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Global Game Jam: Free Workshop Series

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11 Times Square

New York, NY 10036

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The biggest Global Game Jam site in the United States returns!

Join Playcrafting and Microsoft for a weekend of game-making plus free talks and workshops, refreshments and prizes! Our 2018 site was the biggest in the United States and the 2nd largest in the world with almost 500 jammers and 1200 attendees. Be a part of the magic in 2019, live all weekend from Times Square! We will be adding more details as the event approaches. Workshops will be available throughout the day on January 26th. Please RSVP separately for each workshop you plan to attend.

10-11am: Intro to Game Design

11:05am-12:35pm: Getting Started with Unreal Engine and the Game Jam Toolkit

12:40-1:40pm: Intro to Unity
12:40-1:40pm: An intro to the ID@Xbox Program

1:45-2:45pm: Azure & Playfab: Adding Online Services to your Game

2:50-3:35pm: **Top Secret - Coming soon!**

3:40-5:10pm: Unreal Engine 4: Level Design, Gameplay, Lighting, Materials, and Animation Best Practices

5:15-6pm: Art & Audio Assets: Tips & Tricks for Jammers

6-7pm: Playtesting each other's games

9pm: End of Day 2

This is an inclusive site – people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers will be in attendance, though, too!


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

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