Train Jam


February 22 - 25, 2017
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?


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“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

February 22, TBD Pre-Jam Activities
February 23, 11am Meet at Chicago Union Station
February 23, 2pm Train Leaves Chicago
February 23, 2pm Jam Kicks Off
February 24, 4pm Half-way!
February 25, 4pm Jam Wraps Up
TBD Post-Jam Festivities

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2016 Average Costs

Individual Coach Class Ticket $170 USD
Superliner Roomettes $490 USD
Food Budget $0–100 USD
One-night stay in Chicago $50–100 USD
Wi-Fi Internet Included
GDC Train Jam Showcase 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 »