GGJ NEXT® is an annual event operated by the Global Game Jam® to serve younger people (12-17 years old) who are interested in learning the creation of video games.
Global Game Jam’s event GGJ Next is approaching and needs your help with bringing the best experience and more opportunities for young people who are interested in game development. GGJ Next is a two weeks event with one week focusing on game design curriculum and one week in making a small game with the help of the learned skills! Hosting a virtual site means being the connector for the participating local youth. Curriculum is brought to you by games industry professionals, so no fear if you aren’t in familiar waters. See more information and sign up before 9th of July at https://ggjnext.org
In 2021 we are again focusing on running an online jam, supporting local jam leaders to run online workshops and events for their local communities from 26 July – 6 August. Similar to the primary GGJ® event in January every year, GGJ NEXT is designed to stimulate collaboration and teamwork; it is not a competition.
– If we can create a global community in which people can talk to one another and meet, we can make a huge step toward world peace. I had an excellent experience! In my opinion, GGJ Next is best for connecting two generations of video game makers. GGJ Next is the best framework to help both of us (Mentors and Kids) learn together and help one another.
Ali Saffari – Site Lead, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran