This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-08-06 01:30:00 to 2016-08-08 02:30:00. View results

This event is open to the public (IGDA membership is not required).

A $10 participation fee is required. Parking is free. This fee goes to pay for venue costs.

Computers and software are available upon request or you can bring your own laptops.

There is a Café on campus and shopping center nearby for food and supplies.

Separate men and women rooms will be available for sleeping overnight. Just bring your camping gear!


  1. Participants may not use any previously developed concepts, code, or assets.
  2. Participants may not use any assets or code that is not free and open to public use.
  3. The maximum team size is 6 people. Participants may work independently.
  4. Participants must be present for at least 24 hours to be eligible for prizes.
  5. Participants must complete and submit a game by 6PM on Sunday to be eligible for prizes.


What is a game jam?

A game jam is an event where pros and hobbyists come together to build a game in a set period of time, usually 48 hours. Participants are given a theme and set out to interpret that theme into a game in small groups.

Do I need to be a game developer to attend?

The San Diego Game Jam is open to everyone regardless of skill level.

What kind of games can I make?

Digital or analog games are accepted. If you're not a programmer but have a great idea, turn it into a board game!

Do I have to stay for the whole event?

To be eligible for prizes, you or your team must stay at least 24 hours and be present during the submission period on the final day.

Do I need to be an IGDA member to participate?

This event is open to the public. No membership is required, but if you are interested in staying connected to the community, members will be present to help you sign up!

Is there an age restriction?

Participants must be 15+. Minors must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.


6:30pm - 8:30pm: Check in & Open Buffet
7:00pm - 7:30pm : Opening Statements & Ground Rules
7:30pm: Theme Revealed
8:00pm - 8:30pm: Game Pitches
8:30pm - 9:00pm: Team formation

10:00am: Breakfast
1:00pm: Project Reviews
6:00pm: Dinner

10:00am: Breakfast
1:00pm: Project Reviews
6:00pm: Dinner
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Project Submission
7:00pm - 7:30pm: Free Play
7:30pm - 8:00pm: Awards
8:00 - 8:30pm: Closing Statements

Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM (PDT)

Coleman University - 8888 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

Games submitted(14)

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Windows (7)
macOS (3)

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Feed fruit to slimes and use them to progress.
Auto-Scroller Drum Major Simulator
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Sychronized movement puzzle game
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Multiplayer VR showdown
Keep the peasants out
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shoot cats, get pizza
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Best Abstract Game - SD Game Jam 2016
Trivia Game On Twitch
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VR Tower Defense Style
Game Jam 2016