Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Jan 29, 2016 - Jan 31, 2016

Global Game Jam 2016

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The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a 48 hour long game making marathon. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using games. TAG thrives to create an environment where people who are typically excluded from or marginalized in game-related or academic spaces feel welcome and safe. Join us and let’s make this Global Game Jam site the most diverse, respectful and creative one!

Registrations are open here:

The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon.

For those jammers looking to level up or jam on hardcore we have our GGJ16 Diversifiers! Whether you’re looking to add to your personal challenges for Global Game Jam, or find something to help your game stand out from the crowd, diversifiers are here to help. The diversifiers are a free-for-all voluntary list of secondary constraints, that the individual teams can choose to go for, or not, as they please.

The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

Concordia University, Engineering and Visual Arts Building
1515 Ste Catherine St. W.,
11th floor, Room EV 11.725

Friday, January 29, 4pm
to Sunday, January 31, 7pm

You will also need to upload your game to the GGJ site.