We had another record-breaking year at Global Game Jam. 28,837 people registered for 518 jam sites in 78 countries and 5438 games were produced. We estimate actual in-person participation to be about 21,000 people, based on registered team members and known number of organizers.
25 January 2015
...and the last hour in Hawaii goes away, it's time to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers, regional coordinators, site organizers, collaborators, that have put so much effort in making this a reality. Also, thanks to all our participants, we hope you've had as much fun as we have making this for you. The Global Game Jam is a great opportunity to connect with people, to share experiences, and create something. Videogames do not escape to our own cultures, and it's a great moment to step back and admire and celebrate our differences and our similarities.
21 January 2015
San Luis Obispo, California -- January 21, 2015. The Global Game Jam, Inc. released today the annual jam’s keynote video featuring short speeches by Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, Amora Bettany, Pedro Medeiros and Reiner Knizia. Often called the world’s largest game creation activity, the Global Game Jam (GGJ) brings together tens of thousands of game makers who meet in hundreds of locations around the world for the 48 hour annual event. With approved participating locations in 79 countries, the GGJ 2015 participation statistics are expected to surpass all previous records.