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.

Membership Features

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

If you would like to sign up for the waitlist, please email information@chicagogamelab.com.

All memberships include:

  • Project work space as specified for each membership level

  • Lab community

    • Members-only communication tools and resources

    • Lab After Hours or other events as announced

  • Lab space

    • Lounge space for impromptu conversations and knowledge sharing

    • Kitchen space and equipment, office equipment

  • Lab resources

    • Use of high-speed internet via wifi or wired ethernet

    • Use of shared mailing address (c/o Chicago Game Lab)

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Reserved Desks
$250 / month

  • Includes dedicated project work space (one desk plus desk-side storage)

    • Located in a shared office with a lockable door

    • You can leave equipment and items in your office

  • Unlimited days

  • Access 24/7 after getting keys (one-time deposit required)

Reserved Desk membership is currently limited to seven at any given time. At this time, we have 0 Reserved Desks available.

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

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Drop-in Desks
$150 / month

  • Includes access to “hot seat” shared project work space

    • Tables or desks located inside a shared project area

    • Available daily on a first-come-first-serve basis, except for special events

    • No storage

  • Unlimited days

  • Access during regular work hours, while a manager is present

Drop-in Desk membership is currently limited to four at any given time. At this time, we have 0 Drop-in Desks available.

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

Friend of the Lab membership

$25 / month

  • Use of lounge space only (no work space)

  • Visits limited to one day per week

  • Access during regular work hours, while a manager is present

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 information@chicagogamelab.com.