Cleveland Game Developers GGJ 2024

    • The Cleveland Game Developers (CGD) are excited to host another Global Game Jam event here in Cleveland! At Global Game Jam locations around the world, teams of artists, coders, designers, and musicians collaborate to build games over a weekend based on a specific theme. The event is open to all experience levels, no prior experience is required.

      This year the event will kick off at the Cleveland Foundation at 5:00 pm where at 6:00 pm we will watch the keynote and announce the theme. The doors to the primary jam location, the Midtown Tech Hive will open on Saturday at 10:00 am. The Cleveland Foundation and Tech Hive are centrally located and are easily accessible via public transportation on the RTA Healthline. There is parking on-site with overflow parking available across the street at 6701 Carnegie Ave. This new location will allow us to have a quiet room as well. Thanks to The Cleveland Foundation and The Tech Hive for lending us such excellent spaces!

      Tickets for this event can be found at,The%20Cleveland%20Game%20Developers%20(CGD)%20are%20excited%20to%20host%20another,based%20on%20a%20specific%20theme.

      Your ticket price includes snacks and beverages all weekend long as well as networking opportunities on Friday night. Keynote speakers and the theme announcement will start promptly at 6:00 PM Friday. Final game demos and presentations will start at 3:00 PM Sunday.

      Participants may stay/sleep at the Tech Hive overnight on Saturday (bring a pillow), but re-entry will not be permitted between midnight and 10 AM. A ticket is required, even if you just want to watch.

      People interested in working with a team may form it in advance or take part in pitch sessions on Friday evening that will help make potential matches. Working solo is also an option. Participants will need to bring their own laptops, desktops, prototyping materials, software, or technology they need for creating games. Wi-Fi internet access will be available. Participants also have the option to build “paper prototype” games or board games using whatever supplies they wish to bring.

      Per Global Game Jam rules this event is for individuals over 18 years of age with a valid photo ID. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian purchase the tickets and attend at all points while the minor is present. All other Cleveland Game Developer meetings are open to all ages.

      Contact Info:
      Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

      Want to volunteer?
      If you would like to help contact us at [email protected] for more information.

      What is the Global Game Jam (GGJ)?
      The GGJ brings together talented individuals from within your community to create something awesome! It is a unique opportunity for people to push their skills and challenge their way of working. Participants work concurrently with developers around the globe; we rally around a central theme, and then have 48 hours to create a game. It's our hope that we will see some very experimental realized prototypes that you can continue to work on after the jam. Many games developed in previous Game Jams have become fully realized games. The GGJ is open source, hardware & software agnostic and all projects are protected under a Creative Commons license. We encourage people to try out new ideas and push themselves, within reason. We also strongly encourage participants to remember to eat and sleep, to stay at their best!

      Legal Notices:
      Purchasing a ticket to this event is considered a digital signature for the event's Waiver of Liability as outlined at This event is for individuals over 18 years of age with a valid photo ID. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian purchase the tickets and attend at all points while the minor is present.

      By purchasing tickets to this event you are taking sole responsibility for your actions and possessions at the event. You are agreeing to waive Tech Hive, CGD Meetup Group, and their staff members against any claims or indemnity resulting from any hurt, loss, or damage that may be incurred at the event. Attendees also agree to adhere to the guidelines of the CGD Meetup Group's Social Code and Pro-Diversity / Anti-Harassment policies.

      Event Rules:
      The event is non-smoking and the use of alcohol or drugs is not permitted.

      Attendees are responsible for the security of their belongings during the event. It is recommended that attendees take their belongings home with them each night.

      Be excellent to each other. We’re doing this to have fun.

      Food Options:
      Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks are provided on-site.
      Available Tools or Technology:
      Power strips, tables, chairs, extension cords,
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      Access to coffee/beverages and/or food in close vicinity

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      Site Recycles

      This site recycles

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      Welcomes Boardgame Creation
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      Welcomes Hardware Games / Alt Controllers
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      Wheelchair Accessible

      Wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets