The Game Days Festival has spread to the online world, so you will be able to enjoy lectures by world speakers, a virtual Game Jam or interesting workshops from the comfort of your home. The organizers will also present the Slovak Game of the Year 2019 awards. You will be able to join Game Days Online on November 26 – 28, 2020.
During a pandemic, video games are one of the best ways to have fun, experience extraordinary stories and all sorts of emotions. Therefore, the organizers did everything possible and impossible to bring you the video game festival Game Days in ONLINE form. “The unfavorable situation resulted in the cancellation of Game Days Trnava, which were to take place at the turn of April and May. However, we joined forces with Game Days Košice and an online version of the festival was created, ”says program director Maroš Brojo.
You can also look forward to lectures by world and Slovak speakers in the online version. Few people can talk about games with more enthusiasm than their creators and the people who study them. That’s why Game Days focuses on game developers, scientists and journalists this year as well.
It’s hard to imagine a video game festival without a proper Game Jam. This year’s will be virtual in cooperation with Bratislava Game Jam and Game Developers Session in Prague. There will also be a special transnational award for the best created games. At Game Days ONLINE you will also be able to watch an interactive lecture on an important moment in Slovak game history. Slavomír Hazucha from the 10tacle Studios studio will reveal game samples from the legendary unfinished game Elveon, which is known to almost every fan of the Slovak video game scene.
As every year, the announcement of the Slovak Game of the Year 2019 award will be one of the highlights. The list of great games only proves that the Slovak game scene is better from year to year. However, we would not have fresh information about the game scene and reviews of great titles without quality game journalism. The members of the editorial board of the Sector.sk portal will therefore show you what game journalism entails, how it is written about games, and during the workshop you will be able to try to write a review.
Game Days Online will also include a discussion panel with entrepreneurs and investors, who will discuss the possibilities of financing game projects and studies. Representatives of Zero Gravity Capital, CEO of Gamesfarm Peter Nagy and CEO of SuperScale Ivan Trančík promised to participate. From foreign guests we will be able to hear Giovanna Villani from Digital Bros / 505 Games, Anlu Liu, from the investment fund Kawloon Nights and Ilya Grabelnikova from Metapublishing.
Fans of the Arcade Watch game podcast will be able to watch the livestream from the filming of a new episode with veteran of the Slovak gaming scene Marián Ferko, founder of the legendary Cauldron studio and president of SGDA (currently active at Nine Rocks Games). During the breaks between lectures and workshops, we will bring you reports from Slovak game studios, which will be full of new information about upcoming domestic titles. The developers also let the organizers backstage, so you can look forward to footage from the environment of Slovak studios.
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