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February 26 – 28, 2015
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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Tickets for the 2015 Train Jam event are available now! Tickets will sell out fast, so make sure to get yours as soon as you can. Purchase Tickets 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

Feb 25, TBD Pre-Jam Festivities
Feb 26, 11am Registration & Lunch Provided by Unity
Feb 26, 2pm Train Leaves Chicago
Feb 26, 2pm Jam Kicks Off
Feb 27, 4pm Half-way!
Feb 28, 2pm Jam Wraps Up
Feb 28, 2pm Show and Tell
Mar 2–6 Games on Display at GDC

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Average Costs

Individual Coach Class Ticket $160
Superliner Roomettes $290
Food Budget $0–100
One-night stay in Chicago $40–90
Wi-Fi Internet Included
30-day Unity Pro License Included
GameMaker: Studio 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 »