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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Learning Session

If you've never made a game before or would like to brush up on your Unity skills then please come to our free learning session at the George Bothwell Public Library at 1:00pm on January 19th! During the session you will learn the basics of the Unity game development engine from local professional video game developers and get hands-on practice with some simple game development to get started with your first project.

Space is limited. Click here to register.


Friday - January 25th

5:30pm - Check-in
6:00pm - Announcements and keynote video
6:30pm - Brainstorming and group forming
Development until 1:00am

Saturday - January 26th

9:00am - Doors open
Development until 1:00am

Sunday - January 27th

9:00am - Doors open
2:00pm - Packing and submitting game (deadline is 3:00pm)
3:00pm - Game demos