Fri, Feb 03|
Global Game Jam Hosted by Coexist Gaming
Time & Location
Feb 03, 12:00 PM – Feb 05, 12:00 AM
New York, 325 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
About the event
"Jam" is a reference to musical jam sessions. Similarly, the goal with a "game jam" is to come together and make a video game, or a non-digital (analog) game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and inject new ideas to help inspire and grow the global game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking which results in small but innovative and experimental games, some of which have been developed beyond the GGJ into a commercial success.
The GGJ mission is to empower individuals worldwide to learn, experiment, and create together through the medium of games. The organization oversees various efforts both globally and locally to encourage communities to join together to make games. The GGJ provides unique opportunities for people to create, collaborate and practice their game creation skills, and invites everyone of any skill level to take part.
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Development is as creative as it is technical and the creative aspects of development are more creative than acknowledged. Our mission is to highlight the intricacies of how video games are developed and expand the realm of opportunity and who can be a part of the process in order to build better games. Our goal is to empower game devs by encouraging collaborative development and enable them to build better games in an innovative co-working game house.
COEXIST GAME HOUSE VENUE
Coexist Gaming is a subscription-based gaming lifestyle company that provides a 360° inclusive ecosystem for community, culture, connection and opportunity. Our GameHouse is designed to provide optimized networking experiences and incubate talent that accelerates IP for game design and development. It features 3-floors of immersive gaming, meeting rooms, private lounges and is available for co-working during daytime hours, classes & workshops and evening social events.
The kickoff and closing events will be on Coexist Twitch channel
OUR SPONSORS: AMD, Coexist GameHouse, Decoy Games, Soundly
GAME JAM REGISTRATION: This event is free, but you must register on the GGJ site to be a part of the festivities!
Each participant will need to get ticket to register as participant (link to external site for free tickets, gather info like full name, contact information (please include your Discord handle), and skills.
We have a team size limit of 5 for prize purposes.
SCHEDULE: This year, our site is operating from Friday, February 3rd through Sunday, Feb 5th, 2023 with available spaces and resources for participants.
You’re welcome to begin working on your game once Global Game Jam reveals the theme on Friday, February 3rd.
While the Coexist GameHouse will be available for participants to gather and cowork, dev and strategize from Monday, January 30th, our Coexist team will provide content specific resources onsite concentrated from February 3rd - 5th. The detailed schedule is coming soon.
Friday, Feb 3rd - Day 1
12pm: Doors Open
12 - 3pm: GameHouse Tours Provided
3 - 5pm: Networking & Team Assembly, Coexist Floor
5pm: Opening Keynote and Theme Announcement, The Den
530pm - 2am: Build Games Day 1, Full House
Saturday, Feb 4th - Day 2
12pm - 2am: Build Games Day 2, Full House
Sunday, Feb 5th - Day 3
12pm - 5pm: Build Games Day 3, Full House
5pm EST: Submission Deadline
5pm - 12am: Post Game Jam Networking & Chill
12am: Doors Close
All teams must be registered and projects must be submitted by 5 PM EST. Full instructions on how to upload can be found on the Coexist Gaming Discord.
Monday, Feb 6th - Global Game Jam
12pm: Coexist GameHouse Doors Open
12 - 5pm: Free gameplay & chill for registered participants
5 - 7pm: Game Station & Display Setup, Coexist & Coliseum Floors
7pm EST: Play & Showcase Games, The Den
8pm EST: Coexist Gaming Global Game Jam Winners Announced
9pm EST: Coexist Open Mic Night Performance Showcase (RSVP if interested)
All projects must be submitted to the GGJ website by 5 PM ET on Sunday, Feb 5th, 2022 in order to be considered for prizes. Click here for full instructions on uploading your project.
AWARDS & PRIZES:
Grand Prize - Best Overall Game
Best Music In Game
Code of Conduct
This is an inclusive site – people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers will be in attendance, too!
In the interest of fostering an inclusive and safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced.
For More Information
Discord will be our main channel of communications.
Jammers can sign up with their own teams. If you don't have teammates, join our Discord to find some!
Pre Game Jam - Networking EventCoexist GameHouse
Global Game Jam - Build Your GameCoexist GameHouse