The gm(48) is a casual, fun and learning experience for GameMaker developers

The gm(48) is a quarterly 48 hours GameMaker game jam from the community of /r/GameMaker. For more than 5 years, the community has been running the gm(48) for GameMaker developers of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a programmer or an artist, young or old, in a team or going solo, you will gain much from participating.


Join a team to pool your skills, so you can create games together


You will learn and grow as a developer by participating


Find out how your game compares to the rest and win prizes


Play, rate and write constructive criticism & insightful feedback

Is this your first time participating?

Start by reading the Quick Guide, then study our rules before you participate, and you'll be all set.

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Thank you for taking the time to check out our game jam, and we hope to see you participate!

gm(48) 1st Theme – 1st Round 2nd Theme – 2nd Round Starts Ends Results
26th Apr 7 Apr 7, 2018 Apr 14 Apr 14, 2018 Apr 21 Apr 21, 2018 Apr 23 Apr 23, 2018 May 7 May 7, 2018
27th Jul 7 Jul 7, 2018 Jul 14 Jul 14, 2018 Jul 21 Jul 21, 2018 Jul 23 Jul 23, 2018 Aug 6 Aug 6, 2018
28th Oct 6 Oct 6, 2018 Oct 13 Oct 13, 2018 Oct 20 Oct 20, 2018 Oct 22 Oct 22, 2018 Nov 5 Nov 5, 2018
The scheduled time is 00:00 GMT±0. The dates are subject to change. The countdown timers are not synchronized, and may be inaccurate.

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