September 9th - 11th

Starts: Friday 5:30 PM
Ends: Sunday 7:00 PM

Site Hours

Open: 8:00 AM
Close: 1:00 AM
24 Hours (upon popular request)

Free Admission

IFDM Mesa Del Sol

5700 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106



5:30 - 6:00 PM : Sign up

6:00 - 6:15 PM : Opening Ceremony

6:15 - 8:00 PM : Brain storming and team building

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM : Game development *


8:00 AM - 1:00 AM : Game development *


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM : Game Development

6:00 - 7:00 PM : Closing Ceremony and demos

*  We will keep the building open 24 hours or extra late if there are enough people at the site who want to keep working.

Note: The doors lock at 6:00 PM. If you can't get in the building call the phone number listed at the door and someone will let you in.


The event will take place on the third floor of the UNM IFDM building. There will be computer labs available for use, wifi, and plenty of outlets. Everyone must sign a liability waiver before they are allowed to participate, we will pass these out at the beginning (anyone under 18 must have an adult guardian's signature). Snacks and coffee will be available though out the weekend and there is a cafe next door to the building.

We will be holding a closing ceremony after the game jam. We would like participants to demo their games and talk about their finished project.

We will be offering a Scratch workshop for ages 8-16 throughout the weekend. Youth participants are also welcome to join the main game jam event. 

Scratch Youth Workshop

We are hosting a weekend Scratch workshop for game jam participants ages 8-16. Everyone will be divided into teams to create a video game in a weekend. We will focus on programming, art, and sound design. 

Guardians must be present at sign up to sign a liability waiver from UNM before children are allowed to participate, we will pass these out at the beginning.


5:30 - 6:00 PM : Sign up

6:00 - 7:00 PM : Introductions and team building


2:00 - 5:00 PM : Game development


2:00 - 5:00 PM : Game development

5:00 - 5:30 PM : Presentations

6:00 - 7:00 PM : Closing Ceremony and demos from the main game jam