South Africa’s annual game jam is set to go the virtual route as a result of a virus that will remain unnamed.

The event which has slowly established itself as a stable of the local development community was started by South African outfit – Free Lives. The Cape Town based studio started the annual competition with a mission to encourage more South Africans to try game making, as well as to support emerging and established developers.

With R30 000 available to win, the event that should rank high on the calendar for local developers looking for added exposure.

The competition is open to local residents and set to run from September 25 until September 27.

SA Game Jam competition rules and a breakdown of the prize pool can be viewed in its entirety on