The last PLAY game seminar took place on 28 November 2019.

Since the early days of video games, the story universes of games have had strong genre ties to fantasy, sci-fi, sports and warfare. But games tell other stories too, and lots of games are currently exploring new stories and different themes. Internationally, the small, poetic interactive story, Florence, has gained enormous success, and locally a game like Cosmic Top Secret has demonstrated how to play an auto-biographical story of finding out your parents used to be spies.
In the history of game design there has always been a struggle in combining good gameplay with a compelling narrative and balancing interaction with imagination and storytelling. In PLAY2019 we explored stories beyond the expected in games, and we looked into the limits and the craftsmanship of narrative design.


The PLAY seminars

This seminar wa the 15th annual PLAY seminar discussing the forefront of game development and gaming culture. It was organized by Creative Europe Denmark, DFI Spilordningen and DADIU.

Further information about the 2019 programme and speakers can be found in the right hand menu.

15 years of PLAY

Below are the titles of the 15 years of PLAY. The PLAY-series name was coined around 2010 after two consecutive seminars with "Play" in the title. The original intention was to create an annual seminar that should focus on the content of games rather that the production and funding obstacles.  

2005: The Creative Universes of Computer Game Development

2006: Independent Games: A challenge for content and creativity

2007: 360˚

2008: Free to PLAY

2009: PLAY for Free

2010: Users in PLAY

2011: PLAY All

2012: Engage and PLAY

2013: PLAY Tell

2014: PLAY X

2015: PLAY for Real

2016: PLAYER

2017: PLAY2017 - VR After the Hype

2018: PLAY ME!

2019: PLAY New Stories

Practical Info

28 November 2019

12:30 - 17:30

ASTA, Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
DK-1123 Copenhagen K

As always, participation was free of charge


Creative Europe Denmark 
Ene Katrine Rasmussen

Kristine Ploug

Spilordningen / DFI 
Simon Løvind