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  • dotbigbang

    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!

Empower

  • AWS for Games

    AWS for Games has services and Partner solutions to make it easy to collaborate on your game. If you’d like to try out any AWS solutions, or Perforce Helix Core on AWS Promotional Credits to cover cloud usage during the jam. Just send an email to [email protected] and include Global Game Jam in the subject line and your company name, country and AWS Account ID in the body of the email, and an AWS representative will get back to you within 2 business days.  Don’t have an AWS account? Click here to sign up.

  • Hathora

    Hathora offers game developers, from AAA studios to solo devs, a scalable server hosting platform specifically designed for multiplayer games. The platform is focused is on high performance networking and best-in-class usability & development experience, no matter your game engine.

    Participants who make an account for jam will receive $500 of credit which will last them well beyond the GGJ. The team has extensive documentation for a number of netcode solutions including (Photon Fusion, Fishnet, and UGS). For support, join the Hathora Discord server here.

    They are already working with studios like Frost Giant, Mountaintop, OCP, and hundreds of solo and small team developers.

    Take the platform for a spin with our simple deployment flow of a Minecraft server so you’ll be ready for the jam!

Diversifier

  • Dots.eco

    Dots.eco is an environmental impact-as-a-service platform that transforms millions of casual actions into real-world environmental impact. We celebrate everyone who makes a positive action on their companies, their lives, and the planet. This means people can plant trees while playing games, save sea turtles when downloading an app, or restore coral reef fragments when starting a new job...among many others! We are proud to be a partner of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration and a certified B-Corp.

  • GitHub

    GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies—from games and experiments to popular frameworks and leading applications. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

  • ReadSpeaker

    ReadSpeaker is a digital voice innovator offering flexible game engine voice authoring tools that save developers time and effort throughout their project pipeline.
    With the groundbreaking runtime plugin release in early 2022, game developers can seamlessly integrate one core text-to-speech (TTS) functionality across all major consoles and operating systems for their games.
    This cross-platform compatibility eliminates the need for redundant work in redoing TTS sample creation with different platform-tied systems, allowing developers to instead focus on creating captivating game experiences.

    Join the ReasSpeaker Discord channel to learn more: https://prdt.readspeaker.com/GGJ-2024-Diversifier-Discord

    What sets ReadSpeaker apart is the combination of this cross-platform convenience with a rich feature set.
    Our plugin empowers developers to use offline AI voices, custom character voices, and offers a choice of 115+ voices in over 40 languages.
    It's a one-stop embedded solution that helps enhance player immersion and accessibility while streamlining the development process.
    With ReadSpeaker, your game will not only speak for itself but also reach new capability heights of engagement and inclusivity.

  • UK Games Talent and Finance

    Tranzfuser is brought to you by UK Games Talent and Finance CIC. It aims to provide an annual shot of top talent into the UK development ecosystem with a particular focus on enhancing creative portfolios with an externally validated project. Tranzfuser provides a pathway to enterprise for new UK games graduates, taking teams from concept and prototyping through to publishing. 

     

    The UK-wide nature of the programme and it’s direct link to a prototype fund (UK Games Fund) allows new teams to benefit from grants and interaction with a host of other early stage games development companies across the UK. Only teams based in the UK are eligible for the prototype fund.

Global Promotion

  • SideFX

    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!

  • Unity

    Unity is the world’s leading end-to-end platform for content creators of all sizes to successfully realize their vision. Our platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions that support them through the entire development lifecycle as they build, run, and grow immersive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. For more information, visit Unity.com.

Product or Service

  • Perforce

    Perforce powers innovation at unrivaled scale. Our portfolio supports the entire development lifecycle, allowing team members to collaborate more efficiently, increase quality, and accelerate development. The world’s leading brands trust Perforce with their toughest DevOps challenges.  

