Once more, we're proud to welcome our friends to the 2019 edition of Global Game Jam at the Facebook's Menlo Park, CA campus, in the Oculus HQ building. We'll do everything we can to make you feel at home while you make new friends, stretch your skills, and team up to create your own amazing games.
Please make sure to register on our ticket site. Tickets are nominally $5, but we'll refund that if you check in at HQ on Friday evening. We will require you to have a ticket to attend; you must have a ticket, be 21 or older, and be willing to sign our usual visitor NDA.
Parking on Friday will be limited, and we'd really appreciate it if you could use a ride-share service or taxi. If you do need to drive, make sure to arrive early, as you'll need to park in a remote lot and walk or shuttle to the jam site. Things will ease up considerably on Saturday and Sunday.
As always, this site doesn't have a competition. Everyone makes games, everyone shows off what they've made at the end, and in the middle we all eat together. We've had the most fun when teams work together and new teammates are welcome, so we're going to keep doing that. You don't need to form a team before you get here - we'll do a team-formation exercise at the start, and it's always fun to start a friendship when there's a deadline and a deliverable!
We'll have Oculus VR hardware available to borrow, as well as engineers from Oculus and Facebook, and from Unity, participating in the jam and available to help your team.
There won't be a wired network, so if you're bringing a desktop computer, please make sure it has wifi. Bring a sleeping bag and pad if you're planning to stay overnight - the floor is hard. But everything else is as awesome as we can make it.
GGJ AGENDA (subject to change)
4:00PM Venue open, security on site
5:00PM GGJ begins. Keynote video, theme revealed.
5:20PM Team-making activities
10:30PM Mystery treats
10:30PM Mystery treats
*2:00PM The Final Countdown - start uploading your games to the GGJ site
*2:20PM Traditional playing of the Top Gun soundtrack. Land changes, upload games!
*3:00PM Demo forum (and live stream) begins
5:00PM Demo forum ends, pack up and go home
6:00PM Venue closed
* Time may be slightly adjusted, depending on number of teams. 3PM assumes about 25-30 teams.