The GGJ Research Committee is established to promote, facilitate, organize and conduct scientific and technical research activities related to Innovation, Experimentation and Collaboration, on behalf of the Global Game Jam Executive Committee, in order to:

  • Promote the value of the GGJ as a global effort that can increase our knowledge of game-related topics and can lead to development of new ideas and methods.
  • Better understand the three P’s of game development (People, Process, Products) within the context of the GGJ
  • Use the GGJ as an example/experiment to study game development and education, and other related topics in game industry
  • Use the GGJ as a global effort to study more general topics such as community building, group dynamics, identity, etc.
  • Disseminate and promote the research findings to a wide audience through publications, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Work to create a better forum or conference for the above activities


  • Allan Fowler, Waiariki Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Jon Preston, Southern Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Mike Reddy, University of Wales, UK
  • Mirjam Eladhari, Gotland University, Sweden
  • Veysi Isler, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Foaad Khosmood, California Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Ali Arya, Carleton University, Canada (GGJ research committee chair)


GGJ 2013

GGJ 2012


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