Register for the Game Camp on 17 & 18 November

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Hello everyone! We've posted about the upcoming Game Mixer South Africa before and are now just a week away from it.

The event will bring together game developers from all over the African continent, plus Germany, Brazil and Indonesia for a whole week. They exchange experiences and knowledge, share ideas, connect with Joburg’s gaming scene and visit game studios.

The programme runs from 16 to 24 November. There's going to be a public showcase of all games on 22 November which you can read about here.

Plus, on 17 & 18 November, we are running a Game Camp from 9.30am – 6pm daily

What is a GameCamp?
The GameCamp operates just like like a barcamp. A barcamp is a so-called unconference, in which every participant is also a speaker and no tracks and sessions are planned beforehand. At the start of Day 1, each participant can suggest a topic they would like to give a session on. This could be anything from a presentation, a workshop, a panel discussion or even an interpretive dance. The only rule is that it has to be done in 45 minutes. Every attendee can suggest a talk. If there is not enough room, talks can be moved to the second day.

To give you an idea, what a talk might look like, for example, we had a workshop for "Self-defence against the Undead" as well as a "How to approach the press?" in Munich. So really, there are no limits to what you can do and talk about.

Who else is there?
There will be input by game developers from previous Game Mixer editions in Indonesia and Brazil. They will be joined by game developers from Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, La Réunion, Ethiopia and South Africa. Plus we will have a number of German game developers attending, who represent some of the German computer games award winners.

Can I come?
Yes! You need to be at least 16 years-old (anyone below that age will have to bring a guardian) and should be interested in video games. In the best case you can contribute to the programme, so ideally you are a nerd of some sorts and want to talk about something that you care about. You do not have to be part of the GameMixer program to participate in GameCamp.

How much does it cost?
GameCamp is free!

What do I have to bring?
Apart from buckets of enthusiasm, here are a few nice to haves:
- Business Cards. You'll meet a lot of people!
- Pen and paper to make notes during talks, doodles and so on. Also a great replacement for non-existing business cards.
- Laptop for your presentation slides.
- Camera
- Workshop utensils, in case you want to give one.
- Friends

What’s the schedule?
Usually, a session lasts 45 minutes, so you’ll have time for chats, bathroom and drinks breaks. Here’s the full schedule:

Schedule Day 1 (17 November)
9:30 Check-In, registration, welcome
10:30 Session planning day 1
11:30 First sessions starts
13:30 Lunch break
14:30 Sessions continue
18:00 End of sessions

Schedule Day 2 (18 November)
9:30 Welcome
10:30 Session planning day 2
11:30 First sessions starts
13:30 Lunch break
14:30 Sessions continue
17:00 end of sessions and Get Together

How can I join?

Please RSVP to:
Benjamin Keuffel
Goethe-Institut South Africa

What is GameMixer?
Game Mixer brings together creative game developers from all over the world. The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the German Video Game Awards and the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur bring together German video game creatives with the rest of the world. In the past, the programme included Indonesia and Brazil, from which some developers are joining the German delegation as well. Apart from the Game Camp, there will also be a showcase of all games open to the broad public. More information about it can be found on Facebook: The hashtag for the event is #gamemixer.

Partners of the Goethe-Institut in this project are Digital Gaming Culture Foundation, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, GAME – Bundesverband der deutschen Games-Branche, A.MAZE Festival Johannesburg, Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival and Wits Digital Arts Department. The project is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Thanked by 2Tuism Elyaradine
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