The Global Game Jam returns to the Northshore!

In the bitter winter of Massachusetts’s Northshore, hardy jammers heed the call of the Global Game Jam to gather ’round the fires of Beverly. Here, they put their skills to the test and forge games in a mere 3 days.

The North Shore Game Jam is hosted by Montserrat College of Art. This year will be fully virtual!

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What is Global Game Jam?

The Global Game Jam is the premiere annual game creation event, fostering the development of innovative game concepts and promoting international collaboration and teamwork. The GGJ brings together thousands of game development enthusiasts participating in hundreds of local jams around the world in a single weekend. The GGJ has proven itself to be an incubator for creative experiments and a generator of new collaborations often resulting in successful published games.

When & Where is the NSGJ?

NSGJ 2021 is fully virtual!
We will kick off with a presentation stream on our Discord @ 5 PM on Friday, January 29th. The jam will last until Sunday, January 31st, where our we present our final games @ 5PM.

What do I need to do?

All skill levels are welcome… from the merely curious to the very experienced.  We will be working with and encourage 2D, 3D, VR and analog (board and card) games. We welcome programmers, writers, artists, game designers, musicians and project managers. All you need to do is be willing to work collaboratively and be a team player. Game Jam teams need a mix of people with various backgrounds and experience. You can come to the Jam with a team in place or join in on the team-forming process on Friday night.

How much does it cost?

NSGJ 2021 is free to participate in! Many of our jammers use free game development programs. This event is co-sponsored by Montserrat College of Art. You don’t need to be affiliation with the college to participate.

Check out some games from our past Jams...