play by play and nz games festival are excited to welcome you to our first ever game jam!

Play by Play and NZ Games Festival are excited to welcome you to our first ever game jam! Help us pre-game for our festival week with a weekend of creativity, networking and nonsense.

This 48 hour game jam will see motley crews assembling quickfire games that show their unique take on a hidden theme. Thanks to Yoobee, teams will have access to a communal space to work or have the option to break away and work in their own spaces.

The game jam is completely free to participate in, and there are no barriers to entry – all newcomers are welcome! All you need to do is register in advance so we know you’re coming. Please consider giving a small donation when you register to help us hire a fridge for jammers to use over the weekend. Any excess will go towards refreshments.

event details

Suitable for ages 18+.

Friday 16 April, 6 pm – Sunday 18 April, 6 pm

Attendees will need to supply their own device(s) to work on.

ticket prices

Free – but please consider donating a koha on registration to help us hire a fridge for the weekend or even buy communal snacks.


Friday 17:00 pm – Doors Open

Friday 18:00 pm – Jam Begins!

Sunday 18:00 pm – Jam Ends!

Please note Yoobee doors will close between 1 am and 8 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Yoobee Colleges Wellington, Wellington Railway Station, 2 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

other things you should know

event photography/videography

NZGF event photographers and/or videographers may be present at this event. Please read and understand our event photography policy, found here.

safe space policy

All NZGF events operate under our Safe Space Policy. We ask that all attendees read through and help us uphold this policy.

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