Hours & Schedule

While we haven’t built our schedule for 2019 yet, it will look somewhat like last year’s schedule, listed below.

Friday, January 26, 2018

4:00 pm: Jam doors open.
6:00 pm: Welcome, keynote, and the theme reveal.
7:00 pm: Pitches and group formation (optional)
7:30 pm: Everyone jamming!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

All day: Pure jamming! Be sure to check out our sponsor booths!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Morning: Still jamming!
1:00 pm: The traditional GGJ Vancouver group photo– don’t miss it!
3:00 pm: Final submission starts for upload to IGDA Global Game Jam site.
3:00 pm – 4 pm: Break and opportunity to play games.
4:30 pm: Final showcase and dinner.
7:30 pm: Off to home!

Note that this is a non-competitive event and you are not required to spend the full 48-hour period on site. Some groups certainly do, and we’ll be here the entire time, too, with security around the clock so it’s up to you and your team. But the idea is to be jamming in the same place as a community, so heading home and jamming from home during the day is strongly discouraged as it is not in the spirit of the event.