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 on the spot!

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. The jammers will be awarded in three categories: the overall winner, the best aesthetical experience and the participants’ choice. This year’s event will take place at the premises of Bratislava’s Nová Cvernovka from 8th – 10th November 2019.

Bratislava Game Jam 2019 is the fifth year of our game jam.

Results of previous years:

Basic Info

  • All the participants will have an unlimited access to the venue for the whole duration of the challenge. It is possible to sleep on the spot, but you may want to bring a mat and a sleeping bag.
  • The venue HAS a shower.
  • Apart from the working space, participants will be able to use a chillout zone and a café.
  • Each participant will have their own seating spot, electric sockets, wi-fi connection.
  • The registration fee includes snacks and drinks during the event.
  • It is possible to park nearby for free (but public transport is better).
  • The event will be held in Slovak. Our staff speaks english and will help with translation if necessary.

Prizes

First place

Second place

Judging Criteria

The jury will judge primarily: how the game develops the theme, idea or message for players as well as an innovative and experimental approach. The technical aspect of the game is not among the top judging priorities.

Rules

  • Teams are made beforehand, max. 4 people.
  • Age: 18+
  • The topic will be announced on the start of the jam.
  • On-site registration is mandatory for each participant.
  • Video games may be done for any platform or operating system.
  • To be judged, the games must be at least in the form of a functional prototype.
  • The presentation of projects will be in English.
  • 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.
  • The created prototypes will be submitted to evaluation through itch.io.

Programme

Friday, 8. 11. 2019

16.30 - 17:30registration
17:30opening ceremony, theme announcement
18:00game jam start

Saturday, 9. 11. 2019

00:00 - 24:00working

Sunday 10. 11. 2019

11:00 - 12:00submitting the prototypes and presentations.
13:00 - 15:00game presentations (in English)
15:00 - 17:00chance to play the games
17:00 - 17:20award ceremony, The End
17:20afterparty

Jury

David Vávra

David Vávra is a Czech game developer. For 6 years, he was part of Charles Games, where he worked on games Attentat 1942 a Svoboda 1945. Currently he is a game lead in Geewa, where he works onSmashing Four. Apart form that, he works on card games. He made Opráski sčeskí historje and now works on a satirical games from the cold war times.

Jaromír Möwald

Jaromír Möwald is a Czech video game journalist. He observes video game scene in and beyond Czech republic on a long-term basis. He writes and speaks about games in podcasts and in Quest – a programme of Czech Radio. In the past, he wrote for Level and Hrej.cz a produced Game Page. He actively develops games himself as a level designer.

Andrea Froncová

Andrea Froncová is an environmentalist in BROZ – Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development, where she is a project manager of DANUBEparksCONNECTED projects. She is interested in connecting conservation of nature with other fields such as architecture, advertising and art. Why not video games then?

Ján Šicko

Ján Šicko is an artist and designer. His work bridges multiple genres and disciplines, ranging from animation, through VJing to interactive installations and video games. Apart from operating his own studio DevKid, he also leads MediaLab* of Department of Visual Communication on AFAD. Photo: Tomáš Benedikovič.

Venue

Nová Cvernovka
Račianska 78
Bratislava

48.1831178, 17.1297133

Nová cvernovka

 

Tickets

Supporters

Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council

Event organizer

Contact

Ľubica Fandl Drangová
0902 715 632

PR

Števka Lovasová
+421 915 170 233