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Purrposeful Charity Game Jam

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The Tentacle Zone and Cats Protection have partnered to bring you this wholesome, accessible and low pressure game jam!

Game developers taking part will create a game tackling one of the themes chosen by Cats Protection. 

The jam itself takes place between the 9th and 19th of October (ending at 12 noon GMT), giving developers enough time to work on their games, over two weekends. 

At the end of the jam, a panel of judges made from game developers, charity workers and streamers from Cats Protection's Pawesome Players programme will create a shortlist of games which will be featured on the Pawesome Players streams!

Everyone interested can join the community of makers on Discord here: https://discord.gg/egHG9v2

About Cats Protection

Cats Protection is the UK's largest feline welfare charity.  They help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year thanks in no small part to our network of over 230 volunteer-run branches and over 30 centres.

The partnership is part of Cats Protection’s efforts to explore video games as a way of attracting more support for its cat rehoming, neutering, education and advocacy work. 

Last year the charity launched its own online community of gamers called Pawsome Players and so far it has attracted over 100 members who have raised £37,000 through gaming marathons and streaming live content. 

About the Tentacle Zone

The Tentacle Zone is Payload Studio’s community-centric initiative to take shared space with indie developers at consumer shows and since 2016, they’ve supported 200 games. 

The Tentacle Zone brand has extended into the Tentacle Zone Workspace where other like minded devs share office space with Payload as well as technical know-how/ skills / networking and has now evolved into a programme to support our resident developers & our public events.


If you would like to donate to Cats Protection: https://www.cats.org.uk/donate Your donations will help Cats Protection carry on their work to ensure a bright future for all the cats and kittens in their care. Your donations help save the lives of cats, no matter how big or small. 

Social Media

The hashtag for the jam is #PurrposefulJam. You are also helping us by sharing your progress on social media!

What can you make?

You can make any game you want following one of the themes,  and provide a download to a playable game (the game can be opened from an executable and played). We are also admitting board games submitted in pdf format.

 It’s your first jam or you just want to work on a small game?

Check these engines:

● Bitsy

● Twine

● Construct 


To be revealed on October 9th at 9AM

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