Global Game Jam - Christchurch

Hosted by Christchurch Game Developers

Public group
Christchurch Game Developers
Christchurch Game Developers
Public group

University Of Canterbury

1 Engineering Road · Christchurch

How to find us

Len Lye Building - School of Product Design

Location image of event venue


It's Global Game Jam 2019 time!
This year it is being held at the University Of Canterbury - School Of Product Design.

The Christchurch site will be completely free of charge to enter but you will have to register.

Doors will Open at 5:30pm on Friday the 25th, the theme will be announced nationwide at about 6pm and 'Pencils down' is at 5pm on Sunday the 27th!

Global Game Jam Page:

Event FAQ:

Check out some of the games submitted around the world from last year:

Note: There are other NZ sites. This meetup event page is for the Christchurch site.

Can I bring code, art assets, sounds etc with me to the jam?
Yes, you may bring pre-existing resources with you, such as engines, code, art, sounds etc, but don’t come with a game already made. In the spirit of the jam, it's about what you create with your team amongst the theme.

Do I need to bring my own computer?
There may be some available, but it’s highly recommended you bring your own.
All current University of Canterbury students have full access to all the computers, there will also be some temporary logins available on request for external guests.
Each team should only use one account but they will be able to login from multiple computers.

Will there be Wifi?
Yes, wifi will be available on the days!

What's the official hashtag for Global Game Jam 2019?

Do I need to come to Global Game Jam with a team already formed?
No you don’t. Ideally, everyone forms teams on the Friday, and from there gets the chance to work with a new collaborator or few! You will have some time to think about and pitch ideas. Make new friends or jam with peers you admire.

Do I need any special skills to participate in the Jam?
Although having computer skills is helpful, experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists, and anyone is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the jam. Even if you have no experience at all, you can still participate by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support to your team. You could work on a non-digital game, and then there's no need for code!

Is the jam only for professionals?
Not at all. Everyone is welcome.

Who owns the Intellectual Property of game made during the jam?
The team/makers of the game hold all the IP rights. However, we may use the games for demonstration purposes.

What software should I use to make a game?
You can develop using any tools for any platform that you want. If you don't know where to start, check out the list of Jammer Resources.

Can I make a board game, card game or other physical game instead of a video game?