So, the first full week of working in Copenhagen is behind me. I’ve mostly been working from our apartment in Nørrebro. Which is fine for now but I am looking forward to getting out more, and maybe doing some coworking here and there. Wouldn’t want to turn into a real hermit here.
Let me have a look at my calendar, what’s been going on?
Ah, so I had a meeting with Martin and Andreas of Social Square (at the very charming Granola, where they serve very tasty mixed juices, by the way). We’ll be doing a multiple day workshop to look at their design process and discover ways to use play as a tool for working with clients. The session is scheduled to take place in a few weeks. I just need to develop a more detailed plan for the session.
I crossed the Øresund on tuesday evening to attend the Nordic Game Indie Night, which was organized by the Copenhagen Game Collective (whose Darkroom Sex Game I’ve blogged about here before). There were six games on display, all from Scandinavian creators. There was free beer. And there were a few talks, of vastly differing depth and entertainment value. The setup was nice though: the games’ creators talked about each others work. The only problem was that many weren’t very articulate, and shied away from actually criticizing games. Some, though, like the guys from D-Pad Studio, really took the time to analyze a game on different levels. Others, like Cactus, seemed more interested in drinking beer. However, Cactus’s game Tuning was my favorite of the bunch, for its sheer mind-fuck awesomeness.
Apart from this, I’ve continued work on Layar, had another round of mentoring chats with my students and made some more preparations for This happened – Utrecht #6. We opened registration for the latter on monday, by the way, and were fully booked in 58 seconds (and had some server wonkiness in the process). Crazy, crazy stuff.