All posts by Lorenzo Pilia

Card Crawl – grab your deck and enter the dungeon

I’ve been a Tinytouchtales fan for a long time. The proof? Arnold and Wiebke gave a talk at the very first Talk & Play event back in 2013! Since then, a few things happened: the two got married, switched from Stencyl to Unity as their main development tool and released a variety of mobile games, openly blogging about their successes and failures along the way. Continue reading Card Crawl – grab your deck and enter the dungeon

Talk & Play #11 Recap

Talk & Play is a free event organised by that provides the opportunity to game enthusiasts, players and makers to meet and exchange knowledge in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. It’s also the reason why this site exists.

Talk & Play #11, which took place on February 25 2015, was a special one: it was the first organised independently, without the support of OpenTechSchool, and also the first happening at Supermarkt instead of co.up – a venue I love, but that’s too small for what the event has become.  Because of these “firsts”, I must admit I was initially unsure of what to expect in terms of participation from the public. In the end, 150 people showed up, making this the most crowded edition of the event so far! Continue reading Talk & Play #11 Recap

Berlin Mini Game Jam participants pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy

The Berlin Mini Game Jam is a monthly 8 hours long game creation jam that brings people together to try out game ideas and create prototypes. There’s no entrance fee and everyone is welcome – no particular skills or tools are requested. If you’re curious, I highly recommend to try participating at least once, to get a feeling of what jamming is like, before moving to something more physically demanding such as the 48-hour Global Game Jam.

The February edition of the Berlin Mini Game Jam took place on Saturday 28, and was one of the most crowded so far, with more than 80 people creating 23 games in total. I’ve attended the presentations, which are always open to the public, and noticed that some of the participants decided to pay tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy, who died the previous day at age 83, by making games starring Mr. Spock. Let’s have a look at them. Continue reading Berlin Mini Game Jam participants pay tribute to Leonard Nimoy