On 21 October Creative Europe Denmark, DFI Spilordningen and DADIU, with support from Interactive Denmark, are co-organising the eleventh annual Play seminar in Copenhagen, this year focusing on games with an agenda.
As games grow as a medium, the “fun of games” can be serious too, reflecting a wider variety of emotions and serving new purposes – like games about bullying or growing-up with alcoholism, or self-reflective games from developers dealing with a cancer-stricken child or with personal depression.
This year’s Play seminar will take a closer look at how developers combine serious subject matters with fun, motivating and engaging gameplay.
Guest speakers will include game designer Erin Hoffman, Minority Media co-founder and CEO Vander Caballero, artist and game designer Lea Schönfelder, journalist Mikkel Rasch and developers Asta Wellejus, Hans Skovfoged and Henrike Lode, among many others.
Passes are 250 Danish crowns (DDK) and include lunch, a morning croissant and afternoon cake, as well as coffee throughout the day. There will also be drinks at the end of the seminar, with a chance to mingle with the participants and speakers.
See the full programme and sign-up at the seminar’s website here!