Leeuwarden Blokhuispoort

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Important note: To participate in this jam, you need to buy a ticket at our eventbrite page

Create a game in 48 hours! The yearly returning Global Game Jam will take place in Leeuwarden again this year for the 7th time! The event will once again be held in the beautiful old prison building: De Blokhuispoort.

What it's all about

The goal of the Global Game Jam is to create a game in 48 hours in a multidisciplinary team. The only guideline is the theme which is announced at the start of the event. It is possible to create both digital games and board games.

At the end of the jam, all games are presented and people can play eachothers games. In order to encourage experimentation and cooperation, this year's winners will be decided by you, the audience (but in this same spirit, having your game judged is not mandatory).

All games are developed as open source. The end product and source files are uploaded to the main site on globalgamejam.org.


It is possible to participate with a preformed team, but you can also create a team on the spot. There's usually a good mix between preformed teams and individual participants and usually the preformed teams are also open to extra team members.


Unfortunately, this year it is not possible to sleep on location. It's also not possible to shower on location, there are small sanitary facilities (for brushing teeth, washing face, etc).

Please bring your own equipment:
Power extension chord
UTP cable

The location has wired internet and wifi. The wired network proves to be a bit more stable usually so we highly recommend bringing a network cable.


Meals, coffee and tea will be provided on site and are included with the entry ticket.

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Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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