SAE Institute London

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We look forward to welcoming all registered Jammers on Friday, 26 January from 2.45pm. Please find full programme below!


Get together and create games at SAE Institute London on 26 - 28 January 2018.

How can you take a part?

Please book your FREE Ticket via*  

We accept registration ONLY via EventBrite* - our official registration site!

*All attendees during the event (26-28 January 2018) will be asked to create username at official Global Game Jam website. It will be open from 26 Janaury for all SAE's Jammers.

Upon arrival to the campus please report to reception desk for a check in. Please bring your EventBrite ticket and ID.

Who can attend Global Game Jam?

The event is open to all guests wishing to attend - students, graduates and industry professionals.


Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, all participants must be 18+ years old.


When is Global Game Jam 2018?

Global Game Jam will take place on 26 - 28 January 2018.

Where is the site located?

SAE Institute London 297 Kingsland Road E8 4DD London

Campus is located...

...2 minutes from the Haggerston Overground Station

...12 minutes by bus from Old Street - bus 243 (towards Wood Green)

...12 minutes by bus from the Liverpool Street Station -  Bus 242 (towards Homerton Hospital) or 149 (towards Edmonton Green)

Is the venue open all the time during Global Game Jam?

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to change the opening hours at our venue. We would like to inform you that SAE Institute London will NOT be open for entire 48 hours.


Official opening hours at our site are:

Friday, 26 January 2.45pm - 9.30pm

Saturday, 27 January 10.00am - 9.00pm

Sunday, 28 January 10.00am - until the end of the event (around 5.00pm)

Apologies for a short notice and all inconvenience it may cause. We hope that it will not have an impact on your presence at Global Game Jam at SAE Institute London.

What is the event programme?

Upon arrival to the campus please report to reception desk for a check in. Please bring your EventBrite ticket and ID.

Friday, 26 January - Arrivals and introduction

2.45pm - 4.45pm Check in

3.30pm - 4.30pm - Industry Talk with Oscar Clark - 'Small is Beautiful'. Oscar will explore the benefits of keeping things simple and the scope small whether you are making any game - especially useful for thinking about GameJams and Free2play prototypes

4.45pm - 5.45pm Welcome to Global Game Jam 2018! Announcements & Keynote

5.45pm - 6.15pm Get to know each other, form your team and choose your team leader 

6.15pm + Let's get it started!

9.30pm End of Day One


Saturday, 27 January - Working day

10.00am Venue Open for Jammers

11.00am Deadline to create user profile and game page at

 2.00pm Exchange your knowledge! Walk around the site and network with other Jammers!

5.00pm Playtesting each other's games

9.00pm  End of Day Two


Sunday, 28 January - Working day and Games Submissions 

10.00am Venue Open for Jammers

3.00pm - Deadline for handing in the game

3.30pm - 5.00pm Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes to do a short presentation of their games

5.00pm  End of the event


Is there secure storage for personal belongings?

Please keep your belongings with you all the time. Each participant is responsible for own equipment and belongings. 


Is there any food provided?

Please bring your own food and drinks. However, there is a Tesco opposite the site. There are a few cafes around the campus too.


What are the facilities available?

Please bring your own equipment - laptops, software, etc. SAE Institute London provides access to classrooms and free Wi-fi.


Do you have additional questions?

Please contact SAE Institute London site organisers on [email protected]




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Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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