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Let's make Turn-Based Games!

The Creative Theme for this jam is "Alternate Timeline"

Join us in our Opening stream on June 6th and Closing Showcase Stream at!

This jam will be fully remote.

A word on Turn-Based 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Late submissions or submission updates can be accepted - just get in touch with an organizer.
  • Extra special thanks to Marlowe for creating Summer Slow Jams art!

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! Summer Slow Jams this year include Turn-Based Games in June, Music First Games in July, and Horror 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!

PIGSquad Summer Slow Jams

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a magical girl battle (?) game & visual novel.
Visual Novel
Use your memories of life to change reality as you recall how you have died.
Explore the Void, alter the past, make friends!
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A Time-Splitting Noir Sokoban
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Go back through time to change the circumstances of your future final battle!
Role Playing
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A dating game about what could have been and madlibs.
Oh no! The construction job has gone awry, and the timelines have started splitting again. It's time to call in OXO.
Dance battle your way onto Beets' multidimensional music tour!
A turn-based strategy game with 2D platformer elements
Gather the masses, topple statues
A short narrative experience about awaiting the afterlife.
Visual Novel
A minimal tileset based off of The Legend of Zelda for the NES.
Defeat monsters in a card game as you travel back in time to bring down a criminal syndicate
Card Game
"A "turn-based" alterna-tea-time game"
An ancient machine traps the survivor in a timeloop
Two worlds, one action, seeking balance.
Role Playing
A local grand strategy game between two players. Set in the 400AD - 500 AD.
control cats in a local turn based game made for a game jam
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Fend off hordes of thirsty classmates in this sweet turn-based RPG!
Role Playing
A Short Roguelike
A short dungeon-crawler/JRPG hybrid
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Turn-Based Multiplayer Strategy Game
Run in browser
Matrix Management Espionage
A puzzle turn-based RPG where you can do anywhere in the timeline.
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Travel thru dimesions to deliver pizzas to hungry cats!
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Prototype for PIGSquad Summer Slow Jams June 2020
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alternate timeline peggle-like
A 2 player print & play wargame that only needs one
Exorcise the phantoms that plague your school and save a lost soul in need.
A 1-4 player collaborative card game focusing on memory