Library Jam & Developer Demo Night

Registration has been posted for some upcoming events in August / Sept. In place of Ludum Dare this August, we will be doing our own jam called Library Jam. The idea is you pick a book and have to design a game based on that. If you want, you can also draw a book at the event for the extra challenge.

The other exciting event is the The Winnipeg Game Jam Demo Night. This is the first time we've done a public exhibition of local developers games and it should be a great time. If you are a developer I encourage you to come set up a demo and invite all your friends to come check out what you've been working on. Demoing to the public is one of the best things you can do to gather feedback and get you excited to work on projects again. Please RSVP shortly so we can send out marketing materials in time.

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Also, the Winnipeg Game Collective will be meeting Tuesday August 30th at 7PM at the Yellow Dog for Beers. Please come out and join us!

These events are presented through the support of New Media Manitoba, ACI and Electric Monk Media organized by the Winnipeg Game Collective.

Peg Jam 2016 Post-mortem July 19th 7pm @ Red River College

As we move forward from the 2016 Winnipeg game jam, join us on Tuesday, July 19th 7:00pm at Red River College downtown as we celebrate our community and creativity. Hear from first time game devs, all the way to veteran game jammers as they share their games, experiences and everything in between including audio, programming, art, hardware and much more!

Photo courtesy  of Steve Chubaty    @thesteveiam

Photo courtesy of Steve Chubaty @thesteveiam

Huge thanks to our PegJam 2016 event partners New Media Manitoba, Electric Monk Media, and ACI Manitoba.


  • Julian Beutel discussing creating music and sounds for PegJam 2016.
  • Steve Chubaty presenting A Quiet Night In The Neighborhood.
  • Matt Woelk presenting Boomtown Bowling.
  • Matheu Plouffe first time jammer presenting Defender of Earth.
  • Amy Gerardy, Graeme Borland, and Ibrahim Shahin presenting their teams game Fancy Fartifacts & Devilish Deals.
  • Braxton Anderson first time developer presenting his first game Fast Food.
  • Joshua Grand and Shera Starr presenting Hope, Abandoned.
  • Aaron Klaassen and Co. presenting their work on the Winnitron launcher.
  • Ryan Hill and Thomas Murphy presenting U.U.M. 3000 - Universal Urban Movers.
  • Anton Uklein presenting Captain Stargo in User Malicious.
  • Spencer Marr presenting Radius Turbo.
  • Daniel Voth and Abdi Abidov presenting Homeowners Association.
  • Dylan Fries presenting The Human Menace.
    Visit Previous Game Jams here on for more info on Peg Jam 2016 and all the games.

Thanks to Red River College for their continued support of IGDA Winnipeg.
Thanks again to our partners New Media Manitoba, Electric Monk Media, and ACI Manitoba.

Peg Jam 2016 Recap +Game Collective Meetup #25

Join us this coming Tuesday 7:30pm at the Yellow Dog Tavern for the Winnipeg Game Collective Meetup as we discuss post Peg Jam 2016 and play some of the games on the Winnitron itself!

Now that all the dust has settled from last weekend's 2016 Winnipeg Game Jam, we would like to take the opportunity to recap the weekend by the numbers. Over the course of the weekend we saw 55+ people make over 20 games, also roughly 6 of those games were made for the Winnitron, with 1 VR game being made for the HTC Vive. Over a quarter of attendees were first time jammers with over 5 of those also being first time game devs!

Check out a collection of Twitter highlights from #PegJam2016 courtesy of Alyson Shane and New Media Manitoba below.

A special thanks goes out to our event partner New Media Manitoba, Dylan Fries from Electric Monk Media for organizing the jam and facilitating an amazing community and ACI Manitoba for access to an amazing space to be creative. Thanks to special guest speaker Calvin French of Kitty Lambda Games from Calgary, as well to Graeme Borland from Owlchemy Labs, freelance artist Amy Gerardy, Mike Berg of WeHeartGames, and BrettLowey of BrainGood Games. Also we would like to thank Albertine Watson, and Daniel Voth for generously volunteering their time and energy. And of course all of YOU for coming out to be apart of such an amazing, supportive, and creative community.


For a list of attendees and all their games feel free to check out Previous Game Jams here on!