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Friday, January 29 • 6:00pm - Sunday, January 31 • 8:00pm
Global Game Jam Portland

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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."

Hello jammers! Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community!

We will begin on Friday evening at the Art Institute of Portland with a keynote, icebreakers, idea generating activities, and team selection (approx. 1-2 hours). After jammers are satisfied with their ideas and teams, they will work on their games until we approach our deadline on Sunday afternoon, when we can share our games with each other in a showcase event! To support a fun, inspiring environment, jammers are welcome to stay on site at the Art Institute for the entire weekend.

  • Our space is open to –and provides great opportunity for– all those who wish to participate, including total beginners, industry veterans, and anything in between. 
  • This event will operate in an inclusive, discrimination-free environment with no tolerance for abuse or harassment. 
  • Jammers are encouraged to not form teams beforehand to inspire new relationships via the icebreakers at the beginning of the 48 hour period, though I am aware that some people are predisposed to working with each other or alone and will do so regardless, and that's okay! 
  • Sleeping space and some equipment will be provided, though jammers are responsible for their own overall health, wellness, and other needs (which will be supported via suggested breaks, mealtimes, etc.).
  • Jammers are welcome to jam remotely, but we ask that you join us on Friday until late and for the last few hours on Sunday.
  • Updates regarding on-location snacks and other logistics will be added to this and other event listings soon.
  • This event is free, and registration is open to the public.
  • We will be hosting a playtest & pitch night soon after the jam for those who want to showcase their projects, and the last 2 hours of our jam will be used as a showcase.
  • Jammers are welcome to use Global Game Jam as practice for the Cartoon Network Game Jam.

Jammers are considered officially registered when they have a ticket via this Eventbrite site. Global Game Jam website registration will occur the weekend of the jam. We have room for 90 jammers. If more than 90 people come to the event and plan to participate for the entire weekend, Eventbrite site registrants will be accepted first, then pigsquad.com registrants, then PIGSquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first-served. Those who plan to jam remotely or only spend a small portion of their weekend on site at the jam are not required to claim an Eventbrite ticket. Observers are welcome, but should not sign up for a ticket (RSVP'ing on pigsquad.com/the FB are fine). This event is free and 18+.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit the Global Game Jam website. If your question is not answered, you are welcome to e-mail Will at pigsquad at gmail dot com or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group! Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Friday January 29, 2016 6:00pm - Sunday January 31, 2016 8:00pm
Art Institute of Portland 1122 Northwest Davis Street 2nd Floor Portland, OR 97209

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