Time to go home... GGJ19 roundup

Jammers have put down their keyboards, pens and paper. They have stopped eating pizza. Even the organisers have had a chance to get some sleep. This means that Global Game Jam® 2019 has come to an end, and what a weekend it was!

For our 11th year we had 47,000 jammers who made 9,000 games at 860 sites in 113 countries. Yet again we have broken all of last year's records and become the newly-crowned Biggest Game Jam Ever! We had 10 new countries take part for the first time this year: Azerbaijan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, Namibia, and Rwanda.

Artists, musicians, coders, designers, writers, producers, hobbists, students and more, from diverse corners of the world, spent a hectic weekend creating games inspired by our wonderful keynote speakers: Brie Code & Eve Thomas from Tru Luv, Limpho Moeti from Free Lives, and Rami Ismail from Vlambeer, the touching personal theme of 'What Home Means to You', and the extra dimension of our diversifiers

We also had 50 hours of livestreaming on Mixer from sites all over the world, and loads of updates and chats on Twitter.

We will be spending the next few weeks playing your games, collecting together your photos and stories (and putting them up on Facebook), and reading and reviewing your feedback from the jammer survey (which if you have not filled in yet, make sure you do so we can get your views, and make GGJ even better next year!).

Miss your jammer buddies already? Don't forget you can join up to our Discord server, where we can carry on the conversation.

Finally, enormous thanks are due to everyone involved in the event: our fantastic dedicated volunteers (the executive committee, the regional organisers and the theme committee), our site organisers who put their heart and soul into the weekend, and the sponsors who help keep the lights on.

This wonderful event simply wouldn't exist without all of you talented, hard-working, enthusiastic and skillful people spending a huge chunk of your free time making videogames. You are all amazing, and we appreciate every last one of you, and hope to see you again at #GGJ20, running from Friday 31 January to Sunday 2 February 2020!