SUBOTRON arcademy: Microgames: How do I capture my life into a videogame?
Event series on the theory of digital games
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Thanks to websites such as itch.io, it is easier than ever for anyone to share small games they’ve made. In fact, a lot of creators are making personal games: these pieces are often unpolished, autobiographical, and about the mundane things in life. But what does it mean to make a game that is “personal” and how does one approach developing such a game?
This talk will look into the different aspects of personal microgames: their focused mechanics, use as tools for communication, and a possible medium for self-care. Amongst other things, we will look at how they can serve as snapshots of your life, or allow you to process past experiences.
Because of their format, they have interesting structures and force you to think in a different way when making them: we will look at a selection of microgames and analyse their design to understand this better. What is more, we will explore the development process by going through how Vaida makes these games and the tools that she uses.
The talk will also briefly cover a set of game design manifestos, such as soft chambers and rejecta, that showcase the variety of approaches and constraints that can come in useful during development.
Hopefully, this talk will help you reflect on why you make the games you make and what unusual uses you can get out of developing microgames.
Vaida enjoys making personal games that focus on narration and the relationship between player/creator. She works with easy-to-use tools to create short-form games, experimenting with minimalist gameplay and player expectations. She has exhibited her work at Now Play This and SCREENSHAKE, and regularly speaks at European game development festivals. Vaida is currently running student developer events in Edinburgh, and experimenting with different media and curatorial work.
Die Veranstaltungsreihe wird durch die Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien und die Bundesstelle für die Positivprädikarisierung von Computer- und Konsolenspielen (BUPP) gefördert.
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von der Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung vom Zentrum für Angewandte Spieleforschung der Donau Universität Krems
http://subotron.com/veranstaltung/microgames/Fri, Sep 29, 19:00
Salon of Cultures – Silent Dialogue
Exhibition at EDUCULT
Opening: Thu Apr 27, 18:00
No English description available.
http://educult.atApr 28 to Oct 20, Mon-Fri 10-17:00
Curated Media for #Q21vienna
Opening: Thu, May 11, 18:00
Venue: Electric Avenue, Q21
A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way.
Tag your content with #q21vienna!
Image: Say Say Say, Inc.ongoing, daily 10-22:00
Lisa Schultz designs a text by Richard Obermayr
Exhibition in the Typopassage
Text: extract from Das Fenster, published by Jung und Jung in 2010.
Richard Obermayr, born 1970, lives as freelance author in Vienna and Upper Austria.
Lisa Schultz is typeface designer, typographer and graphic designer.
Jun 01 to Sep 30, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
OBOM (CAN): Busy Nights
Exhibition and zine in the KABINETT comic passage
Opening: Tue, Jul 11, 18:30
Venue: KABINETT comic passage, between MQ courtyards 2 and 3
OBOM (Diane Obomsawin) has parallel careers as a renowned graphic novelist and animator. In both film and print, she creates characters that inhabit a funny offbeat world, a gently absurd universe filled with tenderness. She has published books with the Canadian publishing houses L'Oie de Cravan and Drawn & Quarterly. Her most recent animated short film "I Like Girls", won the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival in 2016 and was shown at Tricky Women Festival in 2017.
On invitation of KABINETT, Obom is Artist-in-Residence in MQ in July 2017. Her exhibition and booklet "Busy Nights" - three stories based on Obom's dream diary, will be shown in KABINETT as of 11 July 2017. Obom will held a lecture on her unique work as illustrator, graphic novelist and filmmaker on July 20, 2017.
www.kabinett.atJul 12 to Oct 04, daily 00-24:00