Extra Credits Game Jams
We constantly get emails from our viewers about how they’re engaging with the ideas presented in Extra Credits videos as inspiration for their own amazing creative projects—particularly in game development! To encourage these sparks of creativity, we host semi-regular virtual game jams!
Extra Credits game jams are 3-5 days long. Our philosophical emphasis is on enjoying the act of creation and learning new skills, so there is no formal ranking or judging system of game entries, and we encourage jammers to avoid “crunching” or working nonstop for long periods of time. Remember to sleep!
That said, we do run Twitch streams and an Extra Credits “Games You Might Not Have Tried” YouTube episode that show off both staff favorites and some of the more unique games created for each jam.
Jammers participate in a combination of local and online teams (as well as working solo), mingling in our game jam community Discord. There are no age restrictions to participate, other than the legal age restrictions imposed by itch.io and Discord for creating a free user account. Because our Game Jams are hosted entirely online, participants can join from anywhere around the world according to their own time zone.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner of a future Extra Credits game jam, please send an email.