Austrian Game Jam


The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations.

“Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.”

From the 20th to the 22nd of January the Global Game Jam will take place again!
The Global Game Jam will be organized by our IGDA team, and will occur at the Mobile Citylab in Vienna. If you have time and want to help out, please get in touch!

If you want to sign up, head here:

Details & F.A.Q.


14:00 Des Gayle Speech

14:30 Improv & Networking preparation

17:00 Global Game Jam Keynote


17:00 End Of Game Jam

18:00 Revealing the winners; showing the winning project!

How do I get there?
The closest tram/S-Bahn station is Wien St.Marx
The closest Ubahn station is the U3 Schlachthausgasse

Can I sleep there?
No, go home. And no tenting either unless you’re super secretive.

Where I can buy stuff?
Around the corner you’ll find a Billa and a Hofer.

Is there a place of the premises where I can have alone time?
There is, but we’ll only point it out to you if it’s not for “special” alone time.

What will be made available to us on location?
Tables, chairs and power strips

Can my friends and family come and observe my awesomeness?
Yes of course, the more the merrier. Even those that don’t compete are allowed to be present.

You’re allowed to eat on location. Also, there are restaurants and a bakery closeby.

You can smoke outside.

For more information about the Global Game Jam visit