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Climate Jam

Earth Day   |   April 22 – May 1, 2022

Climate Jam 2023 info coming soon!

Jam Partners and Sponsors:

We Believe

this generation of creators cares deeply about the environment and has the power to inspire action through games

The jam is over, join us next year

We’re inviting game creators from around the world to make games that explore solutions to address a rapidly changing planet. Together we can make a difference!

Virgina Wright Frierson Turbine Painting

The theme of this jam is: 

Empathy And Equilibrium

We are excited to see games that explore this theme through the lens of:

Nature and Health

Media, Storytelling, and Misinformation

This sub theme is part of Horizon’s Grand Challenge. Learn More

Green Energy

Food and Food Systems

Climate Optimism

New to building games on climate change? Check out IDGA’s Environmental Game Design Playbook!

Together we’re creating Games for Our Future

What you need to know

Jam Essentials

Climate Jam is a virtual jam hosted on, just follow the link and hit “Join Now.”

Join us on Discord!  This jam is virtual, and Discord is where all the action is happening! Talk to other jammers, make teams, share your ideas, and connect with mentors!

  • Join the IGDA Climate SIG Discord with this link
  • Click the cute-plant emoji to get the Jammer role
  • Look for channels under “IndieCade Climate Jam 2022”

We ask that you follow our Code of Conduct in all of your IndieCade interactions, virtual or otherwise.


Not a climate expert? No problem! We will have some great Mentors available to provide inspiration and knowledge about climate topics and game design. 

  Check out our amazing mentors here!

Want to be a game design or climate mentor? Tell us about yourself!

First-time jammer?

Never jammed before? No Problem! This is a great opportunity to make a great game in a fun community!

 Check out these resources to get started!

Global Event

This jam is open to everyone world-wide! Speak another language and want to help us reach more people or translate content? Let us know.

Important Dates

Social Meet and Greet

April 16th, 2022 12-2 PDT
Hang out with other jammers and make friends! We’re using a new social app – RONDAY. Install is required and takes a couple minutes.
April 22nd

Jam Kick-off Event

April 22nd  12pm-1pm PST

Hear from mentors, get energized! On the Climate Jam Voice Channel on Discord.

March 1st

Niantic Lightship Workshop

April 25rd 3pm-4pm PDT

Learn about Niantic’s Lightship platform and how to make climate games that use AR to make experiences that inspire movement, exploration, and shared experiences.

Jam Session with Be the Green

April 26rd 5pm-7pm PDT

Join mentors from Life Reimagined Collaborative. Get game feedback and see their game in action!

Games Submitted

May 1st 12pm PDT

All games must be uploaded to the page.

Judges play games

May 1st – May 8th

Judges play games! 

Games Celebration

May 21st

Pushed back a week

Awards – Show and Tell! We’ll announce the judges picks for the winners!

Grand Challenge Winner Announced

June 4th 2022

The Horizon’s grand challenge winner will be announced! Watch on Twitch

Virgina Write Frierson Texas Wind Turbines
Maroon Lake Near Aspen Colorado – VIRGINIA WRIGHT-FRIERSON




This is our 5th annual Climate Jam and the 3rd virtual one. AND we’re growing!

Started in  2018

95 games and counting!

We can’t wait to see what you make this year!

Powered By You!

Be the wind beneath our….turbines

While some things run on clean energy, we run on community support! This jam is a collaborative effort, and would not happen without you.

Show your support – join the movement.

Donations are powered by one of our organizing Partners, Seattle Indies. 


Want to help us save the world? 

Become a Sponsor

We are so grateful for our past sponsors including Niantic and Riot Forge

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