Chillennium is the largest student run Game Jam in the nation, organized by students, for students. Hosted annually by the Department of Visualization, Chillennium is founded, staffed, and organized by students of Texas A&M University. This unique event brings participants from across the nation to meet fellow game enthusiasts, develop their skills, and compete for prizes. Those who participate can compete alone or as a team of up to 4 and will have 48 hours to plan, design, and develop a video game from scratch based on a theme! During the Jam mentors from the game industry will be walking the floors helping participants develop their ideas into amazing games. At the end of the 48 hours the games will be played and judged by a panel of experts from the game industry and winners will be awarded prizes! No previous knowledge about games is needed, just a passion for creation!




Come join students from universities around the nation in being a part of one of the world's largest Student Game Jams!

Registration for Chillennium 2017 has officially closed!

When & Where

October 13-15 2017
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center

Doors open at 1:00 PM on Friday and the opening ceremony will begin promptly at 4:30 PM. We strongly recommend participants to show up early to park, check in, and get set up.

What to Bring

Participants will be required to bring their own computing equipment and any peripherals. Participants will be fed 3 meals a day and snacks. If you have any food allergies or preferences please specify this during registration.

Click below for more Chillennium rules.

More Information


Chillennium is made possible with the generous help of sponsors! Your support ensures that the students participating in Chillennium receive complimentary meals, a world-class jam venue, and even assistance with transportation to the event!

If you are interested in partnering with us for this year's game jam financially, check out our sponsorship tiers and contact us.

Sponsor Tiers


Chillennium is the largest student run game jam in the nation, and is soon to be the largest in the world. To do this we need your help! The Game Jam runs for 48 hours straight. There will be over 250 participants from across the nation coming into town for the event. Participants will be provided food, snacks, and resting areas. In addition to participants, we will have industry professionals coming in to mentor throughout the Game Jam.

To make all this work, we need your help. Click below for more information.

Volunteer Info


Chillennium has had a number of extraordinarily talented judges in the past and we will continue that trend this year! Click below for a list of the judges for Chillennium 2017!

This Year's Judges


Chillennium is at its heart a learning experience, and what better way to learn how to make games than from the awesome people that do it for a living?

The Chillennium Mentors will be with you throughout the weekend to share their knowledge & experience, answer questions, and to offer their advice on techniques, best practices, and designs.

This Year's Mentors


Chillennium is looking for experienced game industry professionals to assist Chillennium participants as Mentors! No matter what your expertise, your advice and feedback to the student jammers is invaluable.

Join other industry professionals and help spread the love of game development at Chillennium!

As a Mentor you will be on the jam floor actively participating in the game creation process with participants. Mentors will not be allowed to physically create content for the games or participate in the contest judging process; however, answering questions and offering advice on techniques, best practices, design ideas, strongly encouraged.

Mentors will be provided meals, snacks, and on-site resting areas. Chillennium is not able to provide hotel accommodations so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in mentoring, please contact us!


Check out the games and winners from past game jams!

Past Games