The department of Game Design at Uppsala University, campus Gotland
This is the highly informal blog of the GAME-department. We use it mostly to document the things we do outside of running one of the worlds strongest game educations. For information about our education, programs and courses, check the official site at Uppsala University.
Posted on - Comments Off on Alumni Talks with Game Designers! CategoriesBlog
Gotland Game Hub just announced a new podcast series that they will launch this upcoming Wednesday, October 12th: Alumni Talks.
The series gathers former students who have recently graduated from the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University – Campus Gotland and have them speak about their journey from the Department to the Industry.
Their first guest will be Teemu Laiho, who graduated in June 2022 and is now working for Fingersoft on Hill Climb Racing 2. The best part? You can sign up to listen in during the live recording and participate in an exclusive Q&A with Teemu after they wrap up the recording.
SIGN UP to Ask Questions LIVE before Wednesday, October 12th. By signing up, you will receive more details about where and when and for more talks coming up!
The series of talks will be recorded and made availabe on YouTube and as a podcast later. This is the first one, so stay tuned for more or sign up to get notifications for more news…
The recording has now been published:
Posted on - Comments Off on Transformative Play Initiative Roundtable — Spring 2022 CategoriesBlog, Guest Lectures
In the Spring 2022 roundtable, we combine the five speakers from this semester together into a panel to get to know more about them and their take on transformative play. After hearing: — Lauri Lukka talk about designing events for intensity and personal growth; — John Stavropoulos talk about designing a culture of safety in games; — Elektra Diakolambrianou talk about psychotherapy and larp; — Yeonsoo Julian Kim talk about horror as a vehicle for healing and transformative play; and — Katrin Geneuss talk about best practices for edu-larp in formal didactic contexts…
…we are now bringing them together to explore transformative play in the past, present, and future. Moderated by: Josefin Westborg
Posted on - Comments Off on Town Hall Spring 2022, April 19 CategoriesBlog, Guest Lectures
Join us for our next Town Hall Meeting in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series! Town Halls feature lightning talks from experts in the field to spark conversation, as well as group discussions among community members interested in the use of analog role-playing games as vehicles for lasting personal and social change. We welcome you to share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and network at this game design think tank.