Melbourne Global Game Jam 2023

This is the planned schedule for Melbourne Global Game Jam.

Please note that meals will probably be staggered so we don't get a rush of everyone trying to get food all at once. We'll likely put call outs for each floor at different times to help things run smoothly.


  • 3:00pm to 5:45pm: On-site registration opens
  • 208 Park St, South Melbourne at JMC Academy
  • Please arrive as close to 3pm as is possible for you. Registrations will run through to 5:45pm, but it’ll be difficult to get everyone in for the opening presentations if lots of people turn up at 5:30pm.
  • 6:00pm: Opening presentations and theme reveal
  • Cr Tim Baxter, Councillor for the Canal Ward at the City of Port Phillip
  • Tony Spelde from Amazon Web Services
  • Keynote speaker: Gavin Platt on how GGJ led him to where he is today
  • Some of you may have already seen the theme as it has been announced on central Twitch stream, but we ask you don’t discuss it (e.g. around the registration desk or in Discord) until the theme reveal at the opening presentations - some people will want to be surprised!
  • 7:00pm: Dinner (pizza).


  • 8:00am: Breakfast.
  • 11:00am: All game pages must be made by now on the central GGJ website. See the submission page for details on how to do this.
  • 1:00pm: Lunch.
  • 3:00pm: All jammers must be registered on the central GGJ website and associated with a team.
  • 6:30pm: Dinner.


  • 8:00am: Breakfast.
  • 1:00pm: Lunch.
  • 3:00pm: You must have started uploading your games by now (see submission details on the website / in Discord).
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Clean up and bump out! Put everything back the way it was. All jammers must be out of the building by 5pm at the latest!
  • 6:00pm: Local pub (for those inclined).

The schedule is also available as a Google Calendar and iCal URL.