The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is a 48 hour hackathon where teams and individuals come together to build a game around a central theme. GGJ 2021 is scheduled to be an online only event and Virtuos invites you to join us and participate in GGJ 2021.
The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.
The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2020, we had 934 locations in 118 countries create 9,601 games in one weekend! GGJ 2021 is scheduled for 29-31 January 2021. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.
The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.