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Talk & Play #14

26 August 2015 @ 19:0023:00


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.

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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




“How to fit a games party inside a backpack” by Louie Roots
This short talk discusses mixing travel and events, especially the problems of different controllers and creating whole game experiences with limited resources.

Louie Roots is a game designer from Perth, Western Australia. He runs Backyard.sk, creates unique controllers, hosts events, travels and distributes indie games. backyard.sk



“Why game makers should be tinkerers at heart” by Alexander Pieper & Mareike Ottrand (Studio Fizbin)
With their talk, Alexander and Mareike want to lure your inner child out of the cave to tinker around whenever you are in need of some creative inspiration, for example by experimenting with different painting styles or by building prototypes out of baufix, paper and duct tape. But beware, live tinkering includes the possibility of not-so-serious injuries through lower voltage shocks.

Alexander Pieper and Mareike Ottrand are (together with Sebastian Mittag) the co-founders of Studio Fizbin, which is mostly known for the award-winning game The Inner World – but they’ve done some other cool stuff too! studio-fizbin.de

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! We can provide tables, chairs, power strips and internet connection – that means that all the rest (devices, chargers, controllers…) are up to you.

This is the list of confirmed games (you can still bring yours, but we can’t guarantee there will be space to show it):

— Before Legends by Bonfire Elders
— Bomb Tag by JOMA
— Dr. Kureiji’s Kitchen Guardian by MakeGameShipGameDie
— Fishy (WT) by Oliver Fiedler
— Freaky Blocks by Taptastic Games
— Legends of Pixelia by SimaGames (Florian Siemer)
— Of Carrots And Blood by Trite Games
— Pod Party by Purple Gaming
— S.P.Y. Robot by CEOs Pet Software
— SHAPE RUNNER by Oliver Fiedler
— Starfallen by What Games
— SwapQuest by Rebusmind
— The Mammoth: A Cave Painting by inbetweengames
— Tower 57 by Marco / benitosub and Thomas / cyangmou
— Treasure Monkeys by Johanna Jacob
— Unofficial Card Crawl Sequel by Tinytouchtales


– 19:00 Doors

– 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.

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!

Talk & Play is organised by BerlinGameScene.com with the promotional and technical support of the monthly Berlin Mini Game Jam and A MAZE.

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Wooga for allowing us to use their space and for providing free beverages!


26 August 2015
19:00 — 23:00
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Saarbrücker Straße 38
Berlin, 10405 Germany
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