UPDATE: Individuals can now show their support and appreciation for Global Game Jam through LiberPay.
Hello! Global Game Jam 2024 is coming up fast and now is the time to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities we have available.
Show your support for the world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe boasting tens of thousands of participants (jammers) at hundreds of physical and virtual sites in over one hundred countries around the world.
In January/February 2023, we had an amazing year which saw 40,000 game developers gather at 800 locations in 108 countries to create 7,600 games in 48 hours around the theme of Roots!
Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the state of California and our mission is to empower all individuals worldwide to learn, experiment, and create together through the medium of games in a safe and welcoming environment. Global Game Jam provides brave spaces for young leaders and future games industry professionals from all backgrounds to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to be successful working with larger teams. And since GGJ is a nonprofit org your sponsorship is tax deductible.
A game jam is similar to a hackathon where people come together for a short period of time to create games around a central theme revealed at the start of the jam. The structure of GGJ is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote featuring words from our sponsors, advice from leading game developers, and then the theme is announced. All jammers worldwide are then challenged to make game prototypes based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon.
Here is a quick highlight reel we put together for GGJ 2023.
GGJ 2023 Highlight Reel
By sponsoring Global Game Jam 2024 your brand or service will be featured front and center for tens of thousands of well educated aspiring and up and coming Gen Z game developers, with over 90% of our jammers aged 20-26 years old and 97% with a high school diploma or better. Young people worldwide on the verge of a career in the games industry will learn about your product or service and take that knowledge and experience with them to the studios where they begin their careers. Gen Z is all about supporting and championing the causes they believe in and the cause we believe in is building and supporting a diverse, confident, and connected games industry. Show them you are leading the way in supporting this mission by sponsoring Global Game Jam 2024.
Global Game Jam is connected community with ties that run deep. A sponsorship with Global Game Jam is more than just a logo on a website it is a commitment to a long term partnership between our organization, community, and our sponsors. It is an event and community that means so much to so many professionals around the world who got their start at GGJ and they appreciate and support the partners who support Global Game Jam. GGJ Consistently maintains a 90% satisfaction rate year over year among our jammers and organizers.
I regularly meet professional game developers at conferences all over the world who tell me that they wouldn't be there had it not been for Global Game Jam and the opportunity it provided to instill confidence in their abilities and to meet future colleagues who helped them get their start in the industry. None of this would be possible without the support of our great sponsors and partners.
GGJ 2024 is scheduled for 22-28 January 2024, we are in the middle of the fundraising drive for it now don't miss your chance to show support.