Support for the video games sector
The Digital Dragons conference is the largest event dedicated to the games sector in this part of Europe. Every year it attracts over 1500 experts, developers, and business representatives to Kraków. Besides the lecture component run at a very high level, the two-day event also includes the Indie Showcase – a prestigious competition for independent game developers. The most important awards in the Polish games sector – the Digital Dragons are also conferred at the conference.
Examining the condition of the Polish GameDev
The Kraków Technology Park team specialising in the games sector is also the author of a series of annual reports on the condition of this dynamically developing branch of industry. The Condition of the Polish GameDev 2017 report, developed in collaboration with GRY-OnLine SA and Onet SA, offers the most extensive insight into the games market in Poland ever to have been published.
Game Academy is an educational project dedicated to people interested in starting a career in the video games sector. Organised jointly with Game Desire, the monthly lecture series is always run by leading specialists from Polish gamedev studios. The Game Academy also provides educational workshops and so far has trained over 800 people.
http://gameacademy.pl/ (Polish version)
Creative Małopolska (Kreatywna Małopolska) is a project dedicated to the promotion of the Polish creative sector abroad. Thanks to it local businesses from the film and games sectors can present their achievements and establish business contacts with foreign partners at the largest conferences, fairs, and markets in their respective sectors.
For many years the Kraków Technology Park has supported and organised KrakJam: a 48-hour computer games development marathon, a part of the Global Game Jam initiative. The event is organised each January, and while working on the project participants make use of the lavish technical infrastructure of the KTP.