2013 Promotions



Wanna win $50K in coin?
Do you have an idea for a gaming experience that could transform how we play? Imagine Cup is where students can make it happen and share it with the world!
Create a game on your favorite gaming platform: Windows (PC or touchscreen), Windows Phone, Xbox Indie Games, or Kinect SDK. Embrace your love of gaming and show us what you can do.
Be fearless: Use the Microsoft platform to change up an existing genre, make something crazy and new, or deliver a killer new visual style. Let your skills in game design, art direction, and storytelling run wild. Take the first step and you never know what could happen. The future of gaming is in your hands! Register.

Microsoft Studios is always looking for great new talent. Please visit us to explore  opportunities.

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Find out more about what our engineering teams are doing by visiting our Facebook Engineering page. See Facebook's special offer to GGJ 2013 participants.

CryENGINE® 3 is a highly advanced development solution that surpasses all expectations for the creation of blockbuster games, movies, high quality simulations, and interactive applications. Anyone can download a full version of the best All-in-One Game Development Engine for free and use it without charge for non-commercial game development. Try out   the fastest toolset for creating game worlds and use the power of of CryENGINE® 3 in your own games. Individual students can also freely download the engine and use it to learn about real-time 3D development. You can find all the information on Crytek’s official developers community, www.crydev.net – check out the Free SDK here.
Joyent is excited to offer a $100 coupon credit to each Global Game Jam location.  This coupon is the equivalent of a free 1GB memory linux or SmartOS server running for 6 weeks.  Joyent is excited to provide this to help contestants develop and run their games during the Global Game Jam.  For contestants that wish to continue hosting their games, Joyent offers free support, bandwidth and account teams available to assist with architecture reviews, product discussions and marketing opportunities to help showcase their game.  
Obtain your coupon code from your site organizer starting in January.
Sign up at https://my.joyentcloud.com/

Corona Labs will give any GGJ team that requests it a full Corona SDK Indie subscription lasting 3 months. The subscription will give you access to the Corona SDK daily builds and will allow you to publish your app to the app stores. Please email ggjATcoronalabsDOTcom and tell us: 1) your email address (please register on our site, www.coronalabs.com, first), 2) your GGJ team/participant name and location, and 3) your preference of Indie iOS or Indie Android subscription

Mixamo is extremely excited to sponsor this year's Global Game Jam, offering participants an unprecedented 1 million dollars worth of credits, allowing game developers to painlessly create, rig, and animate their 3D characters.

With its ever-growing collection of thousands of AAA quality motions, its revolutionary auto-rigging technology and character modeling platform, Mixamo is the world's leader in the democratization of animation. Turning what used to be a costly and time-consuming process into an accessible, affordable, quick and easy experience, Mixamo is simple: Create, rig, and animate in a matter of seconds.

Talk to your site organizer to get started.

Invent the next generation of open web games...We're excited to announce the launch of the Mozilla Game On competition! Game developers from around the world are invited to re-imagine the web as an open game platform and create some awesome new web based games across three main categories for the chance to win cool prizes including an all expense paid trip to GDC, the chance to have your game published by Chillingo and featured in Mozilla Marketplace, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 690, igda and ukie annual memberships, tons of Mozilla swag and so much more!

Attend or host a game jam and start working on your ideas! All games must be submitted by February 24th, 2013 and the winners will be selected by our panel of expert industry judges including Jenova Chen (thatgamecompany), Alice Taylor (Makie Lab), Zuraida Buter (Global Game Jam), Michael John (EA), Jessica Rovello (Arkadium), Phil Fish (FEZ), Leigh Alexander (Gamasutra) and many more, by early March 2013.

Excited? Good! Ready to start jamming? Check out the website for details about participating in the competition, attending or hosting game jams and much more.
Questions? Contact gameon@mozilla.com or follow @mozgames. Game On!

enchant.js is a framwork for developing simple games and  applications in HTML5 + JavaScript. Ever since it's release in April 2011, over 1,000 games and applications has been published (as of Nov.2012). enchant.js is open source (MIT/GPL dual license), and FREE for everyone to use.

It is designed to give anyone the ability to program, from young children who have yet to enter school all the way up to members of older generations.

