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dot big bang Sponsors The Global Game Jam 2024!

dot big bang and Global Game Jam teams in a pixelated style

The Global Game Jam is back – and we’re happy to announce that dot big bang will be the event’s headline sponsor for a third year!

The Global Game Jam is the world’s biggest game creation event, taking place January 22nd-28th 2024. The jam sees thousands of people all around the world joining physical or online jam sites to make a game, alone or as part of a team, over a single weekend. Last year, over 7000 games were made in 108 countries, and this year’s jam promises to be bigger than ever!

dot big bang - play and create with friends - 2023

If you’re entering the jam, dot big bang is the perfect tool for the job. It’s a fully-featured online game creation platform that runs in a web browser, with no install required. You can start a game project quickly, then build, edit, and collaborate with others in real time. 

There are built-in editors to make voxel art and scripts, and you can draw from huge libraries of existing scripts and objects. When your game is ready, people can play your game instantly via a simple link, on any device with a browser.

If you’ve ever dreamt of making a multiplayer game during a jam but it felt out of reach, dot big bang makes it easy with straightforward built-in networking technology, seamless crossplay, and a large player base ready to play your game. 

All these perks will save you a lot of groundwork and headaches, so you can spend more of the jam working on your game – and make sure people all around the world can easily hop in and play.

10 Reasons To Use dot big bang At The Global Game Jam!

If you’d like to learn how dot big bang works ahead of the jam, the checklist below will get you started. It’s an intro tour of the editors, tools, and resources, and will get you into making something right away!

  1. Start a game in the Game Editor, or make a remix of the FPS & Combat kits 
  2. Make an object in the Voxel Editor – save it, and drag it right into your game 
  3. Run around in the GGJ Hub & Hub World games to see dot big bang in action!
  4. Check out the super useful Docs site – and bookmark it for later 
  5. Jump to the Quickstart, Intro, Game Editor Guide, or ddb for Unity devs pages
  6. Check out this YouTube playlist for some game jam prep videos
  7. The Install button in the homepage menu will create a desktop shortcut to dbb
  8. Join our Creator Discord and say hi – the dev team is happy to chat and answer questions!

Jammer registrations open on December 4th at globalgamejam.org, and there's plenty coming up in the next few weeks, including warm-up streams on Twitch and YouTube, and mini-jams with the dev team on our Discord. You can follow our social media to stay up to date with everything that's going on.

Happy jamming!