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Global Game Jam 2018 | Official Jam Site at Fuquay Coworking

Global Game Jam 2018 | Official Jam Site at Fuquay Coworking

Global Game Jam®  |  January 26 – 28, 2018

Official Jam Site at Fuquay Coworking
Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Create a Complete Game from Scratch in 48 Hours
  • Connect with Local Aspiring Game Developers
  • Friendly, No-Pressure, Creative Environment
  • Support from Experienced Professionals from Various Fields
  • Be a Part of a Global Game Development Event
  • Celebrate Your Accomplishments with Local Enthusiasts
  • Tickets are LIMITED. Only $13.37 …Register Today!

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.


The structure of a jam is usually that everyone gathers on Friday late afternoon, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced. All sites worldwide are then challenged to make games based on that same theme, with games to be completed by Sunday afternoon. The jam is known for helping foster new friendships, increase confidence and opportunities within the community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and testing their skills to do something that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.

The GGJ stimulates collaboration and is not a competition.


Day 1: Friday, January 26th

  • 2:00-7:00 pm — Check-In
  • 2:00-5:00 pm — Networking Games & Early-Stage Team Formations
  • 5:00-6:00 pm — Keynote Presentation, Announcements, & Theme Unveiling
  • 6:00-8:00 pm — Finalize Team Formations

Day 2: Saturday, January 27th

  • 9:00am-10:00am — Breakfast & Networking
  • 11:00am — Deadline to Create User Profile & Game Page on Global Game Jam Site

Day 3: Sunday, January 28th

  • 3:00-4:30pm — Upload Game Submissions to Global Game Jam
  • 5:00-7:00pm — Presentations


*Please check back often, as schedules and agendas may change leading up to the event.

How to Participate | 2-Step Registration
Do I Have to Pre-Register?

No. Participants have until 11:00am Saturday, January 27th, to register for the event, even though the kickoff starts on Friday.

What Can I, or Should I, Bring to the Event?

Participants can feel free to bring any reasonable game development equipment, including such items as:

  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Development Consoles
  • VR and/or Mixed Reality Equipment
What Equipment Is Available at Fuquay Coworking?
  • Multiple Shared Coworking Areas
  • Plenty of Whiteboards
  • (4) 55″ 4K Displays
  • (1) 65″ 4K Display
  • (2) 55″ Full-HD Displays
  • Basic Office Equipment & Supplies
  • Limited Number of Loaner Laptops
  • Oculus Rift Available On-Site for VR Developers
  • Wii, PS3, PS4, and XBOX Consoles
  • High Speed Wired and Wireless Internet
Will There Be Food?

Yes.  We will provide some light snacks and beverages throughout the event.  However, participants are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages from home. There are many local food options nearby.

Is There Free Parking?

Yes.  All parking spaces at Fuquay Plaza (the building) are free to the public. There is also overflow parking available on Smithwood Street.

Is There A Fee for Registration?

Yes.  There is a nominal registration fee of $13.37 to help cover the costs of the weekend event. This fee applies to all participants. Due to security, “non-registered/participating spectators” will not be allowed on-site.

Additional Site Rules
  • Participants (Visitors) Should Be Respectful to Everyone.
  • Fuquay Coworking is an Alcohol & Drug-Free Creative Space.
  • Please Use Appropriate Language in Mixed Company. Please Be Respectful.


Due to the Nature and Time-Frame of the Event. Stressors May Present Themselves, So Please Exercise Appropriate Hygiene During the 48-Hour Event. Thank you! : )

Fuquay Coworking
1000 N Main Street
Suite 102
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


Global Game Jam Sponsor Site: Fuquay Coworking in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Cortex CoGaming Center in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Solanimus in Fuquay-Varina, NC


Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Donkey Whisper Productions in Fuquay-Varina, NC | A DBA of Megan Hughes Creative
Weird. Wonderful. Games.

A Division of Megan Hughes Creative )


Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Lops + Vulpes in Fuquay-Varina, NC
Positive Affirmations.
Creating Realistic, Everyday Happiness.


Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Impression Stationery and Gifts by Jessica Yee (The Oblique Pen) in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Global Game Jam Site Sponsor: Empowered Ideas in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Global Game Jam 2018 at Fuquay Coworking and Cortex CoGaming Center

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