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Climate Jam

June 15 – July 20, 2024

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We Believe

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

The theme of this jam is: 

Change the Story

Join Us

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!

One Month

Four Sprints

Climate Jam 2024 will be presented in the Greenlight Jam format; join us and work step-by-step towards a polished, releasable project!

The concept of “greenlighting” a project is giving it the clearance to be fully developed in a released project. For this jam, it only means taking the concepts from the first week and giving them the “all clear” to be made into a title worth selling! 

Climate Jam 2024’s sprint schedule is as follows:

  • Ideation
    June 15- June 22nd

     Brainstorm and work out what you will make. Do not start making a game, but work out your ideas with brainstorming, some research, and lots of prototyping (things you can throw away later!). For those of you that jam regularly, you might find it challenging to not jump right in. But the extra time spent ideating and planning will pay off in the upcoming jam series. If this was a typical 48 hour jam, this is the “end of Friday night” for where you should be. 

     

  •  Prototype
    June 22nd – June 29th

     Make the initial prototype of the game. It can be buggy, messy, and all sorts of placeholder, but you should have a playable experience by the end of this sprint!

  • Production
    June 29th – July 13th

    Two weeks of production based on what you discovered during the concept and prototyping weeks.

  • Release and Marketing
    July 13th – July 20th

    Fix the bugs, add some juice, make your polished masterpiece! You will submit to this jam for the final of Release Jam, there is not a separate itch.io jam page.

What you need to know

Jam Essentials

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

Join us on Discord!

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


Mentors

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

Want to be a game design or climate mentor? Join here!

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.

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

JOIN

THE

MOVEMENT

This is our 6th annual Climate Jam and the 4rd virtual one. AND we’re growing!

Started in  2018

106 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. 

Sponsorship

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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