THROWBACK ______ End of November we launched Role of Play: New Games, New Chances. A Future Perspective on Play in Society, @pakhuisdezwijger in Amsterdam. Ben Schouten organized a wonderful programme in the form of a talk show. A registration of the launch (in Dutch) is available through the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger: https://dezwijger.nl/programma/the-role-of-play-new-games-new-chances
This publication offers a refreshing take on modern game design and play.
Ben Schouten: Artist-designer and emeritus professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Specializing in game development across domains.
Menno Deen: Game designer and researcher exploring games in unconventional contexts. Organizer of Dutch Courage.
Eleonoor Jap Sam: Publisher, independent researcher, editor, critic, and publicist. Founder of Jap Sam Books. Chair of the board at ArtTable Nederland
Renate Boere: Founder of Studio Renate Boere. Award-winning designer and researcher with a focus on cultural and social sectors. Addressing social issues through game design.
JP van Seventer: Visionary in optimizing international success for game development companies. Pioneer in incubation and game innovation, launched Dutch Game Garden (2007).
Adriaan de Jongh: Award-winning Dutch game designer. Challenging players with unconventional social interactions.
Joost Raessens: Professor and Chair of Media Theory at Utrecht University. Focusing on the ‘ludification of culture,’ with applications in Games and VR for Change.
Matthijs Dierckx: Award-winning video game composer, Dutch Game Award recipient (2021).