This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-04-22 19:00:00 to 2022-05-01 19:00:00. View results

When? April 22 to May 1, 2022 

Where? Online, safely from home!

Theme: Empathy and Equilibrium

We are once again inviting game creators from around the world to make games that explore solutions to address a rapidly changing planet. Together we can make a difference!

Join us on Discord! – IGDA Climate SIG Discord - Our friends at the IGDA Climate Special Interest Group (SIG) are here to help us with our creations and have a lot of resources available for you to use during the jam and beyond. It is also an easy way to ask questions, chat and meet other jammers.

If you haven't yet, be sure to say hi in the 👋introductions channel. We have a #lfg-recruit-me channel where you can offer your services to others who are working on the jam and #lfg-join-our-team if you are a team looking for someone with specific skills, and many other channels dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible.

For first-time jammers, we've assembled a list of resources to help you get started as well as inspiring words from our Climate Jam Mentors. And don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have in the discord!

Be sure to check out the Environmental Game Design Playbook from the IGDA Climate SIG. They are looking for jammers to use it and give feedback on it.

We are planning to do a Twitch stream following the jam on the IndieCade Twitch channel featuring all of the games made at the jam, If you would like your game to be a part of the final presentation please create a video of 3 minutes or less including gameplay footage/narration/stories about the process of creating the game, whatever you feel you want to share about the game, your team and your experience and include the video in your submission or a link to it on YouTube. Your video should include the game name, team name (if you have one) and any identifying information about your team members that you wish to include (names, roles, etc.). We will give you a warning in advance of the stream going live so you can watch and promote it to your friends and followers.

Interested in play testing? Just let us know on Discord and we will post some options.


  • Saturday, April 16
    • 12pm - 2pm PDT - Online Social
      • Meet other jammers, organizers and mentors to get ready for the upcoming jam
  • Friday, April 22 - Happy Earth Day!
    • 12pm PDT - Kickoff Panel
      • Start jamming!
  • Monday April 25
    • 3 - 4pm PDT - Niantic Lightship workshop
      • Learn about Niantic’s Lightship platform and how to make climate games that use AR to make experiences that inspire movement, exploration, and shared experiences.
  • Tuesday, April 26
    • 11am - 1pm:  Show & Tell/Feedback session
      • Join organizers, mentors and jammers on the #🌱Climate Jam Voice channel on Discord to share your screen and get feedback on what you are working on for your jam game.
    • 5-7pm PDT: Jam Session with Be the Green
  • Sunday, May 1
    • 12:00 pm PDT - Jam Ends
    • 3:00 pm PDT Final presentations in Discord, streamed to Twitch
  • Saturday, May 14
    • Winners announced


Following the jam, we will be giving Acknowledgments and Awards - including media promotion and inclusion at an IndieCade event.

  • Grand Jury’s Choice
  • Positive Impact  
  • Most adventurous/ innovative
  • As well as honorable mention awards in art, design, sound and more … 

Games are due on Sunday, May 1 at 12pm PDT!

Award Eligibility Must be 13 or over. Must be submitted by the due date and hour (12:00 PM PDT 1 May 2022) Must be completed to the point of running as a prototype. Must represent original work ( plagiarism and/or forgery will be disqualified)  All assets used in the project must belong to the creators or be used under an appropriate license.

Award Selection Criteria Entries will be reviewed by a review jury of not more than a dozen members on a simple point system. Games must address one of the theme topics.

Rules and Info

Participants will be tasked with creating a game between 4/22/2022 and 5/1/2022, in whatever format they choose, while using the themes as guidance. Form a team with others or work solo - you decide!

The jam is open to people of all skill levels, newcomers are always welcome, and we will ensure that everyone finds a team to join that fits your skills and interests. Experienced mentors will be available on Discord throughout the event to help answer questions about game development tools, engines, and principles along with public health experts who will be available to answer your scientific questions. 

Use of pre-made code/assets is allowed as long as they are credited to the proper source.

Please create an upload a 1-3 minute gameplay video to YouTube by the submission deadline to be included in the final presentations on May 1.

Sponsors and Partners


Games For Our Future

EarthLab @ University of Washington

IGDA Climate SIG

The Knight Foundation



We Save the World


All submissions
Browser playable (10)
Windows (12)
macOS (4)
Android (1)

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A game of long-lived Flora and their many Caretakers for 1-6 players
Farming in the post-apocalyptic desert wastelands, frantically fending off endless waves of gigantic bugs.
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Solarpunk Wanderhome hack based on A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Rebuild your own planet and create a beautiful environment.
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Small city managment game with climate change in mind
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Climate change misinformation game for Climate Jam 2022
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Heirloom is a game about climate change and learning from past generations.
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A Verdant Future Is Possible
Create an atoll paradise while enjoying weather and biosphere simulations
A game about trusting your enemy
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Beneath our feet was once a symphony of song.
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a storytelling game for two people and the Earth
The birds and the bees, the rabbits and trees
Fight to save elemental beings affected by climate change
Role Playing
"After all, maybe freedom is not only to do what I want when I want it?"
Uncover the truth behind common green-washed marketing
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An Educational Strategy Board Game about fighting climate change.
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Fight against a malicious force from space and inspire hope to the people of earth.