This year is the first time ever, the Global Game Jam has gone FULLY ONLINE due to concerns of the global pandemic. Our utmost goal is to foster jamming in a safe and responsible manner. Feel free to contact the Site Organizers for any further questions. This year's local Game Jam is organized by LEVEL UP Inc, Games HQ and IGDA Malaysia Chapter.
FAQs and TIPs
REGISTERING FOR GGJ
There are two points to register for GGJ Online.
Please register at the Official Global Game Jam Site
We will also be sending out a Google Registration Form later.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Everyone is welcome. From all skill levels, age, etc. If you are uncertain, feel free to contact the organizers (us)!
However, Global Game Jam does have an age-requirement of being at least 18-years old to participate.
This year, you will deviate a little from our traditional format of Team Formation and allow for both pre-formed teams (for obvious reasons) and individuals to join.
- Individuals (the OG format)
We love developers to meet up with new developers and form new ideas so we'll also be running Idea Pitching and Team Selection sessions. We always encourage new collaborations!
- Pre-Formed Teams
For groups that have a fixed team that want to participate, we will be requiring the DREADED Random Game Name Generator inclusion to the Theme. The spirit of the Global Game Jam has always been to challenge yourselves and have a bit of fun while you're at it.
We will be using a mixture of ZOOM and DISCORD to conduct the Global Game Jam Online.
- Join our Discord - https://discord.gg/UBZnhwR9Ks
- Global Game Jam Malaysia Page - https://www.facebook.com/ggjmy
- GamesHQ Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameshq
Zoom links will be provided later in Discord and Facebook Channels
The theme will be announced on the 27th of January 2021 at 8:00PM on ZOOM.
27 January 2021 Wednesday 8:00 PM - Global Game Jam Briefing, Keynote & Theme Reveal (ZOOM) + Participant Profile Sharing
28 January 2021 Thursday 5:00 PM - Idea Submission
28 January 2021 Thursday 8:00 PM - Idea Voting & Team Formation (ZOOM) | 9:00 PM - Finalized Ideas Compilation (ZOOM)
29 January 2021 Friday Jamming
30 January 2021 Saturday Jamming
31 January 2021 Sunday 5:00 PM - Submission Demo Reel & Files | 8:00 PM - Game Demo Session & Closing (ZOOM)
OTHERWISE WELCOME TO GLOBAL GAME JAM 2021! For further details head over to: https://www.facebook.com/ggjmy