Last day to submit a project to Incubate Arcade

We are running Incubate Arcade again this year! We curated a bunch of games already but have room for a few more additions to the line-up. With the open call we are specifically looking for Alternative controller games focused on intimacy (we take that in a broad sense). The open call is open until 5PM,…

Open Call: Design a labyrinth for PAF16

Design a thrilling labyrinth – a playful sculpture – with everyday objects or sustainable materials that stimulates playful social interaction between festival visitors. Proposal deadline is extended to 3 March, 23:59 CET. Submit via the Playful Arts Festival website here. The Playful Arts Festival challenges designers, sculptors, artists, creatives to design a playful labyrinth for the festival…

Cinekid New Media Award 2015 nominations announced

Cinekid announced the Cinekid Lion Best New Media Production 2015 nominees in the beginning of July. Together with Anneke Dorsman (NTR / Het Klokhuis), Peter de Jong (Codeglue), Alessandra van Otterlo (freelance), Adriaan de Jongh (Bounden/Fingle), we’ve played, read, watched, viewed and discussed all the entrees. The Cinekid Lion wants to “foster the quality of New Media Productions aimed…

Interview about upcoming New Gamegrounds mini-festival

It’s almost time for the New Gamegrounds mini-festival I co-run at Brakke Grond next week.  A couple of months ago De Brakke Grond got in touch with me to see if we could do something together as part of their Hack/Play month in April/May. They are running several events that ‘provide a space in which to…

Moderating Q&A Gameloading doc @ A Maze. 2015

A Maze. Berlin 2015 will feature the German premiere of GameLoading: Rise of the Indies, the documentary that “explores the new global subculture of independent game development. In the spirit of movements like the French New Wave, the Punk and Grunge scenes, hundreds of indie auteurs are emerging and finding success with their own unique…

Join the Playful Jam @ De Brakke Grond

I am running a playful jam as part of New Gamegrounds mini festival at De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam! Sign up here! Call for playful jam participants: Join us in creating playful works during the New Gamegrounds playful jam at the Brakke Grond on 29 & 30 April 2015. Get together with artists, designers and…

Keynote talk at Different Games Conference

This weekend I will be at the Different Games conference in New York to talk about ‘Invitations to Play – Playful Culture in Europe’ in my keynote. Different Games is ‘an annual student and volunteer-lead conference on diversity and inclusivity in games’. They ‘seek to build new connections and foster a unique dialogue between artistic,…

Showreel video Playful Arts Festival 2014

Play, Dance, Experience! Together with national and international artists, designers and performers, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Willem II Factory became a playground for all ages 19- 22 June 2014. Watch the showreel to taste the playfulness, joy and atmosphere of the 2014 festival. Thanks to Ralfonzo.com for creating this video. Playful Arts Festival 2014: Urban Play…

Last day to visit Incubate Arcade in Tilburg.

Today is the last day you can visit Incubate Arcade in Tilburg and experience 17 experimental music & audio games such as Memory of a Broken Dimension, Bounden, Fract, Icefishing V and Keyboard Mandala. Explore and create soundscapes, conduct melodies, dance in slow-motion or with choreographed movements, experience interactive audio landscapes, create music together on…

Final weekend to visit #PAF14 exhibition: 19-20 July 2014

Living as a group of people – PAF14 Exhibition Willem II Factory. Boschveldweg 471 ’s-Hertogenbosch. Open: Thu to Sun 12.00 – 17.00h. Entrance: free The weekend of 19 & 20 July 2014 is the last opportunity to visit the exhibition.  The exhibition Living as a group of people concludes the Playful Arts Festival, that took place from 19 – 22…