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Let's make Parody Games!

The Creative Theme for this jam is "Bootleg!"
Join us at our Opening Event on August 16th and Closing Showcase on August 27th in Portland, OR!

A word on Parody Games:

  • Make a game that references or twists your favorite characters in media, make the game version of your fanfic, create something overly self-referential, express satire through gameplay, or make the bootleg fangame that you've always dreamed of! How will it feel to play Hyperlink Drifter, Super Meet Boy, or Pokemon Burnt Sienna?
  • Popular parody game examples include the Organ Trail, Achievement UnlockedBarkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Pokemon Fan Games, and Space Funeral.

Summer Slow Jams:

Each summer, game makers get together to make a game project with friends and community members in just over a week! 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. In between the dates of the kick off and closing showcase, you are encouraged to meet up with others at public places or 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! Other Summer Slow Jams this year include Minigames and Location-Based Games.

More details!

  • You do not have to be present to participate in the jams!
  • Follow PIGSquad on social media channels for consistent updates on events, workshops, and other opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Jammers retain full ownership of the games they make during Summer Slow Jams.
  • If you'd like to participate in choosing the creative themes for each jam, voting is exclusive to our Patreon members - learn more here!
  • Late submissions or submission updates can be accepted - just get in touch with an organizer.
  • Extra special thanks to picogram, Marlowe, and Nyssa for assisting with Summer Slow Jams art!

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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Point and Click Softboiled Detective Story
Puzzle
Play in browser
Grand Theft Pursuit is a demake version of GTA V.
Action
Gannon's Revenge
Action
INTO THE WOODS chapter1# Horror
Role Playing
A mass of bootleg records are infiltrating your club! Stomp em out before they ruin the party!
Action
Aquire All 'Em
Role Playing
Action
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Relive your worst break-ups...all over again!!
Simulation
Dr. House has to treat his patients the only way he knows how.
Puzzle
Play in browser
Shopping for your son is hard, but you love him...
Puzzle
Play in browser
The classic original famicom game!
Platformer
built for August PIGSquad Summer Slow Jam 2018 - Parody
Play in browser
Galaga + Emoji!
Shooter
Stanley decided it was high time to fetch some munchies
Role Playing
a rhythm game for party people
Rhythm
Multiplayer Metal Gear Solid parody
Action
Find true love between two buns. Fight your way to your one true Porkachu!
Role Playing
Cops and Mobsters
Action
Match three
Puzzle
The most fun you can have installing a video game with crippling, anti-bootlegging DRM!
A submission for the PIG Squad Summer Slow Jam (Parody)
Puzzle
Gotta wear 'em all!
Role Playing
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Sneak into movies together as three kids stacked on top of eachother
Action
Assemble mobile phones for efficient market
Simulation
A game created for the summer slow jam 2018
Action