Announcement: PGJ 2022 starts June 11th!

Progressive Game Jam is back for its eighth season! PGJ 2022 starts on Saturday, June 11th 2022 and will run on the 2nd Saturday of the month for three consecutive months. We will once again provide a spotlight on PGJ games at the Capital Creative Showcase in September for the final games, sponsored by Hacker Lab.

  • Progressive Game Jam is entering its 8th season!

    Progressive Game Jam is going Back to Basics this season and will be presented, as it has in the past, as a simple long-form game jam. It's all about making a game this year, so get your creative instincts ramped up and ready for another great season of PGJ and let's make some games!

    • PGJ 2022 will run for three consecutive months.
    • The kick-off event will be held at Hacker Lab on Saturday, June 11th 2022.
    • We will continue to use the PGJ Slack server for coordination between PGJ teams and administrators.
    • As we continue to bring our events to you in a hybrid in-person/virtual format, the PGJ Slack server may be used by registered PGJ participants to participate from a distance.
    • PGJ games will be featured in a spotlight presentation at the Capital Creative Showcase on Sept. 10th, 2022 at West Sacramento Community Center.
    • While the pandemic has subsided a bit and restrictions have loosened, we continue to ask that every participant be familiar with the latest guidelines from the CDC and the California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) and stay safe.
    • If you are sick or have any symptoms, we ask that you stay home and do not participate in any in-person event
    • As of today, masks and social distancing are not required and are left to the discretion of participants. The event will comply with all required standards at the time of the event and we may require proof of vaccination status or require that masks be worn if required to do so by any governmental agency or the venue.
    Follow the guidelines
    Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
    California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines.
  • What is a Progressive Game Jam?

    The Progressive Game Jam is an extended game development project that is designed to simulate a real-world industry game development project. It is formatted as a game jam where individuals pitch ideas, form teams, and build their own game project within given constraints. This season, we are reverting some of the features we began to implement in Season 6 and returning PGJ to the more simple framework of an open, long-form game jam. As we progress back to a sense of normalcy, we will reimplement some of those features that we started in Season 6.

    • Be part of a development team
    • Learn game development techniques
    • Learn game development methodologies
    • Learn to develop to standards and metrics
    • Learn to promote and market your product
    • Online team collaboration and mentoring using Slack
    • Veterans and industry experts available to answer questions
    • Opportunities to demo your game and get feedback
    • Opportunity to showcase your game at the annual showcase event

    More questions? Read our FAQ.

    Get ready! See the agenda.

We’d like to thank our partner Hacker Lab for supporting the Progressive Game Jam

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