Those who have visited our website or our Facebook page over the past few days might have seen that the registration for the Montreal Game Jam 2016 has discreetly begun.


We only have 140 seats available this year, since our event will be held simultaneously with an Open Day at ÉTS.


In order to simplify registrations, you can now purchase a ticket on Eventbrite for only $10:


Why are we charging $10 this year when it used to be a free event previously?


Every year some registrants were withdrawing at the last minute, and sometimes without informing the organizers. 220 participants out of the 260 enrolled last year have shown up to the event.


New this year, a t-shirt (limited edition!) will be provided to all participants, in addition to the traditional Friday night buffet, breakfast, snacks and beverages offered during the event.


We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you again for our 6th edition!
- Montreal Game Jam 2016 team

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Montreal Game Jam is coming back!


We would like to see you for our 2015 edition: More sponsors, more space, more GAMES!!!


Visit the Register section to get your name on the list while there is still availability.


First registered, first served!


You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email.


To fully enjoy your game jam experience, we strongly recommend to come and form a team on the spot. There will be a big brainstorm session allowing you to find like-minded people to jam up with! If you choose to come as a predetermined team, please mention your team name in the registration form if that is the case.


This year we will have a mobile game category with special prizes for those willing to participate

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Hi jammers!


Registration for the Global Game Jam 2014 are now open!


You can go in the Register section to get your name on the list.
First come, first registered!


You will receive a confirmation of registration by email a week before the event.


Among other things, we’re planning to enhance the team forming experience this year for those of you who shows up without any team.
While we recommend you of trying new teams, you can still register as a specific team if you prefer.


See you soon!

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Greetings dear jammers!

This September, Montreal Game Jam is preparing a location for those of you who would like to participate in the Indie Speed Run. The Indie Speed Run is a 48 hours game jam happening in several locations around the world. The games you made will be reviewed by a panel of famous judges such as Notch (Minecraft) and Peter Molyneux (Fable 1-3, Godus, Black and White) and more! We will be holding our event in the weekend of September 13 to 15.

How to register:

  1. Register on their website Indie Speed Run
  2. Create your team (optional)

  3. Sign up to our location by following this link and clicking the orange button which says ‘Register’.

  4. Friday September 13, when the 48 hours begin, your team will be charged a 25$ fee by the Indie Speed Run.

The jam will take place at the École de technologie supérieur, the same location where we held the global game jam in January. Here’s a map showing how to find us.

We have a limited amount of places for this jam. For those of you who cannot come, we hope to see you again at our next Global Game Jam which will take place January 24 to 26.

See you soon!

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Hi everyone!


First, we want to thank you all for coming this weekend! It was a really great year, with awesome games made by awesome people. Seriously, your games were really great and it was impressive seeing the progress through the weekend! We hope you liked the experience, and for those of you who were doing that for the first time, we really hope you’ll continue doing jams!


For those of you interested seeing and playing all the games made this edition, here’s the link:

You’ll be able to view and download every projects made!


There was also a lot of you who where wondering if there was any other events of this type at Montreal. There sure is!

The Mount Royal Game Society

organize a game jam every 3 months at Montreal. The name of it is so perfect you won’t be able to resist making games when you’ll hear it – the Downtown Trimester Game-Making Adventure! Be sure to check the MRGS on facebook and their website for updates about it. Also, they organize a meetup for independent game developpers every month and it’s pretty worthwhile. IGDA Montreal also organize montlhy events made for the entire Montreal game dev community.
Also, you should receive an email soon, with a survey about your appreciation of the jam. Your comments really help us making a better experience each year. As a closing comment, we had a lot of fun organizing this edition and we promise you it will be even better and greater next year!


Thank you again, and congratulation!