Important: RSVP via Meetup is mandatory to attend the talks, due to limited seating capacity. Please note that 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 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.
Our host this time will be Lara Keilbart (https://about.me/larakeilbart), podcaster, journalist and writer of and about games and comics (Polygamia, Femgeeks). She also co-founded the Feminist Comic Network and is currently playing Overwatch. A lot.
Andrea Brasch: Intimate Games
From thought to finished work.
Andrea Brasch is a digital artist. She works with installations and digital games. She is also the founder of Lyst Summit, an event dedicated to romance, love and sex in games.
Elise Terranova: Intersections of Play
Elise will discuss live art (a form of performance art) and VR, and the potential playful interactions at their intersection.
Elise Terranova is designer, recently turned game designer and host of the local Berlin podcast Life and Dev.
http://www.eliseterranova.com // http://www.lifeanddev.com // @imaginary_lines // @lifeanddev
Here’s the list of confirmed games that will be shown during the second part of the evening, from 21:00:
— Balconies of Berlin (https://twitter.com/SvenAhlgrimm) by Sven Ahlgrimm
— Chrono Nihilism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=548i9asZoNY) by Ljubica Jovanovic
— DYO (http://dyogame.com) by Team DYO
— Fermi Paradox (http://fermi-paradox.com/)by Jörg Reisig
— Fightlings: The Card Game (http://www.fightlings.com/) by Thoughtfish
— Imagine Earth (http://www.imagineearth.info) by Serious Brothers
— La Carga (https://lacarga.tumblr.com/) by Juan Useche, Linsey Raymaekers
— Lingotopia (https://tristandahl.itch.io/lingotopia) by Tristan
— Lonely Mountains: Downhill (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1617633064/lonely-mountains-downhill) by Megagon Industries
— Micro Mages (http://morphcat.de) by Morphcat Games
— Oddinary Highway (http://oddinaryhighway.com/) by Dash & Dot game studio
— Say No More (https://mariuswinter.itch.io/) by Marius Winter, Nick Maierhöfer, Bin-Han To
— Sternkind (https://twitter.com/Sternkind_Game) by Dennis Kurzeja
— STOMT (https://www.stomt.com)
— Synthetik (https://www.synthetikgame.com/) by Flow Fire Games
— Through the Darkest of Times (http://throughthedarkestoftimes.com/) by Paintbucket Games
— ViSP (http://virtualspaceport.com/) by Visper Games
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 21:00.
— 19:00 Doors (if you come earlier you'll have to wait outside, as we need to prepare the venue)
— 19:30 Talks start
— 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.
Our event is documented in pictures (https://www.flickr.com/photos/12601747@N00/albums) (thank you Julian (https://twitter.com/spunior)!) and videos (https://vine.co/BerlinGamez) (thank you Nomi (http://thenomi.com/)!). Documentation is important for us, as it helps promote the event and attract a new, wider and more diverse audience (that's how it worked so far at least). For those who'd like to attend, but don’t want to be appear in any pictures or videos, we're going to distribute some neon stickers at the door that you can wear on your chest to make it clear that you don't want to appear in any picture or video.
The event is free to attend, but donations are welcome. BerlinGameScene.com supporter packs (featuring an exclusive tote bag, badges, stickers, a Steam key of a game made in Berlin and a Game Science Center coupon) are also available for purchase at Game Science Center. Buying one really helps us!
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/).