What is the Global Game Jam?

The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It's our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!

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Friday - January 28th

18:00 - 18:30 Welcome announcements and keynote video
18:30 - 19:00 Getting to know each other / ice breakers / group forming
19:00 - 19:30 Group pitches - what is each group planning to make
19:30 onwards Teams start jamming

Saturday - January 29th

09:00 - 09:30 Announcements and chance for joining a group (if not present Friday)
11:00 - 12:00 Check in with all jammers and make sure they have an account on the GGJ website, and set up a game project page together by this time
13:00 - 14:00 Socialize, playtest each other's games
17:00 - 18:00 Short interviews
18:00 - 18:30 Announcements
18:30 onwards jamming

Sunday - January 30th

09:00 onwards jamming
13:00 - 14:00 Short interviews
15:00 - 16:00 Game presentations - each team does a short presentation or game play video to showcase the game (pre-recorded or live, up to 1m30s long)
16:00 - 17:00 Announcements, upload games and event wrap up

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