DePaul GameJam

A Game Jam is an event which brings together artists, programmers and designers to spend a weekend working together in intense game development and design. Why? To work with people you might not otherwise meet, to show off your skills and creativity and to get respect for making great and innovative games under extreme time constraints!

The DePaul Game Jam '11 is the fifth annual game jam in Chicago and it will be held between Jan 27 - Jan 29 2012. The event is non-profit and it is organized by the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University.

Once again, the DePaul Game Jam is part of the IGDA Global Game Jam that takes place all over the world during (mostly) the same 48 hours. The Global Game Jam will start at 5:00p Friday, January 27, 2012 through 3:00pm Sunday, January 29, 2011, (all times local). All participants in the Global Game Jam, including those in the DePaul Game Jam, will be constrained by the same rules and limitations, with each time zone having one distinct design constraint.


The DePaul Game Jam will take place in the College of Computing and Digital Media building in downtown Chicago.

243 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604-2300


Global Game Jam 2012 Trailer

Keynote for the 2011 Global Game Jam