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GameJam+ Madeira

26 September, 2023

A Startup Madeira will organize GameJam+ Madeira - an intensive 48-hour game development marathon, developed in the context of the global initiative GameJam+. GameJam+.

The GameJam+ Madeira will be held simultaneously alongside all the GameJam's organized around the globe. At 19h [GMT] on Friday 20th, the organization will reveal the theme and guidelines that the teams have to take into consideration upon the development of the game.

Between the 20th of october [friday] and the 22nd of october [sunday], the teams will focus on developing a game concept and a minimum prototype. During this period, there will be a certified group of mentors from different backgrounds and expertises [game design; marketing and monetization, development, sound engineering, etc], that will guide the teams. 

At the end of the 3rd day [Sunday 22nd], the teams will submit their game to a platform to be evaluated by a global jury. 

The ideas/game selected by the global jury worlwide will move on to the Incubation Stage.

This is a program developed by Startup Madeira, within the scope of the eGames Lab consourtium, with the support of Digital Valley Portugal.


  • Leverage the region's video game and creative ecosystem;
  • Expand the global network in this industry;
  • Involve the student and local community in an intensive video game marathon;
  • Provide a space for networking and sharing between participants, local organizations and national and international mentors;
  • Demonstrate the various activities and games developed by the eGames Lab consortium;
  • Designing an innovative strategic future;
  • Support teams in developing new ideas;
  • Foster collaboration and joint intervention between the ecosystem, companies in the sector and invited guests.

Dates and Location

GameJam+ Madeira will be held between the 20th and the 22nd of October..

  • 20th october (friday): 17h00 - 00h30 GMT
  • 21st october (saturday): 09h00 - 00h30 GMT
  • 22nd october (sunday): 09h00 - 20h00 GMT 

It will take place at the Reitoria da Universidade da Madeira - Colégio dos Jesuítas

For the program and more information, take a look at the official website of the initiative: https://startupmadeira.eu/gamejam_madeira2023/ 

If you have any doubts contact us!