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Registrations open for Global Game Jam 2013 sites in Australia

The world's largest game jam event, Global Game Jam, is kicking off in early 2013. While some locations for local GGJ sites are still being finalised, all are open for registrations! We have collected the details below, so if you're up for the challenge of an intense weekend of game development, be sure to get in your registrations right away!

The dates set for GGJ 2013 are Friday 25th January, 2013 through to Sunday 27th January 2013! Usually kick off time is Friday afternoon and ends on the following Sunday afternoon. What better way to celebrate Australia Day than to do something you love while fostering new friendship, and increase confidence and opportunities within the game dev community while you're at it. And hey, you get Monday off as well!

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide have been organised for GGJ 2013, and you can find further details about these local events via the Global Game Jam site here!


Sydney GGJ Website
Registration and details here!
Organiser: Rebecca Fernandez


The Sydney GGJ is again being held in numerous locations from 5pm Fri January 25th - 5pm Sunday 27th.

#1 - University of Wollongong
#2 - Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Sydney


Melbourne GGJ Webpage
Registration and details here!
Organiser: Giselle Rosman


AIE's Melbourne House on Queens Road

Registration instructions are on the Melbourne GGJ Webpage, but they include the following steps:

1. Register at the eventbrite page.
2. Complete the google doc survey.
3. Register at the Global Game Jam website and choose your jam site.

IGDA Melbourne are also on the look out for a Melbourne Global Game Jam logo. If you're interested in submitting a logo with the chance of scoring a free ticket and most importantly, gloating rights, head on here for the details!


Perth GGJ Webpage
Registration and details here!
Organiser: Minh Tran

Most likely Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley. Perth

Let's Make Games is organising the Global Game Jam event for Perth and event details are still coming together, so keep your eyes peeled at the Let's Make Games website or twitter!

They're also seeking volunteers and sponsors so if you're interested in helping out or contributing, contact them at directly at


Registration and details here!
Organiser: Craig Brown

Canberra Technology Park
Block E, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson, 2602

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment is sponsoring a sausage sizzle on Saturday night and a pizza party Sunday evening before the presentations. All other meals/snacks/etc will be your own responsibility. There is a small supermarket only a five-minute walk away open all Australian Day long weekend for you to purchase additional food and drinks.


Registration and details here!
Organiser: Saxon Douglass

University of Adelaide North Terrace Adelaide 5005
Lady Symon Building