FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Game LAB Bucuresti?
An educational project-based learning program created for you, based on the needs of the Game Industry. Game LAB combines your skills in a multidisciplinary team with the purpose of creating your own game concepts into reality. The LAB consists of intensive training/workshops combined with working and mentoring sessions. All ideas will meet several preselection gates, where a jury will decide which projects move forward, before turning into real projects. Don’t worry, nobody gets left out! Every team that gets their idea eliminated, will be invited to join one of the teams that are progressing forward. This way we make sure that everyone gets to work only on the coolest and most promising projects!
When is it Starting?
It’s starting in October. Save the month!
Schedule, do we get this before hand?
Uhm, sorry but no. Each participant will get access to the schedule on the first day of Game LAB.
But we can say that sessions will be held in the afternoons and on the weekends so all of you can participate. The first part of Game LAB is gonna be more session intensive following a more relaxed period where working on the games is encouraged and mentored.
How long will it be?
The Game LAB will be from October to mid-December.
Where is Game LAB Bucuresti located?
How to apply?
Who can Apply?
1) Art & Design
2) Programing ( unity, unreal engine, cry engine or any game making tools )
3) Business & Marketing
Oh, in fact there is one thing we require: that you know how to read and write in English. They are a must in this industry!
Who are we searching for?
We are looking for a tangible enthusiasm and keen interest in gaming. Professional game development requires diverse and deep expertise, and the ability to work well in a team and to cope effectively with pressure.
Sounds great!When is the deadline for the applications?
Applications start in August and last until mid-September.
Okay, I applied. What now?
Great to hear that! Now, hold your horses till the application period ends. In September we will check all the applications and let each applicant know if he got selected or should try again next edition!
Yey, Congratulations! If you got selected, it means you’re awesome!
Next step, you have to follow the instruction received in your selection email and complete the payment for the registration fee.
Sure, take my money! All good now?
Yesss…NO, we almost forgot. You need to take a short interview with the LAB Master (we’ll send you details in due time).
Do I have to be part of an interview?
Yup, you do. But don’t worry it’s not such a big fuss. You’ll have questions like what games you like, why you want to develop games, how you heard about us etc.
What’s the purpose of this interview?
The interview is to get to know you better before we start, answer some questions, nothing too formal. This also allows us to think about your interests and take them into consideration to create better teams.
Why Game LAB Bucuresti?
We noticed that the environment in Bucharest, Romania is searching for something to help and encourage teens, students, and even more matured people, to learn, network, share expertise and develop projects related to video games. Hence, Game Lab Bucuresti! A platform offering a thriving environment where you can learn, experience and develop your own project surrounded by peers that share the same passion, but also surrounded by mentors and established game developers that will guide your steps during the entire time in Game LAB.
Okay, but why should I care?
Uhm, because it’s awesome?
Because it’s an unique program in Romania, a great way to get into the industry. Also, because the previous edition organised by our colleagues from Timisoara was a blast. Go and ask them: Facebook Game LAB TM!
We’re teaming you with experts in different fields, giving you a place to work. Not to say that we are organizing cool events * some exclusive * + you get access to all the sessions about gaming.
Is this actually helpful?
If having a proof that you can work in a team, you know the process that is required to build games* and also getting to network with a lot of industry experts is helpful. Then pretty much yes.
*having another demo in your portfolio.
Got more questions?
We are happy to answer to them!