Sponsors

Headliner

  • Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking. With eye tracking, interaction in games becomes more immersive and more natural. Tobii already has eye tracking features in titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Tom Clancy's The Division. Learn more at Tobii Gaming

  • Unity is not just the number one game development platform -- Unity developers make up one of the world’s largest creative communities. Our platform gives you everything you need to realize your creative vision fast, from learning with our free tutorials, online training, and courseware to using thousands of ready-made assets and production tools in the Asset Store.

    You can create any 2D, 3D, AR, or VR game with Unity. You can make it with ease, you can make it highly-optimized and beautiful, and you can deploy it with a click to more platforms than you have fingers and toes. Best of all, you can use Unity’s integrated services to speed up your development process, optimize your game, connect with an audience, and achieve success.

Gold

  • Global Game Jam welcomes Facebook on board as a Gold Sponsor for #GGJ17.

    You can be part of the GGJ community on Facebook by liking our page and joining our group. It's a great space to connect and share all things Global Game Jam.

  • The Intel Game Developer team is committed to helping game developers succeed when targeting Intel® based platforms. Intel processors contain impressive graphics performance and unique features for games. Intel resources for game developers include SDKs, tools, sample code, programming documentation, contests, GTM programs, and more. Intel processor-based gaming platforms span form factors from from Android* phones and tablets; to Ultrabook™ devices, laptops, and desktops with Intel® Iris™ graphics; to Xeon™ processor-based platforms for datacenters running the world’s largest MMOs.

Silver

  • GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it's your company's app, your favorite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work together better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing. Catch up on what happened while you were out or ask for help on a tricky chunk of code. Manage and contribute to projects from all your devices. The best part is you can keep using all of your favorite tools.

    Start collaborating on code today—open source project hosting is free!

  • The American University Game Lab serves as a hub for experiential education, persuasive play research, and innovative production in the fields of games for change and rhetorical play. Part of a university-wide commitment to high-impact research, this multidisciplinary initiative combines the expertise of the School of Communication and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Through practice, research, and partnerships with leading organizations we aim to develop a new generation of leaders in the evolving industry of social impact gaming. The unique Master’s in Game Design provides an immersive curriculum that spans communication, computer science, and art. The goal of our studio is simple—to work with our clients to produce socially responsible games that leverage American University’s strong resources and experience in social policy and to employ the power of play to enrich people’s lives.

  • Independent animators and game creators are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. With Houdini Indie, they now have access to a comprehensive set of procedural tools and assets to help them experiment, innovate, and create! Houdini Indie makes all of Houdini’s animation and VFX tools available under a limited commercial license to independent animators and game makers who want to use Houdini during the incubation stage of their business.

    SideFX returns as a Global Game Jam® Silver Sponsor and offers jammers a free 3-month Houdini Indie license to use before and during the game jam! Click here to learn more and request a Houdini Indie license.

Bronze

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  • Learn to design the media and technology of the future! Our Master of Science in Games for Learning prepares you to create, use, and evaluate digital games for the purpose of learning in formal and informal settings.

    Study in New York City with internationally renowned faculty in instructional design and the learning sciences. Learn in our Media and Games Network (MAGNET) facilities at NYU’s Brooklyn campus. Choose from areas of study including game design, game development, and game research. Participate in the Games for Learning Institute. Study full or part time.

    Prepare for a career as director of games for learning projects, learning game designer, game researcher, or program evaluator in private industry, university-based research centers, community agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and school systems. Generous scholarships for qualified students. Learn more at steinhardt.nyu.edu/games2017.