This article was developed within the program Venture an Idea funded by the USAID.


Belgrade, once more for a few days, becomes one of the key hubs of the European game dev scene, and introduces its growing community to colleagues from the wider region, and the whole of Europe - For the Win!

Under the slogan New Meeting Point of the European Game Dev Community, the new edition of the conference is scheduled for May 25th and 26th 2023, and was recognized by some of the leading local and international companies such as Google, Epic Games, Two Desperados and 3 Lateral, whose lecturers will speak at the event, as well as numerous other partners in organisation of the Serbian Games Association.

The conference will gather representatives of a large number of relevant gaming associations, including UKIE, European Game Developers Federation and IGDA, as well as representatives from Finland, Turkey, France, North Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania and other countries.

Natasha Skult (Global Chair, IGDA)
Jari-Pekka Kaleva (EGDF / Neo Games)
Shahneila Saeed (Head of Education, UKIE)
Güven Çatak (Bahçeşehir University / BUG Lab)

They are among the first announced speakers, with 30 more to be added!

The participation of nearly 300 professionals from 15+ countries – companies and studios, educators, representatives of the civil sector, state institutions and other actors of the sector of innovation and creative industries – is expected. Like last year, this professional event is free for participants, but also open only by invitation of the organizer or one of the partners.

The exception will be students who attend courses related to the domain of video game production in Serbia, for which a special program module will be arranged within the Shift 2 Games project in cooperation with domestic companies, a s well as their faculties and higher schools. For gaming professionals, the focus will be on the Gamecamp x AppHub program module presented by Googlekeynote lectures, a round table dedicated to the relationship between the education sector and gaming, as well as numerous experiences from developed European ecosystems. Professionals working in the industry will have the opportunity to schedule free expert consultations during the event with senior professionals in various domains from the network of SGA members and partners.

In April last year, the Serbian Games Association (SGA) presented the premiere edition of the international “stakeholder & b2b” conference For the Win!, with nearly 200 participants from 15 countries, and thus put Belgrade and Serbia on the European map of relevant events and ecosystems related to the video game industry. Through the all-day program at the Kinoteka, keynote lectures and accompanying programs, industry professionals, stakeholders and other partners had the opportunity to exchange experiences, and the local community to interact directly with European industry leaders.


This article was made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this article are the responsibility of Nova Iskra do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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