Global Game Jam 2021

January 29 - 31, 2021
Remote Edition @ Discord


Global Game Jam

Instituto Superior Técnico joins other institutions from Portugal to organize a new edition of the Global Game Jam. GGJ 2021 is an event that joins participants from all around the world and gives them the challenge of developing a videogame under 48 hours with a given theme.

This partnership exchange between several jam sites, offering its participants the opportunity to create multidisciplinary teams with varied competencies: Visual Arts (2D and 3D), programming, audio (sound effects and music), among others.

Join us and other videogame lovers for an amazing weekend!



To register just fill out the registration form.

  • Tell us your expertise
  • Jam you’d like to jam!
  • If you have a team, let us know!

Follow the event’s timeline below.

Learn more about the event on our GGJ Jam Site.

If you are unable to register using the official form, but still want to participate send an email to


Discord Server

Traditionally, we host the annual GGJ at Instituto Superior Técnico - Campus Taguspark, located in Oeiras. However, this edition will be fully remote and our official communication channel will be Discord. So, there is no excuse for you not to join us, whether you are near or far from our campus! Near the date of the event, we will contact all of the registered participants and provide an invitation link to our Discord Server, so stay tuned!



17:00 - 17:30
Welcome, Keynotes and Theme
17:30 - 19:00
Team Formation and
registration on GGJ website
19:00 - 24:00


00:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
First submission on GGJ website
13:00 - 24:00


00:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
Final submission on GGJ website
15:00 - 17:30
Game Showcase
17:30 - 18:30
Voting and Results
18:30 - 20:00
End of the event & Hangout

* The schedule for Sunday is still subject to change.


Opening of Registrations

28th December 2020

End of Registrations

27th January 2021

Notification to Participants *

28th January 2021

Global Game Jam

29th to 31st January 2021

* We'll send a email notification with a confirmation to all the participants. If you do not receive an email until the end of the 28th, please contact us at


This event is possible thanks to the collaboration between Técnico Lisboa and the belas-artes ulisboa. Our team at Laboratório de Jogos gathers faculty, that poured their hearts to make this new edition of the Global Game Jam the best yet!

To allow more students to join us, we and other faculties around the country created Global Game Jam Portugal. This collaboration will allow the formation of multi disciplinary teams from different people on a national scale and give everyone the opportunity to share their progress and results!