I am Lena, currently based in Munich, all itchy to sum up and dive into new adventures and excitements all over the place this summer - and this is my upcoming project I would love you to join:
Start of the conception is in the second half of 2019, start of the development of the game is in 2020. The development of the game is another game and is being played multidimensional. The game’s theoretical approach will be tested within a broad range of participants. The program includes workshops, events, public exchange, and interdisciplinary workflows. The game Reloaded should be fed by the culture the game exists in:
It is interdisciplinary (for welfare, education, public, academic, cultural, open institutions)
It is for all ages (children, youngster, adults)
It includes all backgrounds (all types of education, all kind of identities)
It is digital-analog. Both worlds great one.
It is a game made by gaming and the game design process is gaming as well.
Play to participate in the community, play to know what it means to be part of - play your type of engagement. Play to become a designer of the game’s landscape, rules, community and culture. Play, but be aware of the game’s community, because the community values your actions and pays you the bills. Create a spectacular action, stand out of the group, create something not seen before, use the knowledge of the group, take things we already know and combine them newly, please, pamper, distract, explode, do this in a creative way, be smart, funny, awkward, grumpy, welcoming, or quiet. Your creation is the fulfilling of your task, your statement - your designed part of the game. Achieve a goal, get all attention for your move and win the prize you are meant for. These interactions, these games within the game are small adventures, micro adventures - short enough to be played whenever, wherever, and long enough for a great bundle of joy. It is easy to start, as you are able to choose your preferred, loved, and hated game tools, your style, your way of creativity, create on- and offline, create as you or another. Be a digital-analog player of the multidimensional game.
Play whatever knowledge, background, interest you have, play whatever you like to say, to show, to hide, to be, or are. Take your pace, live your life, live the game, jump in, play, jump out, wait, stumble, go, online, offline, be public, be private, always there - even when not.
Play, because if you play you exist in the game.
For the theoretical approach the network of the Institute for Design Science e.V., Munich will be available and the Haus des Spiels, Nuremberg will offer their space, archive, knowledge, and network for game development / game design for the practical workshops, events,… for monthly events in 2020 (- further destinations in the Netherlands, Spain and Germany are in consideration:)
For the game, I would be very happy to have you all and your network on board, as I need for sure experts there and playful support - it would be great to expand the circle.
Happy to hear from you all.
With the best,