Games Gathering: Gamedev Under Bombs

WHAT IS IT?

the charity project dedicated to the Ukrainian game industry in wartime. Gamedev workers' stories about their catastrophically changed lives.

On February 24, 2022, Russia started a full-scale war on the Ukraine territory, and this day changed each of our citizens’ lives. Ukraine has been heroically resisting the aggressor and, sadly, every day brings us new losses.

The Games Gathering: Gamedev Under Bombs’ main purpose is to declare the truth to colleagues from different countries; to those who empathize with Ukraine but do not fully realize the deep end of the ongoing.

All the while event you will hear the stories of those who were forced to work in the shelter to the sirens and bombing sounds, who relocated the company under the bombing. Who somehow evacuated a child out of the crossfire, who quit a beloved job as an artist or a game designer and went into the army to defend Ukraine. Listen to stories.

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Please, stand with Ukraine!

Program

Time
BLUE HALL
YELLOW HALL
11:00 - 11:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] I hate this event, but it's necessary to make it
Lecturer:
Oleksandr Khrutskiy, Games Gathering, СЕО & Founder
11:00 - 11:30
YELLOW HALL
Lecturer:
11:30 - 12:00
BLUE HALL
[ENG] You don't have to try everything in this life
Lecturer:
Svetlana Zotke, G5 Games, Head of HR
11:30 - 12:30
YELLOW HALL
[UKR] Firing the PRG-7
Lecturer:
Artur Telahasy, Alpha Legion, Head
12:00 - 12:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] When gamedev is more important than life
Lecturer:
Andrew Kokhan, NightCat Studios, Creative Director
12:30 - 13:00
BLUE HALL
[ENG] On preplanning of mass murders of civilians by invading RU forces
Lecturer:
Mykola Stryebkov, FishingPlanet.com, Project Lead
12:30 - 13:00
YELLOW HALL
[RUS] What a twist!
Lecturer:
Artem Luxemburg, 4Friends / X-Calibur Games, Lead game designer
13:00 - 13:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] Stay? Leave? Fight? Work?
Lecturer:
Oleh Holubovskyi, Dreamate, Producer
13:00 - 13:30
YELLOW HALL
[UKR] Recruiting in wartime
Lecturer:
Yana Khnykina, Pingle Game Studio, HR Director
13:30 - 14:30
BLUE HALL
COFFEE BREAK

13:30 - 14:30
YELLOW HALL
COFFEE BREAK

14:30 - 15:00
BLUE HALL
[ENG] Good Evening, We Are From Ukraine: How we organized game jam in the first week of war
Lecturer:
Elena Lobova, GDBAYб Co-founder, CBDO
14:30 - 15:00
YELLOW HALL
[ENG] Im in bombshelter, but I do work today: How Ukrainian gaming industry survives
Lecturer:
Mariya Kapinos, WhaleApp, Game designer
15:00 - 16:00
BLUE HALL
[ENG] How missile and artillery strikes affect a team's productivity
Lecturer:
Oleksandr Sienin, Starni Games, Chief Operating Officer
15:00 - 16:00
YELLOW HALL
[ENG] 9 non-obvious things I wish I had in my Go Bag
Lecturer:
Valerii Minenko, Twigames Inc., Founder
16:00 - 16:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] Ukrainians undervalue themselves in Europe but they should not
Lecturer:
Oleg Pridiuk, Gamedev.Camp, Founder
16:00 - 16:30
YELLOW HALL
[RUS] Bucha
Lecturer:
Oleksandr Radchenko, Ubisoft, Support Technician
16:30 - 17:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] How to run a company of 30 people during the war
Lecturer:
Olga Khomenko, PlayToMax, COO & Co-Founder
16:30 - 17:00
YELLOW HALL
[RUS] 5th Peron - help story
Lecturer:
Eugene Korobka, Qumaron, СЕО
17:00 - 17:30
YELLOW HALL
[RUS] Games as a propaganda tool
Lecturer:
Andrew Petkevich, Frag Lab, AI/PvE Designer
17:30 - 18:00
BLUE HALL
[ENG] Stories from students of ArtCraft school
Lecturer:
Pavel Medvediev, ArtCraft, Skypix, Teacher, production lead artist, executive producer
17:30 - 18:00
YELLOW HALL
[UKR] Volunteer Agile
Lecturer:
Philipp Dziuba, FragLab, Development Director
18:00 - 18:30
BLUE HALL
[ENG] Games for Ukraine: 2 Months of Game Industry Helping Ukraine
Lecturer:
Dmitry Tarabanov, Digital Extremes, Sr Level Designer
18:00 - 18:30
YELLOW HALL
[ENG] Working on a Game Startup in the War Zone
Lecturer:
Ingrid Wolf, Matrix Wolf Games, CEO
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CONTACTS

Sponsors and partners issues
Oleksandr Khrutskiy

СЕО & FOUNDER

Oleksandr Khrutskiy

+380 67 909 5229
Sponsors, partners and speakers issues
Irina Syomka

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, PARTNER

Irina Syomka

+380 95 391 1292
Indie developers curator
Nikita Chuchko

INDIE MASTER

Nikita Chuchko

+380 98 089 8003
Building locations and working with contractors
Tim Kopylov

EVENT MANAGER

Tim Kopylov

+380 95 710 1564
Client manager
Victoria Shapkina

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Victoria Shapkina

+38 063 734 0323
Content and speakers issues
Anastasia Sokolova

SPEAKERS MANAGER

Anastasia Sokolova

+38 066 663 26 16
Content manager
Daria Shlykova

MEDIA COORDINATOR

Daria Shlykova

+38 099 245 9122
Communication with visitors | Tickets
Angelina Krupskaya

VISITOR RELATIONS MANAGER

Angelina Krupskaya

+380 95 046 7929
Elena Lobova

ADVISOR

Elena Lobova

+380 66 569 9981
Ilya Anufriev

ONLINE COORDINATOR

Ilya Anufriev

+996 755 844430
Yaroslav Kot

ADVISOR

Yaroslav Kot

+375 297778325