Important: RSVP via meetup.com is mandatory to attend the talks, due to limited seating capacity. Registrations will open on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2pm CET (Berlin time). Please note that registration won't be required to attend the event from 9pm 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 and exchange knowledge 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! Important: this is NOT an event only aimed at developers – keep in mind that I'm not one myself :P
HOW IT WORKS
The event is structured in two parts:
— TALK: A series of short game-related presentations
— PLAY: All participants are welcome to bring games they've made or are still working on so that the audience can play them – a perfect opportunity to discover and play new games, collect feedback and, who knows?, maybe find collaborators for future projects.
Social fiction games by Christiane Hütter
How to play(test) complex future societies?
Christiane Hütter/Frau Hue is berlin based artist and designs games worldwide with Invisible Playground or the Society for Cultural Optimism. She is breeding an egg. futurewithplay.de (http://www.futurewithplay.de) // invisibleplayground.com (http://www.invisibleplayground.com)// culturaloptimism.org (http://www.culturaloptimism.org) // @aergernistin (http://www.twitter.com/aergernistin)
A Super-quick How-not-to on Press Releases by Julian Dasgupta
A non-award-winning presentation containing all the tidbits you never wanted or needed to know about an seemingly outdated concept.
Julian has been a professional smartypants pretty much since the beginning of time and also knows a thing or ten about PR, project management, and the Oxford comma. dippy-weasel.com (http://www.dippy-weasel.com) // @spunior (http://www.twitter.com/spunior)
Adventures in Game Localization by Marianna Sacra
Marianna will be talking about the challenges that come with translating a video game.
Marianna is an English-into-German game localization veteran currently based in Berlin and soon-to-be Bostonian. 1uptranslations.com (http://www.1uptranslations.com) // @MariannaSacra (http://www.twitter.com/MariannaSacra)
Team Commitment in a Wolf Pack by Viktor Pekar
5 years in software industry vs. 5 months in game development: The talk shows a comparison of learnings about commitment in teams.
Viktor Pekar. Ex-Scientist. Lazy Programmer. Amateur Pilot. Currently Game Producer at Awesome Prototype. indiedb.com/games/hunt-game (http://www.indiedb.com/games/hunt-game) // @vikpek (http://www.twitter.com/vikpek) // @hunt_thegame (http://www.twitter.com/hunt_thegame)
Here's the list of confirmed games that will be shown during the second part of the evening:
— 3030 Deathwar Redux (http://www.crunchyleafgames.com/) by Bird In Sky & Crunchy Leaf Games
— 3Souls (http://3souls.redcolumn.com/) by Red Column
— Card Thief (http://www.card-thief.com/) by Tinytouchtales
— Coregrounds (https://coregrounds.com/) by Mario Kaiser
— Death Trash (http://www.deathtrash.com/) by Stephan Hövelbrinks
— Dyo (https://waterman7.itch.io/dyo) by Team Dyo
— Hasty Melons (https://itch.io/t/15816/hasty-melons-a-racing-melon-game) by Minitrope
— Make More! (http://makemoregame.com/) by Bad Crane
— Mixdown (http://www.tschery.com/) by Mixdown
— Of Carrots And Blood (http://store.steampowered.com/app/439440/) by Trite Games
— Ohrwurm (http://ohrwurm-game.com/) - the musical trainer by Aidas Bendoraitis
— One Show Only (http://www.tristandahl.co.za/oneshowonly.html) by Tristan Dahl
— Orbit (https://www.facebook.com/Orbit-995542440516568/?fref=ts) by NeonChameleon
— Path to the Sky (http://pathtothesky.com/) by dekdev
— Replaced (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=628548506) by Team Replaced
— SANDBOXDAYDREAM (http://sandboxdaydream.com/) by Gero Doll
— ShortbowVR (https://matthewongamedesign.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/shortbowvr-virtual-reality-archery/) by Matthias Zarzecki
— Starfallen (http://playstarfallen.com/) by What Games
— Temple of Cerberus (http://cerberus.pixeltastic.de/) by Pixeltastic
— The Solus Project (http://www.thesolusproject.com/)by Teotl Studios
Game showcase registrations are now closed. If your game is not on the list above you're still welcome to bring it, but we can’t guarantee there will be space to show it – please check with a member of the team from 9pm.
— 19:00 Doors: come early to get one of the best seats
— 19:30 Talks
— 21:00 Game showcase & networking: play games and chat with their creators, or just hang around and meet new people
— 23:00 The end aka "Gone Home (http://www.gonehomegame.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.
Check out the recap of the previous event (http://berlingamescene.com/talk-and-play-11-recap/) if you want to get a better idea of what Talk & Play is like.
The event is free to attend.
Do you have any questions? Would you like to give a talk in the future? Then get in touch (http://www.meetup.com/BerlinGameScene-com/members/1939705/)!
Talk & Play is organised by BerlinGameScene.com (http://berlingamescene.com/) with the promotional and technical support of the monthly Berlin Mini Game Jam (http://www.meetup.com/game-developers-berlin/) and A MAZE. (http://www.amaze-berlin.de/)