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Important Dates

What are the important dates for the Global Game Jam®?

  • 6 November 2023: open to accept new jam site applications
  • 4 December 2023: open for jammer sign ups
  • 15 January 2024: Jam site registration period ends
  • 15 January - 19 January 2024: GGJ Prep Week
  • 20 January 2024: Global Theme reveal event on Twitch
  • 22 January 2024: GGJ starts worldwide.*
  • 28 January 2024 - Noon your local time: Jammer registration deadline
  • 28 January 2024 - 5pm your local time: Game upload deadline

*To accommodate the different formats and local holidays we have allowed for 6 days for the jam this year which allows Site Organizers to freely choose which 48 hours to have their jam. When those days are depends on which jam site you attend as a participant.

Site Organizers may provide support at other times/moments of course, though officially they should at least provide support for their 48 hours, starting from the starting date they applied with as SO.

If participants are up to jam for the whole week, there's no issue really and that's totally fine! The theme will be announced globally prior to the jam. Participants are then free to jam. Participants who choose to only jam 48 hours will not need to regard GGJ as a 6 day event.

The 48 hour "limit" is more so for Site Organizers to not feel overwhelmed, and the 6 days also allows for participants to jam earlier than usual in case of interruptions while jamming at home.