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.


  • 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


Speaker 2016

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

Speaker 2015, Speaker 2016

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

Host2016, Host2017

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

Speaker 2016

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

Speaker 2016

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

Moderator 2016

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

Speaker 2016

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

Speaker 2016

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

Speaker 2016

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


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


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


A freelancer graphics artist. Enough said!

Organizer 2016

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


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


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


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


Пловдивски Културен институт

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

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







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