SGA Events

Bookmark this page for all the updates on the local and international gaming events. If you wish to mark your event on the calendar or you wish to host an SGA event in your town, let us know at sga@sga.rs

Organizing a conference and looking for a media partner? Drop us an email at kristinajankovic@sga.rs

April 2021

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  • SGA Assemble
  • Narrative Design Bootcamp (Nordeus HUB)
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  • SGA – Shift2Games serijal – TBA
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  • GamesIndustry.biz Live
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  • GamesIndustry.biz Live
  • Playing Narratives // The Power of Play: Putovanje…
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  • GamesIndustry.biz Live
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  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #6
  • SGA – Shift2Games serijal – Game Designer
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  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #6
  • #IamRemarkable radionice (SGA i Google)
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  • Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #6
  • SGA Lecture // VFX u gejmingu – principi i osnove
  • Bekend servisi za igre
  • The Metaverse & Open Economies in Games – Slov…
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  • Engagement opportunities for brands with video gam…
  • Art Jam – Kombinovanje antropomorfnih i nehumanoid…
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  • PlayUK webinar
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  • Organic Modeling Techniques with Zbrush
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Why should I attend a gaming conference?

Gaming conferences are B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer) events and a perfect chance to showcase your game and meet top industry people. You will gather quality, first-hand feedback and you can also book meetings with investors and publishers Of course, there’s also a bunch of quality meetups and workshops.

Our members have special discounts and benefits like discount passes, free booths, and an opportunity to exhibit as part of the official SGA national booth.

Gaming Event Types

Meetups

Meetups are locally organized community gatherings where industry professionals share hard-earned knowledge or talk about their latest projects. These have mostly been organized independently by various groups (LevelUp Serbia, Indiestellar) or as part of initiatives and yearly programs in many IT hubs all over the country (StartIt Center, Impact Hub, ICT Hub, StartIt Center Nis, etc). SGA meetups are now a monthly tradition, and we’re happy to say that the game dev community is tangibly more engaged since our efforts have begun – almost 25 meetups ago.

Game Jams

The ultimate game-making challenges, GameJams are a famous training ground for young and experienced teams alike. Teams of usually 3-5 people have 24 (rarely 48) hours to make a game from scratch. This type of event is very popular in the community, and we noticed an interesting trend – the applicants keep getting younger! It feels there’s an army of talented young people eager to join the industry. So far, the SGA organized two GameJams. We partnered up with Facebook for the first one, and Unity for the second. Besides competing for solid awards, these events present an opportunity to be mentored by leading experts in the global game dev industry, which is something we plan to put an accent on in the future.

Games.con

In terms of consumer-oriented expos, Games.con is definitely the biggest game and pop-culture event in the region. Held annually at the Belgrade Fair, it’s the first and (so far) the only convention of this size, housing the entire modern entertainment industry under one roof. A crowd of almost 50.000 visitors walked through the gates in 2018, and the event is only expected to grow with each edition.

GameUP

Our founding member Mad Head Games stands behind one of the biggest annual gaming events in Serbia – GameUp. After five installments so far, it’s safe to assume that it will continue to grow and influence not only the local but the regional scene as well. It’s an event dedicated to connecting industry professionals, indie developers, and fans by promoting the growing video games industry in the SEE region. Its mission is to strengthen and promote the local game dev community, its games, and achievements, through various program sections. So far – it’s been a one-day event, welcoming more than 2.500 guests.

E-sports

Thanks to our founding member Fortuna Esports, the world-class esports and competitive gaming is flourishing in Serbia. Belgrade is at the heart of regional e-sport events, where teams specializing mainly in LoL, Dota and CS:GO compete for their place under the Sun, but also valuable rewards, and ultimately, qualifications for European competitions. There are also various other events, viewing parties, tournaments and leagues, the most notable being the EBL (Esports Balkan League). Live finals usually gather enthusiastic crowds of around 2.000 people.