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Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

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The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

We open our doors on Friday, January 25th at 5pm and run until 11:30pm that day. Our site is open Saturday, January 26st from 9am until 11:30pm, and Sunday, January 27th from 9am until 6pm.

Participants are welcome from MIT, local universities & colleges, and the general public – including local professional game developers. All participants must register to attend:

We have 30 free slots open for the MIT Community (must have an email address to register). Registration for Non-MIT community members costs $22 + fees.

Contact: Richard Eberhardt, E15-329, 617 324-2173, REBERHAR@MIT.EDU