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Register for PegJam 2023

February 23 - 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Peg Jam 2023 – Winnipeg’s #1 Video Game Development Hackaton has returned with an incredible line-up of speakers, and both virtual and in-person options for participants.

-PegJam 2023 Artwork by Amy Gerardy


New Media Manitoba has been overwhelmed by the interest surrounding PegJam 2023. Industry professionals, students and hobbyists have all been signing up for the chance to jam in person. As a result, we are excited to announce that we are at 100% capacity for both the in-person jam and for Thursday’s speaker’s night! 

Over 100 participants are set to descend into Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District for an entire weekend of game development. If you missed out, we are sorry, but there are two options. Feel free to email us to get put on the waiting list, or you can participate virtually on Discord.
Thank you to all the incredible partners for making this event possible. Red River College Polytech, The Winnipeg Game Collective, Complex Games, Unity Technologies, New Frontier Esports & Entertainment and MOSMA

Chris Anderson got his start in video games as a Community Manager and Development Tester and now runs Talentry Gaming Solutions, a gaming recruitment firm based in Winnipeg. Talentry partners with studios looking for unique, experienced, and diverse talent across North America. Chris will be speaking on finding career opportunities in the industry.

Rebecca Harrison needs no introduction to the local game development scene. She has reached legendary status for her work, love of game jams, and her positive energy. Rebecca is the founder of Flightyfelon games. She and her talented team are currently working on FREERIDE, an Action-RPG that’s (not-so) secretly a Personality Test. Rebecca will be sharing her thoughts on “Crunch.”

Tamara Abas is leading New Media Manitoba’s instructional efforts for our latest initiative StudioLab xR. As Canada’s only female Unreal Authorized Instructor, she lives and breathes all things Unreal Engine. Beyond all the technical prowess, she is a passionate instructor with an unparalleled commitment to sharing her knowledge. Tamara will be speaking on the topic of Technical Art.

Unity Technologies believes that creativity can change the world. Their technology empowers creators of all kinds to create games and experiences to educate and entertain. We are fortunate to have Thomas Winkley and Joy Horvath from Unity braving the winter cold to join us at PegJam. They will speak on best practices for having a healthy and happy game jam.

But wait, that’s not all! In addition to these great speakers, we also have a few new surprises up our sleeves.

Our friends at MOSMA will join the Jam to provide all sorts of incredible audio options for participants. A recording station for voice-over and foley sessions will be set up, as well as workstations running Abelton with a full Effects Libraries.

In addition to her speaking session, Tamara Abas will host a short workshop on using Rokoko Video, a free browser-based AI motion capture tool. Tamara will walk you through creating mocap data inside Rokoko Video, cleaning data in Rokoko Studio, and finally, exporting your skeleton directly into Unreal Engine or Unity.

Register today to secure your spot!

This is your chance to collaborate with a community of students, indie devs, industry professionals, hobbyists and other like-minded folks to challenge yourself to create new and exciting games, interactive experiences and everything in between.

  • Are you ready to put your gaming skills to the test?
  • Aspiring to create the next big hit?
  • Need to enhance your portfolio?
  • Look no further than PegJam 2023
Game Jams are a great opportunity to…
  • Learn about our local game dev industry and meet game dev professionals
  • Meet people to collaborate and build video games over the course of a weekend.
  • Work in a space full of programmers, designers, artists, musicians and more to rapidly develop a working video game in an empowering environment.
  • Turn your passion for gaming into a career and create assets for your online portfolio (highly recommended)
PegJam 2023 Sponsorship

Get in front of PegJam 2023 Speakers & Participants with Sponsorship. We offer multiple sponsorship tiers and opportunities to promote your brand!

Please contact Juliet Greenberg, Membership & Community Manager with New Media Manitoba for sponsorship details [email protected].


February 23 @ 6:00 pm February 26 @ 7:30 pm



RRC Polytech Innovation Centre

319 Elgin Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0K4 Canada


New Media Manitoba & Winnipeg Game Collective

New Media Manitoba