SA GAME JAM is an annual competition proudly sponsored by Free Lives with the aim of encouraging more South Africans to make games! Game developers of all levels are encouraged to enter the competition and stand a chance to win a share of over R70 000 cash!

One can enter as an individual or team. You are allowed to use whatever tools you like and use pre-existing code/sounds/art/assets where it helps you but if you use assets you are required to disclose them.

Whether you’re a pro game developer or just starting out, SA GAME JAM is for you. The competition is open to South Africans at any level of experience so enter NOW!

Please indicate in your submission what level you’re participating in (student, hobbyist or professional), and whether you would like to be considered for the diversity prize.

Overall Winner: R20 000
Student (currently studying in any field): R10 000
Hobbyist (not working in the game development industry): R10 000
Diversity (please contact admins for clarity): R10 000
Best Art: R5 000
Best Audio: R5 000
Technical Excellence: R5 000
Best Narrative: R5 000
Best Physics: R5 000


The jam will run on from 4-7 November 2022. Full guidelines, rules and theme can also be viewed on the event page.