GGJ site: https://globalgamejam.org/about
GGJ FAQ: https://globalgamejam.org/faq
HERE WE GO -- LET'S MAKE A GAME IN 48 HOURS!
The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION OPENS AT 3pm on Friday the 25th, so feel free to arrive and hang out as early as then!
We officially kick off at 05.30pm on Friday the 25th - please arrive before this time to register on-site and receive your participation badge.
--- FRIDAY, 25TH OF JANUARY ---
Registration opens (Level 5 – Balcony)
Lecture Theatre opens, participants are seated
Introduction / Housekeeping (Level 5 – Lecture Theatre) Keynote / Theme reveal
Team forming / Ideation / food
Idea sharing / Recruiting team members (poster pitch)
Allocating spaces in computer labs
Building closes for the night.
--- SATURDAY, 26TH OF JANUARY ---
MDS opens, and the jam continues!
Team submissions must be completed today!
--- SUNDAY, 27TH OF JANUARY ---
Uploading of games commences
Deadline for submission of the games
Presentations (Lvl5 - Lecture Theatre)
--- FINISH! ---
When all is said and done, join us at a local pub to celebrate with some post-jam discussions :)
--- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ---
Do I have to bring my own computer?
No! MDS is packed with computers with all sorts of game development software and engines installed, including recent versions of Unity, Unreal, Game Maker, Photoshop, and Maya.
Can I bring my own laptop / computer?
Absolutely! If you'd rather use your own equipment, feel free to do so. We will have limited desks and spaces available.
I don't have a team!?
Part of our kick-off session will be brainstorming ideas and formulating teams! It is here that people identify their strengths and interests and advertise themselves to others -- this impromptu way of finding collaborators is fun and arguably the best way to partake in GGJ!
Can I jam alone / go solo?
Sure you can. Do note that GGJ is a social experience, however, and that most people get the best mileage by partying up with other complimentary heroes :)
Can I jam from home / off-site?
As mentioned, GGJ is a social experience, and the whole point is to be making games alongside other creative, passionate people.
Trust us when we say it's so much more productive and fulfilling when working in the company of other likeminded heroes -- even if - or perhaps particularly if - you're going at it alone.
SEE YOU THEN, JAMMERS!