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Jam Site Description:
Join The Playcrafting Global Game Jam Site:

We are excited to announce our 2021 Global Game Jam (GGJ) site! Playcrafting has been a site organizer since 2016. Our 2020 site was the biggest in the United States & the second-largest in the world with more than 750 jammers.

All games will have the same theme, which will be announced at the live opening event on Thursday, January 28th, 2021. If you have more questions about how the Global Game Jam works, visit

This year, the event will run from Wednesday, January 27th through Sunday, January 31st, 2021. With this year's event being online, our structure will be different. Please make sure to follow our guidelines below, so you don't miss out on this amazingly collaborative & creative event.

Playcrafting's Global Game Jam Online Venue:

Playcrafting Discord server will serve as our virtual hub for the jam. In addition, we will be using Zoom for our kickoff & closeout events (including the theme debut & winner announcements). We will provide workshops & talks on YouTube including topics such as writing, sound design, concept creation, & level design. Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here.

Game Jam Registration:

This event is free, but you must register on the GGJ site to be a part of the festivity! Each participant will need to create a profile with your full name, contact information (please include your Discord handle), & skills.

Code of Conduct:

This is an inclusive site - people of all ages & backgrounds are welcome to join. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers will be in attendance, too!

In the interest of fostering an inclusive & safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced.

Adapting For The Virtual Setting:

The opening & closing events will take place on Zoom.
The workshops will be hosted on YouTube.
Discord will be our main channel of communications.
Jammers can sign up with their own teams. If you don't have teammates, we will coordinate & help with team formation.
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