Jam Site Description:
Join the award winning game development team at WU for the most experienced Global Game Jam site in Wales. Our Jam is supported by a team of experienced developers from both academia and the games industry. We will be hosting a live feed, Q&A and a interviewing development teams throughout the event.
This year, we are returning with a HYBRID site. This means that our 2024 jam site will be a primarily a face to face event but we are also supporting online participation using our official WU Discord Community.
Our Jam is open to ALL (attendees over the age of 18 are welcome), and we also welcome jammers from across the world. For Jammers under the age of 18 we will be running a GGJNEXT24 event during the same week.
Opening Ceremony: Creative Industries Building, Room CIB108 (Also Streamed live!).
Friday, 26th of January, 2024
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Registration Completion & Initial Group Chat
5.00pm – 5.30pm: Official GGJ Introduction & Opening
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Ice Breaker & Brain Storming
6.30pm Onwards... JAM!
Saturday, 27th of January 2024 (Day Schedule)
All Day! : Continue with Game Development
3.00pm: : Deadline for creation of Game Project on GGJ website.
Sunday, 28th of January 2024 (Day Schedule)
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Testing & Debugging
3.00pm – 5.00pm: FINAL UPLOAD deadline for your game on the GGJ website.
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Game Demos & Playtesting
Feel free to contact us for more information!
Our Global Game Jam Sponsors:
Wrexham University & Wrexham.Games
Wrexham University is home to a multi-award winning game development programme team. We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at the UKs most recognisable game studios such as Ubisoft, Rockstar, Travellers’ Tales and Rebellion. Our unique Business Accelerator empowers students to form start-up games studios supported by our specialist incubation centre. We work in partnership with organisations such as Games Talent Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society. WU is also an official Tranzfuser Regional Hub supported by UK Games Fund.
Games Talent Wales
Games Talent Wales is a grassroots talent development program for the games developers, focused on university alumni and final year students. Annually, the programme supports up to 16 indie games companies from across Wales to support and grow the game industry. Participating companies receive business support, grant funding, incubation space, and mentoring from top Welsh game studios as well as individual industry mentors. Games Talent Wales is backed by the UK Games Funds Tranzfuser and funded by the Welsh Government.
Visit the official Games Tales Wales site here.