What we're about

This group is dedicated to the Berlin game scene and it's open to anyone interested in games, in all their forms. Everybody's welcome, regardless of their background and knowledge level: if you like games, we'll make sure you have a good time! Since 2013, we've been organising every two months Talk & Play, an event featuring short talks followed by a showcase of games and game-related projects. You can find out more about the local games scene on http://BerlinGameScene.com .

Our Safe Space Policy (http://berlingamescene.com/safe-space-policy/) encourages the behaviour at Talk & Play. We request that everyone who is affiliated with and participates to the event honours it.

Talk & Play is kindly sponsored by Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/), a global community built around creativity and creative projects.

A big thank you of course also goes to the Game Science Center (http://www.gamesciencecenter.de/), for providing a venue for Talk & Play.

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Upcoming events (1)

Talk & Play #35

Game Science Center Berlin 2.0

RSVP via Meetup is mandatory to attend the talks, due to limited seating capacity. Registration won’t be required to attend the event from 21:00 for the game showcase part. Talk & Play is a free event, taking place every two months, that provides the opportunity to game enthusiasts, players and makers to meet in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. Everybody's welcome, regardless of their background and knowledge level: if you like games, we'll make sure you have a good time! This is NOT an event only aimed at developers. • • • • • HOW IT WORKS The event is structured in two parts: — TALK: Short game-related presentations + announcements from the community — PLAY: All participants are welcome to exhibit games and projects they've made • • • • • THE TALKS — Jan Schnorrenberg will be talking about queer history of videogames in the context of RAINBOW ARCADE, the fantastic exhibition he co-curated which is running until May 13th at the Schwules Museum in Berlin. https://www.schwulesmuseum.de/ausstellung/rainbow-arcade-a-queer-history-of-video-games-1985-2018/?lang=en — Thomas van den Berg (aka noio) will present “Garbage Country”, an experiment with persistent multiplayer mechanics he’s been working on for more than a year, sharing the challenges he faced along the way. Find out more at http://www.noio.nl/2019/01/garbage-country-logbook/ ///// After the talks, we'll have some "teasers", during which a selection of game makers will get the chance briefly present their projects. As usual, there will also be a section dedicated to short announcements from the community – get in touch to reserve a spot: http://berlingamescene.com/contact/ • • • • • THE SHOWCASE These are the projects that will be exhibited during the second part of the evening: — Bewahrer von Daisho by Nils Sommer — Codecks by Codecks.io — Coffee Please by Michael Fuchs — Corepox by Tom Larkworthy — Cubular - Units are Resources by Johannes Knop — Dim: A light in the dark by Team Dim — Echoes of Etrya by Shio Productions — Enjoy your Walk by Xanto — Gestalt_OS by increpare — Hack & Swipe by Tinytouchtales — Insurmountable by Tristan — Micro Mages by Morphcat Games — Moral Run by Tiny Crocodile Studios — Pinball Merger by it Matters Games — Sentenced by Samuel Gordon — Speed Bullet by René Rother — Synthetik by Flow Fire Games — The Fermi Paradox by Anomaly Games Project links at http://berlingamescene.com/event/talk-and-play-35 (sadly they don't fit in here!) • • • • • AGENDA — 19:00 Doors — 19:30 Talks — 21:00 Game showcase & networking — 23:00 The end • • • • • ADDITIONAL INFO Our Safe Space Policy (http://berlingamescene.com/safe-space-policy/) encourages the behaviour at Talk & Play. We request that everyone who is affiliated with and participates to the event honours it. Are you attending the event for the first time, or are you coming on your own? The Talk & Play Ambassadors will be there to assist you from 21:00, and answers any questions you have. We will introduce them on stage just before the start of the showcase part. Our event is documented by Julian Dasgupta (https://www.flickr.com/photos/12601747@N00/albums). For those who don’t want to be appear in any pictures or videos, we're going to distribute some stickers at the door to wear and signal this. The event is free to attend, but donations are welcome. We usually pass around a donation box after the talks. • • • • • FINAL NOTES Get in touch if you have any questions: http://berlingamescene.com/contact/

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Talk & Play #34

Game Science Center Berlin 2.0

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