Kent State University


Important information and discord link!

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Welcome to the Global Game Jam 2024 event, hosted by the Kent State University Animation and Game Design partnering with Design Innovation Hub. We hope you are getting pumped up for this weekend, here is some important information to review before the jam!

1. Please make sure your first and last name is attached to your profile. You can change this by going to My Account>Edit>Personal>Name. This information will be used for sign-in/contact on Friday.


      The Animation Game Design Program invites you to join the Global Game Jam site held at Kent State University's Design Innovation Hub. Global Game Jam is a worldwide, annual event that takes place over the course of one weekend. Participants, “Jammers,” will form teams and will be given a prompt. Jammers will use this prompt for designing and building their own game: 2D, 3D, digital, tabletop, alternative controller, even combos of all of the above!

      Global Game Jam is open to anyone regardless of skill level and is a good way to build a creative community. Jammers, from amateur to industry level, come together at each site location to create new exciting games and then showcase them to the world. This year's Global Game Jam site at Kent State will be open between Jan 26 - 28. All college students in the region are welcome to participate!

      Register, and come join in the fun of making games with students as well as upcoming developers! This event will encourage jammers to challenge themselves and help drive their creativity to reach new limits. The Kent State Global Game Jam site will be a great place to learn, design, and network with individuals who are passionate about digital media, software development, and visual design.



      5:30 pm: Jammer arrival/check-in

      6 pm: GGJ Keynote and theme reveal!

      6:30 pm: Dinner period and brainstorming

      7:30 pm: Project pitches and team-building activity

      8:30 pm: JAM!!!


      11 am: Jammer, team, and project registration deadline

      3 pm: Playtesting break


      1 pm: Upload games to the GGJ website

      2 pm: Game demos

      2:30 pm: Gameplay time
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      English (English)

      Age Restrictions
      18+ only
      Entrance Fee
      Maximum Capacity
      Open for entire 48 hours
      Who Can Participate
      Available Tools or Technology
      3D printing, laser cutting, microelectronics, AR/VR, resource library tools, computers
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      24 Hour Security
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      Auditorium Space
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      Completely Non Smoking
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      Drinks and Snacks
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      Food in Vacinity

      Access to coffee/beverages and/or food in close vicinity

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      Gender Neutral Toilets
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      Gluten Free Food Options
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      Meals provided on site

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      Quiet Space

      Has a quiet space/spaces away from the main jam areas

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      Separate Sleeping Space
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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