April 17-19, 2020: NGJ ONLINE

The physical, in-person Nordic Game Jam is sadly postponed because of COVID-19!

But! Instead, we are hosting an ONLINE version of the jam, right here: https://itch.io/jam/ngjonline with remote socializing, Discord group forming and online yoga! See more info on itch.

For the physical jam: We will announce a new date as soon as we can and all tickets will be refunded. Join us on Facebook or Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter to see the latest news about the status of NGJ20.

Nordic Game Jam is a game festival: two days of talks and an unforgettable jam weekend with 500 other game developers from all over the world. Join us in Copenhagen!

“Nordic Game Jam is the best large scale game jam I’ve ever attended.”

 – Petri Purho, Kloonigames

“Nordic Game Jam is of course special because of the high profile international talks, but mostly because you meet so many new people. You can learn from everyone and at the same time teach and help others.”

 – Anders Østergård, Game Swing

“Nordic Game Jam is one of the best places to go for a jam in the world! In the beautiful city of Copenhagen, hundreds of super talented game developers from all around the world gather to create a bunch of games in two days, meet each other, learn from each other and have fun!

 – Sos Sosowski, McPixel

Attending Nordic Game Jam 2018 was one of the absolute highlights of my year – from the amazing people I met to the exciting talks I heard to the electric atmosphere of the jam itself! I highly recommend it to anybody who’s looking for a great jamming experience in 2019 & I hope to be back!

 – Charlene Putney, Larian Studios

POSTPONED: Overview for Nordic Game Jam

Biz Day

16 April 2020

12:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

The NGJ Biz Day is a full day focused on publishing games and building game companies.

It includes talks by developers and publishers with unique perspectives in running game companies, and Portfolio Review where industry veterans will look through your portfolio, and give you feedback for your job hunt.

Dev Day

17 April 2020

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

NGJ Dev Day continues our long tradition of talks and workshops of the highest quality.

You will learn about the newest tools, get insight into the best game design practices and hear inspiring stories from experienced, diverse speakers from all over the world.

Former speakers at NGJ include people from Blizzard, Giant Sparrow, thatgamecompany, Larian Games and many more.

Nordic Game Jam

17 – 19 April 2020

4:00 PM(Friday) – 6:00 PM(Sunday)

The heart of it all. A weekend of pure game jamming!

Gather a team during group forming on Friday, imagine the best game in the world, eat delicious vegetarian food all weekend, and then experiment, code, draw and play your way to the highest prize of all: your very own game.

At the end of the jam we host a showcase where we all play each other’s games and celebrate our hard work. A few finalists are chosen by public vote and present their games on the big stage!

In 2019 we made 105 games. We can’t wait
to see what you will dream up in 2020.

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