Chicago Game Lab

About The Lab

The Chicago Game Lab is a members-driven community for project work and collaboration with special focus on game development and creative and technical disciplines. Our goal is to provide a unique project space that can lead to information sharing, serendipitous conversations, and building new connections across projects and disciplines. 

Click here to see some of the current Lab members.

Upcoming Events at the Lab

Open Work Day
Thursday. April 6, 2023
10 am - 6 pm

Grab your laptop and come join us for a free, open work day at the Chicago Game Lab! The first Thursday of each month, we'll have up to four spots available for anyone working in games or adjacent fields to come by and work for the day. We've got fast WiFi, lots of coffee and a great lunchtime crowd of Chicago game devs and other creatives.

Sign-up for an Open Work Day spot here.

Lawyer Office Hours
Thursday. April 6, 2023
1 pm - 5 pm

In addition to Open Work Day, April 6 will also be our inaugural "Lawyer Office Hours."  Lab member Sam Castree will be on hand to give people a free, no-strings-attached consultation in the afternoon.  It won't be legal advice, but it could be a good chance to get some legal information and spend 20 minutes talking things through with a lawyer who has worked in the industry for many years.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Lab the day of.

Walk-in appointments at the Lab during the afternoon.

As of June 17, 2022, we are fully subscribed and do not have any reserved or drop-in desks available.

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about openings for desks and upcoming events and meetups at the Lab.

Membership Features

All memberships include:

Reserved Desks
$285 / month

At this time, we have 0 Reserved Desks available.

Email if you would like to be placed on the wait list for Reserved Desks.

Drop-in Desks
$185 / month

At this time, we have 0 Drop-in Desks available.

Email if you would like to be placed on the wait list for Drop-In Desks. 

The Lab is located in North Center in Chicago, near the intersection of Irving Park Road with Lincoln and Damen Avenues. Easy street parking is available on permit-free side streets south of Irving Park Road. It's a short walk to the Irving Park stop on the CTA Brown Line and the 80 Irving Park and 50 Damen CTA buses stop at the corner. 

If you would like more information or to schedule a trial work day, please contact