     

    Helix Core, the industry-leading version control system, and Helix DAM, our purpose-built digital asset manager, help creators reach new heights. Helix Core is your single source of truth for all digital assets, from source code to art to IPs. Helix DAM, with AI-powered search and auto-tagging, helps teams find, review, and reuse all their digital assets. Together, they give everyone on your team the unlimited scale and performance needed to create award-winning, market-leading achievements.  

     

    See how you can add scalability to your DNA. Visit Perforce.com today.  

  • The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

    The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) based in Edmonton Alberta Canada is very excited to be a sponsor at Global Game Jam 2024. As one of Canada's leading polytechnics, we strive to be industry's trusted partner by offering Credit Programming to launch your career in digital technologies, Non-credit training to take your career to the next level and Applied Research capacity to ensure your company innovates to compete on the world stage.  

    NAIT's Motion Capture Studio has proudly donated 115 animated .FBX animations that have been retargeted for use with the Unreal Mannequin, and the Mixamo Mannequin, supporting a wide range of skeletal naming setups.  We hope you can extract joy from some of the performances, as well as use some of the more practical locomotion and light stunt work to streamline your development timeline and output more impact for your games this weekend. We wish you all good luck and are proud supporters of the creativity on display with you all from all corners of the planet! 

     
    If you happen to use any of the 115 animations in your jam game, or future game, we would love to be mentioned in your project and to be able to see how our work influenced your game – Please reach out to us! 
     
    If you are interested in capturing your own cinematic, gameplay, or performance capture animations, NAIT offers affordable Remote Motion Capture to anywhere in the world. 
     
    www.nait.ca/cim 
     
    [email protected] – Business inquires  
    [email protected] - Technologist and Animator 

Promotion Partner

  • Code to Inspire

    Code to Inspire (CTI) uses technology education and outreach to provide Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality. We build skills and infrastructure for women to compete in the global tech market, empowering them financially and socially. As role models for other young Afghan women, CTI graduates demonstrate that women are capable of adding value to their communities far beyond simple housework.

  • Cybever

    Cybever stands at the forefront of 3D innovation, uniting cutting-edge AI technology with streamlined development processes. With a visionary team from Silicon Valley, we're revolutionizing the creation of immersive games assets by transforming art into stylized 3D models, freeing artists from intricate 3D modeling tasks. Our groundbreaking approach accelerates game design, offering rapid prototyping and iteration. Unlike traditional methods, our AI-driven solution overcomes limitations of photogrammetry and scanning, swiftly generating a diverse range of 3D models and fostering seamless collaboration. This technology also presents cost-effective advantages, with AI-generated assets significantly reducing expenses compared to human-made creations. Join us to shape the future of 3D creativity and gaming experiences.

  • devcom Developer Conference

    devcom is host of the official developer conference of gamescom and Europe’s largest community-based event for games industry professionals.

     

    Established in 2017 and originally started as a five-day umbrella framework for a series of events, devcom now provides a year-round experience focused on game development, game publishing, networking and community building.

     

    Their event regularly reaches thousands of developers and industry experts and increases its reach and number of participants every year.

     

    devcom Developer Conference 2024 #ddc2024 will take place in Cologne and online on August 18 - 20.

  • Fred Rogers Productions

    Fred Rogers Productions builds on the legacy of Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood by creating quality children’s media that models an enthusiasm for learning and earns the trust of parents and caregivers. We are seeking new development partners as part of our New Neighbors, New Games initiative. This initiative aims to help developers who are new to public media craft an effective proposal, budget, and schedule for a game that is on-brand and has strong learning value. Experience making games for young children is helpful but not required. We’ve released two open requests for proposals (RFPs) and will host a series of webinars for guidance through the process starting February 12, 2024.

    Sign up for the informational webinar series here or check out the request for proposals for Alma's Way or Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

  • GDBAY

    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 

    Don’t miss the opportunity!

