Pittsburgh GGJ 2018

The Pittsburgh Global Game Jam is back for 2018 @ Nova Place from January 26th-28th, 2018! Registration is open now!

Date + Registration

This year’s Global Game Jam takes place from January 26th – 28th!

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


The Site

Nova Place is a 30 acre mixed-use, urban redevelopment project located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. Nova Place is conveniently near such landmarks like the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Warhol Museum. The Pittsburgh IGDA is happy to announce that Nova Place is hosting the Pittsburgh Global Game Jam again for 2018.


Directions for Nova Place (Google Map)

100 South Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212



Parking is available in the underground garage throughout the weekend. Jammers will be able to receive a prepaid parking ticket for the garage. We recommend people carpool for the event.



Here are detailed instructions on how to get to Nova Place.


For those looking for public transportation, here are some quick Google Map links to help arrive at Nova Place on 6 PM for Friday.


From the ETC


From CMU/Pitt


From AIP


Please check all routes and times to confirm. If you are having trouble getting to the jam, please contact mike@pigda.org prior to the event.


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


Friday (January 26th)

  • 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 27th)

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


Sunday  (January 28th)

  • 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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