A women's rights game jam!
Our Mission Continues
It was a great experience to see all the creativity and hard work that went into the game jam. The event concluded with a stream that is now available on YouTube for anyone who wants to check out the final projects.
Our game jam may have come to an end, but our mission continues. We will be back soon with another digital art event, so stay tuned.
We want to give a big thank you to everyone who participated and supported us to make this event happen. Without your support, none of this would have been possible. We hope you had as much fun as we did and we can’t wait to see you at our next event.
Woman, Life, Freedom!
This is what people in Iran are now chanting in the streets during their protests against massive violations of women’s rights, corruption in all branches of government and autocratic laws and regulations.
The demonstrations reignited on September 17th, when a 22-year-old girl named “Mahsa Amini” was arrested and beaten to death by the Islamic Republic Police solely for not having a proper hijab! Just like before, however, roars of people and protesters demanding their rights are being answered by nothing other than brutal repression and bloodshed.
Nevertheless, the protests are limited to the streets and social media at this time too! So much so that the whole world has heard and echoed the voice of the Iranian people. Case in point, the hashtag #مهسا_امینی (#MahsaAmini) has now a record of being retweeted more than 400 million times on Twitter, proliferating still.
Since the beginning, many celebrities, activists and famous societies worldwide have supported the current movement in Iran. As a group of international game developers, we also strongly believe that, at this moment, nothing is more important than informing and reflecting the valid message of this historical event. For us, video games are the only media to express and deliver our deepest thoughts, feelings and beliefs; With this in mind, we all invite you to join us in the “Woman, Life, Freedom” Game Jam event and to become another voice of support for those who are standing fast against oppression and injustice.
December 2-4, 2022
How to join the jam?
Join the event discord’s server,
Upload your game to the itch.io page for this event,
Spread the word by sharing the event hashtags.
If you’re interested in joining and looking for a team, feel free to introduce yourself in the #looking-for-team channel.