Melbourne GGJ13 Play Party (photo courtesy of David Doe)
GGJ Play Parties
We invite everyone to host their own #GGJ14 Play Party.
Every year thousands of games get made during the Global Game Jam (GGJ) weekend, but it’s hard for anyone to get through them all and help highlight the hard work that went in over that great weekend. By having post-GGJ play parties we can help make sure as many games as possible get looked at, reviewed, and highlighted around the world.
A play party is an event held after the GGJ is over, preferably in February but can be held as late as March or any other day/evening in the year for that matter, celebrating some of the games made for Global Game Jam 2014 and the people who created them.
Hosts gather people together on one night to try and get people to play and review as many of the games made during the GGJ as possible, both digital and non-digital games. People who attend the play parties do not have to have participated in the Jam and can play a selection of games from a specific location and / or from around the world created during the Jam.
Some examples from previous years:
- Toronto GGJ Arcade 2013: 'Toronto Global Game Jam Arcade 2013"
- Melbourne GGJ13 Play Party (gameloading): http://youtu.be/3XKRP2Jwuf0?t=4m28s
- GGJ Play Party (2012) Indianapolis - https://www.facebook.com/events/354172217940179/
- GGJ Play Party & Recap (2012) IGDA Twin Cities - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBwObnhtFHA
- GGJ Post-Mortem/Play Party (2013)Portland - http://pigsquad.com/events/global-game-jam-2013-postmortem-play-party
We will update this with play parties around the world.
Hosting a GGJ14 Play Party? Send info (location, date, url) to news[at]]globalgamejam.org.
- Melbourne, Australia: GGJ14 Play Party - Tuesday 18 February from 6pm-10pm