Summer Slow Jams

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 this 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! Check out the technical and creative themes from 2016:

JUNE 14-23: Cooperative Multiplayer Game
Creative Theme: Best Friend, Best Weapon

JULY 10-17: Narrative or Comic-Inspired Game
Creative Theme: Start At The End

AUGUST 5-16: Alternative Control Schemes or Tabletop Game
Creative Theme: The Illusion of Control

Upcoming Summer Slow Jam Events

We're all wrapped up for 2016! Over 30 games were made, which is a new SSJ record. No big deal. If you'd like to get an update for next years jams, scroll down a little bit further and sign up for our newsletter.