I have never made a game! Is this for me?
A Game Jam is the perfect opportunity to make your first game from start to finish! You'll team up with people with different skills (programmers, artists, designers, musicians, etc.) and various levels of experience.
Where should I go?
We meet at the Institute of Digital Games, 20 Triq L-Esperanto, Msida on Friday afternoon, 3rd of February. The premises will stay open till the jam ends on Sunday evening.
Do I need a team?
Don't come to the jam with a team. We encourage you to make a team on the spot. There will even be some time at the beginning of the jam to introduce yourself, pitch your ideas and to find people to jam with.
Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes! Bring any computers, laptops, musical instruments or anything else you think could be used to make a game. Of course, this year it's going to be online so you'll probably have your equipment lying around your room anyway.
We'll give you access to wifi and some prototyping materials, and you can also use our workstations that have some useful software installed.
How about food?
We'll provide some light snacks and drinks. There are also plenty of places to buy food around campus. Expect to pay around 10-15 euro per meal.
Can I go home to sleep?
You can, but if you want to spend the night over you’re welcome to do so! You might even bring a sleeping bag with you.
Is there a theme?
The Global Game Jam organisers have a secret theme that they will reveal at the beginning of the jam. All the jammers around the world will be making games that relate in some way to this theme.
What kind of game can I make?
Any kind! Digital games, board games, physical games etc. are all part of the Global Game Jam! Use any tools or assets that you can freely and legally share online. The Global Game Jam organisers have even created a great list of jamming resources to get you started.
Who owns my IP?
You and your team hold all rights to your game. At the end of the jam we’ll ask you to upload the executable and source code of your game (or instructions on how to replicate your non-digital game) to the Global Game Jam website under a Creative Commons, share, alter, no sell license.
Is it a competition?
Yeah, there’s a competitive aspect. At the end of the jam local game industry professionals will give feedback on your games and choose their favourite. We’ll also have a popular vote. But judging aside, our emphasis is on the creation of fun, experimental and innovative games. So let’s jam!