What we're about

2023 update: Talk & Play is back and a series of workshops is in the works!

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 Talk & Play, an event featuring short talks and a showcase of games and game-related projects. Additionally, we've also organised events such as game jams and partnered with other organisations and institutions to promote the local game scene.

In between physical events our community keeps in touch through our Discord server, which you are welcome to join: https://discord.gg/jryUJaK. You can also find us on Mastodon and on Twitter.

We also plan to finally update and refresh BerlinGameScene.com at some point 😅

Our Safe Space Policy encourages the behaviour at Talk & Play and other events organised by us. We request that everyone who is affiliated with and participates to the event honours it.

Upcoming events (1)

Talk & Play #41

University of Europe for Applied Sciences (Campus Berlin)

RSVP via Meetup is mandatory to attend the event, due to limited capacity. Additionally, all attendees will be required to wear an FFP2 mask.

Talk & Play is a free event 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've got any interest in games or would like to know more about games and the local scene, we'll make sure you have a good time!

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The event is composed of two parts:

  • TALK: Short game-related presentations + announcements from the community
  • PLAY: All participants are welcome to exhibit games and projects they've made

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  • 18:30 Doors open, project showcase starts
  • 19:30 – 20:30 Talks, project pitches & community announcements
  • 21:30 Event ends

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Niki: All game engines are trash, but at least mine's honest about it!
A showcase of "trash engine", why it exists, what it's good for and who should use it.
itch.io // Mastodon

Lorenzo Pilia: Talk & Play — The Story So Far
A look back at the origins and evolution of the event on occasion of its 10th anniversary.
Personal site // Mastodon

After the talks there will be a section dedicated to short announcements from the community, get in touch to reserve a spot: [masked] — same goes if your company is hiring and you'd like to book a sponsored slot to announce your openings!

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These are the projects that will be exhibited:

Student Showcase section:

  • Bready, Set, Birds! by Daniel Diaz, Nicolas Broc, Lucy Ziener, Batyrkhan Baizakov
  • Chocones by Fabian Raudales, Rafael Vijil, Diana Niculescu, Liza Demenkova
  • Codename:Core by Juan Osorio
  • Mystic Passages by Team Passage
  • Party Chaos by Alan Berberov, Aaryan Nemade
  • Sound of the Road by BTT
  • Tribe Simulator by Nayan, Alan, Almat, Samuel
  • Village Sim by Advaith, Phil, Saran, Fabian
  • WanderBot by Maria Firewalk

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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, and answers any questions you have. They will be introduced on stage after the talks and the announcements.

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

Alcoholic drinks will not be sold or allowed to be consumed during the event.

The event is free to attend, but donations are welcome. We usually pass around a donation box after the talks.

Get in touch if you have any questions: [masked]

Past events (38)

Talk & Play #40

GSC Game Science Center GmbH