HatchJam 2022 starts in
You have 36 hours, over one weekend, to design and build a game. All types of games, digital and non-digital, are allowed.
Invite your friends to jam with you, or team up with other people at the event. Even if you prefer to work solo, you’ll meet cool people.
Challenging yourself, pushing your creativity and make something amazing, all in a environment dedicated to creating!
Don’t worry about anything besides jamming. We’ll provide space to work plus meals and snacks during the event.
Start: July 15 – Doors 6PM, Kickoff 7PM
End: June 17 at 12PM
More Schedule TBA
500 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
With Covid-19 cases surging throughout the country, we are doing our best to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun experience at the Hatchilngs Game Jam! To that end, we ask that you please join us in observing these safety guidelines as you participate:
-When you arrive, please present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, as well as negative Covid-19 test results no older than 24 hours. We will have at-home rapid test kits on hand for your convenience, in case you’re unable to complete a test before the jam.
-Masks are to be worn in common areas at all times. N95 masks will be made available to all who need them.
-Hygienic aids such as hand sanitizer, sanitizing spray and wipes, and nitrile gloves will be available throughout the jam.
We thank you for helping us keep all our jammers safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you at the Hatchlings Game Jam!
What is a game jam?
A game jam is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and executing a video game within a specified window of time. Every game jam is unique, but for this event you’re welcome to work how you’d like—by yourself, with a team you assemble ahead of time, or with a team of people you meet at the event!
Hatchlings is a social gaming company founded by Brad Dwyer in 2008. Hatchlings has accumulated millions of users worldwide in the largest ever online easter egg hunt. In the span of a decade, it has grown from a weekend project into Hatchlings, Inc., backed by a growing team and expanding into new technologies, including augmented reality, machine learning, and more!
Register for HatchJam 2022
Are you ready to jam? Fill out our sign-up form to register. (It’s free!)
Who can participate in the Hatchlings Game Jam?
What skills do I need in order to participate?
Does it cost anything to participate?
Can I participate remotely?
Is this a competition? Are there prizes?
No, not this year. The ultimate goal of this event is to get creative minds together in an environment that encourages cooperation and fosters new, beneficial relationships.
What is the official hashtag of Hatchlings Game Jam?
#HatchJam2022 or #HatchJam
Does this event have a theme? What is it?
Can my friends and I participate in Hatchlings Game Jam as a team?
Each individual member of a team will need to register for the event on their own.
I prefer to fly solo. Can I participate as an individual?
Who owns the intellectual property of games created at the Hatchlings Game Jam?
Can I create a non-digital game as my submission for the event?
How can I make my game accessible to those with disabilities?
I have questions that weren’t covered here. Who do I get in touch with?
Have a question? Get ahold of us!