Game Jam Tales Of Us 2022-09-06T12:16:50+00:00

Tales of Us
Game Jam Romania

Bringing Romanian Myths To Life

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30 September – 02 October

Gamejam call for applications 

Who’s up for the challenge of turning Romania’s most intriguing myths into interactive gaming experiences? Can you imagine Prâslea the Brave as the hero of your game? Or an adventurous maze game inspired by folk art from Maramures? Now before you ask, don’t worry, we think Vlad the Impaler has probably inspired enough content already. But what about a game featuring Zana Zorilor, the Princess of Dawn? Is the world ready to play a game set in the Merry Cemetery. 

THE GAME WILL BE HYBRID
30 PARTICIPANTS ON SITE +
LIMITLESS REMOTE APPLICANTS

This will be the first Game Jam with the theme of Mythologies in Romanian field, so if you want to be part of this amazing journey, register now!

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Tales Of Us Game Jam Prizes

  • First Place
    1700eur
  • Second Place
    800eur
  • Third Place
    500eur

Agenda
A 46 hours journey

16:00 Friday for the opening
17:00 Lecture of the myths
18:00 Friday start of the GJ
16:00 Sunday end of the GJ
16:00 Games showcase (by each team)
17:30 Games evaluation
20:00 Awards

Sponsors 

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Gold Sponsors 

Mentors and Members of the Jury

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FAQ

What is Tales of Us Game Jam Romania? 2022-08-30T16:41:57+00:00

It is a game jam organized by RGDA together with Tales of Us, being both a regional exchange and an international expose of Romanian culture and Talent.
Some of Romania’s most enticing storytellers will take you on a journey through fascinating ancestral wisdom derived from tales out of the Danube, Transilvania, Malamures and more. Your game will be developed based on a Romanian Mith.
You will have 46 hours to let your imagination run free and jam up your best ideas for creating the best game.

For what platform should the game be? 2022-08-30T16:44:29+00:00

PC or mobile.

Who can participate? 2022-08-30T16:45:27+00:00

Open to Romanian artists, designers, programmers, etc. from +18 years old.

Register and show up at the opening webinar 2022-08-30T16:46:49+00:00

Anyone who wants to participate in the game jam, should register through this website by September 21st.
The opening webinar will be on site at the location of the event and shared on Zoom for those attending online.
(You will receive a link to Opening Webinar on Zoom before the event.)

Both teams and individual developers are accepted. 2022-08-30T16:47:36+00:00

You can register as part of a team, or if you don’t have one, just let us know in the registration form and we will find you one😊.
The team may consist of 1 to 4 members.

Do the teams have to bring their own hardware? 2022-08-30T16:48:17+00:00

Yes, each team should bring its own hardware equipment.

Follow the theme. 2022-08-30T16:49:10+00:00

The general topic of the game jam is Romanian Myths.
The specific theme or a restriction will be announced during the Opening Webinar. Only games that fit the theme will be accepted.

Use any tool 2022-08-30T16:50:05+00:00

You’re free to use any technology, engine, software and hardware, just make sure you’re not violating any licensing and IP rights.

Do I need special skills to participate in the game jam? 2022-08-30T16:50:44+00:00

Experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, artists, musicians, knitters, gardeners, architects and anyone is welcome to try their hand at making a game during the game jam.
You can learn many new skills and support your team by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support.

Consult with mentors 2022-08-30T16:51:18+00:00

During the opening webinar, you will be introduced to mentors who will be ready to answer your questions, consult and guide you through specified communications channels (discord) during the mentorship hours.

Submit your game 2022-08-30T16:51:49+00:00

All teams are expected to submit a playable version of their game before the judging starts (the exact time when you should submit your project will be announced at the Opening Webinar).

Share your own work 2022-08-30T16:52:20+00:00

You must share any code and assets used for creating the game that you are legally allowed to share without breaking any other legal agreements. Don’t share any code belonging to your employer or anyone else other than yourself, or upload anything that is under NDA or other legal constraint.

Will there be prizes? 2022-08-30T16:52:52+00:00

Yes, there will be prizes. They will be shared on the event web page.

When will we announce the winners? 2022-08-30T16:53:22+00:00

At the end of the game jam, on Sunday October 2nd, 20.00.

Enjoy yourself! 2022-08-30T16:54:42+00:00

Learn, create and have fun together.

One more question – is it hybrid? 2022-08-30T16:54:23+00:00

Yes, it is hybrid. You can join either online or onsite in Bucharest (the address will be announced soon)

Social media and contacting us. 2022-08-30T16:55:22+00:00

Make sure will are following RGDA facebook page and Discord channel because there will be shared all the updates regarding the event.

Organizers

Romanian Game Developers Association is a non-profit organization that aims to support and promote the Romanian video game developers. Guided by strong values, RGDA promotes integrity, quality, exchange of best practices, respect and mutual aid as a way to develop the local industry. The objectives of the association are to inform the general public about the industry and to create a close community of developers.

Tales of Us is a non-profit organisation committed to amplifying the voices of storytellers around the world to address critical global issues.

Using multimedia as an instrument of change, our initiatives focus on uncovering stories and bridging narratives through mythologies and ancestral knowledge from regions in Congo, Brazil and Romania.

Design by József Vass