The Inaugural Workshop on the Global Game Jam (GGJ '13)


The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game development activity. Every year since 2009 thousands of computer game enthusiasts participate in this forty-eight hour challenge to make games around the same theme. The event provides a unique opportunity to study and understand people, processes, and products; the three P’s of game development to explore innovation, collaboration and experimentation.


The interest in researching Game Jams, hackathons and similar events has been evolving for the past few years, extending and modifying existing methodologies used by academics and researchers to understand the complexities and practicalities of developing a video game within a specified time and theme. In this workshop, we plan to investigate the various aspects of Game Jams, directly or indirectly. This workshop will bring together academics and Game Jam organizers to discuss and understand the considerable potential that Game Jams offers participants, academics, and organizers.


Key Dates:

- Paper submission: March 21
- Decision notification: March 26
- Camera-ready deadline: April 1
- Workshop held: between May 14 and 17




The Global Game Jam '13 workshop will be collocated with the FDG '13 Chania, Crete, Greece.



For more information, contact Allan Fowler, allan.fowler(at)waiariki(dot)ac(dot)nz