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Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)

Global Game Jam 2020

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is an International event where young and old creative minds will make a game within 48 hours together! This year Lingnan University invites you all to join us in our quest!
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What is GGJ?

The GGJ brings the community together to work together for a weekend to make games. It is a unique opportunity for people to create, collaborate and practice their game-making skills, and invites every one of any skill levels to take part.


What Is a Jam?

"Jam" is a reference to musician jam sessions. The goal is to come together and make a game, either digital or non-digital (analog) game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and inject new ideas to help inspire and grow the global game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The deadline of 48 hours is meant to help encourage creative thinking which results in small but innovative and experimental games, some of which have been developed beyond the GGJ into a commercial success.


When is the Jam?

The Global Game Jam® is an annual event. The GGJ will start at 5 PM on 31 January 2020 and goes for around 48 hours through 02 February 2020.

48 Hours


Date Agenda
Friday (31 Jan 2020)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM          Gathering time
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM          Show Keynote & Form Teams
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM          Dinner
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM        Jamming!

Saturday (1 Feb 2020) 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM       Jamming
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM         Dinner
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM       Jamming
Sunday (2 Feb 2020) 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Jamming
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch 
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM        Idea Presentation
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM        Ceremony Ends

Note: Every day we provide one lunch or dinner other meals are on the costs of the participant.



3D Printer

What Do We Provide? (Tools + Experimenting)

At Lingnan University, we encourage to try different mediums and will prepare some standard assets but also give you the chance to make your game entirely unique! as we provide two solid 3D printers for printing customizable assets (small parts can be printed within 20 min). Bring your own PC/Laptop if you want to make a digital game instead, we will provide WIFI and Powerstrips to keep you all going!


Meet Jammer

What to Bring?

-    Positive mindset
-    Water bottle
-    Cup
-    Own bowl
-    Cutlery
-    Pocket Money


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Strongly Advised to Bring...

-    Notebook + Pencils
-    Post-its
-    Ruler + Scissor
-    Laptop + Earphones
-    Snacks
-    Gamepad + Keyboard
-    Camera
-    Microphone

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