Please register on our eventbrite page first:
Build a game alone or with a team, join a thriving community & have lots of fun. As with the Spring 2020 jam, the entire event is online!
The GI Game Jam, is a thrice-annual, multi-day event hosted by The Games Institute (GI) at the University of Waterloo where playful people gather to create original games together. Our events welcome a wide variety of game-making hobbyists, students, and professionals from different disciplines may it be programming, art, music, design, or writing, and are open to anyone anywhere with an internet connection. This is not just for UW students! The entire event is online and we hope to use this opportunity to support remote teams and spend more time mentoring newcomers.
Wednesday January 27th:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Opening remarks + theme reveal!
Thursday, January 28th:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Beginner Tutorials Livestream
Friday, January 29th:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Check-in and Q&A with experts
Saturday, January 30th:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Social activity
Sunday, January 31st:
5:00 pm - Deadline for game kit upload
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Closing remarks
If you want to showcase your game at the University of Waterloo, please also upload your game to our itch website: https://itch.io/jam/gi-game-jam-winter-2021