Global Game Jam® Online might have been one of the most unique and challenging in our 13 year history but that didn't stop more than 28,000 game creators in 104 countries at 585 virtual sites around the world from making over 6,000 games!
Year after year our jammers prove their creativity and that the possibilities are endless at GGJ. People made a ton of fun games and memories even though they couldn't be together in person.
This year we welcomed the Territories of Réunion, New Caledonia & Nunavut to Global Game Jam for the first time! They brought 4 new sites, 59 jammers and 11 games to GGJ Online! GGJ constantly strives to bring new emerging voices and talent into the game making space, so we are delighted to welcome these new site organizers and jammers to our big jam family.
Artists, musicians, coders, designers, writers, producers, hobbyists, students and more, from diverse corners of the world, spent a hectic weekend creating games inspired by our wonderful keynote speaker: Guy 'Yug' Blomberg and the crew at the Games Industry Gathering, the intriguing theme of 'Lost & Found’, and the extra added challenge of our 2021 diversifiers.
We will be spending the next few weeks playing your games, collecting your photos and stories (and putting them up on Facebook), 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 opinions, and make GGJ even better for you and all of our new jammers next year!).
Miss your jam fam already? Don't forget you can join up to our Discord server, where we can carry on the conversation.
Check out some of the highlights from our stream with interviews with sponsors and veteran jammers on our YouTube channel.
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. Also big shout out to our Technology Manager Zain, who managed the near impossible job of making the website run smoothly over the weekend!
Look out for more partner jams throughout the year and GGJ Next for the younger generation of jammers coming this summer.
From everyone at Global Game Jam® we thank you for making this another fun, inspiring, creative and memorable jam. Get some rest, play some games and we'll see you again next year!