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Use the klujam Discord server to

get all the announcements
ask questions & get answers
meet everybody

  Register at itch.io!

Join the Klagenfurt Game Jam at Itch.io!

create an account
register your game
until April 24th, 4pm CEST

  Join our stream!

We'll be streaming on Twitch!

What is a Game Jam?

The 9th Klagenfurt Game Jam is open to everyone who likes games and wants to create, test, and talk about games. Starting on Friday, the topic will be revealed to all participants at the same time. Then, after the ideas are pitched, the team will be built around ideas, and games are to be created. Finally, on Sunday, the projects are presented and can be played and tested. There is also a user voting to honor the best games in various categories where everybody can vote - so bring your friends and family ;) The game jam is not restricted to game designers or programmers but is open to everyone who wants to build games. Each team is in desperate need of visual artists, audio artisans, animation experts, web page writers, storytellers, testers, etc.

Hybrid #klujam!

We have decided to go partly digital with our game jam. You will be able to fully participate from online, but you can also join in person if you want. Note that on-site the current rules of the university apply. As of now we have to wear FFP2 masks indoors.

We'll provide a live stream for the topic announcement and the project pitching as well as for the presentation of games. Throughout the game jam we'll stream & code at the same time and we invite all of you to do the same! Using the Discord server we can stay in contact and have our coffee talks or the first morning beer together ☕ We also have dedicated JamRooms to stay at the University of Klagenfurt for jamming! If you chose to join in person, please fill out this form.

Connect!

We encourage heavy use of our digital communication channels including our

Discord server
Twitter hashtag
Facebook page

Topic

This GameJam's theme is ...

... to be announced

How to participate?

If you plan on participating, please use itch.io to join to let us know you're in. We are looking forward to providing you with a great game jam experience!

If you also want to join in person (and not just online), then please also register here:

Rules

  • All sorts of games are allowed, eg. video games, board & card games, ...
  • Your game must fit the topic.
  • You can work in a group (preferred) or alone.
  • You can use pre-existing code, like libraries or code samples.
  • You can use pre-existing art, like from OpenGameArt or FreeSound.
  • You can use external tools like Tiled or Spine 2D.
  • Do not re-skin an already existing game or prototype!
  • You must publish the source of your game, e.g. to GitHub.
  • Your art, sound, and music must be licensed under Creative Commons.
  • You must submit your game to the itch.io Jam page before the deadline.

Tips & Tricks

CC0 by Mathias Lux

Program

All the official stuff around the 9th Klagenfurt Game Jam takes place at Klagenfurt University! We'll str5eam everything live, so you can participate remotely! Stay tuned for more specific program announcements! All times in CEST!

Day Time Location Program  
Fr, 22.04. 14:00 Z.1.09 Registration desk opens If you are at the university, please get your stuff at the registration desk.
Fr, 22.04. 15:00 Online and HS4 Welcome & Topic Announcement Join us on Twitch!
Fr, 22.04. 17:00 Online and HS4 Project Pitching Check Discord for pitching your idea on stream!
Sa, 23.04. 10:00 Online and Z.1.09 Saturday Morning Stream on Twitch  
Sa, 23.04. TBD Online and Z.1.09 Late Night Stream on Twitch Tune in to see interviews with our fellow game devs/artists. Join the streaming channel on Discord to give an interview!
Sun, 24.04 10:00 Online and Z.1.09 Sunday Morning Stream on Twitch  
Sun, 24.04 16:00 Online and HS 4 Game Presentations Check Discord to see when it's your time to show your game!

Just a Sample From Last Year

Check out the top 3 games of our last Game Jam, taking place on December 17th until December 19th, 2021:

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Previous Jams

Check out our archives on itch.io as long as they reach back in time:

5th Winter Game Jam - Dec 17-19, 2021
8th Klagenfurt Game Jam - May 28-30, 2020
4th Winter Game Jam - Dec 18-20, 2020
7th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 24-26, 2020
3rd Winter Game Jam - Dec 20-22, 2019
Hüttenjam - Sep 26-29, 2019
6th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 26-28, 2019
2nd Winter Game Jam - Dec 14-16, 2018
5th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 26-28, 2018
1st Winter Game Jam - Dec 15-17, 2017
4th Klagenfurt Game Jam - Apr 28-30, 2017
Summer Jam - Aug 5-7, 2016

Organization Team

(in alphabetical order)
  • Alex Lercher
  • Andreas Leibetseder
  • Armin Lippitz
  • Benjamin Hanussek
  • Christoph Wedenig
  • Daniela Meinhardt
  • Daniela Stefanics
  • Felix Schniz
  • Fabian Schober
  • Marie Biedermann
  • Martin Proprentner
  • Mathias Lux
  • Natascha Rauscher
  • Rachel Gordon
  • Roman Mandelc
  • Stefan Hohnwald
  • Tom Tuček
  • Utku Dağlı
  • Wilfried Elmenreich
  • Wolfgang Hoi
  • Veit Frick

Game Jam Discord Channel

Supported by the Institute for Information Technology and the Faculty for Technical Sciences at Klagenfurt University, Austria.