Announcement: PGJ 2023 starts November 12th!

Progressive Game Jam is back for its ninth season! PGJ 2023 starts on Saturday, November 12th 2022 and will run on the 2nd Saturday of the month for five consecutive months. Capital Creative Showcase is moving to Spring and will happen on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 and we will once again provide a spotlight on PGJ games at the show.

  • Progressive Game Jam is entering its 9th season!

    Progressive Game Jam is ramping up this season and will be adding a couple more months as we slowly return back to normal out of the global pandemic. We have some new guidelines this year, so please make sure to read up on season 9

    • PGJ 2023 will run for five consecutive months from Nov. 2022 - Mar 2023.
    • The kick-off event will be held at Lab 7 Coworking on Saturday, November 12th 2022.
    • We will continue to use the PGJ Slack server for coordination between PGJ teams, mentors, 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 April 15th, 2023 at West Sacramento Community Center.
    • Pandemic restrictions have loosened quite a bit, but Covid is still here, and we continue to ask that every participant be familiar with the latest guidelines from the CDC and the California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH,) practice good hygiene and health habits, 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. Last season, we went Back to Basics and returned to a shortened, simple format where teams just got together and developed. In season 9, we are expanding that a bit and starting to return some of the features we began to implement pre-pandemic. Season 9 will add an additional 2 months and will include some of the development lifecycle mentoring we started to implement back 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 Lab 7 Coworking for supporting the Progressive Game Jam this season