Holiday Cheer Hackathon

Join the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from December 18th – January 3rd for the Holiday Cheer Hackathon to share our well wishes and traditions from all around the world.

The Holiday Cheer Hackathon is a two week event that will provide support and community to all developers who may be unable to see their friends and family during this holiday season. We will host multiple social and educational events during this period, while everyone will be encouraged to work together on projects that will span from holiday cards and songs to stories and, of course, games!

This hackathon will also celebrate the diverse backgrounds, locations, and traditions of the IGDA membership, and it is currently supported by Teradici, Dell, PlayEveryWare, HIVE – Turku Game Hub, Lucien Parsons, The GameHERs, Unity, Odin Law and Media, Backtrace, and Leyline.


Here are the recordings for several of the events:

Holiday Cheer Hackathon Opening Ceremony 

“Gaming as a Force for Good: Philanthropy in the Gaming World” Panel

IGDA Foundation Holiday Chat


Holiday Cheer Hackathon Closing Ceremony


If you would like to participate in the Holiday Cheer Hackathon, here are the three main platforms: 

IGDA’s Discord Server – Will host all of the meet and greets and other community discussions. Be sure to check out the #holiday-cheer-hackathon channel

IGDA Twitch Channel – Many of the events of this hackathon will be streamed here, so be sure to follow!

Holiday Cheer Submissions





Jet Simon
“All Snowmen are Bad Guys”

Not a Sailor Studios
“Buddy Simulator 1984”
United States



Tradition & Transformation