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The Finnish Game Jam Awards 2016

Tickets for the Finnish Game Jam Awards are now available! Go grab yours and start preparing for THE Party of the year! Details and join here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finnish-game-jam-awards-tickets-24715674247

Wrapping up #FGJ16

Another Global Game Jam has been successfully completed. #FGJ16 comprised of 927 jammers creating 222 games in 22 locations all over Finland, breaking our all previous records with a good margin. More than 80 volunteers made the events happen. Finland is a super-jammer country: we created more games per capita than …

The Game Development World Championship 2016

The GDWC16 has been unveiled! Still feel the urge the create games? We do and the Finnish Game Jam Association will be supporting the Game Development World Championship 2016 all year! GDWC16 is a competition open to game developers and enthusiasts alike all around the world with some sweet prizes …

Over 200 more jammers than last year

It is always an exciting moment when we see the official numbers of FGJ for the first time. We already knew we had 22 sites, which was a major growth compared to last year’s already big 15. But now we also have the number of jammers and organizers. Here they are:

The theme is…

All the sites have been jamming for a while now, even our extreme Survival Mode in the middle of Lapland. It is time to reveal the theme, which will be included into thousands of games created during this weekend. Here is the GGJ16 keynote, which includes the theme: So the …

Registration deadline extended to Jan 27th

Global Game Jam is smashing the world record or the biggest game jam with over 600 location while in Finnish Game Jam we are breaking our personal record with 22 locations! Make sure you are a part of this grandness by registering now. We have extended the deadline to Wednesday, …

Introducing our local enablers and sponsors

Finnish Game Jam is proud to enjoy the continuous support of game industry and other game jam supporters. In addition to our official #FGJ16 sponsors Meanfish, Viope, PlayRaven, and White Nights, there is a big number of local enablers and sponsors, offering for instance the facilities or sponsored food for the individual game …

Meet the flag-bearers of #FGJ16!

#FGJ16 is comprised of a record-breaking 22 sites all over Finland, and there are again dozens and dozens of volunteers making the events happen. Here are our brave flag-bearers, the 22 main organizers responsible of putting the sites together. We salute you and thank you for your efforts!

Finnish Game Jam goes Survival Mode

There are already a whopping 22 locations in #FGJ16! While every location is unique and different, one takes jamming to the extreme: In the middle of the freezing wilderness of Finnish Lapland, game developers meet their ultimate challenge: 20 established game developers, 1 cabin. No running water, no steady supply of electricity …

Errantry: an adventure game creation tool by Meanfish

Our dear sponsor Meanfish, known for years of experience creating educational and serious games is launching Errantry, an open source cloud based tool for content, logic creation and management in point-and-click adventure games. Jammers are given full access to the tool at the start of the jam with Meanfish sending …

Registration is open!

The registration for most FGJ16 sites are now open on Eventbrite! Secure your place by acting fast. This time you can also purchase a Special #FGJ 16 T-shirt when signing up!

Registration will open soon!

We’re almost ready to open the registration for jammers! The registration will open on Friday, the 11th of December at noon on our Eventbrite page under the “live events” tab. As always, some of the locations fill up pretty fast, and we encourage you to reserve your spot quickly. So mark your calendars and set …

GGJ16: Call for locations

The registration for the locations of the next Global Game Jam is open! The next year’s biggest game jam event will have hundreds of locations from all over the world. If you want to organize a game jam, you can apply now! At the minimum, you will need a space …