Hack for Heritage 2020 will be have a new format – where previous years have involved onsite participation in Visby, this year will be online!
Save the date: September 25–27
Hack for Heritage is organized by:
The Department of Game Design has formally decided to go online-only for the Autumn 2020 Semester.
This means that all of our students will be able to live anywhere in the world and fully participate throughout the rest of this year.
We would like to emphasize that this decision is only temporary and only in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We intend to provide our campus education on-campus as soon as the situation will allow. A decision for the Spring Semester 2021 will be taken no later than October.
You probably have a lot of questions and so we have tried to collect some of them to provide some answers and resources for you:
We sadly had to cancel the Gotland Game Conference 2020 due to the Corona outbreak. Even without a show floor, however, our students are all still producing A TON of new games this semester which need to be play tested, scrutinized and celebrated!
Hence: the Itch.io Gotland Game Conference 2020 Showcase!
We expect to have more than 40 games available for anyone to play, for free, from the comfort of their own homes. Everyone is welcome to join in and vote on the games they play!
All student teams should follow the usual delivery schedule to have their games properly archived and published on the department website. In addition to those deliveries, all teams are also strongly encouraged to submit their game to the public Showcase, to be play-tested and voted on in early June!
As with the regular GGC, student participation is entirely voluntary and is not a part of your course work. You are not graded for your performance in the event.
And here’s the updated insert:
We also needed new t-shirts since the previous design was a giant flop (big print over the chest made it act and feel like wearing a bib). We kept it clean and simple:
We had some ideas for a more ambitious design refresh, but we need all of this stuff before March when GDC and all other things happen so we let that plan slide for now. 🙂