Global Game Jam 2014

Event Details

Global Game Jam 2014

Time: January 24, 2014 at 5pm to January 26, 2014 at 7pm
Location: The Art Institute of Portland
Street: 1122 Northwest Davis St. Room 263
City/Town: Portland
Website or Map:…
Event Type: game, jam
Organized By: Will Lewis
Latest Activity: Jan 25

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Event Description

To register, log in/create an account on the Global Game Jam website. If you already have a Global Game Jam account, visit our jam site and select "Join This Jam Site" to the right of the site's title. If you create a new account, you will be prompted to join a site after entering your information. Search for "Portland" to locate "The Art Institute of Portland w/ PIGSquad," select that site, then confirm that your username appears under "Recently Joined" on our jam site.

"The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event occurring annually in late January. GGJ brings together thousands of game enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world. GGJ is a project of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)."

Hello jammers! Global Game Jam 2013 gives us a 48 hour opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances!

We will begin on Friday evening at the Art Institute of Portland with a keynote, icebreakers, idea generating activities, and team selection (approx. 2 hours). After jammers are satisfied with their ideas and teams, they will work on their games until we approach our deadline on Sunday afternoon. They will begin to upload their "completed" games by the Global Game Jam deadline. Exact times will be available in our schedules during the jam.

Jammers are encouraged to not form teams beforehand, as to inspire new relationships via the icebreakers at the beginning of the 48 hour period (though I am aware that some people are predisposed to working with each other/alone and will do so regardless after finishing the icebreaker activities). Sleeping space and some equipment will be provided, though jammers are responsible for their own overall health and wellness (which will be supported via suggested breaks, mealtimes, etc.). Updates regarding on-location snacks, prizes for jam "achievements," and other logistics will be added to this and other event listings soon.

Instructions for registering are listed in the first paragraph of this event posting. Jammers are considered officially registered when they are registered via the Global Game Jam website. We have room for 70 jammers. If more than 70 people come to the event and plan to participate for the entire weekend, Global Game Jam site registrants will be accepted first, then registrants, then PIGSquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first-served.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please first read the Art Institute location page on the Global Game Jam website. For further contact, e-mail me at pigsquad at gmail dot com, post on this event's wall, or message an admin on the Facebook!

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Comment by Devan Oatney on November 24, 2013 at 10:00pm

I really hope I can make it to this, I've gone to 3 GGJ events before and they're always so much fun.  Unfortunately if I do even manage to make it I wouldn't even be able to make it to Portland until about 1am on Saturday :/

Comment by Will Lewis on November 25, 2013 at 12:49am

You can work remotely on Friday night if you want..! Regardless, it's still fun to swing by and work on stuff with everyone :D

Comment by Jimmy Chattin on November 25, 2013 at 12:29pm

Is it that soon already?  How time flies!

Comment by Will Lewis on November 25, 2013 at 12:29pm

I know man, circled around so fast!

Comment by Will Lewis on December 22, 2013 at 12:38pm

Wow, here's a map of all of the registered sites:

Comment by Daylen Wheeler on January 19, 2014 at 1:18am

Should I RVSP if I am just an observer and not a jammer? 

Comment by Will Lewis on January 19, 2014 at 10:47am

No real need to RSVP/definitely no need to register. We may not be able to allow observers for the full 48 hours due to our number of attendees, though!

Comment by Dylan Bennett on January 23, 2014 at 9:49am

I noticed there is a list of livestreams for many locations.

I'm willing to be the livestream for the Portland location if we want to get it listed. Up to you, Will. I'll be livestreaming at

Comment by Daylen Wheeler on January 24, 2014 at 1:42pm

Do people who are not participating come anyways? What about the first day?  

Comment by Will Lewis on January 24, 2014 at 1:43pm

I guess non-participants can come for opening ceremonies, but playing the games at the end is usually the coolest :P


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