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29-31 January 2016

Book the dates already now! As every year the last weekend 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 Gam Jam is part of Global Game Jam (GGJ) - the world's largest game jam event. In Bulgaria, in 2016 Global Game Jam will be held in four locations – Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas and Varna. The event will be live streamed globally to the other Global Game Jam locations.

Plovdiv Game Jam's Program

  • 12.00: Registration opens
  • How and why video games have become one of the best storytelling arts? Speaker: Yordan Zhelyazkov.

  • GROZEN ENT. - About the comics as an industry. Speaker: Sybilla Koritareva

  • Speaker: George Tanev, Gameloft Bulgaria

  • Speakers: Georgi Dinchev, Ivaylo Koralsky, Vasil Nikolov, Maria Kamarashka. Moderator: Hellyana Velinova

  • Speaker: Aleksey Savchenko, Epic Games Europe

  • 18.40 -19.00: Announcing the official Global Game Jam theme
  • 19.00 -20.00: Group Forming
  • 20.00 - ?: Dinner

  • 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

  • 09.30-13.00: Work on games
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 13.30-15.00: Work on games
  • 15.00 -16.30: Deadline for handing in the games is 15.00!
  • 16.30 -19.00: 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

George Tanev
Speakers

Concept Artist at Gameloft. Lecture „The art process in game development“

Vasil Nikolov
Speakers, Speakers 2015

Position: Game Designer, Gameloft Bulgaria Projects: March of Heroes, Tokyo Tycoon, Zombie Infect...

Кonstantin Кanev
Host

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

Maria Kamarashka
Speakers

Maria “Miffzy” Kamarashka is а PR & Event Manager in GplayTV. Her first contact w...

Sybilla Koritareva
Speakers

CEO at Grozen ent. Grozen ent. is a cultural organization, publishing house for comics and artboo...

Hellyana Velinova
Moderator

Confused. Lost. Loved. Searching for something. I am a modern nomad. Witch. Sometimes I talk too ...

Ivaylo Koralsky
Speakers

A person with a particular passion for the sea, received its first console when he was two years ...

Georgi Dinchev
Speakers

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

Aleksey Savchenko
Speakers

Evangelist (Eastern Europe), Epic Games • Successful entrepreneur and reliable contractor with pr...

Yordan Zhelyazkov
Speakers

Yordan Zhelyazkov is a professional writer and former semi-professional PC gamer (now rehabilitat...

Lyubomir Grigorov
Organizers

A freelancer graphics artist. Enough said!

Cvetomir Andreev
Organizers

Cvetomir graduated as Bachelor of Informatics at the Plovdiv University “Paisij Hilendarski...

Anders Højsted
Organizers

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

Stefan Stavrev
Organizers

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

Kremena Dimitrova
Organizers

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

Venue

Пловдивски Културен институт

Our host for 2016 will be the new Plovdiv Cultural Institute.

Address: ul. "Ivan Perpeliev" 5, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

Partners

Media partners

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

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

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Liability

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Tips

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Rules

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Who can participate?

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What exactly is a Game Jam?

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Why get involved?

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