Leeuwarden Blokhuispoort

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Entrance Fee: 
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Jam Site Description: 

Create a game in 48 hours! The yearly returning Global Game Jam will take place in Leeuwarden again this year for the 8th 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.


We have a possibillity to provide sleeping accomodation for up to 17 people on location. This is only possible if there are enough people who sign up for a sleeping spot for the weekend. If you need a sleeping spot on location, let us know before the 30th of November. You can do this by letting us know in the purchase process of your ticket. If you don't want to buy a ticket yet because you can only come if there is sleeping accomodation, send us an e-mail.

There will be a small kitchen on location with a microwave, fridge, coffee machine and some other basic kitchen equipment. You can't prepare food there, but you can warm things up if you want to. However, we expect this will not be needed since there will be plenty of food and drinks.

Please bring your own equipment:
Power extension chord
UTP cable (wi-fi is also available)

There is good wi-fi coverage on location.


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

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Meals provided on site.
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Age Restrictions: 
18+ only

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