ASM Game Jam 2024 is coming to Assembly!

🕹️🚀 ASM Game Jam is coming to the Assembly ‘24 again to fuel your passion for game development in August 1-4, 2024! Whether you’re a student, professional, or just love games, this jam is for you! Choose your technology, form a team or come with your teammates, and dive into the ultimate creative frenzy.

Tickets are available at: Eventbrite
❣️ Grab a free ticket if you already have Assembly ticket purchased OR buy a jammer ticket (for almost half the Assembly ticket price!!!) and get full access to Assembly Summer 2024, a computer place from our ASM Game Jam table, and of course access to ASM Game Jam!

🎮 See you there!

Jam Jam 2024 is coming! Tickets are on sale NOW!

🦄 What is Jam Jam?
Jam Jam is a yearly gathering for game jam organizers, jammers, and game enthusiasts. Originally it has been organized for everyone interested in learning, discussing and sharing ideas on game jams (and this purpose remains), but during the years of Jam Jams happening its entertainment program has extended into a full weekend festival and retreat for everybody who loves games.

🌟 What Jam Jam can offer you if you are:
– a jam organizer: talks on game jams and jam games, tons of experience from fellow organizers to absorb;
– a jammer: opportunity to connect to other jammers, show off your jam project, talk about your experience;
– a game enthusiast: participate in or organize your own workshops and talks, bring your favorite board game, meet like-minded people, and so much more!

☑️ What the standard ticket includes:
– entertainment program with talks and workshops about music, crafts, well-being, game jams, and more
– accommodation for 2 nights and food! (breakfast supplies, served lunch, barbeque dinner – all including vegan options)
– sauna and hot bathtub
– beautiful scenery in a cottage village in the middle of the Finnish forest on top of the Sappeenvuori mountain
Keep an eye on our socials for more information!  

Tickets: purchase here

Workshop and speaker applications: apply here

Finnish Game Jam Stories – Story Gathering

What kind of game jam experiences do you have?

Did you organize a game jam yourself? How was it? How many jammers participated in the jam, what were the highlights?

Or maybe you experienced something surprising or exciting at a game jam somewhere? Did you make new friends? Jammed with your child? Brought your dog to the jamming site? Made an interesting game project? Fooled around in a creative way?

Submit your story to this story collection with a photo or without. The stories submitted before the 4th February 2024 and written in English will be considered to be published as part of the Finnish Game Jam Stories book. All the stories will be archived to the archive of the Finnish Museum of Games.
Share your story

Register to jam with us at Finnish Game Jam 2024!

The Finnish Game Jam 2024 jammer registrations are open! Mark your calendars for 26-28 January 2024 and visit finnishgamejam.eventbrite.fi to get your free tickets. If you do not see a site you’d like to register with just yet, keep an eye out – more sites are still coming!

And if you would like to register your own site, check out globalgamejam.org!

If you have any questions about a specific site, please use the contact info mentioned on each site’s Eventbrite page. For more general inquiries, you can use finnishgamejam@gmail.com.

Finnish Game Jam 2023

#FGJ23 is a 48-hour-long game development event organized as a part of the Global Game Jam. In 2023, FGJ#23 and the Global Game Jam are organized between the 3rd and the 5th of February. With various different #FGJ23 online locations, Finland is celebrating the 14th Global Game Jam in 2023! We will soon update this page with more information on #FGJ23. To hear the latest updates, follow this page and our other channels:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinnishGameJam
Twitter: https://twitter.com/finnishgamejam
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/FinnishGameJam
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finnishgamejam
Discord: https://discord.gg/5hMyXB3tyQ

How to join?

Participation requires registration through our Eventbrite page – each location has its own registration. All of the sites are different, contact your local organizer if you need more info.

What is a game jam?

A game jam brings together all types of game developers, amateurs, professionals, and students to innovate new games in a single weekend or a similarly short time span. Typically participants work in small teams, racing to produce as complete a game as possible with limited time and resources, but unlimited creativity.

What is a Global Game Jam?

Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place worldwide every January. In 2017, jammers in 700 locations in 95 countries created over 7000 games.

What is Finnish Game Jam and #FGJ23?

Finnish Game Jam ry (FGJ) is a registered association founded to organize game jam events in Finland. Our main event is an annual game development event and a part of the worldwide Global Game Jam (GGJ). This year’s event is called #FGJ23, and comprises several game jam locations organized all around Finland. In #FGJ17, we had 22 locations, 888 jammers and 222 games created in one weekend!

Pride Game Jam Helsinki 2022 registrations are open!

It’s time for the third annual Pride Game Jam HKI! This year we start by having a workshop day on the June 30 and by jamming all weekend July 1 – July 3 of 2022!

Pride Game Jam HKI – is a four day event that celebrates LGBTQIA+ people by creating a safe space for expressing one’s gender, sexual and romantic experience through art, music and of course games!

The event is part of Helsinki Pride Week 2022, and is organized by Finnish Game Jam ry in partnership with Helsinki Pride ry. This year our jam will run in hybrid mode! Meaning you have a venue to come to and jam with your buds, but also you’re free to stay cozily online – all workshops and speakers will be streamed directly to you through Twitch! Be ready to celebrate with us, and get delighted with another brilliant ✨care package✨ to set the jamming mood (please sign up by June 21 if you want the care package) !

NB! Venue is not available on June 30 for jamming.

Pride Game Jam HKI is taking place on June 30 – July 3 of 2022. The event aims to educate on LGBTQIA+ experiences, and help budding game devs to learn key skills in teamwork, design, and familiarize with relevant software! Everyone is welcome, including allies, regardless of skill level and background!

Registrations and more information at Eventbrite

Finnish Game Jam 2022 Programme

📣 Are we ready for some fun and jamming? Creating games together with awesome people? Of course we are! Get your jamming mood ready, because this weekend thousands of people around the globe will be game jamming! 🌍

Friday 28.1.2022

18:00 Opening ceremony

19:00 Discussion around this years jam & theme (Guest: Ville Heiskanen)

20:00 Going down memory-lane w/ Vesa

Saturday 29.1.2022

12:00 Teemu – President of FGJ – “What is happening in FGJ during 2022”

14:00 Interview with Emyl Merzoud

15:00 Interview with Sun Park (30min) – “Hello from GGJ22, South Korea”

17:00 FGJ Awards 2021

18:00 Interviewing jammers / sites

21:00 Playing 2021 FGJ Awards games

Sunday 30.1.2022

12:00 Interview with Christina Lassheikki

13:00 Interviewing jammers / sites

14:00 Last hours of the jam & final instructions

*Schedule might be subject to change during weekend

To share your experience, remember our hashtags: #FGJ22 #GGJ22 #FGJ

All FGJ22 sites open for registration!

All Finnish Game Jam 2022 sites are now open for registration! Joining are:

FGJ Helsinki Arabia Online

FGJ Satakunta Online

FGJ Helsinki PHZ Game Studios

FGJ Helsinki Skunkworks

FGJ Jyväskylä Online

FGJ KAMK Online

FGJ Kuopio Online

FGJ Kymenlaakso Online

FGJ Lahti Online

FGJ Lappeenranta Online

FGJ Tampere Online

FGJ Turku Online

FGJ Ylivieska Online

FGJ Helsinki HypeHype Online

✨ FGJ Aalto GAME (Invite only)