Jam Jam is a festival and retreat for game jam organizers and anyone interested in learning, discussing and sharing ideas on game jams. Jam Jam 2019 is organized by the Finnish Game Jam and is located in the middle of a Finnish forest, on top of a mountain called Sappeenvuori – about 2h car ride from Helsinki.

The event consists of a one-day seminar with talks on game jams and jam games as well as two days of retreat. On the retreat days you can decide what you work on – bring your jam organizing team and work with planning or debriefing your jams or come without an agenda and talk with all other jam organizers and jam-organizers-to-be brainstorming new jams and sharing lessons on organizing events.

The venue consists of well-equipped cabins with saunas and hot-tubs surrounded by the beauty of a Finnish forest and the power of the midnight sun of the Northern summer.

Rugs connecting the Jam Jam 2018 cabins at Sappee.
Outdoor lunch at Jam Jam 2018.


Preparations Day, Thursday 6.6.

Join the preparations already on Thursday (limited space for accommodation, please contact in advance).

Seminar Day, Friday 7.6.

The Jam Jam seminar day presents inspiring talks from game jam organizers and jammers around the world. See the Friday Seminar program for further details.

Retreat Days, Saturday & Sunday (8.-9.6.)

Work on your own game jams, discuss with other jam organizers and jammers, brainstorm new game jam ideas and create plans for the next ones. You can also hold 1-2 h workshops open for everyone on something that you think you would like to share as an organizer.

Participants of Jam Jam 2018 focusing on presentations at the Jam Jam 2018 tent.
Workshop in action at the main cabin of Jam Jam 2018.