Frequently asked questions

I mean, considering we're only a yearly jam this is probably a pretty loose definition of 'frequently' but whatever.
That's what we're calling it and you can't stop me.


Fuck no (sorry, we're full).
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, we're keeping the numbers to a small, personal group. 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.
Absolutely! Just adhere to the rules and please, send us your results!
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, along with our safety committee is available here.
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.
There is a $30 entry fee that covers the cost of food, hosting the website, the host’s power bill, and stocking the after party with booze. You will also want to bring your own computer and whatever hardware you need to make your game/assets/board game.

Also you may want to bring something to sit on, as chairs are limited and the ones we have may not be very comfortable.
We have social media on lock this year, so please feel free to follow or mute: #wtfjam.
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.

While we tend to keep the WTF Game Jam small and easy to manage we are open to meeting with potential sponsors and super villains to help the WTF Game Jam grow and reach more amateur game makers.

Please email us.
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. There’s no requirement for any kind of programming or game design experience and we actively encourage people with neither to join us.