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Attend a re-imagination of what a gaming event is – become a part of EPICENTER Game Jam on October 26th and 27th at Celje Fair. Everyone is welcome – no matter if you are an avid game developer or just a gamer, wanting to try making games.

What is a game jam?

It is a 32-hour challenge in developing a theme-focused video game, requiring cooperation between teams of programmers, 3D artists, animators, audio engineers, etc. which connects the Slovenian game-development community, improving skills and connections between attendees, companies and of course players at the event itself.

Where? 40 minutes from Maribor and Ljubljana. What else? A wide array of fun activities. Sounds awesome? Sign up now!

Recap video of the last EPICENTER

Are you a game developer, an artist, a sound designer or a gamer?
Sign up now!

Why attend?

EPICENTER Game Jam takes place as a part of Telemach EPICENTER 20, which is the largest and longest-running Slovenian gaming festival, each visited by 450 gamers and thousands of visitors.

Experience esports tournaments with 10.000€ in prizing, a fun lanparty, sit down in front of massive projection screens to watch event livestreams, take part in sports challenges, listen to roundtable discussions, attend workshops and presentations, enjoy live music performances, try out the latest AAA game demo booths, give feedback at indie developer booths and test out the newest gear at technology expo.

THE GAME JAM THEME
IS “THE CENTER”

The team behind the attendee-voted best game developed at the EPICENTER Game Jam will be given unique trophies, as well as a Redragon mechanical keyboard each.

Have a question?

EPICENTER started out as a small lanparty and is today the largest and longest running gaming event in the region – now with its expansion with a hackathon and gamejam, it is set to become the largest technology festival in the country.

You can sign up by choosing the desired ticket (and options, if applies) in our webstore, which guides you through the whole process – entering your data, choosing the payment method and processing the payment through our processor Mollie. The webstore is available at the link below:  http://spid.si/shop

Anyone is allowed and invited to attend. If you are under 16, you will need a parent/guardian consent form, but aside from that – if you love games, you’re golden!

Yes. The event is open to all nationalities – if you are interested in video game creation, you will feel right at home at EPICENTER Game Jam.

The maximum number of creators per project/game is not limited, although 4 is a good reference number, although we have seen 6+ as well – whatever suits your team and whatever is needed to have an epic experience of event attendance.

Don’t let that stop you. A lot of other students will come on their own as well. After the opening ceremony we will have team formations for everyone who doesn’t have a team.

You should definitely still attend, whether you’ve written tons of code or not a single line. We’re a very welcoming community and we encourage you to give it a try!

Yes. You can also always look at local hostels/hotels in the area to ensure a comfortable sleep. If resting at the venue, do not forget to bring a pillow and/or sleeping bag though.

Yes. There will be a lot of different challenges and thanks to our sponsors the winners or winning teams of each challenge will receive a prize.

No. Due to the GDPR regulation on personal data and privacy, each attendee has to sign up and accept our terms and conditions, privacy policy and other conditions of event attendance himself. This is the reason the webstore does not allow you to add more than one ticket of the same type in your basket. We apologize for the inconvenience.

You can pay for the signup fee with a variety of payment platforms (PayPal, Credit cards, Paysafecard, SEPA bank transfer, etc.) and in a variety of currencies. When completing the order, you will be redirected to our payment processor Mollie where you will be able to complete the purchase.

The signup fee can not be paid at the venue itself. Please see the list of the available payment methods at the question “How can I pay the signup fee?”

We do not return payments, except in the case that the event as a whole is cancelled, or as defined in the general terms and conditions of event attendance, which are agreed by every attendee when signing up.

There is a visitor fee of 2€, which allows the purchaser to have access to the venue for the full duration of the event.

When you arrive at the venue, look for an information desk to go through the check-in process. There we verify that you are signed up and paid the entrance fee – then you take your place at the game jam and the games begin following a short opening ceremony of the EPICENTER Game Jam.

    1. A lot of energy, good spirit and great ideas!
    2. Your computer with all your favourite tools installed, updated, and ready to go. Plus don’t forget to bring extension cords and UTP cables (just in case if you have stationary PC).
      • Some tools for artists: Photoshop, Gimp, Mari, Substance, Blender, Maya, 3ds Max etc.
      • Some tools for programmers: Unity, Unreal, GameMaker, Godot, Visual Studio, Sublime, VS Code (basically your favourite editor) and some Git client like Source tree.
    3. Some utilities that will make your sleep at the event more restful:
      • Armaflex or Turbo Maximus
      • Sleeping bag or blanket
      • Pillow
      • Something cosy to wear. That also a good rule in general. Don’t come in a fancy shirt or tight jeans.
    4. Personal hygiene stuff that is basically the same stuff that you would bring to camping (toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, comb, etc.)
    5. Some snacks and water bottle. There is also a fridge to store snacks. But don’t overdo it. There will be also a lot of stores open so you could buy stuff and there is a minimal kitchen if you want to prepare something.

The whole organisational team behind EPICENTER and EPICHACK works on the project on a volunteer basis. If you want to help out and in turn receive a memorable, fun and dynamic experience, contact our EPICHACK project lead – Tomaž Leopold ([email protected]).

or write to us by filling out the form below





Partners of EPICENTER Game Jam

What ticket to choose?

15

Game Jam ticket
  • Attendee space with a minimum of 110x50cm desk space, one wired ethernet port and one 220V power port
  • Taking part at EPICENTER Game Jam
  • Unlimited access to the venue both days of the event
  • Taking part in activities (music concerts, sports activities, booths, presentations/workshops/round-table discussions, etc.)
  • Free McAfee Total Protection, Unlimited Devices 1-Year License courtesy of REAL security

7,5

Game Jam ticket for members of Games Slovenia association
  • Attendee space with a minimum of 110x50cm desk space, one wired ethernet port and one 220V power port
  • Taking part at EPICENTER Game Jam
  • Unlimited access to the venue both days of the event
  • Taking part in activities (music concerts, sports activities, booths, presentations/workshops/round-table discussions, etc.)
  • Free McAfee Total Protection, Unlimited Devices 1-Year License courtesy of REAL security

2

Visitor ticket
  • Unlimited access to the venue both days of the event
  • Taking part in activities (music concerts, sports activities, booths, presentations/workshops/round-table discussions, etc.)

Experience a next-level game jam at the largest gaming festival in Slovenia!

Za zagotavljanje boljše storitve uporabljamo pištkotke. S potrditvijo sprejemate pogoje uporabe piškotkov skladno z našo politiko upravljanja s piškotki.