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To be officially part of the jam and our Discord server, please make sure you register on Eventbrite here!

Hundreds of people have made their very first game at GAMERella, the world’s longest running inclusive game jam. Now it is time to level up! This GAMERella will help emerging game-makers get to the next level! Whether that is to make your next game, start your own indie studio, or get a job at a AAA - they are here for you! As always, GAMERella invites women (cis/trans), trans men, non-binary/genderqueer folks, BIPOC, and any others who feel they haven’t reached their potential in game-making, to join GAMERella Global in a weekend of fun game-making. All you need to participate is a computer, internet access, and a clear calendar on July 9-11, 2021.

WHERE IS THE JAM?

To put it simply...: Discord!

Please register on Eventbrite, and download Discord to make yourself an account. We will need your Discord ID to be able to add you to our server. At the end of your registration your very own Discord invite link will be displayed! Make sure you grab it!

Final game showcase will take place on Gather.Town

WHEN IS THE JAM?

July 9-11, 2021

Recommended jamming time: Saturday and Sunday, flexible hours.

We are global this year! Which means many of us are in different time zones! So, the jam will not have a hard start-time and end-time. Friday morning we will release a starter pack, which will provide you with anything you might need to start jamming. We recommend you spend your Saturday and Sunday jamming, and have plenty of sleep!

If you would like to submit your game to our jury you will need to submit your game to out itch.io page by Sunday 5pm ET. 

MY TEAM

If you have a team already, you can simple click on the team option on Eventbrite, register a team name, and invite your team-mates to join.

If you are looking for a new team member or a whole team fill out the sign-up sheet and when you head over to our Discord server, you will be able to look for teams or team-mates in the appropriate channels. We promise it will all be clear when you get there!

Please beware, that there will be no team-making sessions during GAMERella Global.

FREE WORKSHOPS?!

The organizers of GAMERella wish to help any doubtful participants discover their hidden game-making talents. As a result, we have been organizing workshops for years! Check out our video archives on our website or stay tuned for this year's online workshops!

Our workshops are all free and open to people with various experience levels. This year's topics range from scoring for games, puzzle making, character design, advice on entering the industry, and a panel on the various paths people can take as game developers.

  • Friday June 18th: What Makes a Compelling Soundtrack?: Storytelling through Music
  • Wednesday June 23rd: Puzzle Design
  • Monday June 28th: Character Design
  • TBA: What is next? Alternative career paths in games: a panel from AAA to artist
  • Sunday July 18th: Creating Your Concept Art Portfolio
  • TBA: Entering the Gaming Industry

Dates, sign-up and more info coming at https://tag.hexagram.ca/gamerella/workshops/

THEME

JOURNEY! Journey reflects so much about the year we’ve all experienced through the pandemic, how far we might have come, where we might want to go next, and how many of you are starting your first steps on your career journey. We felt it was symbolic of overcoming trials and tribulations as well as new horizons!

WE WOULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT...

GAMERella Global 2021 is co-presented by Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre and EA Motive Studio, and is supported by Autodesk and Behaviour Interactive.

Our partners include Concordia University, the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, and the one and only Global Game Jam.

Submissions(34)

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Can you survive a cross-country road trip and win the Battle of the Bands?
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Help the mysterious astronaut navigate through space, and conquer all the stars.
Puzzle
A game about facing reality
Platformer
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Who are we when no one is watching? A people-watching ride on the train makes you appreciate the little details.
Interactive Fiction
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Live life at the fullest on the Lunar Express
A little girl with strange friends...a journey about friendship. (FIRST ARC COMPLETE).
Visual Novel
Submission for the GAMERella Jam - In Casey's World, she can't do much, but in the game world, she can do anything.
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An Un-BOWL-ievable Adventure to help you grow through what you go through!
Adventure
A short narrative platformer with dynamic music
Platformer
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Let the fireflies lead Max through the dark forest so they can go back to their family.
Platformer
Not everyone experiences life in the same way! Help your brother get to school in a world not designed for everyone.
Puzzle
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GAMERella Global GameJam 2021. A point and click about guilt, duty, and loneliness
Interactive Fiction
Travel through a maze to discover your memories
Puzzle
Survive to the Ancient Trial
Puzzle
Climb randomly generated mountains and avoid the traps that will try to get your goat!
Every journey is important, even a simple walk.
A GAMERella jam game
Platformer
Quacky and Ribby, inseparable besties, get separated by a storm! Help Quacky save Ribby.
Adventure
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game concept for GAMERella jam 2021
Adventure
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Rhythm
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Journey on a Train
Platformer
The story of how you choose to defeat the monsters haunting you.
Interactive Fiction
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A tiny, messy soloproject for Gamerella Global 2021
Platformer
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Take the role of an antibody in fight against the deadly virus in our friendly arcade shooter game.
Shooter
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durning the journey you are tiny or bigger
When the supernatural is not a tale
Adventure