Playcrafting + Microsoft 2016 Global Game Jam Site


Jan. 28 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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COST: free

VENUE: Microsoft

ADDRESS: 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA

Playcrafting and Microsoft are collaborating on a huge jam site for the 2016 Global Game Jam!

Join us for a weekend of game-making plus free talks and workshops, refreshments and prizes! Stay tuned to this page as we confirm speakers, workshops and prizes in the coming weeks!

For participants:

Speed up the registration process by signing up on All projects must be submitted to the website in order to be considered for prizes. Entry to this event is free, but please sign up on Eventbrite so we can have your name at the door.

The site itself will be open 3pm to 9pm on Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday. Games can be worked on outside of the site, but we'll be closing down at 9pm each night and reopening at 9am.

This is an inclusive site - people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers will be in attendance, though, too!

All games will have the same theme, which will be announced at 5pm on Friday night. If you have more questions about how the Global Game Jam works, visit We will provide free meals and workshops throughout the weekend and will also have designated quiet zones for

In the interest of fostering an inclusive and safe environment at all of our events, our Code of Conduct will be enforced.

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