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Thursday, April 26 • 14:30 - 16:00
ART GAMES – an International Game Jam Network presents: Around the World in 10 Indie Games

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Mexico City, Seoul, Boston, Jakarta, São Paulo, Novosibirsk, Athens, and Bangkok: for eight game jams all over the world and beyond, ART GAMES unites programmers and game developers as well as artists and creatives. Along with Berlin-based developers Maschinen-Mensch, they will take you on a tour through indie scenes worldwide. In a series of micro talks, we will learn about the obstacles that game developers face on the other side of the globe. What drives them? How do you talk about issues in a society which is reinventing itself? How do games change their world? These presentations will be followed by a Q&A with all participants of ART GAMES, Maschinen-Mensch, and Lisa Mayerhöfer, project coordinator of the Goethe-Institut.

Drawing from their diversity, creative minds from all over the world developed (digital) games which renegotiate the boundaries between art, politics, and games. A selection of ten games from all locations will be exhibited at A MAZE. Festival 2018. Participants and partners from across the globe will travel to Germany to metamorphose the worldwide virtual network of ART GAMES into an analogue one and to meet you at the festival!​

Learn about the small but vibrant indie scene in Novosibirsk aka Silicon Taiga and why “Choo-Choose” wants you to run over a Big Mac! Find out how abstract shapes in “circled.” question what it means to be close. Or take the place of a radiant sun in “SunShine” and burn your own imperfect utopia to the ground. And if you are ready to leave planet Earth behind and become an alien tribe on another planet, we recommend travelling to the “2984 Little Brothers” in a faraway galaxy. “Struggling Dreams” asks you to look back and evoke memories of better times in order to envision a safer future. With “Babel-o-Rama” you can conquer any language barrier as long as you figure out how to talk to each other. Cooperation is also key in “Chain Reaction”, a lesson that you learn the hard way when you try to escape from a dungeon being chained to other prisoners. To get away with your crimes scot-free in return for showers of cash is the goal of “Make it Rain”. Delve into the beautiful virtual reality of “Cacophony” and conduct a choir of eerie figures. It is up to you whose lips are zipped and whose voice is heard! “Status” also puts you in charge of everyone else’s fate – who will be bedded in roses and whose buttocks will get wet?

ART GAMES is a project of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Maschinen-Mensch and is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

Twitter handle and hashtag: @Gr8ArtGames    #gr8ArtGames

Mexico City: circled.
Produced by: Pablo Francisco Montes Romero, Mariana Mena Tello, Omar Ivan Toledano Landero, Nicolás Danziger, Rafael Escalante, Emilio Gerardo Estrada Lucero
Speakers: Mariana Mena Tello, Nicolás Danziger

Seoul: SunShine
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw4oE8C_0bQ
Produced by: Je-won Yoon, Yunjeong Kim, Aram Lee Miller, Hyijin Cho, Saehoon Lee
Speakers: Yunjeong Kim, Je-won Yoon

Seoul: 2984 Little Brother
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HarvWG-TllA
Produced by: Yongjoo Yoo, Ga-young An, Deokwon Kim, Jaemin Park
Speakers: Yongjoo Yoo, Jaemin Park

Boston: Struggling Dreams
Produced by: Jeffrey Campbell, Zhuo (Aslanta) Chen, Joe Marchuk, Daniel Williams
Speakers: Zhuo (Aslanta) Chen, Joe Marchuk

Jakarta: Babel-o-Rama
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfm5uF7q4fo
Produced by: Jeffin Andria P., M. Tomy Kurniawan, Fandry Indrayadi, Siska Butar Butar, Cherina La Rubatt, M. Abdul Karim
Speakers: Tomy Kurniawan, Fandry Indrayadi

São Paulo: Chain Reaction
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/259054321
Produced by: Vitor Santana Melo Silva, Wellington Fattori, Isabelle Linares, Roberto Romão, Yukio L. K. Odani, Orlando Batista, André Mariano, Bruna Correa
Speakers: Vitor Santana Melo Silva, Wellington Fattori

Novosibirsk: Choo-Choose
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUR919rH6A
Produced by: Petrushkov Mikhail, Grigoriev Konstantin, Kalmykova Ekaterina, Avdeev Oleg, Yustovich Ksenia
Speakers: Grigoriev Konstantin, Kalmykova Ekaterina

Athens: Cacophony
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/258135335
Produced by: Christina Chrysanthopoulou, Vasileios Karavasilis, Anthony Theodorelos, Christos Kasimidis
Speakers: Christina Chrysanthopoulou, Vasileios Karavasilis

Athens: Status
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVsm0Q8VKm4
Produced by: Tasos Protopapas, Michalis Lygiaris, Kiprianos Skafidas, Haralabos Andrianidis
Speaker: Tasos Protopapas

Bangkok: Make It Rain
Produced by: Saranpat Sereewiwattana, Charlie Sitthisakuldech, Thanapat Tassanavijitwong, Chanatip Buranawarodomkul, Swit Khomapat
Speakers: Saranpat Sereewiwattana, Chanatip Buranawarodomkul

Thursday April 26, 2018 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
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