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Global Game Jam @ Griffith College Dublin

January 26, 2018 - January 28, 2018


… and we are back in Griffith College. After 4 glorious years at Microsoft, we are returning to where it all began. More space, more parking, more take-aways, and open for the full 48 hours.


The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in todays heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity


1) What are the host site opening times?

The Auditorium building will be open from

  • Friday: 2pm onward
  • Saturday: all day
  • Sunday:  5pm closing

2) Why do I have to pay in?

We are charging an entry fee to make sure that we can provide some food and give-aways at the event. The Global Game Jam is run by volunteers and we love to give you everything you need over the 48 hours for free, but that is very difficult to organize.

3) OK, what does my entry get me?

All entrants will get a Global Game Jam t-shirt (or Hoodie, you the premium tier) as well as we will provide some of your meals over the Jam.

4) What do I need to bring?

All entrants should have their own computer to allow them to work in their team. We are providing the venue and sustenance (some of it anyway), you need to bring the hardware.

5) I only have a desktop; can I bring that?

Yes, we will have large working desks, so space will not be an issue.

6) I have never made a game; can I take part?

Absolutely, the whole idea behind the Global Game Jam is to meet new people, learn new skills and build something cool in 48 hours.


Entrance Fee: €10 – €20
Hours: Open for entire 48 hours
Who Can Participate: Anyone
Age Restrictions: 18+ only
Food Options: Meals provided on site.
Auditorium Space: This site has auditorium space available for post-Jam presentations.


January 26, 2018
January 28, 2018
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Eoin Carroll


Griffith College
Auditorium Building, South Circular Road
Dublin, Ireland
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