Narrat Jam 2 - Make a narrat game this July (it’s easy!)

Published on June 14, 2023

What’s the Narrat Jam?

Running from July 1st to August 1st, this jam is open to any game made in narrat, or using narrat in some way. Do you want to learn a new fun game engine that makes creating narrative games with RPG elements easy? Then try this one! Any project using narrat is valid, no matter how big or small. Prototypes, demos or unfinished builds are also fine. Just create something and have fun

Ok but what is Narrat?

Narrat is a game engine for narrative games. It can handle all sorts of interactive fiction games really. This engine originally started as a project to help the creation of a game that needed skills mechanics and a layout similar to what you’d see in Disco Elysium.

What features did you say Narrat has?

A lot of people like how easy and fast it is to write games in, but also people who want to make games with more complex logic love the scripting system, and all the RPG features like the skills system, items inventory, quests system, achievements, and more. Of course you can also write plugins to massively extend the engine.

Here’s a (slightly outdated now) image with a non-exhaustive feature list for Narrat. It’s from this thread if you want more info or the text version. features

What games have been made in Narrat?

Here are some screenshots of a few games made with narrat in no particular order.

Infierno Rubí Infierno

ISAIAH 24:4-6 ISAIAH 24:4-6

Two women in trouble Two women in trouble

Thursday’s Food Panic Thursday's Food Panic

No saints go to heaven No saints go to heaven

This list isn’t exhaustive though, and by the way if you do make a game with narrat, whether as part of the game jam or not, I definitely want to hear about it.

And what’s the theme of the Narrat Jam?

The theme isn’t announced yet! It will be soon. Who knows what it might be. It could be anything. The suspense is killing me.

This is so cool. You know what, I want to make a narrat game now

Well it’s pretty simple, the syntax for writing games is very accessible, here’s some screenshots of the script and its resulting behaviour.

code-example|547x454 narrat-example-result|349x499

Time to head to the narrat website and get started!

Other links

Twitter announcement thread Mastodon announcement thread Narrat Website Narrat Discord (I help people all the time on this!) Narrat source code on GitHub Narrat Docs Recent devlog about new updates to narrat Narrat page

Narrat is released under MIT License
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