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Welcome

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) games development competition for game developers of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, young or old, there's no reason not to participate. The gm(48) is a casual, fun and learning experience for everyone. By participating in the gm(48), you will learn and grow as a GameMaker developer. If you don't believe us, read the testimonials from those who participated.

The organizers constantly strive to further improve the gm(48) by enhancing the user experience, writing detailed guides and tutorials, and figuring out new ways to encourage community involvement and contribution. We recently redid our entire website, which serves as a symbol of our dedication, and intention to further expand the game jam. In addition, we provide game jam wide statistics and analytics, open for everyone at no charge. We believe this gives valuable insight into how developers use GameMaker. If you have a question, then check out our answers to frequently asked questions, or send us a message.

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

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22nd Apr 1 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 17 May 1
23rd Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 31
24th Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 30
25th Dec 30 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 29

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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