Saturday, 7 February 2015

Playing with Affection

Playing with Affection: A night of love, sweat and tears, game style

Thursday 12 February, 7 pm 
K2 Building, London South Bank University
Keyworth Street, London SE1

There won't be any chocolates or Shakespeare sonnets or marriage proposals (maybe??), but one thing is for certain…you won't want to miss this event: it's entirely, 100%, dedicated to LOVE in games.

Here's the line up:

Aubrey "I always confuse oxytocin for oxy acetylene" Hesselgren, Independent Game Developer is presenting on the taboo of systematizing emotions

Ste Curran, game consultant and world speaker, for one night only, is sure to break a few hearts with his secret love talk

Christos Reid, independent game developer, will present Butterfly Mechanics: How to represent a first date through videogame systems

James Wallis, founder of game consultancy Spaaace, is addressing Trouble and Strife: getting the girl in Final Fantasy VII

Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Research Fellow, Digital Cultures Research Centre, launches her book Game Love: Essays on Play and Affection, co-edited with Jessica Enevold

We'll retire to the Albert Arms, as always, for a little post-event charm and chitchat.

This event is free and open to all, but places are limited. If you'd like to come please email Siobhán Thomas.