ZEPETO WORLD JAM 2023 is an AngelHack Event that aims to build up the vibrant ecosystem and community in ZEPETO. We aim to bring together developers to reimagine how people can connect in the metaverse; from interactive multiplayer spaces that bring communities together to immersive strategy battles where players outwit their friends. Let’s create Worlds that will connect, engage and excite.


Reimagine how people come together in the metaverse; from interactive multiplayer spaces that bring communities together to immersive strategy battles where players outwit their friends.

The ZEPETO WORLD JAM aims to bring together developers from around the world to build the next exciting World for the ZEPETO app, one of the fastest-growing metaverse platforms.

Let your creative juices flow!

Participants are free to build Worlds of any genre; simulator, roleplay, survival, shooters, and anything else you can dream of.

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🏆 Prizes

Stand a chance to win several prizes from our USD 115,000  prize pool for the most fun Worlds and receive additional rewards for different wildcard submissions. We welcome all imaginative ways to connect communities and build up the vibrant ecosystem and community in the ZEPETO platform.


1st Place: USD 30,000

2nd Place: USD 20,000

3rd Place: USD 10,000

4th and 5th Place:  USD 5,000

Wildcard Prizes*

  1. Roleplay – Incorporate simulation/role-playing elements: USD 3,000 
  2. Party – Incorporate party/social/multiplayer elements: USD 3,000
  3. Voice Chat – Incorporate a voice chat function (using ZEPETO’s new voice-enabled API): USD 3,000

*Terms and conditions apply. Refer to the ZEPETO WORLD JAM Website for more information

Bounty Prizes:

Best Visuals: USD 5,000 

People’s Choice:  USD 5,000 USD

Most Creative Submission: USD 5,000


Submissions will be judged under the following criteria:

  1. Market Potential
  2. Design and Functionality
  3. Innovation
  4. Completion
  5. Presentation

✅ How to Participate

Follow the steps outlined below and you will be off to a great start!

  1. Register for the hackathon.
  2. Form and register your teams (Refer to instructions in the Participants’ Guide).
  3. Join the Discord server.
  4. Save our “ZEPETO WORLD JAM Calendar to stay updated on the latest events
  5. Join us for our Kickoff Ceremony on 30 Jan 2023, 8 pm (EST)/ 31 Jan 2023, 1 am (GMT).
  6. Check out the resources parked under the ‘Resources 📚’ section in the Participants’ Guide to navigate your way to building on ZEPETO
  7. Ideate & build your project!

Get the opportunity to learn from the best in the business through our Code-a-long Workshops conducted by our technical specialists and connect with other budding developers during our community jam sessions!

Throughout the entire development period, our team of mentors; from development to design, will be available to help you build exciting Worlds and support you at every step of the way.

Be sure to sign up and reserve your spot for the ZEPETO WORLD JAM!

🔴 Key Events

Registrations Open: 7 Dec 2022

Kick-off Ceremony: 30 Jan 2023

Registrations Close: 12 February 2023

Submission Deadline: 26 February 2023

Closing Ceremony: 17 Mar 2023

❓Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can participate in the ZEPETO WORLD JAM?
    • This event is open to all! We welcome all developers who want to learn more about building in ZEPETO. So long as you are a legitimate citizen who is not within our list of ineligible countries, have a stable internet connection, and is 16 years old and above. Please refer to the eligibility restrictions section on the Participation Agreement.
  • What tech infrastructure should I use for the ZEPETO WORLD JAM?
    • You need to install the Unity game engine and ZEPETO’s Unity Plug-in. With these tools, you’ll be able to use ZEPETOScript to implement game logic, control user input or modify the properties of characters and game objects. ZEPETOScript is designed to support the TypeScript programming language and is fully compatible with the Unity MonoBehaviour interface. Find out more about creating ZEPETO Worlds and installing these tools here.
  • What is the total number of participants I can have on my team?
    • The minimum number of participants in a team is 1, while the maximum number is 4.
  • Do all of my team members have to register for the ZEPETO WORLD JAM?
    • Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly.
  • Will I need a team to participate?
    • While participants can submit a World individually, we encourage everyone to form teams (of up to a maximum of 4 members) where possible to make the ideation and development process more enjoyable!
  • What do I need to include as part of my submission?
    • Please refer to the Submission Requirements & Guide in the Participant’s Guide (available upon registration).
  • Who can I contact if I have any registration questions?

Let’s create a new World of play!

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ZEPETO is a burgeoning avatar-centric social universe where anyone can connect and create without limits. Since 2018, over 350+ million global users have relied on ZEPETO to explore new forms of entertainment, expression and experience alongside the World’s most popular Brands, IP and Celebrities. As a community platform powered by millions of creators via ZEPETO Studio, our metaverse is one of the most intuitive, immersive and inclusive virtual spaces that exist today.