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20-22 January 2017

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 Global Game Jam (GGJ) - the world's largest game jam event. In Bulgaria, in 2017 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.

Program

  • 12.00: Registration opens
  • Opportunities in the game industry. Speaker: Ned Nedyalkov

  • Cloud for Game Developers. Speaker: Alex Yochev

  • Advertizing a VR project with 0 leva. Speaker: Victoria Victorova

  • How to plan, create and follow а unique and unified vision for your game’s art. Speakers: Peter Dimitrov, Nikolay Uzunov

  • The difference between game development and any other job. Speakers: Viktor Ketipov, Boris Stoyanov.

  • How to choose the right engine/platform for game development. Participants: Colorado Stark, Stoyan Nikolov , Dimitar Tsaprev . Moderator: Georgi Dinchev

  • 17.40 -18.00: Announcing the official Global Game Jam theme
  • 18.00 -19.00: Group Forming
  • 19.00 - 20.00: Dinner

  • 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 10-20 minutes to do a short presentation of their game
  • 19.00 -20.00: Voting and announcing the winners
  • 20.00: After Jam beers

People

Stoyan Nikolov
Speaker

Stoyan Nikolov co-founded Coherent Labs in 2012 and works there as Chief Software Architect. The ...

Ned Nedyalkov
Speaker

Nedialko Nedialkov is a game development enthusiast. He has worked in large and small companies i...

Alex Yochev
Speaker

As software engineer Alex had taken various technical and management roles developing software so...

Victoria Victorova
Speaker

Journalist and marketing specialist in the gaming industry with more than 10 years of experience....

Boris Stoyanov
Speaker

Concept artist and illustrator working with development of video games and cartoons. According to...

Viktor Ketipov
Speaker

Game developer with extensive experience in the gaming industry. Founder of Kipi Interactive. He ...

Peter Dimitrov
Speaker

Peter Dimitrov is Victus Games’ co-founder. He is in charge of the product development of the ind...

Nikolay Uzunov
Speaker

Nikolay Uzunov is Victus Game’s lead character artist. He is experienced in illustration, adverti...

Colorado Stark
Speaker

Colorado Stark co-founded a software company out of his basement with nothing but his best friend...

Кonstantin Кanev
Host

Кonstantin Кanev, better known as NoThx. In his spare time he is an eSports & Gameplay commen...

Georgi Dinchev
Moderator

30-year old sworn gamer. Played games during most of his adult life. Co-founder of the first web ...

Dimitar Tsaprev
Speaker, Speaker 2015

Mitko is co-founder and programmer in independent game studio Dreamteck. He graduated from high s...

Eleonora Mateeva
Organizer

Volunteer and organizer of IT events. Her childhood dream is to stand on the professional gaming ...

Boris Dzhuvinov
Organizer

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

Anders Højsted
Organizer

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

Stefan Stavrev
Organizer

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

Kremena Dimitrova
Organizer

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

Venue

Technical University - Sofia, Plovdiv Branch

Our host and co-organizer for 2017 will be the Technical University - Sofia, Plovdiv Branch.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

Awards

Partners

Media

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.

Games

The Walk to Secret Ritual

The Eraboshi’s Trip

TerroristRun

Ritual Museum

Prophet of a New Age

Plovdiv 2020

Kuker

Hex Ritual

Flaminis

Estinari

Cultists

Ascension

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

GiveEmHell

Tower Quest

Second time around

HVAD GØR VI NU

Escape

Light the Pattern

Alien Invasion of Privacy

Five Steps to Freedom

Project Awsm

tunnl

War of the Emoticons

Snap Me

Ra

Poetry Run

Light the Lamps

Ignis Interitus

Hunting Words

Hipsteria

Dead hunt

Color explorer

Bad trip

Help

A word about our new age policy

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Global Game Jam’s recources for jammers

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Liability

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The Global Game Jam is supposed to be fun and collaborative, with a goal to keep things very simp...

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Do I need special skills to participate in the GGJ?

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Although having computer skills is helpful, code experience is not necessary. Designers, develope...

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Do I need to come to GGJ with a team already formed?

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Do not come to the Jam with a team. Everyone will have some time to think and pitch an idea. Coll...

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What is the typical day to day schedule for the GGJ?

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We meet on Friday, registration opens at 12.00 pm. We have prepared interesting sessions from our...

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What happens during Plovdiv Game Jam?

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It begins on Friday, 23.01.2015 at 12.00 HRS with registration. In the afternoon there will be ca...

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Why is the GGJ held often at many universities?

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Schools have access to large labs and space that are not always available at studios. Educational...

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Tips

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We do not recommend that you come to the Jam with a team. Everyone will have some time to think a...

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Rules

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Be nice! Be helpfull! Have fun! You need to bring your own equipment (computer, software, etc.). ...

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Who can participate?

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Plovdiv Game Jam is open to anyone interested in video games – professional, students or just peo...

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What exactly is a Game Jam?

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BBC news calls the Global Game Jam a ‘global phenomenon’. In a nutshell, the jam is 48-hour marat...

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Why get involved?

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The Global Game Jam encourages innovation and experimentation. It plays not only a big role in cr...

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