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Break the Record! 15 Cities in Indonesia to Participate in Global Game Jam 2019

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

If you want to learn how to create a game from scratch in 48 hours, you should join this event!


Since the first participation in 2014, Indonesian game developers never missed a single event of Global Game Jam. The jam site (city) count is always increasing every year. From 13 jam sites last year, this year around 15 jam sites will participate in Global Game Jam 2019.

Global Game Jam 2019 brings up several main factors needed to accelerate the industry growth, such as collaboration, creativity, and community. Global Game Jam 2019 will be held on January 25 to 27, 2019 simultaneously across the world, including Indonesia.

Global Game Jam is an event for game developers or enthusiasts to come together and make video games or non-digital games like board games or a card games only in 48 hours. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help the growth of the game industry.

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Sometimes, this event can produce a high-quality idea that can be continued to be a full-fledged game. Global Game Jam is also a perfect place for college students to learn about the game-making process and to be involved in that.

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.

For this year, there will be 15 cities ready to participate in Global Game Jam 2019. They are Bali, Salatiga, Tangerang, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Tasikmalaya, Depok, Bogor, Kediri, Solo, Surabaya, Lampung, Malang, Semarang, and Tanjung Pinang.

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If you’re Indonesian and live in one of these cities (or nearby) and want to join this event, you can register yourself through one of the links below. If you are not Indonesian, you can check the official site to find the nearest jam site in your region.

  1. Bali Global Game Jam 2019
  2. Educa Salatiga Global Game Jam 2019
  3. GGJ Tangerang
  4. Global Game Jam #Jogja
  5. Global Game Jam – Institut Teknologi Bandung
  6. Global Game Jam 2019 #TASIKMALAYA
  7. Global Game Jam Depok 2019 (Gepok)
  8. Global Game Jam IPB (Bogor) 2019
  9. Global Game Jam Kediri 2019
  10. Global Game Jam SOLO 2019
  11. Global Game Jam Surabaya 2019
  12. Lampung Global Game Jam 2019
  13. Ngalam (Malang) Game Jam 2019
  14. Semarang Game Jam 2019
  15. Tanjung Pinang Global Game Jam 2019

If you’re curious about the last year’s event, you can also read our coverage here.

Edited by Devi

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Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.