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

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Thursday, April 21 • 16:30 - 17:30
Adam Dixon: Writing Game Poems FULL

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'A gamepoem might describe an absurd scenario that’s fun to imagine; it might awkwardly gamify an everyday experience in a way that’s meaningful; it might be a parodic set of instructions; it might give rules to follow that result in revelatory experiences; it might be contained within a moment or a lifetime.' - Harry Giles, http://harrygiles.org/2015/06/17/gamepoems-a-primer/

This workshop is about making gamepoems - short, written games that reflect on life. After a short chat about what gamepoems are and where they're come from - and a chance to test out a couple - we'll make some of our own.

Participant requirements:

None, other than an understanding of English - but people can write games in their own language. If people want to understand what gamepoems are this is a good start: http://harrygiles.org/2015/06/17/gamepoems-a-primer/

Tools participants should bring:

A notepad and pens

Intended audience:

Anybody! It's for anyone who might want to try out making poetic games.

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Adam Dixon

Adam Dixon is a game designer, writer and event organiser based in the UK. He's interested in games that explore communities, relationships and politics. In 2015 he made a game a week for the entire year.

Thursday April 21, 2016 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin