Upcoming Events:

Spring 2024 Events

Fall 2023 Events

Past Events:

Spring 2023 Events

  • Manifest, May 12, 2023

Fall 2022 Events

  • Keisha Howard (Sugar Gamers Founder) – How Fashion and Video Games Can Help Design a More Sustainable Future: Which Games, What Future, Who’s Playing
    • Tuesday, November 1st, 6:30pm
    • 813 Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash
  • Columbia College Open House, Saturday, November 12th, 9:30am-4:00pm

Spring 2019 Events

  • Manifest Game Jam
  • Manifest

Manifest Game Jam

Each year the IAM department hosts a game jam that culminates on Manifest. Teams have 24 hours to produce a game!

Students form small teams (max 5 people) to build a game collaboratively in 24 consecutive hours. The game concept is revealed the day before Manifest, and the teams have until 3:45 pm the day of Manifest to complete their version of the game.

  • 2018 Subject: Capturing Images, Theme: Art, Culture, and/or Politics (Inspiration: MoCP)
  • 2017 Subject: Nico Cabrera, Red Bull Athlete, local bike messenger and global bike athlete, Theme: Living, breathing city
  • 2013 Geological Strata
  • 2012 Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds
  • 2011┬áManifest
  • 2010

The first year we had a Manifest Game Jam was 2009!

IAM Summer Challenge

If you haven’t participated in an IAM Summer Challenge yet, it’s like a hackathon or game challenge. If you’ve done one of those in 24 or 48 hours, imagine what you can do in a month! You can work on site or remotely, just be sure to join us at the end of June for the presentations. No skill level requirements on your part – just enthusiasm and willingness to create something awesome.

The IAM Summer Challenge is a month-long project to create an interactive piece that is not primarily entertainment based (though it can be entertaining!).

In the years we’ve run the IAM Summer Challenge there have been some amazing projects created. Read more about each of the challenges: