Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Nov 09, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

GAMERella 2019

Mark November 9-10 in your calendars, because TAG’s GAMERella is happening again this year! This is our 6th year and as always, GAMERella is inviting self-identified women, gender non conforming folks, indigenous makers, people with different abilities as well as anyone who feels they haven’t had a chance to make a (video, board or hybrid) game.

As always, there will be workshops, mentors, snacks and an amazing keynote speaker to make sure you are inspired, supported and safe!



This year’s theme is RUMBLE


The organizers of GAMERella wish to help any doubtful participants discover their hidden game-making talents. As a result, TAG, has created five workshops involving the use of free or almost-free software, to be held at Concordia University in preparation for the event. The material in these workshops cover jam tips, game making and visual art.


INK with Hope & Kate – Tuesday October 22nd:
Construct2 with Hazel – Friday October 25th:
Animation with Paloma – Monday October 28th:
Alt-Controlers with Jess – Monday November 5th:
Game jam 101 with Squinky – Thursday November 7th:
Publishing and documenting your game with Enric – Wednesday November 20th:


November 9 – 10th
Begins at 9:30am Saturday, ends at 7pm Sunday
It’s a go-home-and-sleep jam, because sleeping is great. Bring cozy clothes, blankets and pillows that will keep you warm. Coffee & food are on us!


momoko - tag logoMONTREAL:
Concordia University, Engineering and Visual Arts Building
1515 Ste Catherine St. W.,
EV 11.725 Lounge


gaming-twitch-tv-logoNot in Montreal? Worry not! Jam anywhere and connect to us online through our live Twitch channel.

You can also watch our workshops and submit your game online at the end of the jam.


GAMERella is organized with you in mind. When you fill out the sign-up sheet, you will have the chance to let us know about any worries, concerns, needs you have. We are able to provide child care, special meals, equipment, etc. We will do our best to make sure you are able to attend them jam and nothing stands in your way of making your game.

To read about our values and tips for maintaining a safe and inclusive jam environment, please check out our policies here.


  • Unlimited hot chocolate, coffee, tea!
  • Power and internet access
  • prototyping equipment and material, as well as wearable tech for those physical game makers
  • Chairs and desks (more important than you would think)
  • Mentors from the gaming industry for informed feedback
  • Pre-jam workshops