Nordic Game Jam 2018 2018-03-11T15:09:25+00:00

Nordic Game Jam

13-16 April 2018

The first Nordic Game Jam was held in 2006.It went on to inspire the Global Game Jam, and we are still jamming! Over the years the event has grown from a classic 48 hours game jam to including two days of conference with talks, workshops, roundtables and an amazing pre-party. Everyone can join for an inspiring weekend of creating games, networking, and learning.

We love the game industry because it’s creative, open and supportive. Over the last 12 years, we have made a platform where people can meet and create games, see great talks, and make new friends. Now we want to help our participants onwards with the amazing games we see created at the game jam each year. Therefore, in 2018 we introduce an extra conference day with the goal of helping new companies and indies found great new companies, get their games to market, and not eat cup noodles for the rest of their lives.

Ticket sale open December 1st 2017

Often asked Game Jam Questions

Developer Conference

Friday April 13 2018

Nordic Game Jam developer conference includes talks, workshops, roundtables and a mentor cafe.

You can learn about the newest tools, get insight into the best game design practices and hear inspiring stories from professional speakers from all over the world.

Full program TBA

Game Jam

Friday April 13- Sunday April 15 2018

(Almost) 48 hours of amazing game jamming! In 2017 we made 148 games! We are excited to see what YOU will create this year! 

Full program TBA

Startup Conference

Monday April 16 2018

The Nordic Game Jam StartUp Conference is a full day focused on publishing games and building companies. It includes panels, talks, workshops, the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, and it ends with a mixer where game developers and publishers can network.

Full program TBA

Nordic Game Discovery Contest @ Nordic Game Jam 2018

Submition deadline March 16

Pitch at Nordic Game Jam April 16


Announced Speakers


Remember to sleep! We made a deal with Danhostel City for our jammers. The hostel is located 22 min from the location of Nordic Game Jam by bus.

Price: 195DKK per night including towels and linen.

To book  a bed in one of the dorm rooms simply send an email to: Danhostel And mention the booking number: 204309 


Join the family! Being a volunteer at Nordic Game Jam is a total party. You get to help facilitate the best game jam in the world by making sure everyone has a great time. On top of that, you get a free ticket, access to the volunteer lounge, and make amazing friends in the volunteer group.
We hope you want to create this wonderful jam with us!

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Advisory Board

Dajana Dimovska

Dajana is Co CEO and Bizdev at NapNok Games (formerly KnapNok Games), an award-winning console games studio with a mission to create groundbreaking local/ social multiplayer experiences driven by novel interfaces and new technologies. The studio is known for the award-winning exclusive WiiU titles Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party and Affordable Space Adventures.  
Beyond this, as a co-founder of the Copenhagen Games Collective and one of the founders of the worldwide Game Jam movement, she remains committed to helping to build the indie community.

Gorm Lai

Gorm Lai is an experienced programmer, indie game developer, and community enthusiast. He is the co-founder of the Nordic Game Jam & the Global Game Jam, and recently received IndieCade’s Decade of Impact Award. Gorm is currently living in Leeds, England, where runs his game development company, Kotori Studios Ltd.

Miguel Sicart

Miguel Sicart is an Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he teachers play and game design. He is the author of Play Matters (The MIT Press, 2014), and first attended NGJ in 2007.

Organizer Team 2018

Astrid Mie Refstrup

Event organizer

Partner relations

Henrike Lode

Program director

Victor Breum

Volunteer Organizer

Kasper Andkjær

Tech Team

Simon Stålhandske

Public exhibition

Thomas Thulstrup

Volunteer team

Gian Dbeis

Public Exhibition

Sebastian Bevensee


Nordic Game Jam is organized by IGDA Denmark, as a part of Games Week Denmark


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