23-25 January 2015

Book the dates already now! As every year the last weekend of January is the GGJ 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!

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event. In Bulgaria the event will be held in two locations – Sofia and Plovdiv. The event will be live streamed globally to the other Global Game Jam locations.

Breaking News! This time we will have a Board Games Track, for those of you who play / like / is into board games. We will provide scissors, paper, dice and other materials, so come and play with us! Remember to write "Board Games" in the Message field in the registration form!

Program

  • 12.00: Registration
  • In this lecture we will share our experience from our campaign Ragewar in Kickstarter - what we had to learn, conditions to start a Kickstarter campaign, stages of preparation and implementation, activities you should not skip, audience you want to reach, methods for recruiting popularity, common mistakes and presentation of the project. Speakers: Georgi Georgiev, Yordan Danchev, Kaloyan Gigilev

  • Speakers: Vasil Nikolov, Game Designer

  • Is there a difference in the creation of games for women and men? Are there games entirely for female audience? Are men and women different gamers or players? Women in the gaming community and their place in eSports. Women as game developers and GamersGate – we will discusse all this in the lecture Girls need their space ... in gaming too. Speaker: Nadejda Deribasheva

  • Speakers: Nikola Stoyanov, 2D artist and Petar Petrov, 3D artist / Tanko Shokerov, Producer

  • Speakers: Dimitar Tsaprev and Yoan Aleksiev

  • Speaker: Mikhail Lozanov, Creative Director at Ubisoft Sofia

  • Speaker: Joe Robins

  • 19.15 -19.45: Announcing the official Global Game Jam theme/ Motivational words by Simo & Bernar – audience award winners from PGJ14
  • 20.00 -20.30: Dinner
  • 20.30 - ?: Group Forming

  • 09.00: 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: Breakfast
  • 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

Vasil Nikolov
Speaker 2015, Speaker 2016

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

Petar Popov
Speaker 2015

Workshop: Art Pipeline in Casual Games Position: 3d Artist, Gameloft Bulgaria Projects: Zombie In...

Nikola Stoyanov
Speaker 2015

Workshop: Art Pipeline in Casual Games Position: 2D Artist, Gameloft Bulgaria Projects: Zombie In...

Tanko Shokerov
Speaker 2015

Workshop: Agile Methodologies in game development Position: Senior Game Producer, Gameloft Bulgar...

Joe Robins
Speaker 2015

Joe Robins joined Unity back in 2009. He is currently a Community Evangelist, assisting Unity Dev...

Mikhail Lozanov
Speaker 2015

Creative Director at Ubisoft, Sofia

Nadejda Danabasheva
Speaker 2015

CGO at XS Software Longest game session Nadia has is 72 hours. She tried to play Diablo 2 with th...

Yordan Danchev
Speaker 2015

Game Designer at XS Software

Georgi Georgiev
Speaker 2015

Game Designer at XS Software

Kaloyan Gigilev
Speaker 2015

Game Designer at XS Software

Yoan Aleksiev
Speaker 2015

John is the main 3d designer in the independent studio Dreamteck. He has finished photography in ...

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

Incubator Plovdiv

Our host for 2015 will be the creative space Incubator.

Address: ul. Bratya Pulevi 6, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 

 

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