Scottish Game Jam 2014

It’s nearly that time of the year again. The nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder and everyone is in good cheer. A time to eat food that you shouldn’t, to stay up late, to do whatever you like and be with the people you like the most.

That’s right, it’s nearly time for the Scottish Game Jam 2014!


The SGJ this coming year will be held at the Glasgow Caledonian University and the sister site at Abertay University Dundee on the 24th to the 26th of January.

If you’ve never heard of the Scottish Game Jam before, well shame on you, it’s only the biggest game jam in the country and is part of the biggest game jam in the world – The Global Game Jam. Every year amazing game developers get together for 48 hours to create some truly brilliant games such as last year’s Scottish Game Jam overall winner, Lub Vs Dub.


In 2013, over 38 titles were created, from artful story telling games; board games; horror games and even a networked text adventure! But, it’s not just the creation of the games which draws people to the Scottish Game Jam. The atmosphere in the building while teams are furiously creating their projects is intoxicating and one of the main reasons people keep coming back every year. There are games to play with your fellow developers, prizes to be won, pizza to eat and great banter all round.



So if you’re feeling creative, love making games and are a little bit mad, then join us at one of the two sites in January! You’ll need to sign up at your preferred site at one of the links below!

Register for SGJ in Dundee

Register for SGJ in Glasgow

Also don’t forget you can learn more about the Global Game Jam on their new site.

And that’s not all, following the jam, in February, IGDA Scotland will hosting a pair of Play Parties in both Dundee and Glasgow where teams can show off their games, play everyone’s games, and vote on their favourites. We’ll update you with the full details of these events closer to the time.

Last year the Scottish Game Jam had over 200 jammers in attendance making it the biggest in the UK and in the top 10 in the world. If you want to be part of what is always one of the best weekends in game development then join us at the Scottish Game Jam 2014!

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