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IAP 2017: Global Game Jam

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017

Global Game Jam 2016 logo

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/19
Limited to 85 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Register now at: http://gamelab.mit.edu/event/global-game-jam-2017-at-mit/ 

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 20th at 5pm and run until midnight that day. Our site is open Saturday, January 21st from 9am until midnight, and Sunday, January 22nd from 9am until 6pm.

The Global Game Jam is a 3-day event, but our site closes at night so participants can go home and get rested for the next day. Participants should plan to attend the entire duration of the event as your team will need you to complete your game!

Participants must register to attend: http://gamelab.mit.edu/event/global-game-jam-2017-at-mit/ 

We have 30 free slots open for the MIT Community (must have an @mit.edu email address to register).

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


Keynote & Kickoff Presentations

Jan/20 Fri 05:00PM-08:00PM 32-123

The jam begins with a keynote, presentations about the Jam, and reveal of the Jam topic.

Teams will be formed by 8:00pm.

Game Jam

Jan/20 Fri 08:00PM-11:45PM 32-124 & 32-144
Jan/21 Sat 09:00AM-11:45PM 56-154, 56-169, and
Jan/22 Sun 09:00AM-03:00PM 32-124 & 32-144

Work days for the Jam. Participants will be working in teams to create their games.

Presentations & Postmortem

Jan/22 Sun 03:00PM-06:30PM 32-123

Game Jam participants will present the work they created over the weekend and postmortem their process.

This is open to the general public – no registration is required for this session.


Friday, January 20, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
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MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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