Game development is a social project that aims to break the boundaries between youth and teenagers. By turning a standard space into a social milieu area. The project aims to develop a less popular field in Bulgaria. Through two-day occupations, activities, lectures, and workshops, the board games are a good way to socialize outside of digital networks and eye contact. The project will include different directions in this environment such as: creation of board games, design and how to make them available to the public. Of course, every participant will have the opportunity to touch this new world by taking part in one or more of his chosen activities. Visitors will be able to choose whether to play, listen a lecture given by industry people or to participate in different workshops, helping them relax in a new sphere, find many new connections, and even Career opportunities. Everyone can develop skills such as logic, intuition, education, socialization, and can be creative in every way.
The project lasts for four months and is scheduled to start on 15.06.2017 with online promotion and recruitment of volunteer youth to help the main team. There are also meetings with potential sponsors and partners, as well as participants in the festival. Separately, all organizational activities should be carried out, namely: To provide a field of performance, to check whether the dates selected by the team for the event (26.08-27.08) are free. The equipment needed to conduct the event should be provided. The equipment that the festival will need is: tables, chairs, banners, tents, stands and a place for lectures and workshops, and this place is equipped with sound equipment. Two weeks before the dates announced for the event, besides online, an offline promotion will also be launched, which will include posters, flyers, brochures and more.
A day before the festival itself, the team will be set up to meet and accommodate all partners, and to ensure that everyone is aware of the rules, timing and location of the event. Partners should be taken to the location of the festival and show where they will be located. On the same day, the team of the festival should go to the venue and make sure everything is as planned.
The event itself: As mentioned above, the event will be two days and will take days 26.08-27.08. Dates are selected from the Crafts Fair and Fun City, with the festival not encountering with any of the above events. The venue as an idea is the pitch between the Marine Casino and the "Rakovina" scene or the so-called "chess". The idea is to have different stands of board game vendors, partners who want to promote their goods, board game promoters, and so on. The meadows will be divided into four divisions: Role Playing Games, Board Games, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh. Each of the sectors will be open to those who want to play, and for people who have never touched board games there will be people who will direct them, explain their rules and help them when there is something unclear about them. Also on the first day of opening the festival, announcing the schedule, and discovering the different spaces. Also, the festival will have a donation box, which at the end will go to a team of talented people from Varna, or an institution that develops talents. It will start recording for the different workshops. All subscribers will be assigned to their wishes and will be given instructions.
The evening after the end of the first day is scheduled to have a party to which all guests, partners and lecturers will be invited so that the guests of the festival can get acquainted with the participants in an informal setting and talk, ask questions, Get the answers you need and spend a nice time.
The second day of the event will go on like the first - games will be played, lectures will be held, workshops will generally continue activities started on the first day. The difference will be that at the end of the day the results of the designated tournaments, workshops and activities will be announced. At the end of the day, the festival will be closed, where the results of the donations will be announced, the participants will be awarded the prizes and the donations will be handed out.
It is planned to have media presence in the two days of the festival, targeting youth, local media and national.
Upon completion of the event, the team is expected to release the site, take care of sending the partners and prepare a report.
A project aimed at developing people in Varna and developing the qualities that are difficult to develop in another environment. Especially leaving the comfort zone, the opportunity for new connections outside of the Internet.
Young people have the ability to develop qualities such as intuition, logic, deduction, socialization, creativity.
The project also proposes to rid ourselves of our current, digital-filled world and to make them spend some time in live communications between us.
Through the various panels, everybody has the ability to acquire the skills in the creation of board games and not only in the creation of business. Provided will be guest-lecturers and gaming artists who have shown that the transformation of the idea into reality is quite possible. Different activities allow you to realize that each space can be interactive and even everyday routine is not an obstacle.
The other goal is to show Varna as a real capital city in which the young people are active where they create their future and that Varna is really an attractive place to live. Separately, the festival aims to show that Varna as a European city is not lower than other cities in Western Europe, where such events take place every year.