[2015] Game Happens! – Beyond the Screen

[2015] Game Happens! – Beyond the Screen

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[ENG]

Since the second edition, Game Happens! has presented a subtitle which is the main guideline for the curatorial concept. The 2015 theme is “Beyond the Screen”. The festival focuses on virtual reality and physical games. International speakers shared their experiences in designing and developing digital games that create playful experiences within the physical world, sometimes through alternative controllers (or players!). Adrian Hon talks about games and fitness, Michelle Westerlaken presents her research about human-animal interactions, Lena Mech tells some stories about urban games, and Roberto Dillon explores the opportunity in game design higher education.

Programme – Outerworld

09:00-09:30
Check in – Coffee & Focaccia

09:30-10:00
Welcome Speech
Some welcoming words from the initiators.

10:00-13:00
Main Conference

10:00-10:45
Adrian Hon – Six to Start
Zombies, Run! has changed the way you see fitness app. Adrian Hon will guide you towards the future of wearable gaming.
https://medium.com/@adrianhon & http://www.sixtostart.com

10:45-11:30
Michelle Westerlaken
Michelle Westerlaken is currently researching how we could use play, a voluntary activity that is shared by both humans and animals.
https://michellewesterlaken.wordpress.com

11:30-12:15
Lena Mech
Lena Mech is a game designer that loves experimenting with technology and physical spaces. Her works include physical games, urban games and interactive experiences.
http://lenamech.com

13:00-14:00
Lunch break

14:00-16:00
Round Table

Valentina PaggiarinHive Division, Elisa Di LorenzoUntold Games, Daniele BenegiamoUNAmedia, Marco GaudinaCircle Garage,
Andrea Fasce – MWPowerLab


Programme – Innerworld

16:00-20:00
Indie Games Showcase & Poster Sessions

The Innerworld is the second – and most relaxed – part of the event. In the afternoon, attendees are invited to play some games and discuss about the future of gaming. Games and presentations has been selected via a public call for submission (showcase, poster session). The Innerworld is organised as an itinerary within Villa Bombrini: a certain number of rooms is destined to indie games showcase, while the ballroom is the central location to poster sessions.


[ITA]

Game Happens! torna per il secondo anno a essere un’occasione di incontro per tutte le persone che lavorano nel settore del game development o che aspirano a farne parte. La storica location di Villa Durazzo Bombrini ospita una giornata ricca di eventi: una conferenza di respiro internazionale, una tavola rotonda sullo stato sell’industria creativa digitale in Liguria, una sessione di presentazioni di progetti innovativi e una selezione di giochi indipendenti tutti da provare.

Il tema del 2015 è Game Happens! – Beyond the Screen. Gli argomenti toccati vanno dalla realtà virtuale ai controller alternativi, con particolare attenzione alle esperienze che portano il gioco al di fuori dello schermo.

L’evento si è svolto interamente nella giornata di venerdì 26 giugno 2015 a Villa Bombrini – Genova Cornigliano.

  • Innerworld: conferenza sul game development (h. 10-13 e 14-16)
  • Outerworld: indie game showcase e poster session (h. 16-20)

Guarda le foto dell’evento su Flickr e tutti i video della conferenza su YouTube.