Global Game Jam® (GGJ®)

Comes to Aberystywth

31 January – 02 February, 2020

17:00 Friday to 17:00 Sunday

B59 – Llandinam Building

Department of Computer Science
Llandinam Building
Aberystwyth University
SY23 3DB

Open to CS students only (sorry)

The Jam is only open to student who normally have out of hours access to computing laboritories in Llandinam.

If you are a CS student at Aberystwyth University and don’t have access contact the organisers (below).

Challenge yourself

Create a Game in 48 hours!

“The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.
“The GGJ brings the community together to work together for a weekend to make games. It is a unique opportunity for people to create, collaborate and practice their game making skills, and invites everyone of any skill level to take part.

Signup here

games take many sorts

But I can’t… isn’t an excuse. We need artists, musicians, folley, story, level design, code. 


The back bone of the game is the code. 



Draw, model, pixelate


Make some noise

All games need foley. So hit stuff, drop stuff make funny noises and record them.  


Equipment and Software

We have access to the standard CS teaching build. So any software you have in practicals you will have in the Jam.
(If your practical is in a CS classroom)

Linux, Mac, PC

We have Linux, Mac and PC machines available.

You can bring your own laptop.

Would you like to know more?


Art: Gimp, Blender, Paint 😉
Programming: Unity, Arduino C, Javascript, php
Web: Use your public_html pages to share your games.

Would you like to know more?


Arduino Shield programs are Welcome!

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Food and Drink

No catering is provided during the event. 
TaMed Da is open on Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Food cannot be consumed in most of Llandinam. However food can be eaten in B59 away from the computers.
We don’t cleaners over the weekend, so you need cleanup after yourselves.

Covered cups need to used to prevent spills.

No food or uncovered liquids at the computers



Friday 31 Jan 2020

16:00-17:15 Registration
17:15-17:30 Welcome announcements
17:30 Theme announcements.
17:30-18:00 Ice breakers / group forming
18:00 – 20:00 Group planning
20:00 – 21:00 Group idea pitch
22:00 Building close.

Saturday 01 Feb 2020

08:00 Building open
22:00 Building close

Sunday 02 Feb 2020

08:00 Building open
15:00-17:00 Submission Time!
17:00 Short presentations – each team does a short presentation or game play video to show the group.

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