About Nordic Game Jam

Nordic Game Jam is the biggest video game industry event in Denmark and one of the largest game jams in the whole world. Come join us – we have been jamming since 2006!

Whether you are a game designer, programmer, sound designer, graphic artist or simply interested in making games, Nordic Game Jam is an exciting opportunity to jump in and make games, meet developers and new best friends from many countries and have a fantastic fun weekend in the beautiful city of Copenhagen.

But what exactly is a game jam? It’s a space where you can join a team to make a game in 48 hours. You can either compete to make the best game of them all, or simply challenge yourself with new game ideas and technologies. Participants are a mix of industry veterans, indie developers and students of all ages (participants <16 years old are allowed under supervision and parental consent) and Nordic Game Jam is one of the primary vehicles behind the new generation of game developers.

This is the place to experiment with platforms and game ideas in an intense and informal atmosphere. It’s the place where new talents can be found and friendships are made.


And why go through 48 hours of: very little sleep, hard work, great ideas, crunching, problem solving & technical issues? Because a game jam encourages innovation and experimentation. It plays not only a big part in creating new products, but also in exposing the game industry to talents of other industries. Above all it is an event that has been designed and created for all interested parties to participate and enjoy.

If you urge to create a game, collaborate and meet other game developers – then Nordic Game Jam is the perfect place for you. As a participant at the Nordic Game Jam you will be part of a global event of creativity and fun.


Of course! Nordic Game Jam always welcomes everybody. That’s why talented individuals, professionals, hobbyists and a whole new generation of game developers meet on common ground to work together in a fun and intense atmosphere of creativity and experimentation.

Don’t believe us? Listen to what others have to say about Nordic Game Jam!

Nicklas Nygren aka Nifflas, Knytt Underground (and other great games)
“Nordic Game Jam is AWESOME”

Rami Ismail, Vlambeer + organizer of fuckthisjam
“NGJ was one of the most overwhelming game jams I’ve ever been to – it absolutely ups the ante in sheer size, focus and organisation. There’s nothing quite like having hundreds of people together listening to inspiring and interesting talks, jam on an absurd variety of games and having access to rooms, resources and other developers while doing so and finally, having a drink or two together after two days of not really sleeping all that much. It was quite something.”

Douglas Wilson, Die Gute Fabrik, Winner of NGJ11 with Johann Sebastian Joust
“Most of my best game projects were prototyped at the Nordic Game Jam. I’m not even joking. I’ve been attending since 2008, and the Nordic Game Jam has become a cornerstone of my game design practice.”

Manveer Heir, Senior Designer at BioWare
“NGJ was wonderful. Seeing all the creative results from passionate, amazing people is inspiring and you should definitely take part.”


We are a group of game jam enthusiasts and we simply love game jams. We all work as volunteers to create the greatest game jam and make games with friends from all over the world.

The event is non-profit and it is organized by the Danish chapter of International Game Developer’s Association.
Please contact us for whatever inquiries you might have on Nordic Game Jam at ngj16@igda.dk!

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