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Global Game Jam 2022 @ Noisebridge hosted by Bay Area Devs is a site of the annual game jam around the world.
  • Global Game Jam Page: Game Jam Site Page
  • GGJ 2022 Diversifiers!: Diversifiers are a great way to add a little more fun or challenge to your jam weekend. Sometimes they can be very helpful to limit your scope or refine your ideas. They are totally optional constraints you can choose to add to your GGJ Online game alongside the main focus of the theme. It can help your game stand out from the crowd, and you can choose up to 4 when you submit! This year's diversifiers will also be available in other languages, which will be linked to this post as soon as they are ready.
  • The Theme for GGJ 2022 is.....: The theme for Global Game Jam® 2022 was announced as a part of a 4 hour opening ceremony that was live streamed to over 28,000 viewers on on our Twitch channel and featured on the front page of Twitch.
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2022 Edition

A big hackathon for making games, on January 20-30, 2022!

- https://globalgamejam.org/news/ggj-2022-jammer-registration-now-open

  • Organizers: User:Mwillson, User:Lxpk, User:Cocomittens
  • DocentSchedule: Sign up to be on hand to help Jammers get in and find what they need! The schedule lists days of the Jam that need docents (Greeters willing to be at the space for some hours those days so that we have 1-3 people likely to be at the space during open hours).

Info

Global Game Jam's Logo

GGJ2022 is a collaboration between the Chua Productions and Bay Area Devs.

In order to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all the participants due to the global pandemic, this event will be a hybrid event, both online and in-person if desired.

The online portion of the event will be held in the Bay Area Devs Collective Discord.

- https://discord.gg/yq2Wfhh

PLEASE TAG YOURSELF WITH THE @GGJ2022 role in discord to receive jam-related announcements. (using "?rank ggj2022")

We hope that everyone enjoys this event! :D


Theme Reveal

The Theme for GGJ 2022 is.....: The theme for Global Game Jam® 2022 was announced as a part of a 4 hour opening ceremony that was live streamed to over 28,000 viewers on on our Twitch channel and featured on the front page of Twitch.

We started things off with a little story about stone soup from Daniel Cook the CCO of Spry Fox.

The stream featured interviews with sponsors, organizers, GGJ committee members and more and highlighted the communities and impact GGJ has on game developers around the world.

Executive Director Kate Edwards welcomed us to the jam and wished everyone luck in their creations.

This year's opening to Global Game Jam featured inspiring keynote talks from three professional game developers who have all participated in GGJ in the past:

Tanya X. Short, Captain of Kitfox Games spoke about her process for being successful at a game jam.

Chase Bethea, Award winning composer of over 21 video games talked about how every game has a pulse and how to make the most of your opportunity at GGJ.

Elaine Gomez,, Game Designer at Brass Lion Entertainment and co-founder of Latinos in Games spoke about experiencing growth through your game jam experience.

Then the moment we wait for all year finally arrived when the theme was revealed to be....

We can't wait to see all of the games you will create based on this inspiring theme and hope you will join tens of thousands of game creators all over the world in making a games with us!

Itinerary

All times are in Pacific Time / GMT-8 (More Details To Come)

Day 1 - Thursday, Jan. 20

Note: please try to log in early, so that you can ask for help if you are having trouble (maybe between 3:30-4:00pm until 5:00pm).

5:00 PM - Global Game Jam Begins / Keynote / Theme Reveal

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Team Formation

11:00 PM - End of Day 1.

Day 2 - Day 9

https://discord.gg/yq2Wfhh

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM -- Make Games!

Day 3 - Sunday, Jan. 30

https://discord.gg/yq2Wfhh

10:00 AM - Start of the last day.

2:00 PM - GGJ Finish Line - Start uploading your games to the GGJ site

3:00 PM - Game Demos Presentations begin

5:00 PM - Presentations end, awards ceremony, pack up and clean up