Global Game Jam

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Event Details

January 27, 2021
7:00 pm EST

Virtual Game Jam

*Updates and additional information will be added in the coming weeks.*

Join The Playcrafting Global Game Jam Site!

We are excited to announce our 2021 Global Game Jam (GGJ) site! If you’re not familiar with GGJ, it is the world’s largest game creation event taking place around the globe, typically at physical locations. Playcrafting has been a site organizer since 2016. Our 2020 site was the biggest in the United States and the second-largest in the world with more than 750 jammers.

All games will have the same theme, which will be announced at the live opening event on Thursday. If you have more questions about how the Global Game Jam works, visit

This year, the event will run from Wednesday, January 27th through Sunday, January 31st, 2021. With this year’s event being online, our structure will be different. Please make sure to follow our guidelines below, so you don’t miss out on this amazingly collaborative and creative event.

Playcrafting’s Global Game Jam Online Venue

Playcrafting’s Discord server will serve as our virtual hub for the jam. In addition, we will be using Zoom for our kickoff and closeout events (including the theme debut and winner announcements). We will provide workshops and talks on YouTube including topics such as writing, sound design, concept creation, and level design. Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here.

Playcrafting + Microsoft Global Game Jam 2020 Site.

Game Jam Registration

Registration will start on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.

This event is free, but you must register on the GGJ site to be a part of the festivity! Each participant will need to create a profile with your full name, contact information (please include your Discord handle), and skills.

If you already have a team, please add “I have a team” in the profile along with your teammates’ names.

If you’re looking to join a team, please add “I need a team” in the profile. And enter your information in this spreadsheet. This will help us to form your team.

Need help registering and joining our site? Check out the step-by-step instructions here.

Project Submission

All projects must be submitted to the GGJ website by 5 PM ET on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 in order to be considered for prizes. 

Code of Conduct

This is an inclusive site – people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate.

In the interest of fostering an inclusive and safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced.

RSVP To Join Us

New Classes in December! 🎉

Check out new classes on game design, game audio, and the upcoming Unity course 👋