26-28 January 2018

Book the dates already now! As every year, in one of the last weekends of January is the Global Game Jam weekend, so clear your calendar and come prepared! We will create games and have fun together!

Plovdiv Game Jam is open to anyone interested in video games - professional, students or just people with talent! The idea behind the event is to get together a mix of people with different backgrounds, interests and skills, and motivate them to work together on an idea - to plan and execute the concept in 48 hours. Just for the sake of the challenge!

Plovdiv Game Jam is part of Glo0bal Game Jam (GGJ) - the world's largest game jam event. In Bulgaria, in 2018 Global Game Jam will be held in five locations – Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna and Gabrovo. The event will be live streamed globally to the other Global Game Jam locations.


  • 19.00-22.30: Pre-party, hosted by GAME DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT and B12 GAMES in Kanape

Our friends from B12 and Game Dev Summit would like to invite you to an icebreaker, mingling, friendly "ajljak" starter of the 5th edition of Plovdiv Game Jam! Save the date and come with friends! :)
Free entrance.

PGJ preparty

  • 12.00: Doors open
  • by Gergana Gruncharova, Busting the myth about making a lot of money from your game

  • by Petya Kirisheva, 13 most common misconceptions about concept art that stop artists from having a career in the game industry. We will talk about the most popular myths like “marketing illustrations = concept art”, through fun myths like the fact that artists are strange lonely birds and we will focus on existential myths that really hinder any development like the one that you need to have talent to become a good artist.

  • with Johnatan "joXnka" Salame

  • with Radomir Mirchev

  • with Georgi Bozgilov and Georgi Kostov

  • by Colorado Stark

  • 17.10 -17.40: Announcing the official Global Game Jam theme
  • 17.40 -18.40: Group Forming
  • 19.00 - 20.00: Dinner
  • 20.00 - : Working on games

  • 09.00-09.30: Breakfast
  • 09.30-11.00: Work on games
  • 11.00: Deadline to create user profile and game page on Global Game Jam site!
  • 11.00-13.00: Work on games
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 13.30-20.00: Work on games
  • 20.00: Dinner

  • 09.00-09.30: Breakfast
  • 09.30-13.00: Work on games
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 13.30-15.00: Work on games
  • 15.00: Deadline for handing in the games!
  • 15.00 -16.30: Preparing presentations
  • 16.30 -19.00: Games Presentations – Each team has 5-10 minutes to do a short presentation of their game
  • 19.00 -20.00: Voting and announcing the winners
  • 20.00: After Jam beers


Hristo “Ristaki” Georgiev
Host 2018

Hristo has 10+ years experience in the web industry as a Web Designer, 5 of which professionally....

Nikolay Daskalov
Host 2018

The best host among the high ones and the highest among the hosts.

Radomir Mirchev
Speaker 2018

A graduate in Law and a professional book editor, creator of the Stalker LARP series and the Wc3 ...

Georgi Kostov
Speaker 2018

3 years of experience in the game development. 1 year as a member of an Indi studio. 3 times part...

Georgi Bozhilov
Speaker 2018

Talic is a passionate gamer, movie lover and anime fan. His dream is to develop games. In profess...

Jonathan “joXnka” Salame
Speaker 2018

Involved in organizing gaming events and societies from the far-off 2002, his passion is to provi...

Gergana Gruncharova
Speaker 2018

5+ years of experience in entrepreneurship 7+ years of building and realization of marketing stra...

Petya Kirisheva
Speaker 2018

A graduate engineer, Petya has abandoned the engineering industry already during her studies. She...

Colorado Stark
Speaker 2017, Speaker 2018

Software Entrepreneur for 20 years. Course Lecturer – C ++ programming for Unreal Engine &#...

Eleonora Mateeva

Graduated Plovdiv University with Bachelor “Business Information Technologies”. She l...

Boris Dzhuvinov

Graduated Plovdiv University with BsC in Computer Science. He loves organizing all kinds of socia...

Lyubomir Grigorov

A freelancer graphics artist. Enough said!

Anders Højsted

Finished IT University of Copenhagenwith Master of Science in Information Technology. Founder &am...

Stefan Stavrev

He graduated from a prestigious Language High School and continued his education in Plovdiv Unive...

Kremena Dimitrova

Finished IT University of Copenhagenwith Master of Science in Software Development. She has a mas...


Technical University - Sofia, Plovdiv Branch

Our host and co-organizer for 2018 will be the Technical University - Sofia, Plovdiv Branch.

Address: ul. "Tsanko Diustabanov" 25, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria









Plovdiv Game Jam is an unique opportunity for local companies to support and spread the word about the Bulgarian game industry. Sponsorship money goes toward things such as logistics, marketing, operations, and opportunities to present the games at international conferences. Our goal is to promote rapid prototyping, iterative design, collaboration and game studies while uniting the game development community in a giant experiment in creativity.


The Walk to Secret Ritual

The Eraboshi’s Trip


Ritual Museum

Prophet of a New Age

Plovdiv 2020


Hex Ritual





7 Circles

Testicular Thunder

String Fighter : The Word Warrior

The Dice of Destiny

Game of Live

T.A.G. Suit

Office ninjas

What now?

Ignite the Knight


Tower Quest

Second time around



Light the Pattern

Alien Invasion of Privacy

Five Steps to Freedom

Project Awsm


War of the Emoticons

Snap Me


Poetry Run

Light the Lamps

Ignis Interitus

Hunting Words


Dead hunt

Color explorer

Bad trip


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