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Do you make games or do anything related to the creation of games? Ever wanted to make a game of your own? Join Philly Game Mechanics, a throwdown for game developers in Philly! We talk games, play games, make games, compete, collaborate, and share. Dev Night is a creative time for creative people in a creative space. Programmers, artists, designers, writers, students, hobbyists, full-time devs, board game-makers, and enthusiasts are all welcome!

Time and Place: Every other Thursday we meet at Indy Hall in Old City, starting at 7 PM. On the off-weeks, we usually have more casual meetups at nearby bar National Mechanics or local parks. Check our social media feeds for up-to-date event news.

What to bring:

A laptop. (Indy Hall provides power outlets aplenty, a WiFi connection, and table space.)

Your game or game idea. Bring a game idea to collaborate on or bring your finished or How you build your idea is up to you. Our members use everything from Unity to Twine to Gamemaker and everything in between. 

Headphones. If you want to concentrate on your work, but find noise distracting, headphones will come in handy.

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Welcome to Philly Game Mechanics!

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Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Philly Game Jam Showcase

    6 Game Mechanics | 5.00 | 3 Photos

    Hot off the heels of the Philly Game Jam, join us for the Philly Game Jam Sowcase! We'll be spending the evening playing the games that everyone made during the past... Learn more

  • September 16 · 12:00 PM

    Philly Game Jam

    16 Game Mechanics | 20 Photos

    It's time for the Philly Game Jam! This year, we're jamming at UArts (Terra Hall, 12 Floor) The Philly Game Jam is a 24 hour game jam, and jammers are allowed to stay... Learn more

  • September 7 · 7:00 PM

    Town Hall

    14 Game Mechanics | 3 Photos

    There's been a lot going on within the community, so let's take some time and talk about where we were, where we are, and where we're going during a Town Hall. Bring... Learn more

  • September 3 · 6:00 PM

    Tournament Night: Nidhogg 2

    3 Game Mechanics

    It's tournament time at National Mechanics! Are you better with a sword or a bow? Can you make it to the Níðhöggr before your opponent stops you? Find out during the... Learn more

  • August 24 · 7:00 PM

    Board Game Night

    3 Game Mechanics | 4.00 | 3 Photos

    Join us a we spend a night hanging out and playing board games. It'll be fun. We promise.

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Our Sponsors

  • Indyhall

    Hosting for ResistJam showcase event

  • Webjunto

    Space for the 2016 Philly Game Jam and the 2017 Global Game Jam

  • Unity

    Unity will be providing the food for this event.

  • Tomato Boy LLC

    sponsored a game jam

  • Three Rings Design

    Food, Drinks, Gifts and Prizes for competitors of the September Game Jam

  • SuperMighty

    Prizes and food for July 2014 Game Jam: Eat This Jam.

  • Microsoft

    Sponsor a game jam and provide food and drinks during showcase.

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