Frequently Asked Questions
What is a game jam?
A game jam is an event where you join a team to make a game in 48 hours. You can make the best game of them all and challenge yourself with new game ideas and technologies.
Who else is going?
499 people!! The jam is for professional game creators, students of games and anyone else interested in making games! We welcome programmers, artists, designers, audio creators, writers, producers and anyone else to join the fun!
In 2018 people from 31 different nations participated!
Where do i sleep?
It’s sadly not possible to sleep at the venue. Copenhagen has a lot of great hostels that can accommodate any visiting jammers.
The venue is open 24/7
What’s for dinner?
Your ticket includes 6 meals. The game jam is 100% vegetarian, so we don’t mess up the climate too much while making games.
There is free toast if you get hungry between meals. Also free coffee, of course! Finally, there is a supermarket nearby for any other needs!
How old should I be to attend?
Game jamming is for all ages but at Nordic Game Jam we work all night and might drink a few beers so participants between 16 and 18 years old are only allowed under supervision or parental consent.
Do i need a team?
No, it’s totally fine if you don’t have a team. On Friday we will do a group forming event and everyone ends up in a team.
(If you want to work alone, that’s totally fine as well.)
How do I get there?
Find the location under this.
The bus 9A goes directly to the door. Take it from Christianshavn metro station or from Copenhagen Central Station towards “Refshaleøen” and get off at “Fabrikmestervej”.
From the airport: take the metro to Christianshavn St. and then 9A from there.
Nordic Game Jam Location
Philip De Langes Allé 10, 1435 København, Danmark
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (KADK) is a leading academy in Scandinavia in the fields of architecture, design and conservation. It is located centrally on Holmen in Copenhagen.
KADK offers two video game educations:
In the 3-year bachelor program “Visuelt Design / Spil- og interaktionsdesign”, students develop experimental and commercial games, and work with game art, game design, and interaction design.
The 2-year “Visual Game and Media Design” Master focuses on creative work in game design, visual media, and beyond. Students can participate in the DADIU collaboration as art directors.
The programs are headed by video game researcher Jesper Juul and employs many teachers working in the industry. Jesper Juul co-organized the first Nordic Game Jam in 2006 😉
By the way, KADK is right next to the water, so bring your swimsuit, if you want to join a morning swim 😀