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The Malta Global Game Jam 2021

The Malta Global Game Jam 2021

The Malta Global Game Jam is an event organised by the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta. This is where individuals match up with other game developing enthusiasts and create a playable game in 48 hours. It’s a perfect opportunity for all that have always wanted to create their first game from start to finish.

What is the main purpose of the Malta Global Game Jam 2021?

The event’s main purpose is to team up with other individuals with a variety of skill sets, varying from programmers, artists, designers, as well as musicians. Participants will be matched with different levels of experience to create their game during the Malta Global Game Jam.

This year’s Global Game Jam in Malta will feature a 5-day long event as opposed to the usual 48 hours. This is to provide more time between the participants to socialize and plan out their development scheme. The event will be taking place between the 26th till the 31st of January 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place online through communication platforms Zoom and Discord. On the positive side, this will allow all participants to “Jam from their own bedroom” this year.

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Malta Global Game Jam Program Procedure

On the first day, all participants meet up in a virtual pub to discuss with the organizers.

Then on the 27th, the participants are welcomed and introduced to the event. Later on during the day, the Keynote and main theme will be announced. The groups and teams will also be formed on this day.

The rest of the days will feature discussions and brainstorming session on Zoom between everyone that’s playing a part in the event, including some guest appearances and feedback sessions.

Lastly, on the 31st of January, all teams are instructed to publish and upload the executable files and source code of their game. Later on, everyone can showcase and play their game with others. Lastly, a voting period will follow to pick which game and team won the competition.

How to register?

To register for the event, head over to the registration form over on the University of Malta website here. The Registration Fee is of 10 EUR and it will cover the attendance cost and access to the online platform.

Even though the Malta Global Game Jam can be described as a game development competition, most of all, it’s an opportunity for all creative gaming enthusiasts to create their own game and learn more about the industry!

Nathan Bonello

Nathan Bonello

20-year-old competitive Warzone player. Previously competed in CS:GO and VALORANT. Writes articles on this website :)