Global Game Jam Berlin Logo

Global Game Jam Berlin 2020 @ SAE

Global Game Jam is an international hands-on Game Festival which takes place in over 450 cities 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 for participants to expand their horizons, challenge themselves, 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 2020 edition will take place at the SAE Institue Berlin on the weekend 31 of January - 02 of February.



The Global Game Jam Berlin is open to everyone.
There is no special skillset required, all disciplines are welcome.
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


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


January 31, 2020 to February 02, 2020.
Starts on Friday at 5pm and ends on Sunday at 4pm.
Presentation starts on Sunday at 5pm.


SAE Institute Berlin, Cuvrystraße 4, 10997 Berlin

View Larger Map


The GGJ is a 48-hour event and will keep going overnight. A sleeping bag is mandatory.
There is a dedicated sleeping room.


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 in the auditorium on Sunday 28 of January at 17:00. The presentations are open to the general public.



  1. Buy a ticket on the ticket link (30€)
  2. Register on the location page.
  3. Register on the location page (coming soon).
  4. Email us a single-slide introduction (pdf or png)
  5. See you on the 25th of January!

Registration: Final presentations

Get the free ticket in the Facebook event page (link here).
Get the free ticket in the Facebook event page.
Jammers don't need this ticket, this is only for guests.

Schedule (last year)

Friday, 26th
17:30 (5:30 PM)
Doors open
18:00 (6:00 PM)
Presentations, introduction and theme announcement
18:30 (6:30 PM)
Brainstorming session
20:00 (8:00 PM)
20:30 (8:30 PM)
Jam start

Saturday, 27th
9:00 (9:00 AM)
11:30 (11:30 AM)
Concept presentations
13:00 (1:00 PM)
19:00 (7:00 PM)

Sunday, 28th
9:00 (9:00 AM)
12:30 (12:30 PM)
13:00 (1:00 PM)
Uploading games, beamer test
15:00 (3:00 PM)
Uploading deadline, cleaning
17:00 (5:00 PM)
Presentation of results
19:00 (7:00 PM)
Post-Jam Pizza
20:30 (8:30 PM)
Closing doors


Gamestorm Berlin logo


SAE Institute logo
Ubisoft Berlin logo
Native Instruments logo
School 4 Games logo

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"