When: Starts at 5pm Friday, January 29th, 2016

What: 48 hours of game making fun (ends 5pm Sunday)

Why: To bring out the game developer in everyone!

Where: Adele Simmons Hall, Room 126, Hampshire College

Who: Anyone with an interest in making games, especially if you have some programming, art, audio, or game design skills.

To Participate, Please Do The Following:

  1. Register
    • Visit Global Game Jam
    • Click the "Join this Site" Button
    • Create an account if you haven't already registered
  2. (Optional) Like our Facebook Page and Spread the Word!
  3. (Optional) Tweet about the event!

Schedule of Events

4pm Friday Attendees begin to arrive
5pm Friday Jam officially starts! Keynote video and reveal secret theme
6pm Friday Idea Generation and Brainstorming
7pm Friday Game Pitches and Team Formation
1pm Sunday Playtest Session for All Games
4:30pm Sunday Upload Final Games
5pm Sunday Final Demos

Frequently Asked Questsions

Q: Do I need a team to participate?

A: No! In fact forming teams prior to the event is discouraged. Teams will be formed during the game jam.

Q: Do I need skills to participate?

A: It's best if you have some skills in either art, programming, audio, or game design, but everyone is welcome.

Q: What if I already have a game idea?

A: You can make any game you want, but the Global Game Jam has a secret theme that is announced at 5pm Friday. It's often a fun and rewarding design challenge to consider the theme.

Q: What if I want to make a board game instead of a digital game?

A: Non-digital games are perfectly acceptable. We'll have some supplies available.

Q: Do I need to register on globalgamejam.org to participate?

A: Yes! Everyone must register, and registration is free:


List Hampshire College as your Jam Site

Q: What if my question isn't answered here?

A: E-mail the Game Jam Organizers: Isaiah Mann & Pat King

Before the End of the Jam, Please do the Following

  1. Upload your final game to the Global Game Jam site.
  2. Please complete this final survey.

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