Global Game Jam | January 25-27, 2013

Global Game Jam Talks & Workshop around the world

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Submitted by goldfile on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:27

GGJ is so excited to be a part of so many communities and we are eager to grow. We are actively looking for new ways to increase our outreach, grow participation, gather greater diversity and intensify research opportunities. We are pleased to announce GGJ speakers at several upcoming conferences, if you are near, please come hear more about the Global Game Jam and join our community.

GGJ Workshop at FDG accepting submissions until March 21

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Submitted by admin on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 06:59

Dear researchers and educators,

The inaugural workshop on the Global Game Jam (GGJ'13) held at the FDG 2013 conference is accepting submissions up until March 21st, 2013 (extended).

[Interview] Get Your Global Game On For Mozilla's 'Game On' Challenge

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Submitted by zuraida on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:29

The Global Game Jam aims to stimulate innovation, experimentation, collaboration and creativity. With our partnerships we look for initiatives that bring the values of GGJ to a broader audience and/or creates opportunities for particpants to connect with their games on a broader scale.

This year Global Game Jam had a partnership with Mozilla Game On, an initiative that challenges game developers to "re-imagine the web as a gaming platform and use the power of the browser to revolutionize the way we make and play games".

Global Game Jam 2013 by the numbers

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Submitted by foaad on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 07:06

We had an amazing GGJ 2013! Bigger and better than our previous jams. We received a great reaction to our theme and diversifiers, to our keynote speakers Erin Robinson and Bret Victor, to Adam and Amanda's great "day after" teaser and the wonderful message from the great Sid Meier. All of this is thanks to the hundreds of volunteers from around the world.

The games are available to be downloaded, played and discussed. Here are some interesting numbers about GGJ 2013.

(GGJ Lagos 2013 jammers hard at work)

  • Locations
    • 319 jam sites in 63 countries, 38 US States and 6 Canadian Provinces
    • Number of countries hosting for the first time: 12 (Bolivia, Chile, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Latvia, Macedonia, Morocco, Nigeria, Serbia and Tunisia)
  • Jammers
    • Total number registered: 16,705
    • Total number credited in at least one project: 11,474
  • Games
Number of contributors Number of games
2 or more 2,394
4 or more 1,543
6 or more 588
8 or more 167
10 or more 43

Thank You!

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Submitted by goldfile on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 16:19

All of us at GGJ want to thank everyone who participated and helped in our 2013 event. Despite a few tech hurdles, we really feel GGJ was a very successful experience for all. We have grown tremendously and we are so happy that everyone had fun. This week we are going to put together an official count and great stories we have heard from around the world to share with you.

If you have any questions about uploads, ftp issues, or anything related to games on our site, please contact

Take the post-jam survey!

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Submitted by admin on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 10:35

Dear Jammers,

Please take our post jam survey, and the extended one if time permits. Your feedback is very valuable to GGJ and could help important research findings. (main survey) (extended)

Thank You.


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