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Game Jam Aotearoa 2021

A fun collaborative weekend of game making. Join online from anywhere in NZ, meet new people or create with your friends, it's up to you!


Friday 28 May
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 29 May
9:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday 30 May
9:00am - 6:00pm


Nationwide (more than one region)
Free event
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What's it all about?

Continuing from the popular inaugural event at Techweek 2020, Game Jam Aotearoa is a fun and informative game creation event for people from any creative or digital sector to 'get involved and see what you can create in just one weekend'! Get involved and build something new around a specific theme that no-one knows until the event starts.

You don't need to be a coder to take part - writers, artists, animators, musicians, designers and more are all welcome. Learn and contribute any way you can to help build something fun.

Game Jam Aotearoa 2021 is a nation-wide, virtual, collaborative event to inspire and grow innovation, experimentation, and collaboration in games. 

Beginning on Friday evening at 6pm, with video keynotes and advice from leaders in the game development industry, the fun really starts with the announcement of this year's theme, kept secret until the last second! 

These events are awesome for fostering friendships, increasing confidence and creating opportunities within the game development community. You get to challenge yourself and your creativity while you explore new roles, develop and refine your skills.

Please note: This is primarily a virtual event that encourages collaboration across the country, however teams can meet up to collaborate in person if they choose to unless the Covid-19 Alert Level changes to prevent it.

Communications will be via video conferencing and other channels, stay tuned for further info. 

There are also prizes and giveaways up for grabs!

In order to be eligible for the prizes you must be currently residing in New Zealand and be at least 18 years of age. There is no age restriction on participation.

Enquiries are welcome, email

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