Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join?

Fuck no (we're full).

Why is there a limited attendance?

From the beginning we imagined this to be a small gathering, and it made sense to reach out to our friends who are all video game fans. As such it's being held at one of the organizer's homes, so for the interests of security and safety, and because we've never done this before, we're keeping the numbers to a small, personal group.

For our third year, we may be looking to dedicate some time to finding sponsors & a proper venue space so we can invite more people.

If you're interested in joining us next year, please fill out this professional looking form and your name will be on the waitlist for next year.

Hello, I am an independently wealthy super villain. Do you know what I could do with all my goddamn money?

YES WE DO! Please get in contact with the organizers and we will totally throw together a very attractive package... Uh, I mean... No wait that wasn't actually dirty.

Um, never mind.

(...but seriously though, email us.)

Is there a hashtag?

We can't guarantee it'll be worth reading, but we encourage everyone to use #wtfjam.

Do you have to be a game designer to participate in the jam? This is a jam for inexperienced people, but you have jammers with actual industry experience.

Some of the people participating have worked in both major & indie game studios. This is more of a side effect of who we happen to know & who was interested. Each year, we will put out a call for anyone who loves games & wants to make them. Artists, writers, ice dancers, law students, all are welcome so long as you're mad enough to spend 3 days trying to make a game.

I didn't get an invite, can I play along at home?

Absolutely! Just adhere to the rules and please, send us your results!

Does your game jam have a harassment policy?

We do! Here's the short version:

WTF Jam is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of group members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our venues, including presentations. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

The full-length version is available here.

Does your game jam have content guidelines?

We do! While we don't ban or restrict content, we encourage participants to create socially responsible games by following the Accessibility & Content Guidelines developed for the jam by Christa Giles.

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