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  • Discover the new Indie Day

    During the last many years, or even since the term was conceived, the question of what indie games are has been slung around. It is not even a novel dilemma, and neither unique to games. Music has gone through the “indie” discussion and subsequent “revolution”. We, that is the Copenhagen Game Collective, have never concerned…

  • LYST 2016 – OPEN CALL – EXTENDED DEADLINE

    If you have an idea for a talk, workshop or performance, we’ve extended our open call for Lyst – romance, love and sex in games, so you still have a chance to be part! Open call – extended deadline Come join us in Norway this summer!

  • 2015 – A retrospect

    At the end of every year, we look back at all the things we have accomplished. These ruminations can seem a bit self-fellating, but it is important to stop and take some time to reflect about the things you achieve. Otherwise, the fight to spread games as an artistic and accepted medium can seem like…

  • The Lyst Summit meets Arse Elektronika.

    Arse Elektronika 2015: SHOOT YOUR WORKLOAD Arse Elektronika. A festival about sex and tech. What to expect? Arse Elektronika has a long history of presenting objects/toys/games and gathering professionals that work in the sex/tech industry. Many things presented at Arse have at first seemed quite novel, but have then later become mainstream, as this year’s…

  • We’re going to the Maldives – day 0

    Yay! We got invited to participate in this cool game design trip to the Maldives. Amani Naseem of the Collective has invited a group of international game designers to go and design games and make playful events in the capital city of the Maldives, Malé. We will work with key artists, thinkers and organizers in…

  • ERVAX for 2 nominated for A MAZE!

    So, our little game / compositional tool ERVAX for 2 has been nominated for the Most Amazing Indie Game of 2013. We are, of course, very honoured and find it a bit daunting to see the quality and scope of the other nominees. The competition Before this, I only knew of three of the other…

  • Against the myth of the lone genius

    Check out this fun article in Slate questioning the myth of the lone genius (also known as the “auteur”). Money quote: The shift in understanding creativity is well underway. The stereotypes of miraculous breakthrough moments—and the incessant drive to locate them in the head of epic individuals—are slowly yielding to a portrait of complex, meandering,…

  • Pixels by Patrick Jean

    Great video about 8-bit pixel creatures invading New York.

  • This is where we get down

    Matt is in town! Here’s his take of Dronning Louises Bro, right near where some of us live: (The drawing is from this week, but the photo is from 2008)

  • At least they’ll see the black…

    I have a new favorite blog: Our good friend Matt Broach, a visual artist from New York City, just moved to Berlin, and he’s drawing a picture of the city every day – visual fragments, you might call them, in his signature sharpe technique. For those of you like me who are wistful for Berlin…