Game Jam Rules

Just as every game has some set of rules, our Global Game Jam does too. These rules are also subject to change, but they should help you plan.

A game jam is a cooperative gathering of game developers to encourage experimentation and innovation – participants come together without a team, without a game idea and are given a subject/theme to incorporate in their game while meeting new people.

The theme and constraints for participants in the Global Game Jam will be announced at 5:00PM on Friday, January 29, 2010 in your time zone. Each local jam is allowed to manage things the way they see fit, but we hope that everyone will follow our recommendations so we share a common experience and everyone is working from a level playing field.




I agree that I and my heirs, next of kin, guardians, legal representatives and assigns, hereby release, hold harmless, and forever discharge Miami University, its employees, agents, successors, representatives and assigns, from any and all liability, claims, attorney’s fees, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by me or to any property belonging to me while participating in the IGDA Global Game Jam hosted by Miami University.

I also agree to actively participate, contribute and be present throughout the event days from January 29 to January 31, 2010 Failure to comply will result in immediate exclusion from the event.