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The NM Game Jam brings together game developers across the state to build awesome board/video games over the span of a weekend.

The New Mexico Game Jam is a 48 hour game development challenge held across the entire state for one weekend during the summer.  On Friday, August 19th, New Mexican game developers will convene at host sites to form teams and build games around a centralized theme.   The jam concludes the following Sunday, August 21st, with these games immediately released to the public. 

The NM Game Jam was founded in 2009 by a couple game developers shortly after their amazing experience at the inaugural Global Game Jam.  These two couldn't wait another year for the chance to work non-stop on some amazing games, and decided to host an event for their fellow New Mexicans.  The 2009 NM Game Jam was held in Albuquerque for a group of 12 people.  The following NM Game Jam opened sites in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe with nearly 80 participants across the state.  This year we expect an even larger turnout as more people take an interest in forming New Mexico's budding game development industry.  

This rapid expansion has led the NM Game Jam to search for sponsor funds to help support each of the sites.  We're looking to raise money to cover food budgets for each site (game devs need food badly) and subsidize the purchase of event t-shirts for all participants (and clean clothes after a long weekend of tireless game building).  Our rewards will let you become a NM Game Jam Groupie and let you help shape this incredible event.  

With your help you can become a part of history in turning New Mexico into the Game Land of Enchantment!


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    Granted status of NM Game Jam Groupie. Your name will appear as part of our Groupie page on the NM Game Jam website.

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    10 backers Limited (50 left of 60)

    Granted status of Grande Groupie. Your name will be listed on the NM Game Jam Groupie page and you'll receive an official NM Game Jam event t-shirt. Submit your t-shirt size (for men or ladies sized shirts) with your pledge.

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    Granted status of Gigante Groupie. Receive the rewards from the first two levels and have the opportunity to be apart of the NM Game Jam Introductory & Keynote video. Submit a 30-second video giving your words of wisdom, encouragement, or hilarity to be viewed by all participants prior to the start of the jam. Videos must be submitted by August 15th with NM Game Jam reserving the right to not show any video that may be deemed offensive.

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Granted status of Groupie Supreme. Receive the rewards from all previous levels and serve on the Theme Selection committee. In the past the NM Game Jam used three theme words (noun, adjective, and verb) selected at random prior to the start of the jam. You'll be given the privilege to steer the entire course of the NM Game Jam by selecting a theme word for one of the categories. Truly a magnificent reward for the most magnanimous of pledges.

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