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:


Play Portland's Global Game Jam 2018 games here!

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: Transmission


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!

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Global Game Jam 2017

  Play Portland's Global Game Jam 2017 games here!    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: Waves

Play Portland's Global Game Jam 2017 games here!

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: Waves


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.

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

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

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

AUGUST 5-16: Alternative Control Schemes or Tabletop Game
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.