Pittsburgh GGJ 2019

Thanks to all the 203 participants, the 15 volunteers and the 6 judges! You  were all awesome!

Congrats to all the award winners and we can’t wait to see what you do next! See everyone next year!


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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

This year’s Pittsburgh Global Game Jam is being held at the new Tepper Quad on Carnegie Mellon University. Located right off of Forbes Avenue in the heart of CMU’s campus, the Pittsburgh Global Game Jam will be using the expansive Simmons Auditorium for the jam.


Where: Tepper Quad, Simmons Auditorium (ground floor)
 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (map)
Information: https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/tepper-quad/index.html


Parking is available in the East Campus parking garage (map) and is free after 5 PM on Friday and throughout the weekend. Paid street parking is also available.


Street parking is also available around CMU and is free after 6 PM on weekdays and Saturday and free all day Sunday. Additional parking can be found at the Dithridge Street and the Gates garage at $5/night or for the weekend (more information here).


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:


Register to volunteer today!


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


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


Friday (January 25th)

  • 5:00 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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