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5th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin, April 20 to 22, 2016 – plus extra Family Day.

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Friday, April 22 • 14:10 - 14:40
Patrick Jarnfelt: The Power of Love in Games

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Traditional media have a long-standing and mature relationship with subjects like romance, love and sex. Why are games different? Games have historically tried to gamify love and this has led to a goal-oriented implementation. What could work as a win state in the game of love? Sex, of course. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The power of love, romance and sex in games can be vast and emotionally effective. Sex does not have to be a goal, it can be a journey and love and romance don’t have to be banal, there can be nuances. These topics can be used to tackle subjects like sexual development, gender, body positivity, consent, pregnancy and a myriad of other subjects. Join Patrick Jarnfelt as he shares his experiences organizing the Lyst Summit and things he has learned on the way. Let’s explore one of the last frontiers in games.

Content warning: This talk can get raunchy. Erotic concepts and partial nudity will be involved.  

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Patrick Jarnfelt

Patrick is a danish indie game developer in the Lovable Hat Cult. He is active in the indie game community hosting events like w00t, Nordic Game Indie Night and the Lyst Summit. He is a Co-founder of the Copenhagen Game Collective, where he occasionally writes blog posts and hosts Game Events and Parties.


Friday April 22, 2016 14:10 - 14:40
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

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