IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! SIGN UP NOW FOR GGJ ONLINE AT YOUR LOCAL SITE
Site registrations for GGJ Online have been open for just over a month and they are coming in strong but now is the time that everyone looks forward to jammer registrations are OPEN!!
Don't forget that today is #GivingTuesday. Global Game Jam is a nonprofit that strives to create bonds that last a lifetime through a shared love of game development and creation and GGJ itself takes a tremendous amount of effort and resources to produce and wouldn't exist without you the GGJ Community. If GGJ has touched your life, made a difference in your career in games or is just something fun you look forward to every year please consider donating what you can today so we can continue making GGJ the best it can be.
If your employer has a donation matching program then we encourage you to use their system to make a donation to Global Game Jam, Inc. to increase your impact.
SUPPORT GGJ ONLINE 2021 - SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
We’re moving forward quickly with our planning for GGJ Online, 27-31 January 2021, and we’ve had a great response so far to our call for sponsorships.
With discussions still ongoing with many potential partners, we’d like to give a big shout out to the companies who have pledged their support to date, including the Core platform from Manticore Games as 2021’s Headline Sponsor! In addition, we’d like to thank the following organizations for confirming their support: Microsoft, Facebook, NextNav, Endless, Carina Fund, SideFX, DDM, and Poki Games.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring GGJ Online 2021, please email [email protected] as soon as possible to receive the latest prospectus!
LEARN ABOUT LOCATION BASED GAMING WITH GGJ ONLINE SPONSOR NEXTNAV
Pokémon Go was just the start. There's a whole universe of location-based games and AR experiences that we haven't even tapped yet. Developers and studios are just starting to grasp the potential of this huge opportunity. In this webinar, we'll introduce Global Game Jam participants to a new technology that adds the vertical dimension to location-based games, paving the way for a new generation of immersive, 3D experiences. You'll learn how to build games for the Global Game Jam with vertical location using NextNav's Unity plug-in, SDK, and/or API. You'll also hear from Leandro Gonzalez, CEO of Trick Gaming, about how he's using vertical location to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Get access to the NextNav Unity plug-in and request a developer key: https://info.nextnav.com/global-game-jam-key-registration
GLOBAL GAME JAM AND GAMES FOR CHANGE PARTNER FOR UKRAINIAN SERIOUS GAMES WORKSHOP & JAM
The Global Game Jam and Games For Change recently partnered to create and run a Serious Games Workshop and Game Jam for the Ukrainan game developer community as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Games For Change workshop portion featured best practices and design guidelines for creating games with a purpose beyond entertainment (social change, political awareness, environmental issues), etc., and the game jam run by GGJ gave participants the chance to put those new skills to the test. You can check out the games produced by the game jam participants at the event’s Itch.io page!