For the first time in Ida-Virumaa! May 24-26 IDA Game Jam

  • 24.05.2024
  • 16:30
  • -
  • 26.05.2024
  • 18:30
  • Science Park Tehnopol

kood/Jõhvi, Tartu põik 5, 41537 Jõhvi, Ida-Virumaa

For the first time in Ida-Virumaa! May 24-26 IDA Game Jam

Tehnopol Film and Multimedia Accelerator, in collaboration with Ida-Viru Entrepreneurship Centre and GameDev Estonia, invites you to participate in IDA GAME JAM, during which participants will develop a prototype of their video game. The top 5 teams will receive PRIZES!

A Game Jam is a game development competition. Participants make a game from scratch in line with the theme of the jam and within a specified time frame. For the specific IDA Jam teams of 3-6 people will have 48 hours to create a working game prototype. The theme of the Jam will be revealed at the start of the event.

"Jam" is a reference to musical jam sessions. You do not need to have a pre-prepared plan or team, you don’t need to have coding skills or any relevant experience. This means you find yourself in a completely new situation, needing to generate a game idea, assess your skills to implement it, learn new things, and meet new people. Ultimately, you end up with a small game, the creation of which you could not have imagined before the jam. It is usually a very educational, inspiring, and energising experience.

To help you out we are bringing experienced video game developers! During the event we will have several lectures and constant help from several mentors. Here are several people you will be able to meet:

Tigran AKhumian
Hard-surface 3D Artist. Blender and Substance Painter pro.
Created art for games, AR and VR projects. Worked on AAA projects like Remnant 2 and Medal of Honor.

Sam Afshari
Founder of NeatCapital OÜ and Chilling Moose Games, is a game developer with a background in rendering and mobile games. He is currently working on "Moose Ed," a cross platform game editor for tile-based games, and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Luxembourg.

Andrejs Rusinovskis
Head of GameDev Estonia and GameDev HUB (physical coworking space in Tallinn). HR at Ringtail Studios, Head of Curriculum at Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences.

The working language of the event is English, but mentoring and presentations are possible in both Russian and Estonian.


Participation in the event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. We will provide you with snacks and drinks.

IDA Game Jam is co-funded by Startup Estonia.

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