Honolulu GameDevMeetup Jam Site

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Open for entire 48 hours
Jam Site Description: 

Meet Game Creators, Developers, and Artists in the community, then form a team to build a game in 48 hours.


Global Game Jam is a 48-hour hackathon held from Friday, January 29, to Sunday, January 31. The Honolulu site is one of hundreds of sites that participate in the world's largest international hackathon.

After a brief orientation on Friday, the weekend's *Secret Theme* will be announced and participants will have several minutes to brainstorm and pitch game ideas, then form teams to build games.


Updated Schedule

Friday, January 29
5pm Sign in & Meet the Jammers
5:30pm Welcome, Secret Theme is Announced
6pm Brainstorm, Pitch Ideas
7pm Form Teams & Start Jamming
9pm Livestreaming / Talking to Teams, featured on Twitch.
Facilities will be open late.

Saturday, January 30
9am Rooms will Open.
Create a GGJ Official Account by 12pm.
No Set Schedule. Facilities will be open late.

Sunday, January 31
9am Rooms will Open.
3pm Games must be submitted to the official globalgamejam.org website.
3:15pm Demo / Play Games
5pm Event Ends



Please RSVP either on our EventBrite Page, or at the GameDev Meetup page. Registration is FREE, and will be used to gauge the number of attendees and space needed.



How do we communicate?
Official Communications will be on ggjhnl.slack.com. Email [email protected] if you need an invitation to the slack room.

I don't know how to make a game. :(

This is a game jam, not a video game jam, so board and card games count! If you think you can make something fun, you're welcome to come. Great storytellers are welcome, too!

How much does it cost?

The event is FREE. However, be prepared to purchase food/drinks for meals if you plan to stay late or overnight.

Will Food be provided?

Attendees are responsible for their own meals over the weekend. Manoa Marketplace is located next door to the facility and contains several venues for food and snacks. Safeway is open 24/7 in case of any late-night snack emergencies.

Where do I park?

Any Green Parking stall is available (and Free) for participants. Ample street parking is also available.

If any student attendees require transportation to & from University of Hawaii over the course of the weekend, carpools can be arranged. Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Is the facility open 24/7?

Several rooms will be available 24/7 should participants wish to stay overnight.

Who can I contact if I have any more questions?

Please contact [email protected] for further information.


Jammer Resources

Official FAQ: http://globalgamejam.org/faq 

Optional Constraints/Diversifiers: 

Board Games / Non-Digital Games: http://archive.globalgamejam.org/wiki/board-games 

Software: http://archive.globalgamejam.org/wiki/venue-software

Twitch Channel: http://www.twitch.tv/globalgamejam


Submit Games by 3pm Sunday.

Sign up for an account on this site by 12pm Saturday!

Food Options: 
Access to coffee/beverages and food in close vicinity.
Available Tools or Technology: 
Fast Reliable Wifi, Power strips, A/C, access to game starter kits, guidance with game frameworks, resources for 2d graphic and audio assets.
Who Can Participate: 
Age Restrictions: 

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