Thanks for Jamming with Kiwijam Dunedin 💚
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Join us for a weekend of game making, a fun challenge for both first-time and experienced game developers.

Registration is FREE, but you must register before you can jam with us. Please make sure you’ve read the small print and the Kiwijam Code of Conduct before signing up too.


We won’t be open overnight, so we encourage you make arrangements to get home each day. We’d strongly recommend public transport where possible, as you’ll likely be quite tired!

Friday 22nd July

  • 5.30pm – 9.00pm
  • 10.00am – 10.00pm
  • 10.00am – 5.00pm

Where to go

Dunedin’s Kiwijam 2022 is happening between Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th July at the Theomin Balcony HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve (located across from the main Museum building above the University Book Shop) on Great King Street, Dunedin.

WHO can Jam?

YOU! Every year hundreds of people take part in Kiwijam. Entry is open to anyone from first-timers to professional Game Developers. You can either enter with a team or without. You’ll be placed with a team if you like, or you can go it alone.

KiwiJam 2022 is strictly 18+.

Why Jam?

Make a game in 48 hours! Game Jams are awesome for fostering friendships, increasing confidence and creating opportunities within the game development community. You get to challenge yourself and your creativity while you explore new roles, develop and refine your skills. And you’ll end up with a cool piece for your portfolio, or just a game to play with your friends.

Where do we Jam?

KiwiJam takes place all around the country. This registration page is for the Dunedin event, which will take place in person at Otago Museum Theomin Balcony HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum Reserve (the Theomin is located across from the main Museum building above the University Book Shop on Great King Street). This is a stunning balcony venue that overlooks the Museum reserve with plenty of room to spread out, comfortable desks, sound system and whiteboards. The event will not be catered.

How to Jam?

1. Sign Up.

Closer to the jam, you will receive an email with useful details, a schedule of events, and helpful links to get you ready.

2. Turn Up.

Friday 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm will be our ‘making’ days and times. You can continue working off site if you want, but we would recommend rest, and other personal maintenance.

During the jam we’ll keep you up to date using the Kiwijam Discord server. An invite and further details will be sent out to you once you are registered. If you don’t already have a Discord account you can create one here for free: https://discord.com/new.

3. Play Up….

All development on the game must be done within the 48-hour window. But you can bring pre-existing resources with you, such as engines, code, art, sounds etc. just don’t come with a game already made. In the spirit of the jam, it’s about what you create with your team using the Kiwijam22 theme.

If you have any questions before or during the jam, feel free to email the Dunedin team at: [email protected] and we’ll help you as best we can.
Can’t wait to see you!