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Let's make Exploration Games!

The Creative Theme is "Forgotten Places."
Join us in our Opening stream on June 9th and Closing Showcase Stream at Twitch.tv/PIGSquad!

This jam will be fully remote.

A word on Exploration Games:

Jam Schedule:

We will be hosting streams and other online activities to support jammers in meeting and sharing. This list will update over time. All times listed in Pacific time zone.

Rules & More Details:

  • These jams, the opening event, and the showcase will be fully remote. Non-Portlanders are welcome to participate.
  • Follow PIGSquad on social media channels for consistent updates on events, workshops, and other opportunities.
  • If you'd like to participate in choosing the creative themes for each jam, voting is exclusive to our Patreon members - learn more here!
  • All participants, in person or remote, must follow PIGSquad's Code of Conduct.
  • We encourage you to jam with new people or on a team, but it is not required. We will be providing resources for team forming at the jam kickoff and throughout the jam timeline. Please reach out to an organizer early if you need help finding teammates.
  • You may use pre-existing tools to make games, but please start your jam at the official jam start date after the Creative Theme is revealed.
  • Please don't crunch! We host game jams over extended periods of time and like having open conversations with jammers about scoping projects to encourage a healthy outlook on creative production schedules. If you need help scoping, please reach out!
  • Jammers retain full ownership of the games they make during Summer Slow Jams.
  • Late submissions or submission updates can be accepted - just get in touch with an organizer.
  • Extra special thanks to Jenelle Elizabeth for creating Summer Slow Jams art! You can follow her at JelliMakes.

Summer Slow Jams:

Each summer, game makers get together to make a game project with friends and community members in a few weeks! Summer Slow Jams is a collection of game jam events happening once a month this summer, providing structure and networking opportunities for creatives in Portland and remote participants. Participate in a jam to finish a creative project, learn new things, meet new people, and share your work!

Creative themes are delivered during each kick off event then shared online, and developers are able to showcase their game jam projects at each closing event in Portland, OR (online this year). In between the dates of the kick off and closing showcase, you are encouraged to meet up with others using online channels to complete a game over whatever in-jam time period you see fit: take it slow if you need!

For more information about how to participate in Summer Slow Jams, visit pigsquad.com/summerslowjams! Summer Slow Jams this year include Exploration Games in June, Remix Games in July, and Cliffhanger Games in August.

Tweet with the hashtag #summerslowjams and PIGSquad will retweet screenshots, video uploads, and blog posts of jam games while you're working on your games!


The Portland Indie Game Squad is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the health and continued expansion of game developer and enthusiast communities in Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and online. We provide events, resources, and networking activities for art and technology creatives. Learn more at PIGSquad.com.

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Submissions(55)

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a solo photo adventure.
A short and cute dress up game where you pick an outfit to impress your date!
Simulation
cat boy travels through the stars
Adventure
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A top down resource gathering horror rogue-like
Survival
zoom around a strange and wonderful galaxy
Adventure
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A lost hermit crab explores a forgotten castle.
Platformer
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Explore your old, forgotten memories as you pack up your childhood stuff.
Interactive Fiction
sail across a sea of spirits
Adventure
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A simple exploring experimental game made from dream dairy and summer slow jams
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As a hypnotist, you've met many a strange client. And then Him.
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A ghost needs your help finding peace
Interactive Fiction
Explore Forgotten Places in this 2D Puzzle Platformer Adventure
Platformer
Travel to a forgotten park and discover its mysteries before it's too late
Simulation
A walking card game to help you get to know your neighborhood
A game where you clean? What have I become? Hope you like it.
Adventure
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Chart the Uncharted Waters of the Wild Sea!
Adventure
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Multiplayer Squirrel Antics
Action
Maya, a magician, sets out to find a strange hundred-year-old flower in the enchanted forest.
Adventure
Explore your lost memories in this creepy atmospheric horror game!
Puzzle
Explore an unknown land to locate the position of the forgotten temple
Adventure
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Can you make it to the 7-11 to get a Bug Gulp with your friends?
Platformer
You've awoken on the back of a giant beast.
Puzzle
a short, quick game of a dolphin burrowing through town
Puzzle
An exploration game in which you must regain your lost memories.
Adventure
So, You Are a Kangaroo Scientist in Space
Platformer
A Drawing Drinking Social Deduction Game
Adventure
You're a mouse exploring forgotten places between walls of an old house finding bits of cheese
Platformer
A meditative process for exploring your own memories.
Chill Skateboarding Exploration Vibes
Reclaim a forgotten candy kingdom in this simple but chaotic board-game for 1-4 Players
A game about going downhill
Platformer
Explore a theater and find everything thats there.
Help Marjorie piece together her memories and complete her quilt for her Granddaughter
Platformer
A photo-hunting visual novel mystery adventure
Visual Novel
Deer was here.
Adventure
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Puzzle
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A shared screen hide & seek game for two players.
Strategy
Guess where the abandoned places are
Educational
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Short Twine game about robots and feelings.
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Pinball your way into existence
Action
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Look around and see what you can find
Adventure
Explore A Place Between Place, Where Humans Don't Tread
Summer Slow Jams Exploration Game Submission
Survival
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Explore lush old Earth, taste samples, and search for your lost teammates.
Adventure
Journey with Death through Limbo
Adventure
an audio-based meatspace experience
A Puzzle game with roleplay
Puzzle