PGJ 2022

Plovdiv Game Jam 2022



Digital game

A Hack & Slash game about the last surviving chess piece. Find your way through the dark zones and defeat the corrupted queen!

Non-digital game

Our project is a simple party game that will test the strategic thinking, luck and liver of the players.


Plovdiv Game Jam is part of the world's largest game jam event Global Game Jam (GGJ). In 2022, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be only online. We have prepared a Discord channel for all the registered participants. We will also have live stream in Twitch, Youtube and Facebook. The event will be live streamed globally to the other Global Game Jam locations.


Plovdiv Game Jam is a game development event, where people meet for a weekend and create games together. The teams work from Friday to Sunday on their games and present on Sunday to the whole jam. Plovdiv Game Jam is non-profit, focused on cooperation and made for the community; people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Come join us – all you need is a computer, happy mood and a desire to make games. Remember - we make both DIGITAL AND BOARD GAMES!


26 January - 30 January 2022

Book the dates already now! As every year, one of the last weekends of January is the Global Game Jam weekend, so clear your calendar and come prepared! This time, due to the COVID situation, we will have 2-3 more days for development. The GGJ theme will be announced on the January 20th and you can start working on your games. We will create games and have fun together, online.


Emo and Rali will hold an online kids workshop for game development in Scratch.


The theme will be revealed by GGJ already on January, 16th. We will open the PGJ Discord server earlier, but we will have full support only from Wednesday, 18.00 to Sunday, 20.00. The live stream will be filled with talks from game dev professionals, interviews with the teams and live gaming during night hours.

This year, as in 2021, due to the Covid-19 situation we are only going to have the event online - Discord only.

GGJ will make the official theme public already on January, 16th. This time the theme don't have to be secret, as all the locations are online and streaming live.

19.00 – GGJ keynote and theme live rewatch (in Discord)

19.30 – Group forming and registration of the teams

So, in 2022, the teams will have more days to work on their prototypes. Rejoys! 🙂

The teams can work when they need to and plan their time accordingly. We will have volunteers, ready to help and assist, 24/7 on the official PGJ discord server.

Our official live stream is going to be on Twitch, but we will also have Facebook live. We are still preparing an online mini-conference about game development on Thursday, the 27.01.2022, Friday, the 28.01.2022 and Saturday, the 29.01.2022. Аnyone that is interested and wants to watch the talks and presentations, our Twitch channel is open and we welcome all.

We know that it's very difficult times for all of us, and it is not going to be as fun as other years, but we all hope that we will have good time nonetheless and make some awesome games together.

The Plovdiv Game Jam organizer team is looking forward to see you and jam with you in Discord!


Kremena Dimitrova
Never quits
Samuil Gospodinov
3D printer & merch
Angelina Titeryakova
Social media
Ralitsa Kostadinova
Venue & registration
Velina Ilieva
Program & speakers
Anita Rupova
Emil Totev
Discord admin
Tania Shiderova
Discord admin


This year, as in 2021, we are holding the event only online, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

STEP 1: Register at Plovdiv Game Jam on the GGJ site.

STEP 2: Get an email with details for joining our Discord server.

STEP 3: Join our Discord server and follow the simple initiation process.

Everyone can watch the talks and presentations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on our public streaming channels.

PGJ Twitch channel

Grupata Youtube channel

Grupata on Facebook


During the event, you can follow our social media channels for updates.







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