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!

The Global Game Jam 2017 is over!

First of all, amazing work from everyone who joined this year’s Global Game Jam! YOU made this event great and we thank you for joining the whole world this past weekend to make something unique. According to the official Global Game Jam site: “Over 36,000 jammers in 702 sites across 95 countries have created over 7,000 games, meaning that #GGJ17 has broken all of last year’s records and become the newly-crowned Biggest Game Jam Ever.” Those numbers are amazing and you are part of it!



In the previous post you can see what jammers in Rotterdam were up to. On Sunday I visited the NHTV Breda where 250 jammers were in a hurry to finish their game before the deadline. Despite the approaching deadline they were in a good mood. It was a merry chaos throughout the building where classrooms where normally classes are given were filled with hard working participants. All desks were crowded with laptops, keyboards, controllers, music equipment and many empty cups of much-needed coffee.

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Have a look at the game jam in Rotterdam

The Global Game Jam is going on full force! All over the world people are creating whatever they can imagine around this year’s theme of ‘Waves’. We’re going to have a look at what teams are coming up with at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, who’s hosting a jam location for the first time.

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The Global Game Jam kicks-off!!

The Global Game Jam 2017 has begun for us here in the Netherlands and Europe! We wish everyone participating good luck making a game within these crazy and fun 48 hours!

Whether you jam in your office:


Or in a former bomb shelter:


Have fun and be sure to check back for updates!

We’re also pleased to share that there will be a demo night for the GGJNL17 at Microsoft Nederland on the 23rd of February. Stay tuned for details.

Join us at the GGJNL Demo Night!

The Global Game Jam is only an hour away but we are happy to announce that like last year, there will be a Demo Night organized by Microsoft Netherlands. The event is held on February 23rd at the Microsoft Office at Schiphol, the Netherlands. Save the date!

Everyone is welcome to showcase their own GGJ game at the demo night. We’ll keep you updated on the details, so check back soon!

Microsoft Nederland is sponsoring T-shirts!

We have exciting news for you: Microsoft Nederland is sponsoring this year’s T-shirts for the GGJNL! Every year we strive to give jammers an awesome collectors item and T-shirts are always a huge hit – we’ve seen people wear the shirts for years after the jam. Microsoft Nederland has been a partner of GGJNL in previous years, and we’re happy to welcome them this year as well.

Micorsoft Logo

The T-shirts always feature cool artwork by a game artist, and this year Grendel Games has made a very nice design. We asked Lieuwe de Wit, 2D/3D artist at Grendel Games about how he came up with the design: ‘The idea started between me and Richard Jonkman. We were having a spontaneous brainstorm back in December about game jam shirts. From there the idea flowed about a simple jam mason jar, filled with game consoles. We thought it was fitting for the T-shirt!’

We hope you all like the T-shirts and happy jamming!

3 days left till the Global Game Jam 2017

The biggest game jam in the world is right around the corner!

Any last minute decision jammers can still find a spot at the Hogeschool Rotterdam & The Big Building Groningen. All the other locations are closed.

The wait is almost over and we hope this year’s jam will be another great event. Fun fact: half the people who signed up are also first time jammers.


The diversifiers for the Global Game Jam 2017 are revealed!

Anyone can join the Global Game Jam and use their own unique approach and methods to make a game. The diversifiers are a voluntary and optional set of constraints for jammers who are looking for an extra challenge, spice things up or try out something new.

The diversifiers for 2017 are:

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Groningen, Breda and Warp Zone Amsterdam locations are full!

We hope everyone had a great new years celebration, we wish you all the best for 2017! Here’s an update on the locations:

The Big Building in Groningen, NHTV Breda and Warp Zone Amsterdam are all full. The Amstel Campus Amsterdam waiting list is also closed. Haarlem is about to get full too. Only 1 spot remaining so if you want to be a part of this jam, act quick!

Saxion Enschede, Leeuwarden and Hogeschool Rotterdam still have plenty of space left. Windesheim Zwolle has some remaining spots left too. Time is running out however, in less than three weeks the jam will start!