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Week of the Game

Experience the field of game research and industry in its entire width! In the week from 27 to 31 January, the Utrecht Center for Game Research organizes various game-related activities, from retrogames to scientific lectures.

Programme

All activities are open to anyone, without fee or registration (unless otherwise indicated).

Monday 27 January

13.15-15.00: Game and Media Technology colloquiumGrote Zaal, Muntstraat 2a

  • Evert Hoogendoorn (IJsfontein, Amsterdam): The theory behind the power of play.
  • Jan-Willem Huisman (IJsfontein, Amsterdam): The power of play in action

Tuesday 28 January

14.00-16.00: Launching new initiatives  - restaurant Minnaert Building

Launch of the UU game development studio 253Games

Introducing the Special Interest Groups:

  • Games for Skills Training
  • Healthy Play, Better Coping
  • Playful Cities
  • 'Thinking Though' Games and Play
  • Multisensory Mixed Reality Games
  • Games for Behavior Change
  • Games for Sustainability
  • Games Literacy in a Ludified Culture
  • Games and VR for Inclusion

Wednesday 29 January

13.15-15.00 Classic Games, New TechnologiesHall Minaert Building, Leuvenlaan 4
12 teams of students present and demo their re-designed and developed classic games with new style and technologies

15.15-16.00 Closing ceremony with public award ceremony

Organized by SAGANET and HU:

9.30- 16.30: Gamedidactiek 'enter the playground...' – Marinus Ruppert Building, Leuvelaan 21 (requires regstiration and fee)

Thursday 30 January

12.00-13.00 Lunch meeting: Introduction to Gamification and Game Based Learning (for UU/UMCU employees only) More information

14.30-17.00 Game Software Project presentations
5 teams of students present the games the games they developed for (external) clients
Zaal Pangea, Victor Koningsbergergebouw, Budapestlaan 4a-b

  • 14:30: Welcome and introduction
  • 14:45: Project: Out-of-control op het spoor: wat nu?
  • 15:05: Project: Play local2Local
  • 15:25: Break
  • 15:45: Project: A geo-located city application
  • 16:05: Project: 3D-Game Gym AI Test Agents
  • 16:25: Project: Virtual teaching assistants
  • 16:45: Closing

Friday 31 January

13.00-17.00: Retro Games and Social EventDownstairs hall of Koningsberger building
AwesomeSpace will set up the hall of the Koningsberger building as a real retro-gamespace. Here you can play famous and unknown retro classics on old game computers! From 16.00, student association Sticky offers drinks at the retro-gamespace.

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