or just want to talk to other Bara enthusiasts, you're more than welcome there!

Sign Up: https://itch.io/jam/barajam-2018
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jam_bara
Discord: https://discord.gg/8YwfEty
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