The Global Game Jam™ (GGJ) focuses on bringing communities together through collaboration, innovation and experimentation and our website engages that spirit. No sexism, racism, discrimination or any kind of exclusion will be tolerated in association with the GGJ and we reserve the right to refuse and/or remove content based on our principles. We encourage inclusive and welcoming environments in all our locations. We encourage a free and open society where creativity should know no censorship and we hope all participants will exercise their creative freedoms. We take pride in our jammers and organizers, but the Global Game Jam™ Inc. is not liable for anyone's specific views and opinions.
The Global Game Jam is about experimentation, sharing, collaboration and learning from each other. All Jammers are expected to share their games by uploading their games, assets, source code etc.
All games are uploaded under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).
This basically means the team that created the game, owns the original content and can do with it as they please, and that Global Game Jam retains an original copy that other people can download, modify and distribute for non-commercial purposes. Please read the full license for details
All files necessary to run the game, as well as all assets, source code and project files necessary to rebuild/compile & link the game from scratch must be uploaded as well.
The Global Game Jam does not share the names of participants or their email to any other organization without explicit permission. GGJ organizers are provided access to the emails of jammers who sign up through GGJ in order to facilitate their local jam and for no other purpose. GGJ does reserve the right to send jammers occasional information, including sign-up announcements, password info, location updates and pertinent information to our event. GGJ will have an opt-in newsletter that jammers can access also via the website. Jam locations will establish their own policies of communication. Jammers are encouraged to check with their site organizers for more information.
Organizers use of GGJ logo and use of Global Game Jam™
When a location is approved on the GGJ website, the location has been officially approved as a GGJ site for the given event. The organizer understands and agrees their location is taking part in Global Game Jam and will be responsible for updating their site, media releases and communication accordingly. To be part of Global Game Jam, all locations must state on their website, media outings and other communications, that their location or local jam is part of Global Game Jam™ and will use the Global Game Jam logo provided via the organizer communication platform (Basecamp). The registration platform of choice and the local website should also refer to the Global Game Jam website (http://www.globalgamejam.org).
Use of the GGJ logo
Third parties may not use the Global Game Jam logo without permission. Approved site organizers are given permission to use the logo to identify their site as part of the Global Game Jam. The logo must always be accompanied with the words “Global Game Jam” or linked directly to “globalgamejam.org”. It must not be used for any purpose other than to identify the Global Game Jam.
Global Game Jam Policy on becoming a site
One of the things that make the GGJ unique, is that we require all jammers to participate from an approved site. A site will typically, but not always, be open to anyone who wants to participate. Most GGJ sites tend to be companies, co-working spaces, universities and schools.
Only rarely has someone’s private residence been accepted as a location, but this can be done on a case by case basis.
It is not possible to participate in GGJ as a jammer without being associated to a physical approved site. This means we do not accept virtual sites or participants as a default.
All GGJ sites must, as a minimum, provide free Internet access as well as space to set up and work comfortably.
GGJ research strives to explore, understand and grow the art of games and game jamming. We do everything possible to protect the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by Global Game Jam and the various researchers by adhering to strict legal and ethical protocols. Research is primarily conducted via survey, or observation. GGJ participants may choose to opt-out of interviews and observations by advising their local organizers or by not taking the survey.
The Global Game Jam reserves the right to change, modify or make exceptions to all policies at will.
By participating in GGJ or using the GGJ website you accept and abide by the policies stated above. Please contact us (email@example.com) with any questions.