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Global Game Jam 2012

Posted on 25 January 2012

YoYo Games are the official sponsor of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) a 48hour event to take place worldwide on 27-29th January 2012.

YoYo Games are supplying entrants with GameMaker:HTML5 to use FREE to all entrants. This will be limited use for the competition purpose only and will expire once the competition is over, a whole 2 months in total expiring at the end of April (subject to the GGJ terms and conditions). Please see our YoYo Global Jam page here for full details!

Not only that, sign up to our mailing list at the same time to receive 50% off GameMaker Studio when it is released this year!!!

This will mark the fourth year of the event, which brings together students, hobbyists and professionals to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of a single weekend.

If you’re a jammer and wish to apply for a GGJ 2012 Jam Site:

  1. First, make sure you have a GGJ account. If you have one from previous years, you can use that. Otherwise, create a new account.
  2. Log in - to the GGJ website.
  3. From the right column navigation menu, click on APPLY FOR: Jam Site 2012.
  4. Fill out the form and submit.
  5. You will be notified within a few days at the most of your approval, or if there are any problems with your application. They will arrange a phone conversation with the lead organizer. 

Participants interested in using GameMaker:HTML5 will have to check with their local organiser for coupon codes.

For any queries, contact GGJ at

Best of luck!!! 

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