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 26th to the 28th 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 RaumD in Vienna. If you have time and want to help out, please get in touch!
If you want to sign up, head here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/austrian-game-jam
Details & F.A.Q.
14:00 Entry & Greetings + Updates from the IGDA 15:00 Pathfinding Workshop (German Only) 16:00 Figuring out teams, skills, positions, etc. 17:00 Global Game Jam Keynote + Game Jam Start!
17:00 End Of Game Jam 18:00 Revealing the winners; showing the winning project!
How do I get there?
The closest tram/UBahn station is Wien Volkstheater
Can I sleep there?
No, sadly not. And no tenting either unless you’re super secretive.
Where I can buy stuff?
There are SPAR’s all over the place, some even open on sunday.
Is there a place of the premises where I can have alone time?
The location is at the MuseumsQuartier, so lot’s of visitors or tourists running around outside the venue, so only if you go to a coffeeshop nearby.
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.
You’re allowed to eat on location. Also, there are restaurants and bakeries closeby.
You can smoke outside.
For more information about the Global Game Jam visit globalgamejam.org