GAME SEMINAR – UPDATE. Unfortunately Meg Jayanth is not able to come but we have a new exciting addition to this year's Game Seminar, November 17th. Naomi Alderman, among other things co-creator and lead writer of Zombies, Run!, will be joining us to talk about creating diversity. The title of her talk is : 'You Have To Count The Women: and other practical strategies for making your games more diverse'. Read more about Naomi and have a look at the updated programme below.
7. november 2016
The annual PLAY seminar is back. This year we focus on a key part of game design: The Player.
Is he still a young man or is she by now a middleaged woman? Both – of course – and a lot more. And since we know that people of every demographics play games, it is now time to be more precise about exactly why and how different people play games, how to reach them, and how to address this diversity of players in the game design process.
What motivates people to play your games, and what makes it a meaningful experience for them? What tools can help us understand players better in order to design even more engaging games? Ultimately this might also lead to the discovery of new types of desired gaming experiences and change our overall view on gaming culture.
We have a great line-up of competent people in this field. The speakers are novelist and game designer Naomi Alderman, gamer data analyst Nick Yee, game researcher Bob de Schutter and game designer Mahdi Bahrami.
PLAYER takes place at The Cinematheque, Bio Carl, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen on November 17th 2016.
Participation is free, but sign-up is necessary. NB: We charge a no-show-fee of 250 DKK. The seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis and a limit number of 170 participants.
Registration deadline: November 10th.
The Play Seminars
The seminar is the 12th annual Play seminar discussing the forefront of game development and gaming culture. It is organized by Creative Europe Denmark, DFI Spilordningen and DADIU, and with support from Interactive Denmark.