Show your GGJ game at the Dutch Game Garden Network Lunch!

We hope you had a blast this weekend joining the Global Game Jam!
824 people joined the GGJNL locations in 2018. All the games that were made are posted on the official Global Game Jam website.

We’re curious which games were made at the Dutch locations, so we’d like to invite you to showcase your GGJ game at the Dutch Game Garden Network Lunch!

The lunch takes place on March 7, 12:00-14:00, on the 5th floor of the Beatrix Building, Jaarbeursplein 6, Utrecht. It’s completely free, but please sign up.

In case you’re interested to develop your game to a commercial release, Dutch Game Garden has a special program for you: our Incubation Try-Out Day. This also takes place on March 7. During the day, you will join experienced game developers and get a taste of where to start to make your game into a commercial product.

Sign up here for the Network Lunch & Incubation Try-Out

Global Game Jam 2018 has begun!

Happy jamming everyone!

Diversifiers announced

Before the start of Global Game Jam 2019, the offical diversifiers will be announced on the official Global Game Jam website.

Diversifiers are additional (optional) starting points for your game jam games. They can help you choose interesting directions and add an extra challenge. Some of the diversifiers for last year’s edition included making a bird your protagonist, create a game played with one single well timed tap or click, make all in-game sounds by using your voice or body, make a game that uses retro controllers and making a game using only a made-up language.

 

Hogeschool Rotterdam is full

All open spots for the location Hogeschool Rotterdam are taken! The waiting list is currently open. The other locations, except for HKU Utrecht and Amstel Campus Amsterdam, still have some spaces left, so be sure to fill in the form if you want to join the Global Game Jam before those are filled up too!

We’ll keep you updated once other locations become full.

 

Amstel Campus Amsterdam is full

All open spots for the Amstel Campus Amsterdam are taken! The waiting list is also completely filled. The other locations, except for HKU Utrecht, still have spaces left, so be sure to fill in the form if you want to join the Global Game Jam before those are filled up too!

We’ll keep you updated once other locations become full.

HKU Utrecht is full

All open spots for the HKU University of Arts Utrecht are taken! We did open a waitinglist, there are a few spots left on this list. The other locations still have spaces left, so be sure to fill in the form if you want to join the Global Game Jam before those are filled up too!

We’ll keep you updated once other locations become full.

Global Game Jam NL 2018 – Registration is open!

The registration for the world’s largest game jam is open. The Global Game Jam 2018 is held on January 26 to January 28. This year’s GGJNL has 8 different locations to choose from spread throughout the Netherlands.

You can register at one of the following locations:

You can sign up here. You can specify your preferred location in the registration form. Make sure you don’t wait too long to sign up, some locations fill up faster then others! More info on GGJNL locations can be found here.

For worldwide announcements, news and other information you can visit the official website. Updates on the GGJNL can be found here and on Facebook & Twitter (#GGJNL and #GGJ18). We will keep you updated on the status of the locations in the upcoming weeks.

Global Game Jam 2018 – Registration opens on December 1st!

From the 26th to the 28th of January, a brand new edition of the world’s largest game jam will take place again. The registrations will open on December 1st 2017, and everyone can attend. The Global Game Jam 2018 will have several locations throughout the Netherlands, which have yet to be confirmed.  More info on GGJNL locations can be found here.

For worldwide announcements, news and other information you can visit the official website. Updates on the GGJNL can be found here and on Facebook & Twitter (#GGJNL and #GGJ18). We will keep you updated on the status of the locations in the upcoming weeks.

Looking back at the GGJNL17 Demo Night

To celebrate the great success of the Global Game Jam 2017, our sponsor Microsoft Nederland hosted the GGNL Demo Night (28 Feb) at their Schiphol office, Amsterdam. The event was a great success! Around one hundred jammers from all corners of the Netherlands were drawn to the Demo Night. With more than twenty games showcased, jammers gathered for an evening to celebrate the results of the Global Game Jam.

They gathered for an evening to celebrate the results of the Global Game Jam. Paired with a lot of laughter, jammers showcased their games, and shared their experiences.

In case you missed out on the event, have no fear, you can find a selection of 5 games below. This year’s theme ‘Waves’ was interpreted broadly which brought forth a lot of original and fun ideas!

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Join us at the GGJNL 2017 demo night

Our sponsor Microsoft Netherlands is hosting a demo night at their office in Schiphol on February the 28th. Join us for a fun evening of playing the games that were created during the Global Game Jam 2017. Meet jammers from other GGJ locations and have a drink!

Want to showcase your game, or just drop by and play some games? You can sign up over at Eventbrite.

See you there!