Global Game Jam

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Event Details

January 31, 2020

Microsoft, 5th & 6th Floor

11 Times Square, New York, New York, 10036
United States

Join Playcrafting and Microsoft for a weekend of game-making plus free talks and workshops, refreshments and prizes! Stay tuned to this page as we confirm speakers, workshops and prizes in the coming weeks. Our 2019 site was the biggest in the United States and the 2nd largest in the world with over 500 jammers and 1200 attendees. Be a part of the magic in 2020, live all weekend from Times Square!

What started in 2016 grew to an epic scale by 2019 with our massive site in partnership with Microsoft. The result? Over 1,200 attendees and 500 official jammers – student and professional, young and old, newbie and veteran – joined us for a full weekend making over 80 games with free onsite workshops, refreshments and an epic expo and demo showcase with judges and prizes that had folks cheering all Sunday long. We’re so excited to grow and evolve this one-of-a-kind weekend for our community in 2020.

For participants:

Each participant will need to register on the GGJ site with their full name. All projects must be submitted to the website in order to be considered for prizes. Entry to this event is free, but you are required to RSVP on the GGJ site with your full name in order to gain access to the event.

You do not need to be onsite the entire weekend to participate or to be entered for prizes.

The site itself will be open 5pm to 9pm on Friday, 9am to 9pm on Saturday and 9am to 8pm on Sunday. Games can be worked on outside of the site, but we’ll be closing down at the specified time each night.

This is an inclusive site – people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers will be in attendance, though, too!

All games will have the same theme, which will be announced at our kickoff on Friday night. If you have more questions about how the Global Game Jam works, visit globalgamejam.org. We will provide free workshops throughout the weekend. We will also have designated quiet zones for teams that need the space to concentrate.

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