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GGJ Sacramento 2020

January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

GGJ Sacramento 2020

The world’s largest game jam comes back to Sacramento in 2020. Participate in a 48 hour game jam along with numerous other sites across the globe to produce one of the thousands of games that this event generates each year.

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. 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.
The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. In January 2019, we had 860 locations in 113 countries create 9,010 games in one weekend! GGJ 2020 is 31 January – 2 February. GGJ Sacramento will be held at Lab 7 Coworking. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.
The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.
GGJ Sacramento 2020 will not be open for the contiguous 48 hours this year. Hours will be as follows:
Fri., Jan 31st – 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Sat., Feb 1st – 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Sun., Feb 2nd – 9:00AM – 5:00PM
After the jam ends, we’ll have each team present their game
You must register for this event on the official GGJ site, https://globalgamejam.org/2020/jam-sites/ggj-sacramento
This is an 18+ event. Minors may only attend if they are accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.


January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Lab 7
2417 21st Street
Sacramento, CA United States
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