January 26-28, 2018
@ University of Missouri - St. Louis
222 Social Science & Business Building (SSB)
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121 (directions)
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Registration for the St. Louis Global Game Jam 2018 is Now Open

Are you ready to make some games? What are you waiting for? Click this link and register to take part in the 2018 St. Louis Global Game Jam on January 26 – 28 2018.

We will again be partnering with our friends at UMSL and the usual crew of sponsors to make sure Jammers and their teams can spend their time focused on making the best games they can. If you’ve never made a game before you’ve come to the right place. Check out the FAQ to learn more, but here’s the gist: Come to UMSL on Friday January 26th, hang out all weekend, and leave with a game that you and your team have put your heart into. It’s challenging, fun, and rewarding. You’ll make relationships and learn new skills that you’ll carry with you forever. If that sounds like a good time, register today!

Global Game Jam 2017 Games are Posted

The games for the St. Louis Global Game Jam 2017 have been posted. Check them out here!

If you want a chance to check them out in person, please come to the post-event demo night at the Science Center. More information can be found at our Meetup.com event page.

Thanks again to all of our participants sponsors for making this year the best one yet! We had the 2nd highest number of people of any 2017 Global Game Jam in the US and were the 13th biggest in the world this year. St. Louis rocks! See you at our next jam!

Game Jam Last Minute List Post 2017 Edition

The Jam is tomorrow! Can you believe it!

You’re probably checking this right before you leave. The directions are here.

The schedule for the weekend will be as follows, note that it may change at any time:

Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Registration
Friday, 6:00pm – Opening Ceremonies
Friday, ~7:00pm – Theme Announced and Teams Disperse
Friday, ~7:30pm – Pointers Pizza Dinner

Saturday, ~9:00am – Bagel Breakfast
Saturday, ~12:30pm – Sandwich Lunch
Saturday, 3:00pm – Game Pages must be created at www.globalgamejam.org
Saturday, ~6:00pm – Fried Chicken and sides Dinner

Sunday, ~9:00am – Donut Breakfast
Sunday, ~12:30pm – Pizza Lunch
Sunday, 3:00pm – Games/Videos must be uploaded
Sunday, 5:00pm – Closing Ceremonies Begin
Sunday, ~5:15pm – Game Demos Begin (2 minutes per team)
Sunday, ~7:50pm – Raffle for NVIDIA Graphics Cards
Sunday, ~8:00pm – Go home!

Make sure you remember to bring:

  • A wi-fi enabled computer or laptop
  • Your Computer’s Power Cable
  • Phone chargers, USB adapters, and cables
  • A Mouse and Mousepad
  • A Controller
  • An HDMI and/or VGA adapter to connect your computer or device to a projector
  • Webcam for streaming
  • Graph paper, pens, pencils, post-its…
  • Power Strips with your name clearly labeled

That’s it I guess! See you soon!

Global Game Jam 2017 Diversifiers!

If your team is looking for an added challenge or a way to make your game stand out from the thousands of other games being made this upcoming weekend there are Diversifiers that add additional restrictions to your game beyond the main Theme. Think of Diversifiers as “Achievements. They’re not required, but doing them might make your […]

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Global Game Jam Last Minute List post

The Jam is in under 24 hours away! Can you believe it! You’re probably checking this right before you leave. The directions are here. The schedule for the weekend will be as follows, note that it may change at any time: Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Registration Friday, 6:00pm – Opening Ceremonies Friday, ~7:00pm – Theme […]

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The Diversifiers for the Global Game Jam 2016 are in!

If your team is looking for an added challenge or a way to make your game stand out from the thousands of other games being made this upcoming weekend there are Diversifiers that add additional restrictions to your game beyond the main Theme. Think of Diversifiers as “Achievements. They’re not required, but doing them might make your […]

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It’s a Wrap!

The St. Louis Global Game Jam 2015 is officially over! We had an amazing turnout of around 250 people and made some of the best games this community has ever seen. That makes us the 12th biggest Global Game Jam in the world, and the 5th biggest in the US. Download and play any or […]

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