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Talk & Play #13
17 June 2015 @ 19:00 — 23:00Free
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.
HOW IT WORKS
The event is structured in two parts:
– TALK: A couple of short game-related presentations, followed by a Q&A session, with a special live music break courtesy of Alfred Ladylike & her ukulele
– 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
— Nadia Enis works in the field of illustration and concept art since 2008. Recent projects include Team Indie and Haunted Island. The title of her presentation is “Stereotypes in Concept Art – A checklist to keep on the right track OR The difference between Good and Bad”.
— Born in Flensburg, Germany on the 31st of December 1989, Nils Ole Timm “Firzen” had a LOT of time on his hands and once his parents grew tired of his constant questioning they decided to send him to PC courses at the age of 8. And that’s how Nils’ magical journey into becoming a mad gen… I mean decent programmer began. He’s currently working on Starfallen and will show how the problem of doing pathfinding in the game was tackled – the environment is dynamically generated, so precomputation wasn’t an option.
— Tristan Dahl was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Berlin 4 years ago. After completing a course in game design at the Games Academy and a subsequent internship with the gentlemen behind The Curious Expedition he’s currently looking for a job in the games industry. His talk is titled “Am I indie or unemployed?”: Tristan would like to describe himself as being an indie developer, even though he doesn’t earn any more from making games yet. The talk comes from the perspective of someone who hasn’t been able to get a job in the industry and isn’t even sure if he wants to be an employee.
Have you made a game? Would you like to show it so our audience can play it during the second part of the event? Just bring it, and let us know in advance if possible (best if through our contact form or via Twitter) so we can add it to our list and give it a shout-out at the beginning of the evening! We can provide tables, chairs, power strips and plenty of space – that means that the devices (laptop, controllers, tablets…) are up to you.
List of confirmed games so far (you can still bring your game even if you’re not on this list):
– Aeon of Sands by Two Bits Kid
– Aragic by Boulderfist
– Base Conflict by Broken Games
– Chased by Taptastic Games
– The Curious Expedition by Maschinen-Mensch
– The Currency Lab by Lenara Verle
– Friendly Dogfight + Crazy Bison by Purple Gaming
– HyperMathRace by Firepunchd
– Let me tell a story by Adam Streck
– Of Carrots And Blood by Trite Games
– OP90 by FrozenPotion
– SADcat by Is That A Horse
– Stars of Icarus by Crunchy Leaf Games
– Tower57 by benitosub
– Treasure Monkeys by Johanna Jacob
– Tristan Dahl‘s Arcade Cabinet
– Whiz Worm + Better Luck Next Time by Standard Games
– 19:00 Doors: come early to get one of the best seats, have a drink or something to eat if you like
– 19:30 Talks: with short music break in the middle
– 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”
Our Safe Space Policy encourages the behaviour at Talk & Play. We request that everyone who is affiliated with and participates to the event honours it.
The nearest U-Bahn station to Supermarkt is Voltastrasse U8, which is wheelchair accessible. The venue is also wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilet, and has a bar offering a variety of drinks (coffee & tea, soft drinks, beer, wine) and sandwiches.
Check out the recap of the previous events 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!