BC Game Jam 2022
September 17-18

BC's Student-Focused Game Jam

A game jam is an event where game enthusiasts come together as a community and create a game in teams. If you want to meet like-minded creators, consider joining us!
BC Game Jam group photo

About BUS Game Devs

BC United Student Game Developers Association is a non-profit organization that brings aspiring game developers and game studios together. In the past, we hosted events such as @BCGameJam and @GGJVancouver. We are continuously growing, and looking for new opportunities to support the Vancouver game development community.

2022 Event Schedule

The event will be held at Northeastern University on the 14th floor.
September 17th
10:00am Event starts & setup time.
11:00am Opening Ceremony
12:30pm Lunch & Team Formation
2:00pm Pixel Route Photoshop Tutorial
3:00pm Group picture!
5:00pm Pixel Route Pixel Art Tutorial
8:00pm Lock up/pack your stuff & leave.
September 18th
9:00am Doors reopen!
11:00am Résumé and Portfolio Development by Quiver Games
12:00pm Tree of Audio/Pixel Route Last Call
3:00pm Submission Deadline & Arcade Start & Pizza Party
3:30pm Showcase Signup Deadline
4:00pm Presentations & Closing Ceremony
5:00pm Leave venue!
6:00pm After party in downtown!

Our Sponsors

Would you like to support the event? Please click below for your sponsorship package.
Sponsorship Package

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is BC Game Jam?

The event will be held at Northeastern University on the 14th floor. It is downtown and nearby Skytrain stations are Granville and Vancouver City Centre.

What is BC Game Jam?

BC Game Jam is a 30-hour hackathon where game enthusiasts can collaborate, learn, and create a game based on a theme that has been given by the organizers.

Who is this event for?

Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. This is meant to be a fun event for anyone with any level of experience in game development. Even if you know very little about game development, you will learn a lot about it during the 48 hours.

Is there a minimum age limit?

There is no minimum age limit. However, if you are under 19 years of age, there is a waiver that your guardian must sign.

Can I work on an existing project?

No. All participants must work on a project created during the game jam to keep judging fair.

What do I do if I am feeling unwell?

Please try to get a rapid covid-19 test and please stay home if you are positive.


Can I stay overnight?

No, you need to either pack up your stuff or lock it up and leave at 8:00pm. You will be able to come back next morning to work on your game.

Will meals be provided?

We will provide lunch on Saturday and an early dinner (dunch) on Sunday!

What should I bring?

Make sure you bring your ticket, a valid government or student ID (if you have a student ticket), and your jamming hardware. We recommend bringing a laptop! An extension cord is recommended in case you are sitting too far away from a power outlet. If you plan of presenting your game, you will need a video adapter to connect your computer to the display. Optionally, you can bring your résumé for recruiters!


Do I need a team?

Jams are usually done in teams, but it is up to you whether or not you'd like to work in one. If you do want a team but do not have one, you will have a chance at the event before the jamming starts to mingle with the rest of the attendees and make or join a team.

Is there a maximum team size?

Yes, the maximum size is 10 people which includes any members from Tree of Audio or Pixel Route.

What if we don't have anyone working on audio and/or art for our team?

For audio, the Tree of Audio team on-site to help everyone with SFX and audio. For art, the Pixel Route team on-site to help everyone with game art.

What if I'm the audio engineer/interested to work on an audio engineer for this jam and I still don't have a team?

You can either join the Tree of Audio and potentially work on multiple teams' audio or join a specific team and focus on the audio for that team.

What if I'm the artist/interested to work as an artist for this jam and I don't have a team?

You can either join Pixel Route and potentially work on multiple teams' art or join a specific team and focus on the art for that team.

Ready to start your adventure?


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