Global Game Jam Yarra

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This year Bar SK, Play Reactive, and Ghost Pattern are joining forces to create a chill time to jam. We have three great venues across Yarra; we encourage you to walk between them and get some fresh air!


We’d like to acknowledge the land on which we're meeting the land of the Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nations. We would also like to pay respect to Elders, past and present, and extend this respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people from other communities who will be here.

Changing the the date of Australia Day is just one baby step toward changing the nation. For many, every day is Survival Day in The Colony of Australia.


We aim to make this a really casual interpretation of Global Game Jam. Casual hours, cozier spaces, community you know and love, and registration to the good ol' GGJ website.

The jam will open with keynotes at 6pm on Friday at Bar SK, and culminate in a Sunday night showcase and celebration at PlayReactive. We encourage you to spend Saturday and Sunday between PlayReactive and Ghost Pattern, or sleep in and go to Bar SK after 3pm!



Friday – 6pm Opening at Bar SK

Saturday – 9am to 5pm Jamming at Play Reactive and Ghost Pattern, then chill at Bar SK

Sunday – 9am to 5pm at PlayReactive and Ghost Pattern, then showcase at PlayReactive



Bar SK: 90 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Play Reactive: 123 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121

Ghost Pattern: 240 Burnley St, Richmond VIC 3121



All venues are nearby great food, and you’re encouraged to bring a plate to share! We'll also help you have lovely walks (and street games?) between venues, if the weather is right.

  • Bar SK is a bar with alcohol. This is a wheelchair accessible venue.
  • Ghost Pattern has a small kitchen in the office building with microwave, stove, fridge, and washing facilities. Also has by far the best internet, if you're starting or uploading your videogame. This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • PlayReactive has the largest space and the most power tools, and is great for physical games or experimental controllers. This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Entrance Fee: 
Play Reactive & Ghost Pattern: 9am–5pm, Bar SK: 3pm–late
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 
Food Options: 
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.
Available Tools or Technology: 
BYO Tools and Technology
Maximum Capacity: 

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