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 2017

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

Ned Nedyalkov
Speaker 2017

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

Alex Yochev
Speaker 2017

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

Victoria Victorova
Speaker 2017

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

Boris Stoyanov
Speaker 2017

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

Viktor Ketipov
Speaker 2017

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

Peter Dimitrov
Speaker 2017

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

Nikolay Uzunov
Speaker 2017

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

Colorado Stark
Speaker 2017, Speaker 2018

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

Кonstantin Кanev
Host2016, Host2017

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

Georgi Dinchev
Moderator 2017

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

Dimitar Tsaprev
Speaker 2015, Speaker 2017

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

Eleonora Mateeva
Organizer

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

Boris Dzhuvinov
Organizer

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

Lyubomir Grigorov
Organizer

A freelancer graphics artist. Enough said!

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

 

 

 

 

 

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