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Nairobi Global Game Jam

January 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gaming in Kenya


Create a game in 48 hours! The yearly returning Global Game Jam will take place in Nairobi, Kenya this year for the 1st time! The event will be held in the beautiful Nairobi Garage, PineTree Plaza, 8th Floor Off Ngong Road on Kamburu Drive.

What it’s all about

The goal of the Global Game Jam is to create a game in 48 hours in a multidisciplinary team. The only guideline is the theme which is announced at the start of the event. It is possible to create both digital games and board games.

At the end of the jam, all games are presented and people can play each others games. An Amazing jury will listen to your pitches and announce the top winners.

All games are developed as open source. The end product and source files are uploaded to the main site on globalgamejam.org.


It is possible to participate with a preformed team, but you can also create a team on the spot. There’s usually a good mix between preformed teams and individual participants and usually the preformed teams are also open to extra team members.


There will be a small kitchen on location with a microwave, fridge, coffee machine and some other basic kitchen equipment. You can’t prepare food there, but you can warm things up if you want to. However, we expect this will not be needed since there will be plenty of food and drinks.

Please bring your own equipment:

  1. Computer/Laptop
  2. Power extension chord
  3. UTP cable (wi-fi is also available)
  4. Headset
  5. Controllers
  6. Cables

There is good wi-fi coverage on location.


Meals, coffee and tea will be provided on site and are included with the entry ticket.

Contact Us:

Information about the event or how to participate can be channeled to: info@ludique.works

HashTag: #NairobiGameJam

Twitter: @ludiqueWorks @LiquidTelecomKe


The Nairobi Global Game Jam is made possible by the able support and sponsorship of Liquid Telecom.



We regularly host thought-provoking and inspiring talks, skill-focused seminars and unique networking evenings designed to provide opportunities for professional development and creative growth.Get to know what events we having in the space here!


January 25, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Nairobi Garage Kilimani
Pinetree Plaza, Kaburu Drive
Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi Garage
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