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Talk & Play #1

  • Jun 26, 2013 · 7:30 PM

It's never been easier to make video games, thanks to the multitude of resources available and a growing worldwide community willing to help beginners. As a result, new games are being released every day, exploring different directions and tackling novel themes: playing is more stimulating and inclusive than ever.

Talk & Play is a bi-monthly meetup whose goal is to give a better idea of what it's like to create and play games today, providing the opportunity to local independent game makers to showcase their work in a friendly and relaxed environment. Everybody's welcome, whatever their background and knowledge level. If you like video games, we'll make sure you have a good time!

The event is split into two parts:

1. TALK: a couple of short game-related talks, followed by a Q&A session – it's all about sharing knowledge

2. PLAY: games made by the speakers will be shown; in addition, all participants are welcome to bring games they've made or are still working on – a perfect opportunity to discover and play new games, collect feedback and maybe find collaborators too

The speakers at Talk & Play #1 will be:

Tinytouchtales is a Berlin-based duo, which strives to create games and interactive stories for touch screen devices. In August 2012 Wiebke Rauers and Arnold Floeck teamed up with the desire to create their own projects apart from working in the film/animation and casual games business. So far they have released three iOS games and several prototypes for game jams such as Ludum Dare or the Global Game Jam. Their latest project is an interactive kids' book, which integrates games into a self written and fully illustrated story. Tinytouchtales is planning to go full-time indie at the beginning of 2014. They will talk about making games without a programmer.

S. Astrid Bin is an artist and designer. She makes installations, performances, games, experiences, objects, sounds and images. She will present her game Panic!, an interactive story made with Twine, a free and open source software, possibly the simplest game making tool available today.

Talk & Play is organised in collaboration with the monthly Berlin Mini Game Jam and A MAZE.

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  • Lorenzo P.

    A quick communication to all attendees of the first Talk & Play:
    – videos of the talks are now available online http://www.youtube.com/user/OpenTechSchool/videos (thanks Iwan!)
    – a list of all things shown / mentioned during the event can be found here http://bit.ly/talkandplay1
    – Talk & Play #2 is taking place next Wednesday, hope to see you all there! http://www.meetup.com/opentechschool-berlin/events/128055362/

    August 23, 2013

  • Lorenzo P.

    Dear Talk & Play #1 attendees, if Astrid's talk about Twine made you curious, don't miss the Twine game jam we're organising on the 27th! http://www.meetup.com/opentechschool-berlin/events/129815832/

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thx for good time on your meetup. That was nice to broaden my WebDev horizons of some game info :) If somebody will need some programming (PHP|Symfony2|ZF2 or Python), administrative (hosting|networks) or design|PR|marketing work feel invited to contact and try our skygate.pl team :)

    Please look also on our startup www.haeroo.com where we wan't to play a little bit with flying drones.

    Greetings and hope to soon return to Berlin and meet you again.

    July 1, 2013

  • Stefan H.

    Something else came up. :-(

    June 21, 2013

  • Martin R.

    That was fun, let's do it again some time.

    2 · June 27, 2013

    • Lorenzo P.

      Yes we will do it again, every 2 months. Next one will probably be on August 28 (TBC).

      June 27, 2013

  • Ernst N.

    Both lecturers were very well with nice presentations. A great organization of Lorenzo.

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Lorenzo P.

      I just co-organised! The event wouldn't have been possible without the help of Christiaan, Iwan, Tobias from the Berlin Mini Game Jam + A MAZE. who helped promoting + Sjors who just showed up and made the entire operation run ultra smoothly. Thanks again to you Ernst for your help in moving around stuff! I want to see your games next time ;)

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informal and educative. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Lorcan M.

    A graphic designer with years of experience in creative work for the games industry.

    June 25, 2013

  • Tom F

    Yeah see there...

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SkyDeveloper @SkyGatePL. #symfony #php #startup

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Martin R.

    o/

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Christian S.

    Looking forward! Are there still spots to talk to the crowd available? I´m not developing a game right now but I could talk about what comes after the release, the product and live management process

    June 20, 2013

    • Lorenzo P.

      Hi Christian, that sounds very interesting! We're going to have just two talks plus an introduction, at least for this first event, but I'll take note of your proposal for the future, ok? If you want to show any of your games to the audience during the second part, please bring them with you!

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Christian S.

      Alright! Let´s discuss it next week

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Thorsten S. W.

    It's Hot!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Hello Berlin! :)

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Tobias W.

    By the way, if make games, our Mini Game Jam group might also be interesting for you: http://www.meetup.com/game-developers-berlin

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Ernst N.

    June 13, 2013

  • Tanja

    nice. do you have a facebook even also?

    June 13, 2013

    • Stefan H.

      We do our events here on meetup. But you can share the link with your friends.

      June 13, 2013

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