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.
Monday 27 January
13.15-15.00: Game and Media Technology colloquium – Grote Zaal, Muntstraat 2a
Serious Game Development at IJsfontein, by Jan-Willem Huisman and Evert Hoogendoorn (IJsfontein, Amsterdam).
Tuesday 28 January
12.00-14.00: network lunch with game companies – Mezzanine at Minnaert building, Leuvenlaan 4
Study association Sticky organizes a networking lunch for students, researchers and game companies. Anyone who wants to work in or collaborate with the gaming industry is welcome. While enjoying a free sandwich, you can discuss possible opportunities with developers from the Dutch gaming industry. Game Technology alumni will also be present to show their final projects.
14.00-16.00: Introducing the 9 Special Interest Groups + Launch of the UU game development studio 253Games
Wednesday 29 January
13.15-15.00 Classic Games, New Technologies – Hall 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
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: 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
13.00-18.00: Retro Games and Social Event – Downstairs 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.