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Global Game Jam Berlin 2021

Global Game Jam is an international hands-on Game Festival which takes place in over 1000 locations world wide on just one weekend. The participants will produce experimental computer games which will be uploaded to the main GGJ website at the end of the weekend. From there everyone can download and play the games.

Global Game Jam is a wonderful opportunity to expand horizons, challenge yourself, and meet new people. Right away you will start developing a playable game with strangers who share the same passion as you in just two days. At the end you are tired but happy.

Global Game Jam Berlin is open to everyone who wants to create digital games, board games or physical games in 48 hours.

The 2021 edition will take place online on the weekend 29th of January - 31st of January.



The Global Game Jam Berlin is open to everyone.
There is no special skillset required, all disciplines are welcome.


Any kind of game: digital, non-digital, physical...
Any kind of platform: desktop, web, mobile, pen-and-paper...


January 29th to 31st, 2021.
Starts on Friday at 5pm and ends on Sunday at 4pm.
Presentation starts on Sunday at 5pm.



The rights of the game that you make will be owned by you. It is required that you upload it to the Global Game Jam website and released under a Creative Commons License, both source code and assets, including permission for Global Game Jam to use your content for promotion purposes.


The teams will present their games on Sunday 31 of January at 5pm. The presentations are open to the general public.



  1. Register at the GGJ Berlin Discord server
  2. Introduce yourself with a slide in #🙋hello-my-name-is
  3. Register on the GGJ location page.
  4. Join the official GGJ discord as well to connect worldwide.
  5. As soon when we announce it: Have a look at the theme on January 27 and form thoughts in #💭ideas, maybe start #🔎👪searching-for-team or as a team, start #🔎🦸searching-for-teammember.
  6. Have headset and pc ready for the opening on January 29th


Friday, 29th
17:30 (5:30 PM)
Virtual World Opening
18:00 (6:00 PM)
Presentations, introduction and theme announcement
18:30 (6:30 PM)
Optional brainstorming and team session

Saturday, 30st
10:00 (10:00 AM)
Guest presentations
11:00 (11:00 AM)
Optional Concept presentations

Sunday, 31st
13:00 (1:00 PM)
Uploading games
15:00 (3:00 PM)
Uploading deadline for games, uploading gameplay video
17:00 (5:00 PM)
Presentation of results
19:00 (7:00 PM)
Hangout & Play

Past editions

Global Game Jam 2016

The 2016 edition took place at Wooga between the 29rd and 31th of January.
The theme was "Ritual".

Global Game Jam 2015

The 2015 edition took place at Wooga between the 23rd and 25th of January.
The theme was "What do we do now?".
Media: [Presentations] [Vines] [Interviews] [Photos]

Global Game Jam 2014

The 2014 edition took place at Wooga between 24th and 26th of January.
The theme was "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are".
Videos: [1] [2] [3]

Global Game Jam 2013

The 2013 edition took place at Urban Spree between 25th and 27th of January.
The theme was the sound of a heartbeat.
Videos: [1] [2] [3]

Global Game Jam 2012

The 2012 edition took place at Computerspielemuseum between 27th and 29th of January.
The theme was an image of an Ouroboros (Link)
Videos: [1] [2] [3]

Global Game Jam 2011

The 2011 edition took place at .HBC Berlin between 28th and 30th of January.
The theme was "Extinction"