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What is McGame Jam?

McGame Jam is a 48 hour game development marathon where attendees are tasked with creating a playable game, in any shape or form, based on a chosen thematic. Organized by Game Dev McGill , McGameJam's goal is to bring students together to collaborate and create great games, regardless of their skill level. So whether you are a veteran game developer or a level 1 game development noob, join us for a weekend of game development, learning, and fun.


When and where is it?

McGame Jam 2019 will be happening between Friday March 15th and Sunday March 17th at Notman House.

Who can participate?

McGame Jam is open to all students aged 18 or older*. As such, a valid school email will be required upon sign up. We reserve the right to cancel any tickets which do not respect those conditions. *If your school does not provide you with an email address or if you are younger than 18, please contact us and we will try to help.

What should I prepare?

In order to enjoy this competition to the fullest, we recommend you get familiar with these programming languages as well as tools:

Will there be food?

As usual, we will be providing meals (breakfast, lunch, supper), starting from supper on Friday during opening ceremonies until lunch on Sunday before the last stretch. Furthermore, we will be serving snacks and coffee throughout the day. Additionally, there are multiple restaurants and supermarkets around if you feel the need to purchase your own food.

What should I bring with me?

Bring whatever you need to make a game, whether that is a computer, a drawing tablet, pens, papers, paint, the list goes on. I you can make a game with it, bring it along! Furthermore, we recommend you bring a toothbrush, deodorant, spare clothing, sleeping bag, etc. if you plan on spending the night with us! Most importantly, please bring your ticket to the event to facilitate badge and t-shirt pickup.

What if I am alone?

You are welcome to use our facebook page and slack channel to try and find other teammates. Otherwise, we will attempt to group up participants who are alone and are looking for teammates.

How big can my team be?

Please make sure your team is of at most eight members! Teams of bigger sizes will be encouraged to split up.

Where do I submit my game for judging?

We will be using for the submission progress. Detailed instructions will be given at the event.



To sign up you must purchase a ticket. You will need to bring your ticket to the event, otherwise you may be refused entry. Tickets provide you with the following:

* Subject to availability

Check back soon for ticket availability!