Global Game Jam 2023 is here

The registration for Global Game Jam is now Open. You can attend the Jam both in person or online. To register just go to the Global Game Jam website, create a log and join the location of your choice. It’s completely free. This year there is separate registration for creators under 16 years of age. So, if you are up for the challenge and looking for team mates then go ahead and join now.

What is Global Game Jam?

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is an annual event in which participants come together to create games within a 48-hour period. The event takes place at locations around the world and is open to anyone, regardless of skill level or experience.

The goal of GGJ is to foster creativity and collaboration within the game development community, as well as to encourage experimentation with new technologies and game design concepts. Participants work in small teams to develop a game from start to finish, with the goal of creating a functional prototype by the end of the jam. GGJ is organized by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and has been held annually since 2009.

Important Dates

  • 22 January 2023: Jam site registration period ends
  • 23 January – 27 January: GGJ Prep Week
  • 28/29 January 2023: Global Theme reveal event on Twitch
  • 30 January – 5 February 2023: GGJ starts worldwide

Important things to know about Global Game Jam before participating

  1. You need to register on Global Game Jam website to participate in the event.
  2. You don’t need to have a pre-formed team to participate in the Jam. In fact, it’s encouraged to form teams and work with new people on the opening day of the event. During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your ideas and potentially join a team of peers you admire. Don’t be afraid to make new connections and collaborate with others at the Jam.
  3. Designers, developers, artists, musicians, knitters, gardeners, architects and anyone is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the GGJ
  4. You are free to use any engine, software of your choice.

Games made in previous Jams

You can view and download the source code of Games that were made in the previous Game Jams. All submission of GGJ are under the creative common license. So, you are free to use the idea and resources for your own game.

You can check out the game from here.

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