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Global Game Jam 2024 FGJ-site at Lapland UAS!

Global Game Jam, world’s largest game development event is here once again in January 2024. During the jam small teams develop their own games within a time constraint and a common theme. Everyone from first-timers to seasoned game devs are welcome. You can gather your team either in advance or at the event.

The global event starts on Monday 22nd of January and lasts until Sunday 28th. The event in Rovaniemi, like most of the main on-site events, will take place on the weekend of 26.-28. Jan. The Rovaniemi event is a part of Finnish Game Jam and is organized by Level Up Lapland project and IGDA Rovaniemi.

Jam location is at Lapland University of Applied sciences. Jamming starts on Friday at 5PM and ends 48 hours later. There are a few computers available at the jam site, but only one per dev team at maximum, so bringing your own device is strongly recommended. Bring also any special equipment you need, e.g. pen tablets or midi instruments. Some keyboards, mice and cables will be available at the jam site.

Board game makers are also welcome. Bringing your own equipment is also recommended for board game teams, but a printer and some shared materials are available.

One large room is reserved as a working space for the teams. A fridge and a microwave will be available in a separate space. Coffee and tea are available, small snacks can be bought from Café Lumen’s self-service checkout and the nearest Sale is not far away. Sauna is warm in the evenings, so make sure to pack a towel!

Registration and participation:

  1. Sign up for FGJ Rovaniemi event in Eventbrite, latest on 25.1.
  2. Sign up for Rovaniemi event at Global Game Jam website
  3. The event begins on Friday 26.1.2024 at 5PM at the UAS

The site is open for the full 48 hours, but doors will be locked at night. Ask the organizers for more information. You must be over 18 years old to attend the Rovaniemi FGJ site.

More Info about Global Game Jams

All the necessary jamming info can be found on the GGJ website. The theme will also be published on their website!

Any questions? Contact us:
Heikki Tikkanen
heikki.tikkanen@ulapland.fi
040 489 0964