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Make your next game, learn about the industry, and make connections across the globe! Free, learner-friendly and available world-wide!

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Hundreds of people have made their very first game at GAMERella, the world’s longest running inclusive game jam. Now it is time to level up! This GAMERella will help emerging game-makers get to the next level! Whether that is to make your next game, start your own indie studio, or get a job at a AAA - they are here for you! As always, GAMERella invites women (cis/trans), trans men, non-binary/genderqueer folks, BIPOC, and any others who feel they haven’t reached their potential in game-making, to join GAMERella Global in a weekend of fun game-making. All you need to participate is a computer, internet access, and to clear your calendar on July 9-11, 2021.

All jam events and workshops will have open captions available!


To put it simply...: Discord!

Before registering here on Eventbrite, please download Discord and make yourself an account. We will need your Discord ID to be able to add you to our server. At the end of your registration your very own Discord invite link will be displayed! Make sure you grab it!

Final game showcase will take place on Gather.Town


July 9-11, 2021

Recommended jamming time: Saturday and Sunday, flexible hours.

We are global this year! Which means many of us are in different time zones! So, the jam will not have a hard start-time and end-time. Friday morning we will release a starter pack, which will provide you with anything you might need to start jamming. We recommend you spend your Saturday and Sunday jamming, and have plenty of sleep!


If you have a team already, you can simple click on the team option, register a team name, and invite your team-mates to join.

If you are looking for a new team member or a whole team fill out the sign-up sheet and when you head over to our Discord server, you will be able to look for teams or team-mates in the appropriate channels. We promise it will all be clear when you get there!

Please beware, that there will be no team-making sessions during GAMERella Global.


The organizers of GAMERella wish to help any doubtful participants discover their hidden game-making talents. As a result, we have been organizing workshops for years! Check out our video archives on our website or stay tuned for this year's online workshops!

Our workshops are all free and open to people with various experience levels. This year's topics range from scoring for games, puzzle making, character design, advice on entering the industry, and a panel on the various paths people can take as game developers.

Workshops this year will be held on Google Meet and

Dates, sign-up and more info coming at


GAMERella Global 2021 is co-presented by Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre and EA Motive Studio, and is supported by Autodesk and Behaviour Interactive.

Our partners include Concordia University, the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, and the one and only Global Game Jam.

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Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art based at Concordia University in Montréal.  TAG brings together scholars, artists, designers, engineers and students from all departments at Concordia and we welcome participants from other universities, the game and media arts industries and community based groups.  At the heart of TAG is a shared interest and concern with digital games as exemplary objects for cultural research, artistic creation, technical innovation and social mediation, all in the context of an expanding information society and the changing fabric of everyday life.


Motive is a AAA video game development studio established in 2015, and located in Montreal, Quebec. The studio is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and has worked on action-adventure licenses including Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II. In October 2020, Motive launched its first fully-fledged game and critically acclaimed Star Wars™: Squadrons. The team is currently working on two exciting, and yet to be announced projects.

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