Do you know how to code, you do graphics, make music, would you be able to come up with your own computer game? Then why wait, get a team together and try to make one in a weekend. The theme to work on will be announced at the beginning!

Bratislava Game Jam is a contest of coders, screenwriters, graphic designers, philosophers and illustrators whose task is to make a video game prototype in one weekend. Individuals and interdisciplinary teams will get a space to test their audacious game design along with their skills. The particular theme to work on will be revealed at the start of the event. This year will be czechoslovak! The event will take place online 6. 11. - 8. 11. 20202 in collaboration with Game Days and Game Developers Session Prague. Participants of BGJ20 will vote for the best game among themselves. Each participant of BGJ20 can also compete for the joint czechoslovak award, which will be awarded by a jury.

Bratislava Game Jam 2020 is the sixth year of our game jam.

Results of previous years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Watch the opening ceremony here! 6th Nov. at 5PM CET

Basic Info

  • We will use itch.io for submitting games. You need to create an itch.io account in order to submit your game and vote.
  • Only attendees with a free BGJ20 ticket will get a link to private itch.io BGJ20.
  • At BGJ, we value experiment, innovative approaches and the joy of creation. Don't be affraid to try new things.

Prizes

 

Rules

  • Teams are made beforehand, max. 4 people.
  • No age restrictions.
  • The topic will be announced in a live stream on the start of the jam.
  • Each attendee must get a free BGJ20 ticket.
  • Video games may be done for any platform or operating system.
  • The created prototypes will be submitted to evaluation through itch.io.
  • Attendees of BGJ20 choose the winner by voting.
  • In order to join the czechoslovak award, it is mandatory to create a short gameplay video of your game.
  • The games created during the jam will remain the intellectual property of their creators. The event organiser Mladý pes reserves the right to use the games for promotional purposes.

Jury

Pavol Buday does not need to be introduced to the slovak and foreign gamedev scene. He is one of the founding members of SGDA, he co-organizes the Reboot Develop Conference in Croatia and Canada and Game Days in Slovakia.

Štefánia Lovasová co-organizes Bratislava Game Jam since 2017. Currently she is finishing her studies of film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts and is working on her first movie projects.

Zuzana Panczová is an ethnologist. She is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. She studies narratives (folk-tales, rumors, conspiracy theories) and collective stereotypes. Apart from research work, she invests time into lecturing for PhD students and popularizing science.

Pavel Barák is the chair of czech Game Developers Association and he co-organizes the famous Game Developers Session Conference, which is a small feast of czech gamedev scene.

Lukáš Kolek works at the Charles University. He is the project director and game developer at Charles Games, the creators of critically accialmed game Attentat 1942.

Programme

Friday, 6 11. 2020

17:00opening talk
17:40opening ceremony, theme announcement
18:00game jam start

Saturday, 7. 11. 2020

00:00 - 24:00working

Sunday 8. 11. 2020

18:00deadline for game submissions

Tickets

Partners

Event organizer

Contact

Ľubica Fandl Drangová
0902 715 632

PR

Števka Lovasová
+421 915 170 233