Global Game Jam

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event. It takes place all around the world, at 600+ physical locations, on a single weekend. On Friday evening, jammers gather at their location and watch the global keynote, and receive the year’s theme — after forming teams, the jam starts! Each team spends 48 hours creating a game, and on Sunday night everyone submits their game to GGJ. At Vancouver, we like to celebrate this with a pizza party and game showcase.

Global Game Jam is not a competition, and it’s not limited to only certain members of the industry. Everyone alike is encourage to come and collaborate! Industry veterans, students, and total beginners alike can create, learn, develop, and form awesome friendships. Every year we see heart-warming casual mentorships formed right at the jam, and amazing growth in skills.


Our Mission

The Vancouver Global Game Jam is dedicated to the Vancouver video-game community. We seek to bring together students, enthusiasts and industry individuals to work together, side-by-side in an open-minded and judgment-free environment.

We seek to raise awareness of the video-game industry in Vancouver, and the amazing people who work hard every day to create, cover, and play our games. We seek to raise awareness of the various programs and relevant research at our local universities and colleges.

We seek to create opportunities for networking, resume-building and fostering mentoring relationships among people in our community, or those wishing to become more involved.

The Jam is not, and will never be, a competition. Instead it is a collaborative, safe, and fun environment where people can come together to learn, teach, and create seriously awesome content! Seriously!