Research

The Global Game Jam Research Community

Chair: Dr. Jay O'Toole, Georgia State Unviersity

The Global Game Jam Research Community (GGJRC) is a loose gathering of academics and scholars interested in conducting research concerning the Global Gam Jam and all issues relating to game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities. The GGJRC maintains two primary objectives:

  1. To promote the GGJ through academic events and publications;
  2. To disseminate research related to the GGJ and other related activities (i.e. other game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities) to the broader game development community

Our long-term goal is to create a critical mass of researchers that could organize a dedicated academic conference on the subject of game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities. We mainly communicate via our Google forum ggj-research and encourage you to join our conversation.

We  encourage members to:

  • Share published and working research on issues related to game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities;
  • Publish their research on game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities in scholarly journals and books;
  • Participate in and/or create workshops and conference sessions about game jams, hack-a-thons, and game creation activities;

With over 20,000 participants worldwide, the Global Game Jam provides a unique opportunity to study the processes and tools for collaboration and creativity. We seek to build a community of practice, bringing together researchers to explore areas relevant to game jams, hack-athons, and game creation activities. By participating in the GGJRC you will have an opportunity to:

  • Join GGJRC committees to further our objectives;
  • Share research ideas, recieve feedback, and collaborate on research with scholars from all over the world;
  • Connect with organizers of the Global Game Jam for research purposes

If you would like to work with us, or have a project for which we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Past research events

How to get involved

Join the GGJ-Research form on Google Groupshttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ggj-research