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USV's Global Game Jam 2020

Build with USV for a weekend of game-making, refreshments and prizes! 

We are excited to once again host an official Global Game Jam at our campus in Silicon Valley! We can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

Watch some of the 2018 Jammers discuss  the development of their game, One Ping Only. The project would later be uploaded to Steam, where it garnered over 1k downloads in the first week!

Join the USV team at our Silicon Valley site!

Come hang out with awesome USV peeps; get to know our students, faculty and members of our eSports team!

Meet Amazing Peeps


Get to know fellow jammers and meet the awesome students and faculty from our Game Design and Development Department.

Fuel Your Creativity

Participants workshop on their idea for the next great video game.

Hit the ground running as you surround yourself with a community of people like you who are passionate about game making.
2018 Jammers concept on the development of their game, <em>One Ping Only.</em> Their game later made it to Steam, where it garnered over 1k downloads in the first week!

What will you create?

With inspiration all around you, the Global Game Jam is the perfect opportunity to bring your ideas to life. Jammers from all backgrounds are welcome to join — no previous experience required!

The event begins at 5PM Friday, Jan 31st. Check in begins at 4PM on our campus at 191 Baypointe Parkway in San Jose, California. Entry is free, but you are required to RSVP online in order to gain access to the event. We'll see you there!

Register Now to Get Started!

For Participants:


University of Silicon Valley's Global Game Jam

Friday, January 31st @5pm - Sunday, February 2nd @3pm

Check in at 4pm

University of Silicon Valley is proud to be a jam site for another awesome event. Campus facilities will be open 24hrs a day for the duration of the event. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join. MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian upon checking in. You do not need to be an active game developer to participate. Many game developers and game dev students will be in attendance, though, so it will be an excellent way to network and learn!

All games will have the same theme, which will be announced at our kickoff on Friday. If you have more questions about how the Global Game Jam works, visit globalgamejam.org. We will provide gamer fuel throughout the weekend including drinks and snacks and we'll also have designated quiet zones for teams needing the space to concentrate. There are several food choices within walking distance of USV's campus in case you're craving something different as well.

We'll Provide:

• Outlets
• Wifi
• Networking
• Drinks and Snacks
• Parking
• Refrigerators
• Vending Machines
• Onsite Security


You'll Bring:

You'll want to bring anything you need to make a game over the weekend. We will not be providing laptops, software, cords, controllers, adapters, etc. so make sure you bring what's relevant to your needs. You'll also want to make sure you have your government issued ID as well.


Ready to Play?

Fill Out the Registration Form Above and Then Visit the Global Game Jam Site Today!