This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-03-09 05:00:00 to 2018-03-11 07:00:00.

Open Jam Aotearoa is a 48 hour game jam :0 Turn up with your own device, hang out with cool peeps, and make an awesome game!

We have space for 40 participants! Secure your spot by registering here:

It will be $20 to participate in the jam (the money will all go to food and paying the poster designer). Please bring cash on the day.

The jam site will include a networked harddrive that anyone will be welcome to put shareable assets created in the jam on. We'd love to see some weird cross-pollination of game art/ code/ audio/ etc between games.

There will be snacks (and soup!) provided each day.

ALSO: the jam will include a number of drop in workshop times for participants who need a hand developing their game.
We as organizers are dedicated to making the jam inclusive of beginners who haven't created a game before and will be pottering around the jam helping with any tech/ audio/ art etc quandaries that you might have :))

You can come along with a pre-made team or we will be happy to facilitate team creation during the event. Also we're happy for solo content creators to come along to contribute assets to many games at once- (this often works super well for audio peeps with specialised skills in sound design/ implementation/ composition).

Location is Massey University COCA, Block 1, room 1D08

Please sign up via the website ( ) not just on itch!! This will help us to keep track of signups via email.

♥ Thank you to Nick Holmes for the wonderful art ♥

Also feel free to use non-open source tools such as Unity etc but we’d love for everyone to share assets and to release games/ source online.