After two years, we were back. The biggest Pre-GDC showcase in San Francisco! What an amazing experience to see each other again!
About the event
- 30 (indie) game developers to showcase their latest game.
- Play a game and get a drink.
- Meet 500+ game industry professionals.
- 19:00-20:00 VIP hour (for investors, press, platforms and publishers)
- 20:00 Early Bird entree
- 21:00 Free entrance
- 23:55 End of Showcase
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GameDevCafe – Applied Games
Playing in new markets
Applied game studio’s are exploring new and exciting domains outside (and inside) traditional game industry. How do you turn ‘real procedures’ in playful activities? How and when do you test, iterate and build? How do we implement games to make sure they actually work?
The talk start at 19:00. Tim en Rob will speak for half an hour. After this there is room for questions, debates and drinks.
May 4th Wednesday.
18:00 Walk In (bring some food – order a drink)
19:00 Start Discussion
19:30 Start Informal Drinks
20:10 Drinks & Bring Your Own Game
Bring your game! And have other play it to receive some valuable peer feedback.
As kids we learn to find our way in the world through play and experimentation but we don’t allow ourselves to do so when we grow up, why is that? I believe in harnessing the power of play, experience and experimentation to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us.
My primary drive is my curiosity to explore, pursue and create new experiences. Playing and experimenting to find what works and resonates. Whether it is creating awareness or building skills towards mastery. I focus on understanding and collaborating with the target audience to make an impact and create measurable effect(s). While results are important, I think working together is a playful exercise in itself.
Hi, I’m Rob. I’m curious, love playing, and want to make people a little bit happier. Luckily, that is what I can do every day.
I have a PhD in Playful Persuasion and am co-founder and director of Games for Health. We work to make 1 billion people happy and healthy using the power of play, interaction and technology. I enjoy working with experts in healthcare and happiness, in order to design and create scalable solutions that truly change a person’s life. We implement these solutions (inter)nationally with our partners in order to impact as many people as we can.
I’m also exploring the application of science: I believe that science, business and healthcare can and should propel each other forwards. I discover and validate this through international research projects.
How can we bring more diversity to the game industry work force? Want to join in and start a discussion on this issue? Laura van Nieuwenhuijze (Chair of COC Midden Nederland) shares best practices and lessons learned of advocating for more diversity & inclusion.
- 18:00 Walk in – Grab a bite (bring your own or check the menu)
- 19:00 Interview with Laura van Nieuwenhuijze: Best Practices in bringing more diversity to the professional workforce.
- 19:20 Q&A – ask the speaker anything!
- 19:45 Informal mixer.
- 23:00 End of event.
This event is brought by you by the Games [4Diversity]. Entrance is free of charge. Everyone is welcome to join in and mingle at the monthly GameDevCafés every 1st Wednesday of the month.
About Laura van Nieuwenhuijze
How can we bring more diversity to the (game industry) workforce? That’s a question we explore with Laura van Nieuwenhuijze. Laura is president of COC Midden-Nederland. Since 1946, COC has been fighthing for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders and intersex people (LGBTI). COC Midden-Nederland focuses on security, (political) advocacy and activities for vulnerable target groups, including young people, the over-50s, refugees, women and LGBT people with a physical or mental disability. With so much history, and so many successes (e.g. lately they managed to have 20 townships sign the De Regenboogstembusakkoord), Laura can give some great insights in how they accomplish certain goals. Menno & Laura will talk about best and worst practices in their fight for diversity and inclusion on the work floor.