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Europe GJ 2023/24 - Continental Final

13 February, 2024

The European Final of the Game Creation World Championship Final - Game Jam Plus will take place from February 23 to 25 in Portugal, on the island of Madeira. The event will bring together the 12 Game European finalist teams from Slovakia, Spain, Poland, Sweden and Portugal (3 from Figueira da Foz and 1 from Funchal).

Startup Madeira, as part of the activities of the e-Games Lab Consortium, will be the local partner of this event, which will be organized by Digital Valley - Techframe and the Game Jam+ World structure.

Game Jam Plus [GJ+]

GJ+ is the world's largest game development marathon, whose main objective is to inspire and promote the creative economy with new games and companies, contributing to the worldwide growth of the video game ecosystem and industry - "The games industry, at 165 billion, is bigger than the movie and music industries combined - Source: Business insider, 2020". "Games account for 71% of total app revenue via Google Play and Play Store" - Source: Business of Apps, 2021".

Game Jam Plus organizes the regional marathons worldwide through the host cities of each country, from where the games that enter the incubation phase are selected by continent.

After the Continental Finals - Asia, Europe, Africa, LATAM and Brazil, the winning teams move on to the acceleration phase, preparing for the Final Pitch and the presentation at the World Grand Final, which will be held in Brazil in June this year.

Of the 600 teams worldwide that took part in the Regional Game Jams, 400 teams will take part in the continental finals, with only 60 moving on to the acceleration phase.

European Continental Final

The president of the Game Jam Plus World Structure - Ian Freitas Rochlin, the CEO - Juliana Brito, the head of the e-games Lab Consortium - Miguel Campos, the President of Startup Madeira - Carlos Soares Lopes, the CEO of Techframe - Carlos Mora and the CEO of Digital Valley - Gorete Lopes will host this initiative that will bring together the finalist teams, specialist media and bloggers, investors and leaders of European gamification projects in Madeira.

The Game Jam Plus European Final will take place on February 24th at 17:30 in the Hotel "The Views Monumental" and will last about 2:30 hours, being broadcast by streaming to the whole world, for all platforms and networks. In this initiative, GJ+ Mundial will announce the winners chosen by specialized juries from different countries and prizes will be awarded by the entities that organized the GJ+ - Continental European Final.

Dates and Location

The European Continental Final will be held on the following days 23rd to the 25th of february

It will take place at the Hotel The Views Momunental

For the program and more information, take a look at the official website of the initiative: https://startupmadeira.eu/gamejam-european-final-2024/ 

If you have any doubts contact us!