Jones Jam

February 1

what is a “game”?

that’s the question we’re asking you at Jones Jam.

you’ll have 12 hours to show us YOUR most creative interpretation, given a specific theme*

*announced the day of the event


create a character to sign up

Answers for Humanity


Throughout the event, collect Chicash, our in-game currency.

Earn it by:

  • Making progress on your game
  • Helping other people out with bugs
  • Joining in activities
  • Arriving early

Spend it on:

  • Snacks
  • T-shirts
  • Loot boxes
  • and much, much more!

Where and When

Get to Jones College Prep by 8 AM on Friday, February 1st. Jones College Prep is located at 700 South State Street. It is in the Printers Row area of the South Loop, near State St. and Congress Pkwy., or at the Harrison stop on the Red Line.

Complete Schedule

  • 07:30doors open
  • 08:00opening ceremony
  • 09:00“intro to game dev with python” workshop
  • 10:00“pixel art” workshop
  • 12:00lunch
  • 03:00act out a play generated with machine-learning!
  • 05:00dinner
  • 07:00project fair & closing ceremony

NPCs, look here

If you would like to help us by sponsoring, mentoring, or something else, please reach out to [email protected]