Expanding GGJ

Did you know that Nordic Game Jam was the basis upon which the Global Game Jam was established? Since the first GGJ in 2008, over 60 different countries have been hosting the event and that number keeps increasing as more aspiring game developers and entire communities join to participate.

Last year our local event moved things a week ahead of the rest of the world. One of the reasons for this was that it would allow us to travel abroad to other global game jam sites. We had some of the organizers travelling to venues in the UK and Finland. But one group of organizers also traveled to Macedonia to establish their first Global Game Jam event and made it a success!

After last year’s great experience we want to repeat again and bring the game jam culture to other countries where willing developers are looking forward to put their skills to the test of making a game in 48 hours and join the fun.

Which is why we are looking to form a group of volunteers to help bring GGJ to new grounds.

If you’ve been a volunteer at Nordic Game Jam before you know the drill: we set up different teams to take care of the organization tasks that have to do with the venue, group forming, theme, etc. Of course with this being a new place we’re bringing GGJ to, this is going to be at a much smaller scale than the 500-participants behemoth that NGJ is.

Nevertheless, we need your help! Last year’s organizers in Skopje, Macedonia, had a blast and got to visit a beautiful country at the same time they made history with their first game jam. So what do you say? Do you want to join? Then head over to this short survey stating your name and email. We’re looking forward to hear from you!

GGJ Skopje 2013

Some of the participants in the first ever Global Game Jam Skopje 2013