Train Jam


March 10 - 12, 2016
Chicago to San Francisco

52 hour game jam…on a train!

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What is Train Jam?

Train Jam is a collection of developers traveling via train to the Game Developers Conference and creating games during the ~52 hours it takes to arrive in San Francisco from Chicago. How does this work?


Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 12 at 9pm CET. More information here! »

“I crossed two continents and an ocean to be on the train. No regrets - this is the most creative time I ever spent working, relaxing, nerding out, and developing video games. This is the best video game development filled piece of America you will ever experience!”
Abdullah Hamed • 2014 Attendee

Time Table

March 9, TBD Pre-Jam Party
Mar 10, 10am Registration & Lunch Provided by Epic Games
Mar 10, 2pm Train Leaves Chicago
Mar 10, 2pm Jam Kicks Off
Mar 11, 4pm Half-way!
Mar 12, 2pm Jam Wraps Up
Mar 12, 2pm Show and Tell
TBD Post-Jam Festivities

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Average Costs

Individual Coach Class Ticket $170 USD
Superliner Roomettes $390 USD
Food Budget $0–100 USD
One-night stay in Chicago $50–100 USD
Wi-Fi Internet Included
30-Day GameMaker: Studio Professional License Included
Showcase at GDC Included

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Student Opportunities

Train Jam is working with a number of Universities to offer amazing opportunities for students to participate in Train Jam as well as attend and showcase at GDC.  Learn about Student Opportunities »