The Global Game Jam is an annual distributed game jam. Inspired by the Nordic Game Jam, and created by Susan Gold, Ian Schreiber, Gorm Lai and Foaad Khosmood, originally developed under the International Game Developers Association Education SIG to bring together the elements of creativity, collaboration and experimentation. At each site, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, creative, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community, all in a limited time span. As of 2013, GGJ is managed by Global Game Jam Incorporated.. Current and past board directors include the founders Elonka Dunin, Lindsay Grace and Zuraida Buter. In January 2018, GGJ generated teams in 803 sites in 108 countries, who over the course of one weekend created 8,606 games. The Global Game Jam carries a registered trademark.