Join the award winning game development team at WGU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. We will be hosting a live feed, Q&A and a interviewing development teams throughout the event.
Our 2021 jam site will be ONLINE ONLY and supported by our official WGU Discord Community. Full details on how to access this will be made available soon.
Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult), and we welcome jammers from across the world.
Opening Ceremony: Online Via Discord.
Friday, 29th of January, 2021
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Registration Completion & Initial Group Chat
5.00pm – 5.30pm: Keynote: TBA
5.30pm – 6.00pm: Official GGJ Keynote Opening & Theme Reveal
6.00pm – 6.30pm: Ice Breaker & Brain Storming
Saturday, 30th of January 2021 (Day Schedule)
All Day! : Continue with Game Development
3.00pm: Deadline for creation of Game Project on GGJ website.
Sunday, 31st of January 2021 (Day Schedule)
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Testing & Debugging
3.00pm – 5.00pm: FINAL UPLOAD deadline for your game on the GGJ website.
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Game Demos & Playtesting
Feel free to contact us for more information!
Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is home to an award winning game development programme team. Voted UK Games Fund Regional Development Hub of the Year (2018). It is also bosts one of the UK’s top rated games courses based on student satisfaction (National Student Survey). We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at the UKs most recognisable game studios such as Ubisoft, Rockstar, Travellers’ Tales and Rebellion. Our unique Business Accelerator empowers students to form start-up games studios supported by our specialist incubation centre. We work in partnership with organisations such as Games Talent Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society. WGU is also an official Tranzfuser Regional Hub supported by UK Games Fund.
Games Talent Wales
Games Talent Wales is a grassroots talent development program for the games developers, focused on university alumni and final year students. Annually, the programme supports eight companies made up of students from the two lead supporting universities, all of which launch their games at the EGX Games Talent Wales exhibition. Participating companies receive business support, grand funding, incubation space, and mentoring from top Welsh game studios as well as individual industry mentors. Games Talent Wales is backed by the UK Games Funds Tranzfuser and funded by the Welsh Government.
Visit the official Games Tales Wales site here.