This year's Diversifiers
Tune in to our live stream on Mixer
Meet other Jammers on Discord
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Conduct & reporting
Turnip greens yarrow ricebean rutabaga endive cauliflower sea
Make your GGJ game with MixPlay!
MixPlay enables viewers to directly control the environment in and around streamer's broadcasts by interacting with user interface controls. When a broadcast has interactivity enabled, controls appear beneath the video on the viewer's screen. These controls dynamically change according to live events and update in response to different situations that occur within the broadcast.
Developers and producers can create interactive experiences which can run as a part of a game, entirely as a standalone application, or as a tool. These experiences are then used by broadcasters to make their broadcasts interactive.
It's easy to get set up. Download the API for Unreal, Unity and other engines here
Eager to get started QUICK with Unreal Engine? Use their free game jam toolkit to get to making your game faster!
To see everything Unreal Engine has to offer participants, including free asset packs and tutorials, see their GGJ page here.
To go straight to the millions of dollars' worth of free content on the Unreal Engine Marketplace, click here.
For direct links to the tutorials, here is Unreal Engine's Online Learning, which includes hundreds of hours of video tutorials for free.
GameMaker Studio 2 has provided a wealth of resources, tips and tricks to jam, and FREE GameMaker licenses for Global Game Jam participants. Great opportunity for jammers making 2D games. Check it all out here!
CRYENGINE is completely free to download and comes with full source code and a new, simple to use getting started course.
Harness the powerful technology behind groundbreaking AAA titles and breakout indie hits today.
For beginners, check out the recommended Flappy Boid tutorial series as it teaches the basics of game design in CRYENGINE.
Also be sure to check out the Crytek marketplace for tons of content from international creators and free assets Crytek puts at your disposal.
Try making a Facebook Instant Game!
The Facebook Gaming team is looking to show off some of your work live in our arcade at GDC, and also in a virtual exhibit of GGJ games.
If you write an Instant Game that can pass Facebook's policy review - basically work-safe, clean IP, and fun - please drop Facebook an email at [email protected] with your app ID, and they'll try to expedite review and get your game in front of an appreciative audience. If you'll be at GDC, Facebook would also be happy to have you show it off in person at our pavilion.
Good luck, and happy hacking!
Build rich game content faster for Global Game Jam! As a game jammer you are faced with the challenge of building visually compelling games with extremely limited time and resources. Houdini Indie's procedural workflow helps you work efficiently as you automate repetitive tasks, making it easier to quickly generate lots of quality content, including procedural assets that you can use within Unity or Unreal Engine. Houdini is used by both AAA and indie studios to take their games to the next level, and you can learn how to use Houdini with tons of free tutorials.
Any Global Game Jam 2019 team that uses Houdini in some way to make their game jam game is eligible to enter the contest. Last year, SideFX held their second Houdini Contest which resulted in some excellent winning entries. We are excited to return in 2019 with another contest. Click here to learn more about the contest and enter your game!
AirConsole created a great page just for Global Game Jam to help jammers use their tool. If you want to make a computer game where you use your smartphone as a controller, check out their page for tutorials, tips, and get up and ready in 4 minutes!
Oculus has tons of resources and quick-start guides for Unreal Engine and Unity here. Really helpful for jammers who want to develop for VR and get over the initial hurdles quickly.
iThrive Games has made a design guide to help jammers with their sponsored diversifier.
Extremely helpful tips for making a great game around forgiveness!