South Bend

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Open for entire 48 hours
Jam Site Description: 

This is organized by the same people that have organized it in South Bend the last 5 years.


The Global Game Jam hopes to bring together talented and creative individuals from within the community. It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with game developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game.


Please purchase a ticket at:


Seating is limited, register early.

By attending, you agree to abide by the Global Game Jam Policies and Code of Conduct.


A big thank you to our sponsors:




Saint Mary's College - Data Science

Prospero's Pen

South Bend Massage And Healing

Goshen College




 * Is there an age requirement or limit?

The Global Game Jam is open to anyone young, old, or in between! The only restriction is that we ask for a parent to accompany anyone under the age of 18.

* Is it just about video games?

No. You can create whatever type of game you would like; video game, card game, dice game, etc.

 * Will I have the skills to contribute?

Yes. If you are interested in games, you can contribute. The weekend is to have fun, make a game, and perhaps learn some new skills.

 * Do I need to bring a computer?

If you want to make a video game, it helps to have a computer. However, last year we had people contribute art to the games by drawing them by hand. The drawings were then scanned and incorporated into the game by somebody with a computer. So, the only limit to how you might contribute is your imagination.

 * What platform will be used for video games?

That's entirely up to you as a participant! You can use anything from more sophisticated languages targeting Windows or Mac, or you might opt to use some of the simpler environments like Scratch or Kodu.

 * Where should I park?

Surface parking is free and available right outside the building.

 * What if I get hungry?

We will be providing beverages and some food. There are also several restaurants and coffee shops located closely in the surrounding downtown area.

 * What is the refund policy?

All purchases are refundable up to 30 days ahead of the event.


Friday, January 26
4:00 - Doors open and check-in begins
5:00 - Announcements, Keynote, and Theme Announced
6:00 - Begin forming teams and working on games

Saturday, January 27
Keep working on your game.

Sunday, January 28
3:00 - Hand in games and begin forming presentation
4:30 -  Present games to other attendees

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
Any age. Under 18 must be accompanied by adult

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