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GAMERella Everywhere!

Posted by Gina

GAMERella Global 2021

free game jam and workshop series focusing on mentorship and career support
July 9-11, 2021

Hundreds of people have made their very first game at GAMERella, the world’s longest running inclusive game jam. Now it is time to level up! Make your next game, learn about the industry, make connections across the globe, get a job or start your own indie studio! Free, learner-friendly and supportive! Sign up from anywhere in the world!

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GAMERella is preparing something extraordinary. This summer, the organizers are planning an event that will help aspiring and emerging game-makers get to the next level! Whether that is to make your next game, start your own indie studio, or get a job at a AAA – they are here for you! As always, GAMERella invites women (cis/trans), trans men, non-binary/genderqueer folks, BIPOC, and any others who feel they haven’t reached their potential in game-making, to join GAMERella Global in a weekend of fun game-making. All you need to participate is a computer, internet access, and to clear your calendar on July 9-11, 2021. Registrations will open in mid-May.

GAMERella Global 2021 is co-presented by Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre and EA Motive Studio, and is supported by Autodesk and Behaviour. 

Many people still feel intimidated by the game-making scene and find it challenging to participate in events like game jams. In 2013, GAMERella was conceived at Concordia University to welcome people who are often marginalized in game-related spaces. We believe that GAMERella is a place to improve skills, try risky or unconventional game design ideas, make friends and industry contacts, and above all, have fun.

Photos from GAMERella past

Jam participants making games and socializing People jamming from home during the pandemic in 2020