Game Jam

This event ended on December 31st, 2021.

Our five day Game Jam has come to a close, and with it, we’re excited to announce the winners! We hope you had a good time these past few days, no matter if you won something or if you didn’t have time to finish everything!

Best Overall Game: Maze Marauder

Most User-Friendly Game: Bunbun’s Adventure

Most Replayable Game: Santa Down

Best Gamer: James Huynh

We highly encourage everyone to take a peek at all the submissions on our Devpost; there were some truly outstanding games!

Introducing Mackenzie’s first-ever Holiday Game Jam!

Work together with up to 4 of your friends over the course of 96 hours to create a video game just for glory and for the chance to win prizes!




What is a game jam?

The Holiday Game Jam is both a competitive and social event where teams build and design video games and then pitch their ideas to the group. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, create something cool, and learn a thing or two! Whether you’re proficient with game development or are trying it out for the first time, we have something for everyone.

New to game dev? No worries! We’ll be running many different workshops over the course of the Holiday Game Jam, topics include how to create Tetris controls or program jump physics! If you ever feel tired or want to take a quick break from the competition we’ll also be hosting many fun activities and games for you to participate in! And for those who participated in MCPT’s Game Dev series, your points will carry over into this event.

Didn’t get the chance to check out our game dev series? Visit our site to check out our lessons.

Dates and Times

The competition will run from December 27th at noon to December 31st at noon. Teams will have the full 96 hours to design a game and pitch. Note that you may only start working on your project once the competition window begins on December 27th at noon.


Sign up in teams of up to 4 by December 26th at midnight. There is no registration fee; all students currently attending William Lyon Mackenzie can participate!

Registration is now closed.

Judging and Prizes

There will be a theme for the event, which will be announced during our opening ceremony. Creativity counts - original ideas count even more. For a full list of judging categories, rules, and criteria, visit our Devpost page.