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4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day
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Friday, April 24 • 16:30 - 18:00
Hyper Talks – 10 speakers, 5 minutes each: Astrid Refstrup, Charlene Putney, Damir Veapi, Jonathan Prior, Karel Crombecq, Klondike, Lise Saxtrup, Luca Lombardo & Maximilian Kiese, Mark Wonnacott, Stefan Srb

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A series of 5-minute talks in rapid succession. 

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Astrid Refstrup: Hot dogs in games

I like hot dogs do you?

Have you noticed them? The hot dogs, when you play a game. We often don’t think much of them but I would like to take a moment, to talk a bit more about the Hotdogs in games. What are they a symbol of? And are they here to stay – can we even talk about a hot dog trend? What do the hot dogs want to tell us? And haw they are used as symbols in games. 

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Charlene Putney: Surrender

Our road is hectic, rocky. Our caravan trails far into the distance and water is often in short supply. The rest stops to pitch our tents are few and far between.

We often do not have much to our name. We, who refuse to worship at the altar of security. We, who choose to adjust our surroundings to ourselves rather than vice versa. What remains when we have lost everything? Who are we then?

In this session let us breathe and focus together in the dance of adjustment, letting go in order to receive once more. 

What is lost is not necessarily what needs to be found.

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Damir Veapi: Serbian scene in 5 games

Damir is a game developer from Belgrade, Serbia, where he is best known as the community guy. He hosted numerous game jams and other events for game makers in Serbia in the past and tries to keep in touch with as many of them as possible.

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Jonathan Prior: Welcome to Videogames: You'll Never Leave

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Karel Crombecq: Tips for Making your Explosions Totally Badass!

In this talk, I will use the Graphics Pimping Gun from Mayan Death Robots to show to the audience a bunch of little tips and tricks that will help them make their explosions much cooler! 

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Klondike Super Hyper Talk

A Hyper Talk inside a Hyper Talk: 5 min, 10 people, 30s per talk, go

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Lise Saxtrup: Design for the emergent 

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Luca Lombardo & Maximilian Kiese: Speechless – no words for a game with no language

The Brazen Beasts sent Luca Lombardo, an indie consultant, and Maximilian Kiese, a game design student, to present the group's project: Ink. Beautiful art and no language!

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Mark Wonnacott: make digital tools: how & why 

We need more digital creativity tools that are simple and accessible. This is easier said than done, but I’m gonna tell you how you can get started and why you should!

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Stefan Srb: A Game Graveyard

Let's face our piles of unfinished projects and finally do something about them. 

Moderators
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Lorenzo Pilia

Program Manager, A MAZE.
Program manager for A MAZE. / Berlin festival. Founder of BerlinGameScene.com + Localmultiplayer.com. Organiser of Join – Local Multiplayer Summit and Talk & Play.

Artists
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Klondike

Klondike
Klondike is a game making collective from northern France. It's composed of ten people and a DIY arcade cabinet called The Kade. They made quite a lot of games.
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Karel Crombecq

When Karel first played Prince of Persia at 8 years old, he decided he wanted to make games, and has been doing it ever since. At age 16, he made a very popular text-based browser game called Castle Quest, which is still being played today. In 2012, he founded Sileni Studios to finally pursue his dream full-time. As a two man indie company, they have released a sequel to Castle Quest and a mobile game called Evo Dash. They are currently working... Read More →
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Stefan leafthief

leafhief
I'm a gamejam enthusiast from Vienna, Austria. When I'm not working on games for a living I'm working on games for fun. | I made games like: | The Lion's Song | Onemore Night | Ten Weeks
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Jonathan Prior

Jonathan Prior gets around a lot.
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Charlene Putney

Hi, I'm Charlene! I'm a writer and lecturer from Ireland. Right now, my mind is swirling with edits for the first draft of my fantasy novel. When I'm not writing my book, I write for video games, lecture on project management for game design, run workshops on interactive fiction and do management consulting for creative freelancers. Oh, and lots of yoga! I like to speak on the intersections between play and psychology, most recently speaking to... Read More →
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Astrid Refstrup

Astrid is a game and board game designer from Copenhagen. She organises play related events and is a member of the Nordic Game Artisans. In her spare time, she eats hot dogs.
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Lise Saxtrup

Lise Saxtrup is producer at Klassefilm aps, a Copenhagen-based games and film production company, caring about the story, cherishing the gameplay.
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Damir Veapi

Pravim igre i pomažem drugima da ih prave. Vodim game dev radionice na Metropolitanu i organizujem game dev događaje.
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Mark Wonnacott

#kooltool
i used to make games but now i make zines, creativity tools, and also write tiny tool reviews at kool.tools


Friday April 24, 2015 16:30 - 18:00
Neue Heimat Revaler Str. 99, Berlin

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