Jam Games

PIGSquad hosts game jams throughout the year, from big global events like Global Game Jam to local events like our Summer Slow Jams. Some of our community's best work comes from these jams. Take a look at the collections from each jam here:


Summer Slow Jams is a collection of game jam events happening once a month in summer, providing structure and networking opportunities for creatives in Portland and remote participants. Summer Slow Jams 1: Technical Theme: Cooperative Multiplayer Creative Theme: Best Friend, Best Weapon Summer Slow Jams 2: Technical Theme: Narrative or Comic-Inspired Creative Theme: Start at the End Summer Slow Jams 3: Technical Theme: Alternative Control Schemes or Tabletop Creative Theme: The Illusion of Control

Summer Slow Jams is a collection of game jam events happening once a month in summer, providing structure and networking opportunities for creatives in Portland and remote participants.

Summer Slow Jams 1:
Technical Theme: Cooperative Multiplayer
Creative Theme: Best Friend, Best Weapon

Summer Slow Jams 2:
Technical Theme: Narrative or Comic-Inspired
Creative Theme: Start at the End

Summer Slow Jams 3:
Technical Theme: Alternative Control Schemes or Tabletop
Creative Theme: The Illusion of Control


Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community! Creative Theme: Ritual

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community!

Creative Theme: Ritual


Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community! Creative Theme: What do we do now?

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community!

Creative Theme: What do we do now?


Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community! Creative Theme: We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game among friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community!

Creative Theme: We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.