Game Zanga 8 - (Game Jam) Beirut

GDG Coast Lebanon
Aug 17 - 19, 2018, 6:00 PM (EEST)

About this event

We are happy to announce that this event will happen in both Tripoli and Beirut thanks to the effort of Ahmad el Kerdi and Amin el Eit.
This event is co-organised with the help of GDG Coast Lebanon and Women Techmakers, and is sponsored by Unreal Engine!

Welcome to the largest game development event in the Arab World
GameZanga is an event for game development enthusiasts all over the Arab World and beyond.

The Zanga, known in English as a “Game Jam” is one of the most popular game development activities in the world. It brings together developers of all skill levels and to meet, learn from each other, experiment and develop games within a short time period and based on a specific theme. Game Jams are usually no longer than a weekend and the theme ensures all games are made within the jam time. It also offers a challenge and helps push participants to innovate and think outside the norm.

The Zanga is open to game development enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, whether you are an industry professional or you’ve never made a game before. The obstacles to development are practically non-existent these days and there are free development tools available. Some tools make it possible to create fun games without needing to write a single line of code as well as plenty of content and libraries that you can use in your games for free. This is a great opportunity to be surrounded by game developers that you can direct all of your questions toward.

GameZanga is a non-profit initiative by the GameTako community to promote and support the game industry. It is now organized by volunteers from game dev communities across the Arab World.

The 8th GameZanga will take place from the 17th (Friday) to the 19th (Sunday) of August 2018. Participants can join one of multiple local jam sites in different cities or jam remotely online if no jam site is available nearby.

You can interact with Zanga participants in the community section here or in the GameZanga section of the Arabic Game Developer Network forums (Arabic Game Developer Network forums). You can also join the official GameZanga Discord channel (

For more information please visit the GameZanga section of the Arabic Game Developer Network forums.

Enjoy the Zanga and don't forget to share your photos with us using #GameZanga

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