The NYU Game Center’s 2021 Global Game Jam site welcomed 150+ jammers who made 36 games! This year’s jam took place entirely on the NYU Game Center Global Game Jam Discord, and jammers got creative about meeting and making games through calls, google docs, apps, and more! We were blown away by this year’s games and incredibly impressed by all the games showcased on Sunday evening!

We’d like to congratulate our site’s 2021 award winners:

Best Overall

Hotel Royale Liechtenstein by ClaireW, Zitta, Jamie, and Xinyue Zhang

Best Use of Theme: Lost and Found

Lost Buttons, Found Control by Robert Chen Matt Piedra

Audience Choice Award

Cutoff by Connor Allen-Kilpatrick and Carsen Decker

Best Non-Digital Game

Lost Language by Aaron Finbloom, Ethan Z, Oliver Hong @OrigamiAndroid, Claire Carré @claire_carre, Dale St. Marthe @DthaSavant

Best Game Design

Cutoff by Connor Allen-Kilpatrick and Carsen Decker

Best Audio

Half Forgotten Psalms by @big__flan, @eastonself, @bbtombo, @theStaticMan

Best Visuals

Socky Day by Nick Makaron, Kasumi Kas, Viktor V

Parsec Multiplay Game Award

Land of the Lost… Found! by Mike Parker

A special thanks to our judges: Chris Chung, Ben Poland, Rey Vargas, Tom Sarachan, Natalie Asport, Mary Gorgescu, Julia Del Matto, Karina Popp, Geoffrey Suthers, Jeff Petriello, Alex Feigenbaum, Max Sebela, and Atlas Chen.

You can find download links to play these games and more on the NYU Game Center’s GGJ 2021 site page!