Sponsors

Static

  • Running GGJ centrally costs around US$350K a year, including staff costs, web hosting, online tools, video production, GDC related costs and GGJ NEXT costs.

    GGJ is a charity which relies on donations and sponsorship to keep us up and running. Support us today by donating here.

Headline

  • Started in 2016 by four friends with the aim of letting anyone make a game, dot big bang is an online platform that enables people to play, make, and share games, on any device, instantly! It’s grown into a fully-featured browser-based game making platform. Seamless cross-play and real-time collaborative editing works on all devices, with no install. Playing and creating on dot big bang is free, with future plans to let creators equitably earn money from their work. We’ll enable creators to sell cosmetic items to players and sell objects, scripts and templates to other creators. dot big bang is also free for teachers, with an education programme in development. dot big bang is – and will remain – crypto-free and NFT-free.

    Try it out at http://dotbigbang.com. Our docs and API are here. You can stay up to date via our social media, and talk to the developers on Discord!

  • Multiplayer made easy! It takes just a few moments to configure a scene and game objects so they can see each other over the network. Using the free cloud hosting option, you can then deploy your project online directly from within the Unity editor, and even share your WebGL build hosted at coherence. A network engine, SDK and platform that lets you make and run scalable multiplayer games in minutes. A full-featured toolbox for multiplayer networking that gives you everything you need to develop, test and run your game. Build virtual worlds, room-based games or a combination of both – automatically scalable in the cloud and on bare metal.

Empower

  • The Endless Operating System is simple and easy for anyone to use. It is fully equipped with essential apps to learn, play, work and connect in 2020. All for free, provided by the Endless OS Foundation.

    Once installed, no internet is required.

  • It’s where your world hangs out. Discord is a voice, video and text communication service used by over a hundred million people to hang out and talk with their friends and communities. Discord is about giving people the power to create space to find belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.
  • CrazyGames is the go-to browser gaming platform for 20M monthly users. Hundreds of game developers have tapped into the CrazyGames platform to promote their games and earn revenue. These include mobile game studios like Voodoo, AAA studios like Ubisoft, and all of the incredible indie game creators and jammers that make browser gaming what it is today.

    Submitting your game to CrazyGames is easy. Head over to the CrazyGames developer portal to get started. If you want to learn more about who we are, read our about page and get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities.

  • We make 3D multiplayer online creation easy for everyone! YAHAHA is here to solve a big problem-how to let people have fun and share with friends through 3D interaction. Before YAHAHA, making true 3D interactive experiences needed a high level of technical knowhow. YAHAHA brings 3D content creation to every creator with simple and easy tools and templates. With YAHAHA, creators are part of an exciting new social community sharing creative, fun experiences where the only limitation is your imagination.

Diversifier

  • Founded in 2004, Virtuos aims to shape the future of game creation by empowering the brightest talents and delivering high-quality content to the best game companies. With over 2,000 full-time professionals worldwide, Virtuos has collaborated with 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies. Through using industry-leading technology, cultivating a collaborative culture and encouraging a passion for games, Virtuos continues to push the boundaries of game development. Find out how we can supercharge your development pipeline at https://www.virtuosgames.com.

  • Our mission is to create and inspire new meaningful relationships.

    AI characters will transform everyday life — from virtual worlds to the Westworlds of our imagination. We’re making the stuff of science fiction real.

    AI that is designed to mimic the deeply social nature of human interaction is complex work. Our role at Inworld is to do the heavy lifting so that creators can do what they do best: tell stories, and design unforgettable experiences.

    Get $50,000 for your project!

    Calling all game developers, immersive artists, experiential storytellers, writers, and AI enthusiasts. Inworld will award up to $1,000,000 in grants to promising creators who build groundbreaking experiences with AI characters.

    Apply now

Global Promotion

  • Houdini Indie's procedural node-based workflow offers a smarter way to create high quality game art. Houdini technology is used by AAA studios to take their games to the next level and now this procedural power is also available to indie game devs around the world.

    Houdini Indie provides you with a procedural pipeline-in-a-box where all the steps needed to set up a model or game level are represented by networks of nodes. These nodes can be maintained deep into production, making last minute creative decisions easy. 

    SideFX returns as a Global Game Jam® Partner Sponsor and offers game jammers a FREE 2-month Houdini Indie license to use before, during, and after the game jam!

    Request your license for the jam!

Product or Service

  • Autodesk is proud to be a sponsor of the Global Game Jam 2023’s Accessibility Fund this year! Site organizers can begin applying for microgrants from the fund very soon.

Promotion Partner

  • Plan of Attack is a communications agency specialising in video games. Working with the right media at the right time, we help organisations - from global industry leaders to bedroom developers - tell their story and generate the most value from their projects.
  • DDM

    DDM acquires work for our clients so they can create, support, distribute and publish great games. Since 2006, our mission has been to provide more opportunities for our clients and to fundamentally improve the games industry business. Working closely together, our worldwide team of industry professionals has secured hundreds of deals that enable our clients to achieve their goals.

    DDM is sponsoring the Global Game Jam because supporting creators of games is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

  • Prosearium.net is an initiative to document 1000 African women of all backgrounds and their experiences creating and uploading their own games.

    We envision the digital future of Africa where all genders have a visible stake in the game development industry and benefit from it financially, culturally and socially. The games industry is still growing, though very few games have any representation of African women through their characters, stories, and even their creators. Prosearium.net would like to take a step forward to increase the participation and visibility of African women in game development and carve a space in the continent’s digital history.

  • Millions of people across the world play games, listen to audiobooks and consume podcasts every day.

    Coming from a games background, we kept thinking, wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to make decisions, to interact, to explore these worlds and media by simply talking to them?

    ​Wouldn't it be incredible if anyone could make and share those interactive experiences?

    RichCast delivers that dream.

    RichCast lets players talk to the stories they’re listening to, influencing events and choosing their own path. This means richer, more involved, more captivating experiences, blurring the lines between fiction and games, between stories and puzzles, between listeners and authors. 

    If you love audiobooks, podcasts, video games, or interactive fiction, you’ll love RichCast.

    RichCast is the brainchild of three highly respected and experienced UK games industry veterans: Neil Campbell, plus Philip and Andrew Oliver – aka The Oliver Twins. It enables people of all ages* to create original and diverse content that blurs the line between literature and entertainment, complete with voice and touchscreen controls, HD video, audio-visual effects and AI voices that bring new worlds – and words ­– to life.

    For more info check out this article.

  • Get ready for Global Games Pitch — Mobile Games in November! --

    It’s an international online pitching event where you’ll have a chance to get your game noticed by publishers and investors from all over the world. 

    -- You'll get access to the database of publishers and investors and an opportunity to write to them directly
    -- You will get access to Knowledge Base and pitching tips

    -- You’ll join the updated pitching & matchmaking online platform that works all year round

    -- You’ll get access to online webinars from top industry experts

    -- The event is 100% online, so you can pitch from wherever you are

    -- With a PRO pass, you will get feedback from experienced mentors on your game before the event.

    Global Games Pitch is a great opportunity to tell the world about your project and get valuable pieces of advice on how to make it a hit.

    Get your chance to grab the attention of the leading industry experts now.
    Tickets are already available at https://bit.ly/ggp-mobile-games 

    Get a 30% discount with a promo-code:  GDBAYxGlobalGameJam

    Don’t miss the opportunity!