48 Hour Game Making Marathon

Be sure to try and find time for a nap.

Keynote Speech & Industry Panels

Take a quick break and learn from the best.

Sunday Night Showcase

Kick back, enjoy a beverage, and show off your hard work!


Friday, October 28th 6:30 PM – Sunday, October 30th 11:00PM


Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort St, Victoria, BC.

How Much

$20 Full Weekend Access, Food & Drink, & Commemorative T-Shirt


OrcaJam is Victoria’s Annual 48 hour game jam. Come join a local and visiting designers, developers, programmers, artists and musicians of all skill levels to make a game from scratch in only 48 hours!

Space Is Limited!

Just Feel Like Helping Out?

Traveling from YYJ International Airport?

Traveling from Vancouver?

Traveling from Seattle?

Traveling from North Island?


Friday October 28

6:30PM Doors

7:00PM Dinner – La Taquisa

7:30PM Keynote Speech – Eric Jordan, CEO Codename Entertainment

7:45PM Theme Announcement & Jam Begins


Saturday October 29

9:00AM Breakfast

12:00PM Lunch – Salt & Pepper Fox

12:15PM Panel “Influential Game Memories”

Join Jordan Tame of East Side Games and Tim Teh of KANO/APPS as they discuss the gaming memories that were influential to getting them into a career in games, and what they think the influential games of today will be. Hosted by Carlos Rodela of Video Game Break.

6:00PM Dinner – Top Dog Pizza

6:15PM Crunch Night Talk Show “Game Dev Horror Stories”

Watch Carlos Rodela of Video Game Break grill Dan Bourdage of Blastworks and Christian Zuger of Metalhead Software to find out their scariest experiences with game development. Grab some pizza and come participate in this talk-show style event!



Sunday October 30

9:00AM Breakfast

12:00PM Lunch

6:00PM Dinner

6:30PM Jam Ends

7:00PM Party Hosted by Our Sponsors!

(We Heart) Our Sponsors

The Main Event

New Featured Presentations Monthly, Show & Tell, and Networking with Local Game Developers of All Skill Levels and Experience


Swan’s BrewPub, 506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC


First Monday of the Month


4:30pm: Doors

5:10pm:  IGDA Announcements

5:15pm: Featured Presentation

5:45pm: Open Stage for Show-and-Tell, Networking and Socializing

7:30pm: Doors

GameDev Hack Night

Hack Night is a bi-weekly get-together for game developers and hobbyists, or anyone looking to practice their craft.  Come hang out at the Bent Mast, a a few drinks, and get a bit of extra work done in the company of your peers.


The Bent Mast (Private Room), 512 Simcoe Avenue, Victoria, BC


Every Other Thursday


7:00pm – Late

A Casual Gathering

Come down and talk games at another of Victoria’s finest craft breweries.  Nothing formal happening here.


Moon Under Water Brewpub, 350 Bay St, Victoria, BC


Third Saturday of The Month