Go ahead and try enchant.js on your own and explore the new smart way of game programming!

links: Download enchant.js | A crash course in enchant.js

The Dolby® Axon desktop client is a free voice chat for gamers. Simple to set up and easy to use, Dolby Axon offers faster, more organized team game play. Dolby Axon also delivers the high-quality surround sound Dolby is known for, without major bandwidth drain.
Dolby Axon’s advanced audio processing reduces the noise, echo, and clipping you get with other voice chat applications. In addition, Dolby Axon makes it easy to manage chats for your guild, team, or group, and doesn’t require setting up a complex server.
To download the free Dolby Axon desktop client please visit: www.axon.dolby.com.

Free Download - The Top 10 Ways to Improve the Online Game Experience
Highwinds works with the top game publishers and most innovative indie developers in the world.  As a result, we know a lot about the online game experience!  Our engineering team gathered best practices from dozens of game companies, and we were able to boil it down to a simple top 10 list.  You're sure to find a couple of things in there that you can implement easily that will dramatically improve the game experience for your customers..
Get the list now.

Launched in December 2012, DevsBuild.It helps innovators become entrepreneurs and ideas become businesses. The members-only resource center is a library of Alliance-created content and materials from our members which include interviews, research, videos, best practices, white papers and events. Membership is free.

Sign up today at http://devsbuild.it!

Casual Connect Indie Scholarships offer Global Game Jam participants with completed games an opportunity to learn and network with other indie game developers and showcase their games, skill sets and ideas to publishers and potential partners.
Scholarship provides: Pass to Casual Connect Indie closest to their home including the Indie Track, Indie Lounge and Indimix Party!

Criteria for scholarship: Game must be in a completed, playable form. Recipients must be able to attend Casual Connect. 30 spots available for GGJ 2013 jammers at each Casual Connect event, so apply early: http://globalgamejamscholarship.eventbrite.com/



YoYo Games is once again thrilled to provide free licenses of GameMaker: Studio for use by participants of the Global Game Jam. GameMaker: Studio is the world’s fastest and easiest to use cross-platform games development technology. YoYo Games publishes titles created with GameMaker: Studio including hits "They Need to be Fed,” “Simply Solitaire HD” and Pocket Gamer’s 2012 Android Game of the Year "Karoshi.” Privately-held YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by games industry visionaries to incubate and showcase the next generation of games development talent and devices. GameMaker has been downloaded 10 million times, hosts a community of a half a million registered users and is deployed in more than 5,000 schools and universities worldwide. For a free offer code, please check with your local site organizer, and for more information, visit www.yoyogames.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter: @yoyogamemaker.

Redeem the code you got from your organizer at http://www.yoyogames.com/coupon/redeem

Create, organize and communicate your game vision. Compose interactive stories, character and item bibles and locations in just one highly visual and versatile solution.

We are happy to provide the GGJ with a comfortable and efficient solution for everybody who is working or involved in game and story design.
Tailored to the specific demands of non-linear storytelling, articy:draft makes writing for games blindingly easy. Build branching story or dialogue flows and at the same time manage dramaturgy and player experience. Create mission trees, game state graphs, state machines, skill or tech trees with our unique flow editor.
You can work together online with other team members and benefit largely from the integrated workflow and asset management functionalities. articy:draft is the breakthrough tool for game design, drastically increasing efficiency and joy of use throughout the entire production.

Finally! A tool for game designers and writers. If you want to see what articy:draft can do for you, and how it can ease and speed up your design process, just vistit www.nevigo.com and download your personal 30 day trial. Welcome on board!"

GarageGames is proud to support Global Game Jam 2013. Not only can developers get our 3D engine for free on Github  but we are offering Global Game Jam participants all of our first-party art packs for free!
Just create an account, add the GarageGames art packs to your cart, apply the coupon code, and viola! You’ll have access to some great, free, artwork for your game jam!

Coupon Code: [Get from your site organizer]

The coupon will be in effect from Friday, January 24th through Monday, January 28th to accommodate different time zones and preparation. Have fun and make some great games!

Github is a powerful collaboration, review, and code management tool for open source and private development projects. To Global Game Jam participants, they are offering a coupon, one per jam site, which allows for a 3-month private repository. These repositories normally have a fee attached, but are being offered free for the Global Game Jam.  The repository will remain private for three months after the jam. For information on the coupon, please contact your site organizer.

Do you have a special offer or promotion for Global Game Jam participants, and would like to be considered to be listed on this page? Email us: info@globalgamejam.org


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