GitHub Game Off 2017

Game Off, our annual game jam returns in November

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Game Off—our fifth annual game jam returns in just two weeks!

A game jam is a hackathon for creating video games. Although most game jams run for 24-72 hours, the Game Off runs for the entire month of November. You’ll have 30 days to create a game inspired by or loosely based on a theme that we’ll announce Wednesday, November 1, at 13:37 pm PDT.

As always, you’re encouraged to use open source game engines, libraries, and tools, but you’re free to use any technology you want. It’s a perfect excuse to experiment with something new, too.

This year, the Game Off will take place on itch.io–an open marketplace for indie game developers and platform for running game jams among other things. Best of all, this year, you’ll be the judging the entries.

We’ll announce all the latest updates on our blog and Twitter account. Stay tuned and follow along with the #GitHubGameOff hashtag!

Join the jam on itch.io today

GLHF! We can’t wait to see play what you make <3

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