Global Game Jam Next Malta

by Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta added on 07 Nov 2019

Brief description:
Global Game Jam NEXT® (GGJ NEXT) is an international game jam dedicated to young creators. It is a creative event where students team up to learn more about creating a game and create games themselves (be it a videogame, board game, card game…). The brief time span will encourage creative thinking and hopefully innovative experimental games. GGJ NEXT provides both educational opportunities to learn about game development and a unique opportunity for students to learn new STEAM skills, and improve their creative thinking and exploration in a safe space.
(where the practice takes place)
(where the practice takes place)
Organization name:
(running the practice)
Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
Organization type:
Contact person:
Institute of Digital Games
Contact email:
(for further information and inquiries)
Social media:
Related resources:
(e.g., web site, publications,media)
Participants’ age groups:
12 - 17
Indicative number of participants:
Oriented to a specific gender?
(for the same group of participants)
Total duration:
(for the same group of participants)
(where the practice takes place)
  • Community lab, FabLab, non-formal learning space, etc.
What are the role(s) of the adult(s) running the practice?
  • Teacher
  • Presenter
  • Facilitator
  • Mentor / Guide
During the practice, participants…
  • Make
  • Play
  • Code
Participants work…
In groups of...
What type of materials do participants use?
  • Pen and paper
  • Manipulatives (blocks, beads, etc.)
  • Craft supplies / Stationery
  • Woodworking materials
  • Computers
  • Digital games
Pedagogical approach:
  • Problem-based learning
  • Project (or task)-based learning
  • Design-based learning
  • Collaborative-learning
  • Discovery-learning
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Real-life challenges
Social justice/equity approaches:
  • Activities are designed to empower participants and meet their needs
Does the practice have (explicit or implicit) learning objectives?
Is the practice (explicitly or implicitly) connected to school curricula?
If connected in any way to school curricula, which subjects are covered?
  • Computer science
  • Technology
  • Other
Additional notes:
The event includes workshops and lectures from experts in the field who then, during the event, provide guidance and feedback to the participants.