Global Game Jam Sapporo 2024

Fri, 26 Jan 2024 18:00 - Sun, 28 Jan 2024 20:00 JST

nORBESA 3F Event Hall

nORBESA 3F Event Hall Chuo-ku S3W5 1-1, Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan


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Registration page for Global Game Jam Sapporo!


You can come to the venue on the day of the event to observe the event.


Date Time Event
1/26(Fri) 17:00 Reception
18:00 Opening
18:40 Team Selection
19:00 Start of Production
23:30 Venue closes
1/27(Sat) 10:00 Venue Open
18:30 Team Interviews
23:30 Venue Closed
1/28(Sun) 10:00 Venue Open
17:00 Work Presentations
17:00 Work Presentation
20:30 Reception


After the main event, you can attend the reception directly! (It is free of charge.) ## What is GGJ?


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The GGJ Sapporo venue will be held as part of the Sapporo Game Camp.
Sapporo Game Camp is a joint event of game companies based in Sapporo.
For more information about Sapporo Game Camp, please visit here

What is GGJ?

Global Game Jam (hereinafter referred to as GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event actually held at the venue, and is a hackathon specialized in so-called game production.
As the world becomes increasingly connected, we should be able to share our creative experiences together and express ourselves through game making!
(Meaningful translation and quotation from the preamble of the official website)

A brief explanation of GGJ is as follows.
The theme is announced at the beginning of the event.
Develop a game based on the theme in 48 hours
The completed game is released to the whole world.

In 2012, GGJ was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's largest game production event.
In 2018, the event was held at 803 venues in 108 countries, and more than 8,500 games were created.

The Sapporo venue further features the following.
The Sapporo venue has a wide range of participants, from beginners to professionals, and also welcomes a large number of visitors.
The opening ceremony to announce the theme and the presentation to share the completed works, as well as a reception and social gathering after the event. (Optional participation)
From 2019, it is now OK to officially gather members in advance to participate in the event.

Eligibility and participation

This event is open to anyone, regardless of experience, who is interested in game production.
From illustration, design, DTM, programming, planning, and more.
To participate, please follow the steps below. Please note that failure to complete all of these steps may invalidate your registration.

  1. registration from this page
  2. register from this page Select "General Participation Ticket ". 2.
  3. we will send you an invitation link to Discord after Nov.
  4. enter the Discord

Please make sure to provide an email address that we can contact you easily.

By registering, you agree to the following

  • Games created at the event must be uploaded to the website under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) in accordance with the GGJ rules. You must upload to the website.
  • You agree to provide portrait rights for filming and video distribution and publication by outside media, this operation, general participants, etc.
  • Those aged between 15 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, those under 15 years of age are not allowed to participate in the event in principle.
  • Personal information will be collected for the purpose of obtaining insurance during the event and contacting participants in case of trouble. We may disclose this information to other participants as necessary to carry out the event (e.g., disclose email addresses and phone numbers to the same team).

Regarding the sharing of survey data

Survey data may be shared with sponsors and other participants as necessary, in addition to deployment to management personnel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Unity version do you recommend?
We recommend 2022.3.11f1! Please download it as far in advance as possible!

Q. Is eating and drinking allowed in the venue?
A. Yes. Please refrain from eating anything with a strong odor.

Q. Is it possible to dispose of garbage?
A. Yes, garbage bags will be provided at the venue. We ask for your cooperation in properly separating and disposing of garbage according to the guidelines that will be announced later.

Q. I have no experience in game production.
A. Yes, you can participate.

Q. There are times when I cannot participate.
A. When the team is organized, please share the available time slots with the other members of the team.

Q. Can I borrow a computer?
A. We are working on it, but we expect to have a few computers available for loan.

Q. Can we participate from outside of Hokkaido?
A. Anyone is welcome to participate at the main venue, but please first check if there is a GGJ venue in your area.
Venues are listed on GGJ's official website and are updated as needed.
Please note that remote participation is not available.

Q. Can I take pictures?
A. Photography is allowed inside the event space during the event. However, taking pictures in the aisles, escalators, elevators, and inside other tenants outside the space is not permitted as it may disturb other visitors.
Please handle portrait rights, etc. at your own risk.

Q. Is there any possibility that the event will be canceled?
A. The event will be canceled in the event of a force majeure disaster, a confirmed outbreak of a Class I-III infectious disease, or a strike at the facility that makes it impossible to proceed with the event.
In addition, if we observe a pandemic of influenza or a new type of coronavirus, we may cancel the event depending on the extent of the outbreak.

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