Several cities in Indonesia are ready to hold Global Game Jam 2018 this month. If you’re interested to join in, register yourself now!
Collaboration and community are two of the important things to accelerate game industry. So, every year several communities across the world hold an event called Global Game Jam 2018. Global Game Jam 2018 will be held in the 26th to 28th of January simultaneously across the world, including Indonesia.
Global Game Jam is an event for game developers or enthusiasts to come together and make a video game or a non-digital game like a board game or a card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help the growth of the game industry.
There will also be a central theme that participants must follow, and then they will have 48 hours to create a game. Many games developed in the previous Global Game Jam have become fully realized games.
The Game Jam will be held in several spots around the world which are called Jam sites. Anybody can register their jam site for free, and then hold the Game Jam there with their community.
Global Game Jam 2018 in Indonesia
The first Global Game Jam held in Indonesia was in 2014, thanks to the initiative from Yogyakarta’s game developer community called Gamelan. In that year, their movement for the first Global Game Jam in Indonesia was followed by six other cities: Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Semarang, and Depok.
The number of jam sites in Indonesia increases year by year. There were 13 cities and more than 200 developers participated in the last edition of the event, Global Game Jam 2017. Surely it is a record breaker in Global Game Jam’s history in Indonesia.
To continue this annual tradition, Indonesian game developers are ready to hold Global Game Jam again this year. To date, there are 12 communities from 12 cities in Indonesia already set up jam site registrations. If you’re Indonesians and live in one of these cities (or nearby) and want to join this event, you can register through one of the links below.
- Depok (at DiLo Depok)
- Bandung (at Institut Teknologi Bandung/ITB)
- Jakarta (at Lyto HQ)
- Yogyakarta (at ISI Yogyakarta, Bantul)
- Malang (at DiLo Malang)
- Salatiga (at Educa Studio HQ)
- Bali (at STMIK Primakara)
- Kediri (at SK Coffee Lab)
- Surabaya (at Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya/PENS)
- Semarang (at Universitas Negeri Semarang)
- Bekasi (at DiLo Bekasi)
- Solo (at Solo Technopark)
If you’re not Indonesians, you can check your nearest jam site through the official site.
Edited by Devi