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Global Game Jam at RIT


The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is world-wide event in which EVERYONE can participate to create a game rallying around a particular theme. All participants own their work (subject to sharing).

For more information, see the following links:


Based on computer resources, we can host about 60 people in the Game & Development Lab (discussed below) and people are welcome to show up with or without a pre-made group. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops. Team sizes? We anticipate team sizes ranging from 3-5 people.

You must register to participate:

  1. Create a free account at the GGJ site using a valid email address:
  2. Login to the GGJ User site.
  3. From the right column navigation menu, choose "My account".
  4. You should see your account name and "View | Edit | Track" tabs in the middle of the page. Click on "Edit".
  5. Fill in your information.
  6. From the right column, select "Jam site".
  7. From the "2014 GGJ Site", select Interactive Games and Media (Rochester, NY) and save.
  8. Don't forget to log out.

Please confirm your registration and site selection!

Sorry, you must be at least 18 to participate at the RIT Jam Site.


Interactive Games & Media (IGM) at Rochester Institute of Technology is currently the only host for the Global Game Jam in the Rochester, NY region. IGM is part of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences in Building 70. We'll be in our computing labs, starting in the Game Design & Development Lab (Room 2000, just above the atrium on the 2nd floor).



  • Park in lot J after 5PM on Friday and throughout the weekend.
  • If you arrive before 5PM on Friday, we may be able to arrange guest passes. For now, you'll need to stop at the
    Visitor Information Center to obtain a visitor/guest pass.
  • Ask the attendant to be directed to visitor spots in or close to lots T or J. (We're in Building 70.)
  • RIT also gives a lengthy explanation here.


We plan on starting 5PM (EST) on the Friday the jam starts. Note: we will go regardless of weather.

Friday 1/24/2014:

  • 5:00PM: check-in
  • 5:30PM: Keynote (TBA).
  • 6:30PM: Welcome from IGM and administrative explanations.
  • 7:00PM: Socializing, brainstorming, pitching

Saturday 1/25/2014:

  • 12:02AM-11:59pM: Work!

Sunday 1/26/2014:

  • 12:01AM: Work! Food breaks are in here somewhere :-)
  • 1:30AM -3:00PM: Work!:-).

IGM and the Global Game Jam

Each Year, IGM hosts a local node of the Global Game Jam on-campus. Last year, we hosted the event in the Game Design & Development Laboratory, and plan to do so again this year.