IEEE Winnipeg Section


“Dark Side of the Jam” (NASA Game Jam)

What is the Dark Side of the Jam? (

On March 9th and 10th, game developers around the planet will gather to make games about space and science. NASA is opening up its 3D asset vault for this event.

Winnipeg is hosting its own satellite NASA “Dark Side of the Jam.”

10 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday March 9, and 10 am to 6:00 pm,
Sunday, March 10. (Showcase at 3pm Sunday Open to Public)
University of Manitoba Smart Park Event Centre,
2nd Floor 100 One Research Road Winnipeg, MB R3T 6E3 

Register for the Winnipeg Event or ask: 

The Dark Side of the Jam is open to all, whether you’re a veteran developer, hobbyist, or student. Ideally your games will not only be great achievements in coding prowess, but will help capture the public’s interest in the real science and technology advancements being made in aerospace exploration.

There is no fee; soft drinks and snacks provided. We ask that each registrant be ready to make a ~10$ donation to Winnipeg Harvest; bring goods: and we will drop them off.

  1. Canned fish and poultry – tuna, or salmon (packed in water) chicken or turkey
  2. Canned fruit and vegetables (packed in own juice)
  3. Canned stew, chili, brown beans
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Baby Food – jars of chicken, beef, vegetables or fruit, infant cereal such as oatmeal, barley or rice, Formula with added iron (While donations of infant formula with added iron are needed, Winnipeg Harvest supports breastfeeding.)
  6. Whole grain pasta/whole wheat pasta
  7. Rice – brown, converted or parboiled
  8. Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  9. Cereal – high fiber, non-sugar coated
  10. Canned soup – lentil, pea, vegetable