It's not that games are everywhere, or should be everywhere. It's not that we have more platforms, more games, more successes (and more failures) than in the past. It's not because we can turn anything into a game, for the good and for the bad. And it's not because the future belongs to us. Games are, and will be a dominant cultural form because everybody plays. Everywhere!
Play All! is a seminar about what computer games can (also) be. The seminar will explore the implications of the widening of audiences, technologies and contexts. If everybody plays everywhere, what kinds of games can we create? What can games learn from service and interaction design, and how can games brighten up the future of old media? From gamification to social games, from pervasive to persuasive games, the Play All! Seminar will open the gates for serious, engaging, and thoughtful reflection on the new lands games are discovering.
Where: Bio Carl, Filmhuset, Copenhagen
When: November 23rd 2011
About the organizers:
Play All! is organized by MEDIA Desk Denmark, the computer games education DADIU and the Danish Computer Game Zone. This is the 7th annual games seminar – in the past, Ben Cousins, Margaret Wallace, Teut Weidemann, Randy Pagulayan, and others have talked about various game related topics.