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Care Jam 2021



Thursday, 2 - Thursday, 9 December 2021


19:30 GMT


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Care Jam 2021

Reimagining the story of care through games

Care Jam 2021 is a 7-day game jam where game developers, creators and people with lived experience of care develop new gaming concepts that uplift stories of care and the people who do it, and help us reimagine a world where care is collective, visible and valued.

The goal of a game jam is to work in teams (or solo!) to create a game based on a specific theme, within a set period of time, testing out new ideas and inclusive narratives, learning new skills and having lots of fun!

Care Jam 2021 is produced through Counterpoints ArtsPopChange initiative in partnership with Code Coven, Caring Across Generations and National Domestic Worker’s Alliance.

We especially encourage creatives and storytellers in our network interested in applying their skills to games to join — it’s a fun and supportive way to learn game development and build a network, and Code Coven specialise in training for game development.


This game jam is open to anyone aged 18+. We welcome participants from all genders, races, ethnicities, religions and abilities and encourage allies to participate. No previous game development experience is required, just a willingness to engage with the themes and get creative!


Thursday 2nd December – Thursday 9th December 2021. Due to the global nature of our event, teams are welcome to operate within their own schedules. Final project submission time will be 7.30pm GMT on Thursday 9th December 2021.


Care Jam 2021 will be hosted via and Discord. Final game projects must be submitted via The Itch page will go live closer to the game jam’s commencement. All communications before, during, and after the event will be facilitated on Discord, so we hope to see you there!

More details, FAQs and registration on Eventbrite


Caring Across Generations is a national movement of families, caregivers, people with disabilities, and aging Americans working to transform the way we care in the US.

Code Coven is an education platform and online accelerator for marginalised communities, including people of colour and gender‑nonconforming individuals, who want to work in the gaming industry.

Counterpoints Arts is a leading UK organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Its PopChange initiative explores the power of pop culture for social change through comedy, gaming and TV/film.

National Domestic Workers Alliance is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the United States.

Also supported by AbleGamers, BAME in Games, Games for Change, POC in Play, Rise-Home StoriesRaise the Game Diversity Pledge by UKIE.