GGJ teams up with IndieCade, Games For Our Future, UW Earthlab, and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to bring you Climate Jam 2023!

Theme: Wildlife Trafficking

When? May 19-21, 2023

We are excited to see games that explore this theme through the lens of

  • Tourism and Travel
  • Direct Human and Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife
  • Social media
  • Habitat Loss
  • Consumer Choices
  • Poaching
  • Misinformation and disinformation

We are once again inviting game creators from around the world to make games that explore solutions to address a rapidly changing planet. Together we can make a difference!

Join us on Discord! –This year's jam will take place on the IndieCade Discord server. There will be mentors there to help with your creations and have resources available for you to use during the jam and beyond. It is also an easy way to ask questions, chat and meet other jammers. If you haven't yet, be sure to say hi in the #jam-lounge channel. We have a #jam-team-making channel where you can offer your services to others who are working on the jam or if you are a team looking for someone with specific skills, and many other channels dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible.

If you are new to the IndieCade Discord server:

  1. Go to 
  2. Hit the green button with the checkmark to acknowledge our Code of Conduct.
  3. There are channels marked specifically for Climate Jam.
  4. You can also enter in the command !climate in any channel and be given the Climate Jammer server role!

Mentors interested in supporting the jam either with games or wildlife trafficking expertise can sign up on this form.

For first-time jammers, we've assembled a list of resources to help you get started as well as inspiring words from our Climate Jam Mentors. And don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have in the discord! Be sure to check out the Environmental Game Design Playbook from the IGDA Climate SIG. They are looking for jammers to use it and give feedback on it.

Thanks to GGJ community member and Site Organizer @LatinaScribbles for the awesome artwork.