Global Game Jam | 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2020

Global Game Jam is back in our new building to kick-off the new year!

Global Game Jam is back in the building to kick-off the new year!
Register your seat now!

Global Game Jam at Farset Labs is back again in 2020, with support from Northern Ireland Screen. The Game Jam will run from Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February – come meet some great people and develop a game idea in a weekend. With a party atmosphere from Friday night, there will be plenty of people there to team up with, create something interesting and (most importantly) to have fun!


A global simultaneous hackathon making games of all sorts, from full-scale console productions to mobile, web-based and embedded games, as well as table-top board- and card-games. Some will be just for fun, others for charitable causes like Games For Change, and none of them exist before this weekend!

Farset Labs has been running Northern Ireland’s largest regular public GGJ site since 2013, this year joining over 100 other countries taking part. We will be live streaming video from sites all over the world during the weekend, and there will also be an opportunity to see and play other teams’ games at the end of the event. The details of the venue are also available on our Global Game Jam listing.


We ask that you reserve your seat at Farset Labs on Eventbrite, so that we can get accurate numbers for our food orders (included in your registration).

You can then complete your Global Game Jam registration on or before Friday 31st January.

Global Game Jam is always very popular; so to avoid disappointment, book early!

Registration this year is £5.99 per person – registration will reserve your seat for the weekend as well as helping us to provide you with catered meals for the full weekend and unique GGJ Belfast goodies!

The theme is announced on-site at 5pm on Friday 31st January so we recommend everyone be in Farset before that time, or send word if you will be arriving later on. We look forward to seeing you all, as it will be a great weekend!


There is no required skill level or barrier for entry; we welcome programmers, artists, musicians and anyone else who might be interested in being involved! Bring yourself and your equipment – the organisers recommend that participants wait until the beginning of the event to form teams. We have found that this worked well in the past and gives interesting results.

Please note: You must be over 18 on the 31st of January to participate.

More information will be provided in the run-up, but please feel free to contact or ask us questions via Facebook or Twitter with the #farsetggj20 hashtag.

Brought to you to with support from Northern Ireland Screen.


Start/End: 31/1/18 @ 16:00 – 2/2/18 @ 20:00

Location: Farset Labs, 1 Weavers Court, Belfast

Farset Seat Reservation: [Eventbrite]

GGJ Site Listing: [GGJ 2020]

Facebook Event: []

Hashtags: #farsetggj20 #ggj20

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