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If you would like to register a team for the Green Game Jam then please do so here. Deadline 31st October.

When: Tuesday, November 5 - Wednesday, November 6

The game jam takes place over two days to allow students to take a break. Our friends at Underdog Coffee have offered to sponsor the jam. It is encouraged that students take time off in the evening of the 5th and enjoy the free food, chill out, get some sleep and start again in the morning of the 6th.

Where: Chosen by individual participants

Anywhere they’re able to work as a team and create their game. Encouraged to speak to course leader or mentor if they’re having trouble finding a location. Most teams last year chose to work at their university or college. 

Theme: Climate Change / Sustainability 

Judging Criteria:

  • Learning outcomes - Is the game designed with smarts so that it helps the player learn/act-through-play, with specific regard to the Sustainable Development Goals listed below, give special consideration to Goals 13-15.
  • Concept – How well does it match the theme? 
  • Creativity - How creative and unique is the game?
  • Playability - Is it fun and challenging enough to play?
  • Visual impression - Does the art style suit the game?
  • Narrative - Does the game's story work and flow?
  • Replayability - Is it compelling and does it have high replay value?
  • Soundtrack - Does the audio fit the game?

More on the theme:

In 2015, the international community adopted a set of 17 goals as part of a new global agenda on sustainable development. The environment underpins each of the goals, which range from eliminating poverty and hunger to achieving gender equality and safeguarding wildlife both on land and in the water. To align with the SDGs, a set of lifestyle goals were created for the individual. These are called the Good Life Goals-- a set of personal actions that people around the world can take to support the SDGs. 


GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

The Good Life Goals

Also consider the Good Life Goals, (especially 6-7, 13-15) a set of personal actions that everyone can take, created to help support the SDGs. Find out more about them here.

Playing For the Planet

You can find out more about Playing for the Planet and the Alliance formed in the games industry to help fight climate change here.

Considerations to help you incorporate sustainability into your game: 

1) Creative Design Principles

How can you build the nudges for sustainable behaviour into your games, this could range from information that people may not know, rewards for certain actions or defaults that are designed into the game that encourage certain behaviours. For example:

  • Feature natural elements, landscapes or environments
  • Game mechanics that favour restoration of trees (instead of destruction or degradation) or collection of certain items (eg rubbish)
  • A narrative that raises awareness about climate change or its effects on nature, communities, wildlife, the individual or encourages one/multiple SDGs
  • Characters or skins that reflect sustainability through their visuals, design or dialog 
  • Sound or audio that enhances or brings environmental elements to the forefront 

2) Community and Social Features

What kind of social features can you incorporate in or around your game to spread awareness amongst the game’s player community

  • Opportunities to rally around environmental causes within the game, as part of a game mechanic, or even in real life
  • Chats or forums where players can discuss environmental challenges, ideas or share updates
  • In-game rewards tied to real-life sustainability actions


Firstly you will need to register for a free account on and sign up to the game jam here

All games need to be submitted by 5pm on November 6 at the very latest - please email Leon if you are having difficulty.

  • Games must be submitted via on the Green Game Jam page here by 5pm on the 6th November. If you are having issues then please contact
  • If you need to send it via email instead then please do so to
  • Please also submit a video of you playing the game to with your team name. 
  • Please also submit a short paragraph about why you created the game you did to


Tweet your progress throughout the game jam to @UkieStudents using the hashtags: 



Winners Announced:

Tuesday, November 12th via press release, social media, and email.

Awards & Prizes: 

Awards up for grabs:

  • First Place Award - (Winning team!)
  • 'Mentor of the Planet' Award (given to the best mentor – voted for by the teams) 
  • Social Champions Award (given to the most active team on social media) 

Prizes up for grabs: 

  • Eco friendly trophy designed by All Brandz
  • £2,000 - Rabin Ezra scholarship fund 
  • Week-long internship at Playmob
  • Tickets to Games First 2020 + chance to present game
  • Free game of Operation Survival, Fire Hazard Games climate change game 
  • More prizes to be announced soon! 


  • Gorm Lai, Board Member, The Global Game Jam
  • Colin Hughes, Senior Principal Engineer, Developer Services, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe - on Board of Rabin Ezra Fund
  • Nic Walker, Deborah Mensah-Bonsu, Space Ape Games
  • Dee Patel & Jake Pegram, Playmob
  • Leon Cliff, Jo Twist, Ukie


  • Students must be registered to a team to take part
  • Work can only commence at 9:30am on the 5th and finish at 5:00pm on the 6th November
  • Students are not allowed to use any work done prior to the 5th
  • Students can use any game engine they choose to create their game
  • Students must make lecturer(s) aware that they have entered the Ukie Student Game Jam
  • Students must let their lecturer(s) know where they’re intending to make the game on the 5th and 6th November 
  • Only students registered submitted as a part of the team can take part
  • Enjoy yourselves! 

For any questions please contact Leon

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Deep Below is a game about de-polluting the ocean, preserving life under the sea, using a submarine.
Game about a fox attempting to find its runaway child.
Can you save the world? Probably not.
Help Tony the waste robot cleanse the ocean of trash!
Created for Ukie Green Game Jam
You have 10 years to help save the Earth from the effects of Climate Change
Litter Pincers - when crabs are forced to clean
An point and click game to destroy the trash ridden flowers and pollinate the world.
Save Lemy the Lemur!
Play as a turtle trying to find enough food to survive.
The choice is all yours in Burning Sky!
A puzzle platformer where you grow trees to clear obstacles (a bit buggy)
Save the Amazon forest by stopping the fire and replant trees;
The oceans are a mess can you tide-y them up?
How many trees can you plant?
Play in browser
Plant seeds, water plants
Help Yigorf save the Island from all evil and reunite him with his family
4 in 1 Renewable Energy Mini Games
The melting of the ice sheets have separated you from your cubs! Find them to win!
To be played on mobile (android)
Save the forest while looking after your cub!
Ukie Green Games Jam 2019 - Clean up a virtual eco-system and save the animals
Game Submission for the 2019 Ukie Green Game Jam
Use winds to traverse the caves and guide the seed to get to the outside and plant a tree.
A top down strategy management game where YOU are responsible for the survival of the world.
Game for Green Games Jam
Drone Pilot 2D Side Scroller
Tree Platformer
Smash Trash, foil oil, dodge disaster!
You run a factory. You recycle things. Have fun!
Play in browser
Reduce, Reuse, Reanimate
UKIE Green Game Jam 2019 entry: Be Green and plant trees
Play in browser