We are excited to host the Global Game Jam in downtown Frederick!
If you would like to speak with the organizers, or chat with other participants in advance, join our Discord channel!
Who Can Attend?
There are no experience requirements to attend -- we welcome anyone with an interest in games, and will be looking for a variety of skills including: art, sound, music, game design, and programming.
Please try to attend for most of the weekend, as a courtesy to the other jammers.
Depending on the number of participants, we may be able to all work together, or to break up into multiple teams. We welcome any variety of tools and types of games as well, including tabletop and board games, etc.
Food & Drinks
Participants will be responsible for their own food and drinks, but there are a number of local restaurants, cafes, and shops within short walking or driving distances.
We will provide snacks and drinks, but we encourage participants to bring their own, or some to share, as well!
Participants will be responsible for finding their own sleeping accommodations for the two nights of the jam.
Downtown Frederick has a number of parking garages that provide a short walk to the event location. More information about parking rates and garages, as well as information about street parking, can be found here: https://www.cityoffrederick.com/207/Parking. A map of the parking garages is available here: https://www.cityoffrederick.com/DocumentCenter/View/326/HC_Access?bidId=
Try to arrive at 5pm on Friday. We’ll begin at 6pm.
Submissions are on Sunday at 5pm, with a review time afterward.
Participants are free to work at their own pace and keep their own preferred hours during these two days. These may include late nights, although no one is required to work later, or earlier, than they are comfortable with.