PGJ ED was made possible by funding from the City of Sacramento Measure U grant program

Join PGJ ED and make a game

Registration for PGJ ED Summer courses are now open. Classes start soon, so register now to learn how to make a video game from start to finish.

Lab 7 Coworking

Lab 7 Coworking

2417 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

The program is 10 weeks long. Classes start Saturday, July 6th. This location is fully funded by the City of Sacramento's Measure U grant and is free for all participants.

Saturday, July 6th, 1p-3p
Saturday, July 13th, 1p-3p
Saturday, July 20th, 1p-3p
Saturday, July 27th, 1p-3p
Saturday, August 3rd, 1p-3p
Saturday, August 10th, 1p-3p
Saturday, August 17th, 1p-3p
Saturday, August 24th, 1p-3p
Saturday, August 31st, 1p-3p
Saturday, September 7th, 1p-3p

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Natomas Homeschool Alliance

If you are a registered student at the Natomas Homeschool Alliance (NHA,) you can register for PGJ ED for the Fall 2024 semester. NHA Website

Oak Park Community Center

We are currently working on scheduling Summer classes at Oak Park Community Center. If you are interested in attending PGJ ED at OPCC, please check back soon for new updates.
  • PGJ Educational Edition (or PGJ ED.) is a new program we've developed for youth in the greater Sacramento region.

    It is an educational program designed with the same fundamentals we've used in our Progressive Game Jam program over the last nine years. The goal of the PGJ programs is to provide an experience for the participants that spans the full development lifecycle of producing a video game product.

    While the main PGJ program allows participants to operate mostly autonomously learning and developing on their own with their teammates in a manner that they choose, PGJ ED. provides a structured curriculum and a strong focus on educational instruction.

  • PGJ Educational Edition registration is open for Summer classes and more locations will be announced as they become available. We are planning 10-week courses in at least 2 locations this Summer with at least 3 more this Fall.

    The curriculum will include instruction on the basic concepts of video game development including coding, art, animation, basic AI, sound, and UI/UX, as well as an understanding of development methodology and the development lifecycle. Participants who complete the course will have made a full game from beginning to end.

    If you are a high school student who is interested in joining one of these classes, you can sign up to be notified by email when the classes are announced by using the sign up form below.

    You can also bring this up with your teacher or faculty and have them contact us at for more information on bringing the program to your school.

  • If you are a teacher or school faculty member and you want to know more about the program and how to bring this program to your school, please reach out to our staff at and we will provide you with the information you need.

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