[Event] PLAYTOPIA! Indie Games and Interactive Arts Festival

Hi all! Setting up a fresh thread to make sure everyone knows about Playtopia; South Africa's very first homegrown indie games and interactive arts festival!

Happening over 30 Nov to 2 Dec, Playtopia will be a 3 day celebration of creativity and play, assembling an amazing collection of game developers, artists, thinkers and players from across South Africa and abroad. This is going to be an exceptional, one of a kind event and we want you to be a part of it! Grab your tickets here! RSVP to the event on Facebook and follow Playtopia on Twitter! Heading down from Gauteng? Get in on the A MAZE Playtopia Train Jam!


+ 30+ Games on exhibition
+ 30 talks and workshops
+ A MAZE. Digital Garden Exhibition
+ Super Friendship Arcade "Multiplayer Party People" Room
+ 6 Interactive Arts Installations
+ 2 nights of Bands, DJs and VJs
+ Beer Garden
+ Food trucks

+ Cassandra Khaw - Ubisoft (Malaysia)
+ Wilhelm Nylund + Petter Hendriksson - Landfall Games (Sweeden)
+ Anita Sarkeesian -Feminist Frequency (USA)
+ Justin Amrikhaani - Vagabond Dog (Canada)
+ Lauren Beukes (RSA)
+ Phoenix Perry + Adelle Lin - Code Liberation Front (USA)
+ Cukia Kimani + Ben Meyers - Nyamakop (RSA)
and many many more!

+Danielle Clough
+Miranda Moss & Martin Wilson
+Inka Kendzia
+Ralph Borland
+Method Lab
+Richard Pieterse

+ Hello Beautiful
+ HAEZER (nu-disco set!)
+ Julia Robert
+ Sassquatch
+ Uppercut
+ R.U.R.
and more!

Tickets available through Quicket!
Weekend Pass - R320 online / R380 gate
Friday Pass - R150
Saturday Pass - R180
Sunday Pass - R120
Delegate Pass - R820 (game devs, this is the one for you!)

Delegates have additional access to all talks by local and international game developers and experts working in the industry, participation in workshops and access to a private Delegate and Speaker bar. BOOKING ESSENTIAL and LIMITED.

++++++Some things to know+++++++
- There is VERY LIMITED PARKING so we highly encourage taking a cab.
- There will be security
- We will be using the back entrance to The Castle
- Strictly no under 18s
- Bring your ID


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    Exited today to be able to check in and share the games that will be on show at the festival! here's the lineup of the three main exhibitions:


    I'm incredibly stoked with how many excellent, local games there are on the list. Also, very excited for everyone to experience the cool new creations that will be coming in from abroad!

    The crazy part is that these 43 games are just one part of the festival; there are more surprises in store! Plus, there's still all the interactive art installations, talks, workshops, music performances, and general good times spent hanging out with other game makers. Be sure to grab those delegate passes if you want to make the most of it!
    Thanked by 2Tuism gl1tchy
  • Cowabunga Industries/ Cool Your Jets have been making some cool animated content for the festival. Here's the trailer we did for it; featuring music and audio by our awesome friends HAEZER!

  • That video is so flipping cool!
    Thanked by 1BenJets
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