September 9th 6:00PM - 11th 6:00PM


IFDM Mesa Del Sol
5700 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Los Lunas

More details soon.

Santa Fe

More details soon.


What is a game jam?
The goal of a game jam is to create a video game or non-digital game (board game, card game, alt game) in a prescribed period of time, for this event it’s 48 hours. Participants will share a common theme. The short time span and rapid prototyping is meant to inspire creativity, innovation, and experimentation.
Who can participate?
Everyone! No matter your experience level or area of expertise we welcome you to come and make a game. All ages welcome, participants under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Are there teams?
Participants are welcome to form teams or work solo. There will be team forming and brain storming exercises to help everyone form teams at the event. Some people form teams before the event. Event organizers will also help connect people with different skills so the teams can be well rounded (an example of this is connecting an artist with a programmer so they can make an awesome game together).
Are there prompts or themes?
Yes. We will be posting a theme at the beginning of the jam that participants will use to inspire their game designs. We will post the theme online September 9th at 6:00PM.
Can I participate online from home?
Yes. We will post the theme online September 9th at 6:00PM. You can also join us on twitter by tagging #NMGameJam2016 to share your work.
Do I need to bring my own computer?
Most participants bring their own development gear like laptops, desktop computers, drawing tablets, etc. There will also be computer labs available for participants to use. We’ll also have WiFi on site.
If it’s 48 hours do people actually sleep?
The time you commit to the jam is entirely up to you. Some participants work during the day and go home to sleep and take breaks. Others stay onsite over night and bring sleeping bags.
Are there multiple sites in New Mexico?
Yes, we will be posting about more locations soon. You can also host one your self!