Each summer, game makers get together to make a project with friends and community members in just over a week! Summer Slow Jams is a collection of game jam events happening once a month every summer, providing structure and networking opportunities for creatives in Portland and remote participants.

We hold on-site opening & closing events to define our jam timeline, then workshops & co-working sessions in between to help people get their games made! Creative themes are delivered at each opening event, and developers are able to showcase their game jam projects at each closing event and at the Summer Slow Jams party in August!

Find Summer Slow Jams 2016 and 2017 games on our Jam Games page.
Summer Slow Jams 2017 is also outlined below!

Summer Slow Jams 2017

Summer Slow Jams 2017 was our third year, bringing together developers to create 47 games based on the following themes:

  • June Gadgets Jam, Creative Theme: Unconventional Pets
    "Make a game that doubles as a gadget! Enhance your idea for a tool or device with the things that make games great!"
  • July Performance Jam, Creative Theme: Incomplete Instructions
    "Make a game that focuses on an audience watching or interacting with the player!"
  • August VR/AR Jam, Creative Theme: Change of Perspective
    "Make a virtual reality or augmented reality game!"

Special thanks to Cory, Wesley, and Dylan for suggesting our creative themes via Patreon!


We'll see you next year! For more PIGSquad jams, visit our event calendar.