  • GDevelop

    GDevelop is a full-featured, no-code, open-source game development software. You can build games for mobile, desktop and the web. GDevelop is fast and easy to use: the game logic is built up using an intuitive and powerful event-based system. It runs on your browser, Windows, Mac or Linux machine, and even on your mobile device!


    Give life to your ideas and publish them on app stores. You'll never look at games the same way.

  • InGame Job

    INGAME JOB is an online platform with a vast array of job opportunities within the games industry. Our mission is to create a safe and friendly environment for connecting games industry professionals with potential employers. Moreover, the platform provides valuable insights on prevailing salary ranges, upcoming conferences, and specialized courses.

  • Jammio

    Jammio is a Discord tool designed to help make the process of hosting online events such as hackathons, game jams, and hackathons easy and efficient. Jammio quickly connects to your Discord server and allows you to be up and running within minutes for free. Jammio allows smaller events (20 people or less) to organize for free, while larger events have a cost effective annual subscription.

    Sign up for free at www.jammio.xyz and easily invite Jammio to your Discord server to get started!

    Promotion Details

    Jammio is excited to partner with Global Game Jam in 2024 to offer GGJ participants access to the Jammio tool. GGJ participants will receive a live online demo opportunity for the tool as well as a discount code for 25% off any annual subscription (and remember that events of less than 20 people are free!). Additionally, 10% of each sale will go directly to Global Game Jam as a way to help further their mission to empower the development of games across the globe. 

    The discount code can be used at any time until February 4th, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST. 

    Discount code: GGJ2024

    Free Public Jammio Demo for GGJ Participants

    Jammio is hosting a free virtual demo for those interested in learning more about how Jammio works. This demo will be taking place on Wednesday January 17th, 2024 at 6pm EST and will allow participants to ask questions about the tool.

    The demo will be given on Discord at the following link: https://discord.gg/RyDqeR458f

  • JCI

    JCI is a leadership development organization for people aged 18 to 40. It is present in 105 countries with 200.000 members.

    You can develop your abilities in entrepreneurship, networking, communication and changemaking accessing the JCI Masterclasses here: https://masterclass.jci.cc/#/

    If you are an entrepreneur (18-40) starting February 20th you can participate in the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Competition with a prize of 5.000 USD at area level and 10.000 USD at global level! Get an account and submit your business plan at jvc.jci.cc

  • Plan of Attack

    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.

  • Strategic Alternatives

    Strategic Alternatives is the game industry's premier strategy consulting and acquisition advisory firm.  We work with video game developers, publishers, platform players, and financial institutions around the world. We serve as long-term partners and strategic advisors to CEOs and Founders, helping them grow their company and exit through acquisition or IPO as such opportunities occur.  

  • SwishSwoosh

    Finding the right sounds for your game never been easier! SwishSwoosh is a game audio platform powered by the experienced sound designers of MadRooster Game Audio Lab. Offering sound packs to audio softwares, SwishSwoosh provides a wide range of audio library and solutions for your game sound.
    www.swish-swoosh.com.

    Get the exclusive GGJ 2024 sound pack based on this year's theme and use it in your games!

    Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX-FI1gztlk

  • Synty Studios

    Synty Studios, is the leading 3D asset publisher for Unity 3D and Unreal Engine! We have a massive library of over 50,000 3D game assets that you can leverage for your Global Game Jam game! Need characters? We've got them. Need vehicles? We've got them! Need environments? Yep, we've got them too! Find everything you need for your game jam at www.syntystore.com/pages/ggj


    Get a $30 USD voucher FREE! 
    Head over to www.syntystore.com/pages/ggj and grab your free $30 Synty Store coupon code!

  • Values Value

    Values Value is a team of game development talent acquisition experts. Since 2017 we have assembled a team of awesome professionals with executive-level experience in HR and game development. The company was founded in Kyiv and is owned and managed by 6 women. We’ve been working totally remotely since the first day. Our team is 20 people strong and works from home offices in Germany, Cyprus, Latvia, Moldova, Italy, Croatia and Ukraine.