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Summer Slow Jams 3: ALT.CTRL & Tabletop Jam Opening & Workshop!

  • CENTRL Office 1355 Northwest Everett Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

-PLEASE NOTE: This event's date has changed to August 5th-

Make a game 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.

For this ALT.CTRL/TABLETOP jam, we encourage game developers to make a game that isn't a "typical" videogame controlled with keyboard/mouse or controllers! Try for a card game, VR game, board game, AR game, something with a weird controller, etc.! We will be featuring PIGSquad board members Laura Hall & Will Lewis at this opening event to workshop your design ideas towards thinking outside the popular videogame box and into paper prototyping, utilizing physical space, and researching all kindsa new types of games! Attendees are not required to participate in the jam. 

Start making a game on August 5th and finish up to submit by August 17th. Join in the jam online via to upload and share your game!

This event is open to – and provides great opportunity for – all those who wish to participate, including total beginners, industry veterans, and anything in between. We are dedicated to providing safe spaces for creatives, and this event will operate in an inclusive, discrimination-free environment with no tolerance for abuse or harassment per our Code of Conduct. This event is free, and participation is welcome from the public.

Event updates can be tracked via and the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group.
If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group!

Later Event: August 15
PIGSquad Tabletop Night