What is this?

On January 31th - February 2nd 2020 we'll gather again for the biggest game making event in the world. During one weekend, over 200 game developers, game students and game/tech enthusiasts will gather to create great game ideas. During the event we will brainstorm and pitch ideas, divide into teams, and create as many games as possible within 48 hours.

Everyone is welcome, we need all kinds of skills - from programmers to game designers, artists and musicians. People with no previous experience are also encouraged to join us, share their perspective and learn more about game development. If this sounds like fun, check out our signup section!

Where is it?

Global Game Jam Hamar 2020 is held at the Inland Norway University of applied sciences. We’ll be welcoming you by the front entrance to the main campus building.

During the whole event, the school will be open to the participants. You may come and go as you wish, and if you don't want to leave at all that is fine. The location will be open 24-7 with guards available the whole time. There will be sleeping areas and food available at all times (bring your own sleeping bag and ground pads/sleeping mats).


David Wise

Hi, I’m David Wise and I write music for video games.

I started my ‘music’ career programming the Yamaha CX5 music computer whilst working in a music shop in the UK at the age of 19. I then went to work as a music composer for a company called Rare –coding music on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I soon moved on to the Super Nintendo – where I composed Aquatic Ambience and Stickerbush Symphony for the Donkey Kong Country games.

I have since worked on many consoles and softwareplatforms, producing music for:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii-U and Switch
  • Snake Pass for Switch
  • Tengami by Nyamnyam on IOS
  • Yooka-Laylee for all platforms
  • And many, many more.

During this time I have witnessed huge advances in graphics and game-play –however, it’s all about the ‘game’. Occasionally, I work on a game where I just want to grab the controller from the hands of the person playing. These are the games that usually go on to great things and fortunately, I’ve had the privilege to work on a few of these.

Event Schedule

Friday 31st:

  • 14:00 Registration opens
  • 16:00 Introduction and information in Auditorium 1 and 2
  • 16:40 Local keynote by David Wise
  • 17:00 Global Game Jam keynote
  • 17:10 Theme announcement
  • 17:20 Brainstorming
  • 18:00 Food
  • 19:00 Pitching in Auditorium 1 and 2
  • 20:00 Forming of groups (You can start making games now!)

Saturday 1st:

  • 15:00 Deadline for registering at globalgamejam.org
  • 18:00 Food
  • 20.00 Super Smash Melee Tournament

Sunday 2nd:

  • 15:00 Deadline for submission at globalgamejam.org
  • 16:00 Presentation of all the games
  • 18:00 You can sleep now


Tickets 100 NOK
Age 18+
T-shirt included!
Food provided!

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