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.


Food & Drinks

We will supply you with soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks. Around WERK1 you can find places to get proper food, though their opening times vary. Please check them out beforehand. We also have a pizza delivery place of our choice, which we can refer to you.

Sleeping on site

There is a designated napping room on site, but no beds etc are provided. If you want to sleep there, you are welcome to do so. A sleeping bag, blanket and sleeping pad are very much recommended.

Equipment etc

There are no workstations/laptops etc. at WERK1. You have to bring your material yourself.

We have a limited amount of adapter and power plugs. To make sure you are covered, we highly recommend bringing your own equipment. There is NO wired LAN available from our side, you are however free to set up your own dedicated networks. Other useful things include crafting material such as pens, scissors, glue, etc.

Streaming & photographs

There will be some livestreaming on site. If you do not want to be included, please let us know. The same is true for photographs. If we take your picture and upload it, you can ping us in person or via mail@games-bavaria.com and we’ll retract it at once, no questions asked.