Past Meetup

#KIWIJAM15 | A 48 Hour Game Maker Event

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#KIWIJAM15 | A 48 Hour Game Maker Event

What is KIWIJAM?

An annual, winter, shared, maker-space for NZ game-developers of any kind to meet, collaborate and compete in various global and local competitions.

KIWIJAM is back!

Come along, hang out, meet new devs, pick up a few tricks, compete in the competitions, work on your own project, get feedback.

Who Can Join?

Anyone can join and it's free. You need to register for this meetup event. We have a max limit of 200 people.

We need people of all disciplines; sound engineers, musicians, coders, scripters, writers, digital painters, modellers, animators, managers, actors...

Depending on which competitions you want to participate in, you can form teams beforehand or join a team when you get there either on the Friday.

What is the format?

• Friday 5-6pm | Start arriving meet and greet

• 6pm | Introduction, announcements and discussion

• 7:00pm | Official Start: Theme announced and challenges revealed. Open studio begins

• 11pm | Closedown - go home and sleep

• Saturday 8am - 1pm | Open studio

• 2pm - 11pm | Open studio

• Sunday 8am - 6pm | Open studio

• 7pm | Set up presentations and present

• 8pm | Event finishes - pub time.

What do I bring?

Everything. We will provide power outlets and WiFi. The rest is up to you.

How do I participate?

Just register for this meetup event. We have 4 times the amount of space this year.

For more info stay tuned to, and discuss on, this page.

What competitions are running?

There are no official competitions yet. If you would like to run one - please let us know.

We have a list of optional challenges you can complete for glory that will be released closer to the date.

Volunteers, setup and sponsorship

We have a few volunteers but need more. It's an intense weekend and we need all the help we can get. If you're keen to help let us know - especially if you want to help out and not compete in the game-jam itself.

Sponsors will be announced soon.


There are no workshops planned. If you want to run one please let us know.

Other Events

There are other events planned for the weekend. Stay tuned to #kiwijam15 on Twitter and this meetup group for announcements once they are confirmed.