Cultures throughout history and around the world today have created amazing art, artifacts, traditions, and places that are priceless for their cultural and historical value. But these cultural legacies, which are often the cornerstone of many local and regional identities, are under threat and risk disappearing forever - as recent news has demonstrated. Looting, theft, trafficking, and destruction of art, antiquities, and other cultural objects - collectively identified as “cultural heritage” - benefit international criminal organizations and terrorist groups, and erode the legal art market.

he loss of cultural heritage also contributes to the breakdown of a community’s social identity, coexistence, and economic livelihood.

In partnership with the Cultural Antiquities Task Force (CATF), part of the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee, the Global Game Jam is hosting a very unique game jam to engage and challenge our community to use their powerful skills to create games that:

- Celebrate diverse cultural art, artifacts, traditions, and places
- Help disrupt cultural heritage looting, theft, trafficking, and destruction
- Reinforce the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage
- Educate about the effects of climate change on cultural heritage

26. Oktober 2021, von Markus 'Markus S.' Schaffarz