Global Game Jam 2013

Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:10 am

The 2013 Global Game Jam is coming, and this year UB will be a host site!  The GGJ is an annual, world-wide, 48-hour game development challenge.  Creators of all skills, levels and disciplines are invited to participate.

Where:  UB North Campus, Center for the Arts (CFA), Room 242 (map)

When: 5 PM, January 25 – 5 PM, January 27

Who: Open to anyone age 18+

Cost: Free

To register, create an account at and select Buffalo as your site, or e-mail Dave Pape (

Things to Know

  • Tools available onsite include:
    • Windows PCs and Macs
    • Wifi
    • Kinect
    • Unity3d
    • Maya
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Pygame
    • RenPy


  • You can bring your own laptop to work on, or use our equipment
  • All GGJ games are to be based around a special theme which will be announced at the start of the jam
  • Teams will be formed at the Jam – you do not need to come with a team
  • All games for the GGJ remain the property of their creators, but must be submitted under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license
  • Board game designs are also welcome
  • Parking is open to all after 3pm Friday, and all day Saturday & Sunday
  • Snacks & coffee will be provided; food can also be purchased at the Commons and the Student Union.
  • Campus maps are at:



4pm-5pm, Friday – Check-in

5pm, Friday – Keynote & Announcement of GGJ theme

6pm-8pm, Friday – Brainstorming, pitching, & team forming

11am, Saturday – deadline to create game project page

3pm, Sunday – deadline for handing in games

4pm-6pm, Sunday – game presentations, and awards

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