Global Game Jam 2018

26 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018
15:00 to 23:45
26 Jan to 28 Jan

Innovation. Collaboration. Experimentation.

Get together and create games in one weekend at SAE Institute London on 26 - 28 January 2018.

About Global Game Jam

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the world simultaneously, but at different physical locations. Many have described it as a hackathon, focused on game development. The jam is always an intellectual challenge with people required to design, develop, create, test and make a new game in 48 hours.

The event was born out of the idea, that in today’s heavily connected world, gamers come together, be creative, share experiences and express themselves in a multitude of ways using video games. GGJ is designed stimulate collaboration, creativity, community spirit and is not a competition.

How can you take a part?

Please book your FREE Ticket via*  

We accept registration ONLY via EventBrite* - our official registration site!

*All attendees during the event (26-28 January 2018) will be asked to create a username  at the official Global Game Jam website. It will be open from 26 Janaury for all SAE's Jammers.

Who can attend Global Game Jam?

The event is open to all guests wishing to attend - students, graduates and industry professionals.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, all participants must be 18+ years old.

When is Global Game Jam 2018?

Global Game Jam will take place on 26 - 28 January 2018.
Where is the site located?

SAE Institute London Campus is located...

...2 minutes from the Haggerston Overground Station

...12 minutes by bus from Old Street - bus 243 (towards Wood Green)

...12 minutes by bus from the Liverpool Street Station -  Bus 242 (towards Homerton Hospital) or 149 (towards Edmonton Green)

What is the event programme?


Friday, 26 January - Arrivals and introduction

2.45pm - 4.45pm Check in / Registration 

3.00pm - 4.45pm Industry Talks 

4.45pm - 5.45pm Welcome to Global Game Jam 2018! Announcements & Keynote

5.45pm - 6.15pm Get to know each other, form your team and choose your team leader 

6.15pm + Let's get it started!

Saturday, 27 January - Working day

11.00am Deadline to create your user profile and game page at

 2.00pm Exchange your knowledge! Walk around the site and network with other Jammers!

5.00pm Playtesting each other's games


Sunday, 28 January - Working day and Games Submissions 

3.00pm - Deadline for handing in the game

3.30pm - 5.00pm Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes to do a short presentation of their games

5.00pm - End of the event

Is the venue open all the time during Global Game Jam?

Yes, SAE Institute London will be open 24 hours for all registered Global Game Jam participants from Friday afternoon (26 January) through to Sunday afternoon (28 January).

Is there secure storage for personal belongings?

Please keep your belongings with you all the time. Each participant is responsible for their own equipment and belongings. 

Is there any food provided?

Please bring your own food and drinks. However, there is a Tesco opposite the site which remains open until 11.00pm. There are a few cafes around the campus too.

What are the facilities available?

Please bring your own equipment - laptops, software, etc. SAE Institute London provides access to classrooms and free Wi-fi.

Do you have additional questions?

Please contact SAE Institute London site organisers on

More information about Global Game Jam can be found at