Exile Game Jam!

Get away from the daily life and join other developers for a few creative and cozy days at the old folk highschool Vallekilde.

April 30th - May 4th 2014

SOLD OUT! (Participants should wait for manual confirmation from the School)

2014 spring poster by Pernille Sihm


Prices includes all meals (great and healthy food), tea, coffee, cake. It also includes access to internet, sauna, cinema, exercise facilities, fireplace, and a music/audio room, painting and sculpting facilities. As well as an extra great dinner at the end and a followed by a party with alchol included. Students paying the discount price might have to sleep in a room with more people, so if you are picky you should pay the full price.

Normal price:
850 kr.
Student price:
600 kr.

It might at first seem like a lot for a game jam, but it's everything included!

This price includes accomodation in a shared room. Private rooms are available for a fee of 525 kr. Private bathroom is also 525 kr. Accommodation in a private room with bathroom will be subject to a 1.050 kr fee.


People are welcome from Wednesday 18:00 to acclimatize and socialize. Throughout Thursday we have an mini challenges and workshops, and in the evening we will have an informal group building session where groups will come up with a theme-related idea. On Saturday there will be presentations, voting and a small award ceremony, but it's really just about creating a good and cozy working atmosphere and realizing new ideas. If you have a super important project, you are more than welcome to work on that too.

Dinner at 18:00 followed by social mini-game jam and playing/making party games
Micro challenges. People pitch challenges and create workshop groups.
Main Game Jam
Loads of social and physical folk games
Presentation and casual award show
Final Party and dinner
Saturday Night:
Traditional Exile late-night music jamming
Goodbye and post-mortem

The program might change and it's quite possible that we will include a lot of spontanious events, such as going to the old graveyard, getting a tour of the school, jamming some music, or clay sculpturing.

Thursday mini challenges and workshops

We like being challenged, learning new tech or getting anew perspective on things. Thursdays focus is to learn from eachother. There will be a short introduction to some subjects and people can work on it during the day.

If you have any suggestions, just let us know during the jam or on facebook.

It will be something along the lines of this:
  • Start making your own shaders
  • Applying for art grants and games funding
  • Taking prototypes to the next level
  • How to make good coffee
  • Learn to play the guitar?



Exile was started as a new initiative by two organizers of Nordic Game Jam (worlds largest game jam), Tim Garbos and Jesper Taxbøl. They teamed up with the coziest place in Denmark: Vallekilde Højskole. At Exile there is less focus on competition and more focus on the social aspects such as playing games, having a beer, and getting to know some new nice people.

It is organized by Kanako and Vallekilde Højskole.

2013 autumn poster by Pernille Sihm 2013 spring poster. 2012 fall poster. 2012 spring poster.