Season 11 begins this Summer! Stay tuned for dates and location

The 2024/2025 season will be our 11th consecutive year of running the program. Don't miss out on all the fun. Season 11 announcement coming soon.

Summer classes for PGJ ED will be announced soon!

Progressive Game Jam: Educational Edition (PGJ ED.) is a new educational program based on our successful Progressive Game Jam program designed with education and learning in mind and made specifically for young adults ages 12 - 18. PGJ ED. is brought to you by the Sacramento Developer Collective in collaboration with Square Root Academy with funding from the City of Sacramento's Measure U program.

Our Winter/Spring cohort was a great success with students showcasing their games at Capital Creative Showcase. We are also working with other educational partners to expand the program and bring this amazing course to more students across the capital region.

  • Progressive Game Jam season 11 starts this Summer

    Progressive Game Jam Season 11 start date will be announced soon. So, get your game ideas ready and get ready to make a game!

    • PGJ 2025 is expected to run for eight consecutive months starting sometime in August, 2024.
    • The kick-off event date and venue will be announced soon.
    • 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 in April 2025.
    • For the safety and health of all our participants, if you are sick or have any symptoms, we continue to ask that you stay home and do not participate in any in-person event
  • 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.

    • 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 Innogrove Coworking for supporting the Progressive Game Jam this season