Pittsburgh Global Game Jam

The Pittsburgh Global Game Jam is back for 2019!

Join us @ the new Tepper Quad on Carnegie Mellon University from January 25th-27th, 2019!

Registration is open now!

Date + Registration

This year’s Global Game Jam takes place from January 25th – 27th!

>> Global Game Jam Registration – Click Here! <<


  • The Pittsburgh GGJ site can support over 200 jammers.
  • Registration is handled by first-come, first-serve.
  • The registration fee is $40 and covers the entire event including food and GGJ t-shirt.
  • For more information visit the Global Game Jam website.
  • What is a game jam? What is the Global Game Jam? Read the basis here.
The Site

More information coming soon!


Want to be part of the Global Game Jam, but don’t have the time for an entire weekend? Interested in seeing how the jam process looks up close? Or just want to be part of an awesome experience?

The Pittsburgh Global Game Jam is looking for volunteers to help make this event happen! You can sign up right now for volunteer slots on the following form:


All volunteers receive a t-shirt and complementary meals while volunteering!


The Pittsburgh Global Game Jam is generously supported by the following sponsors.

More sponsors to be announced soon!


Friday (January 25th)

  • 5:30 PM – Doors open for setup
  • 7:00 PM – Opening remarks and video
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner
  • Jamming the rest of the night with a midnight snack


Saturday (January 26th)

  • Jamming all day!
  • 12:30 PM – T-shirts and team photos


Sunday  (January 27th)

  • Jamming until 2 PM
  • 2:00 PM – Setup for judging
  • 3:00 PM – Judging and showcase
  • 5:00 PM – Closing ceremony with awards
  • 6:00 PM – Breakdown and clean-up


If you need to arrive late, please contact mike@pigda.org to make arrangements.

What To Bring
  • Your ID
  • Extra power strips (for laptop or desktop computers)
  • Headphones (you will be sharing the same space)
  • Pen and paper
  • Your wallet (for parking, transportation, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (for staying overnight)
  • USB thumb drive or external drive (for transferring files)
  • Deodorant and a change of clothes (to stay fresh)
  • A coat or jacket (in case the heating isn’t warm enough)
  • A camera to record jam memories
  • Your creativity, collaborative spirit, and enthusiasm!

E-mail the site coordinator Michael Lee at mike@pigda.org

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