Hello Global Game Jam® Hosts!
It’s less than four weeks until Global Game Jam® 2016 begins, and we’re super excited. We’ve been working with our silver sponsors Twitch to broadcast from our very own Global Game Jam® channel for the whole event - and GGJ sites around the world will be broadcasting through the Global Game Jam® directory so you can always see what other jammers are up to!
What do you want to world to know about your game jam? Do you want to showcase the games being made? Or the fantastic location? Or the delicious pizzas and snacks you’ve provided for hungry jammers? Sign up today, and get a time slot on our central Global Game Jam® channel! You don’t have to broadcast the whole event, or attend to the broadcasting throughout the jam, but it would be fantastic for us to tune in and see what people are making and doing across the globe.
To sign up your site - fill in this google form - and we will get back to you when we have finalized more details.
If you haven’t set up your Twitch broadcasting yet, here’s a quick guide on how to get started:-
Step 1: Make sure you’ve got all the right gear for broadcasting. At the bare minimum, you’ll need a webcam and broadcasting software and an OK internet connection. See this blog post for more details on the recommended equipment you will need
Step 2: Get yourself a Twitch account. Once you've signed up, visit your dashboard or channel page to enable your account for broadcasting. Make sure you set your ‘Game Title’ as 'Global Game Jam®' to be featured on the Global Game Jam directory.
Step 3: Link your shiny new Twitch page to your jam site info on your GGJ profile. To do this, once logged in to your Global Game Jam® account, go to ‘Edit your Jam Site’ then under the ‘Jam Site Details’ area of the page, add your Twitch broadcasting URL to the ‘Live stream link’ box.
Step 4: There is no step 4! You’re all done!
We look forward to seeing your happy faces throughout Global Game Jam® 2016 - until then, stay tuned for more news and updates.