Brisbane Global Game Jam 2018

What is the Global Game Jam?

Global Game Jam is the worlds largest game jam!

The goal of Global Game Jam is to bring people together to create video games or non-digital games, like a board or card games. Participants, also known as jammers, work together to rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully create inspiring new ideas that contribute to the growth of the games industry. All Global Game Jam sites share a common theme and jam diversifiers - sub-themes that provide additional, but optional, structure to jammers. We ask participants to create an original game inspired by the jam’s theme within a prescribed time no larger than 48 hours. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small, but innovative, experimental games. Please note: Global Game Jam is not a competition.

At Global Game Jam Brisbane (BGGJ) we will be part of the international game making the event to making games and have fun.

Global Game Jam is your chance to:

- Get into Game Development

- Make that game you have been thinking about

- Network. Meeting some awesome new people in game development.

- Get experience making a game and working with game developers.

- Have a great time.

BGGJ will have a special support and focus for Virtual reality and Augmented Reality, with VR hardware available. However, all types of games are welcome.

We will be connected to the international community with video link/live stream.

Event Details

Game Jam Rules. Code of conduct.

This site has wheelchair access and disabled toilets.(Please reach out so we can make sure anyone with mobility concerns is looked after)

There may be opportunities for Virtual Reality hardware to use for

your game. There will be Virtual Reality hardware to at least try it out.

Dinner (most likely Pizza) will be provided for Friday and Saturday dinner. BYO Lunch


26th - 29th Janurary. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.


Friday : 3pm - 8pm Saturday Sunday : 8am - 8pm (hours may be extended to overnight pending number of volunteers/support). Sleeping is not permitted.

Who Can Participate:


Age Restrictions:

18+ only (Please reach out if this is a problem)

Food Options:

Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site. Dinner (most likely Pizza) provided Friday and Saturday. (Please reach out if you have dietary requirements)

Available Tools or Technology:

Wifi, Power, Coffee

This site has onsite security.

Global Game Jam Site:

Facebook Group:

Brisbane Global Game Jam 2018 GGJ18

Jam Site Timezone:


Venue Location


Level 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

Ticket Purchase

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Friday - Day 1 – Arrival

14.00-19.00: Check in

15.00-16.00: Game Design Talks

17.00-18.00: Announcements & Keynote


Group Forming

Saturday - Day 2 – Work


08.00: Open

11:00 Deadline to create user profile and game page

15.00-14.00: Live Steam Talks

19.00-20.00: Dinner

Sunday - Day 3- Work


08.00: Open

15.00-16.30: Deadline for handing in the games is 15.00

16.30-19.00: Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes to do a short show-off

Suppport the event!

Global Game Jam is a volunteer-run event and would love your support.

- Can you design Brisbane GGJ a logo/header image?

- Can you be a responsible jammer who can help make sure everything runs smoothly? (Meaning later open hours)

- Do you want to do a talk?

- Can you run our live stream?

- Do you know a community that would be interested in this event?

Become a Volunteer

- Want access to enthusiastic Game Developers? Reach out for sponsorship opportunities!


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