The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the largest Game Jam event worldwide. Since 2010 the Cologne Game Lab (CGL) has been hosting the Global Game Jam Cologne. Usually the event takes place at different locations around the world, however, due to Covid-19, the Global Game Jam will be an online event from January 27 to 31, 2021.

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The GGJ is about the development, programming and design of digital games. The games are developed over a weekend under one main theme (this time, some sites will be a little longer – from Wednesday to Sunday). People from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds are invited to participate in this global event.

In 2020, the Global Game Jam Cologne took place from January 31st to February 2nd at the CGL in Mülheim. With more than 100 participants on site and 22 developed games, it was one of the biggest Game Jam events in the 10-year history of the CGL in Cologne.

This year the GGJ is online but is expected to be at least as big and successful: