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Game Jam

A game jam is a gathering for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields.

Fall 2016 Game Jam Winners

Fall 2016 Game Jam Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A game jam is a gathering for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields.

  • No. You can make a board game.

  • No. Making a game involves many disciplines. We encourage everyone to join a group that consists of people with a broad range of skill sets.
  • No. We actively encourage everyone to form a group on Friday afternoon.
  • This money goes towards paying for the t-shirt, pizza, food, snacks, security, that will be provided throughout the game jam.
  • Many students choose to stay the entire game jam. Other students choose to have a rest somewhere else. It is entirely up to you what your participation will be.
  • We will have Public Security patrolling the building for the entire 48 hours. We will have faculty on site for the entire 48 hours.
  • We have found that there is a correlation between participation in the game jam and higher grades. While we can’t make any promises, we think you will have some fun, meet some new people and get to make a game. And yes, we will provide a t-shirt, pizza, food, snacks, sodas, etc.
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