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Talk & Play #32 – open air unconference edition!
July 17 @ 19:00 — 23:00Free
Important: RSVP via Meetup is mandatory to attend the event!
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.
For this edition, since it’s happening right in the middle of the summer, and hopefully it will be too warm to stay indoors, we’re planning to do something different: gather in the green area right in front of the Game Science Center and run an unconference, inspired by Lost Levels (http://lostlevels.net/). This means that all participants will be able to give a short talk if they like! Some notes:
— Talks shouldn’t be longer than 5 minutes
— There will be no microphones
— There will be no screen or projector, so don’t prepare slides (but feel free to bring paper signs and use them as slides if you like)
— Ideally the talk should be game/play-related, but we’re not too strict ;)
— Depending on the audience size, we might split into different groups, with multiple talks happening at the same time
— Anyone can just sign up to give a talk on the spot, but if you want to sign up in advance or have any questions get in touch: http://berlingamescene.com/contact/
It will still be possible to showcase games as usual, just keep in mind that since the event might take place outdoors, there won’t be access to electricity. That means that analog (tabletop), physical and mobile games will work best – but you’re still more than welcome to bring your laptop of course!
In case of bad weather (it’s Berlin after all, so you never know), the event will still take place, indoors, like during the rest of the year. But it currently looks like it’s going to be fine… so bring a picnic blanket to sit on!
Here’s the projects that will be exhibited:
— Chessfinity by Steffen Römer // orkitec
— Death Trash by Crafting Legends
— Fightlings: The Card Game by Thoughtfish
— Galactic Glitch by Crunchy Leaf Games
— High Five Romance Race by RAT KING
— Jojojo by Joriam
— La Carga by Juan Useche & Linsey Raymaekers
— Plastik by Cäcilia
— Poke the Hive by Jan Leuschner
— Quantic Dojo by Galen Radtke
— Séance by Tyu
— Stay Hydrated by Melissa, Claude
— Sternkind by Dennis Kurzeja
— Toshio Custom by Toshio
— 19:00 Doors
— 19:30 Unconference / talks start
— 21:00 Game showcase
— 23:00 The end
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.
Our event is documented by Julian Dasgupta, who’s been taking pictures for years. 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. We usually pass around a box after the talks.
Do you have any questions? Would you like to give a talk in the future? Then get in touch!
Talk & Play is organised by BerlinGameScene.com.