Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

  • Start by selecting the game jam you would like to participate in.

  • Either sign up, or log in if you have already made an account for any other game jam.

  • Once you are logged in, you need to create a team to register for the game jam. Creating an account does not register you for the event.

  • You must create a team or be on a team to be registered for a game jam.

  • How do I join a team?

    There are two ways to get on a team:

    1. Create a team by clicking the “Create Team” button on the game jam page. Jamers who want to join your team will have to search for the team in the “Team Finder” page and then request to join.

    2. Go to the “Team Finder” or “Member Finder” page to find jamers or teams looking for members.

    What is "Gaming for Good"?

    Archiact wants to make a positive change in our world! Gaming for Good is our initiative to donate $10 on behalf of every team that registers for Global Archiact Jam to World Vision and Free the Children. We thank YOU for helping us make a difference!

    How do I become my team’s leader?

    Whoever creates the team will automatically be designated as the team leader in our system. Team leaders are responsible for all submissions.

    How do I find a team if I don't have one?

    Utilize our “Team Finder” and “Member Finder” pages! Here you can search for team members by skill or find teams looking for members.

  • You will have the option of making your profile and skills publicly available on the “Member Finder” page on your Profile.

  • Can I enter more than once?

    Yes! You are welcome to join as many teams per game jam as you like.

    How do I access different game jams?

    You can view all active jams on the Home Page.

    How do I submit my submissions?

    The team leader (this is automatically the person who created team) will be responsible for uploading submission files to the team page.

    Can I submit after the deadline has passed?

    No. Once the deadline for a submission has passed, the submission box will close for your team. Missing a submission will result in disqualification from the competition.

    Where can I get a VR headset device?

    You must use one of the approved VR headsets or controllers in the Global Archiact Jam.
    Below are the links to our headset and controller partners’ websites. It is your responsibility to purchase a headset/controller device for the competition!

    Deluxe Headset Category:

  • Samsung Gear VR

  • Essentials Headset Category:

  • Google Cardboard

  • Durovis Dive

  • VR SmartView

  • Goggle Tech (Go4D C1-Glass only)

  • Controller Partners

  • Nod

  • Kinect

  • Any bluetooth gamepad

  • How can I prepare for the Global Archiact Jam?

  • Learn Unity here.

  • Do Unity tutorials.

  • Try a virtual reality game, download Lamper VR here.

  • Learn how to submit your game to Google Play (for Essential Category competitors only)

  • Where can I download Unity?

    Download Unity here!

    I am lost, where can I ask a question?

    The Community Page is the perfect place to get help from other competitors, or to contact an Archiact team member. Please direct any questions you have to this Community page! Archiact moderators will be checking the Global Archiact Jam regularly to answer your questions.

    Is there a hashtag?!


    What is virtual reality?

    Virtual reality is a simulation of a 3D environment that can be interacted with by the player. Virtual reality is the most immersive form of gaming, and mobile virtual reality is the quickest way to have a VR experience. Want to know more? Check out these sites: here, here, and here.