Submissions open from 2020-04-18 04:00:00 to 2020-04-22 04:00:00
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WHAT
: IndieCade, the international festival of independent games, is excited to produce a new series of game jams that will launch with an inaugural CLIMATE JAM. We’re inviting game creators from across the world to explore solutions that can address a rapidly changing world.

We invite developers from across the globe to join, contribute, and virtually connect! 

The goals for the jam are to take action and raise solutions. We believe this generation of creators care deeply for our planet and holds the power to inspire while using games as a platform. IndieCade is pleased to collaborate with the Games for our Future team. With their incredible experience of running many jams that foster social change and collaboration we are all in the best of hands. At this moment it is all the more relevant to think about people, nature, and resilience in the face of global crises. We have this moment to explore how new and different kinds of relationships between people and nature might build the resilience we need to withstand and reverse major global calamities, such as climate change, pandemics, and economic downturns.

WHERE & WHEN: CLIMATE JAM is a virtual jam hosted on itch.io. This will be a remote / online jam! We invite developers from across the globe to join, contribute, and virtually connect. The online jam will be covered live over IndieCade social media channels. We invite developers from across the globe to create their own hubs or meetups if they want to jam with their friends. The online jam will be covered live over IndieCade social media channels. Join us on the #climate-jam channel on the IndieCade Discord!


WHY: The goals for the jam are to take action and raise solutions. We believe this generation of creators cares deeply for the environment and holds the power to inspire while using games as a platform.

A growing list of sub-themes:

  • ⊖ Going zero waste
  • ⊚ Caring for the earth
  • ⦿ Volunteerism
  • ⊛ Veganism
  • ⦶ Political action
  • ⊖ Buying local
  • ⊚ Transportation choices
  • ⦿ Creating work

A grand-prize winner and runner-ups will be selected upon completion of the jam. Awardees will also receive a price package which includes: Hand made original artwork, Promotion of game and studio/individual, Opportunity to be featured at  IndieCade events (US/ EU), and a Carbon offset donation in your studios/individual name

The awards will be announced on Earth Day: April 22, 2020.