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  • We have cake: A summer visit at Vienna’a zamSpielen Café

    Vienna is Europe’s capital of elaborate cake and intricate coffee (to order it correctly, you need a tutorial). So it’s only a matter of time until game cafés become a thing there. Thanks to the zamSpielen collective (zamSpielen = Austrian “playing together”), this is happening as we speak. Here are some early summer impressions.

  • Open Call: Nordic Sensation Award 2017

    For the past 7 years, together with external curators, we have been putting together an Indie Night showcase celebrating the variety of exciting indie projects from the Nordic region. Over the years we have seen a number of exciting, creative games and each year one of those games has gone on to win the Nordic Indie Sensation…

  • 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…

  • The Well Played Award Show

    We just came back from Paris where we hosted the best award show that IndieCade Europe has ever had. It was also the first award show that IndieCade Europe ever had. And the first IndieCade Europe that Europe ever had. Dealing with so many firsts means that we took as much risk as possible. Because…

  • Dark Room Sex Game: Hip Edition

      OR WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PIXELPORNO 0.2 EXHIBITION IN LINZ Days are getting darker, blog posts successively more nostalgic. This time, we’re remembering our trip to the Pixelporno 0.2 exhibition in Linz (AT) where we gave a talk on intimate design, showed Cunt Touch This and ran Dark Room Sex Game for a night.…

  • 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…

  • Pacifiers as Game Controllers – Alt Ctrl game jam 2015

    »Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. Things we make are like little pieces of us and seem to embody portions of our soul.« The Maker Movement Manifesto The faint smell of burnt wires…

  • Games Beyond Washing Machines

    So some of us went to the Philosophy of Computer Games Conference (PCG) in Berlin, and participated as presenters, panelists, and audience. What an opportunity to not only discuss how to philosophise with video games, and how games turn us into colonialists, but to catch up with old CphGC friends dispersed around the world (Amani Naseem, now living…

  • 2013 – a retrospect

    When I look back at 2013 I lose my breath. It has been a tremendously great year for us. Not in the sense of releasing professional games (albeit some of us have had some success in our companies with that. Read: KnapNok Games’ Spin the bottle and Cloud Chamber). But more in the sense of building…

  • Burglers ain’t gonna burgle us no more

    Ohh noooo. Last week, some burglars went into Chassis Arcade, our favorite Arcade in Copenhagen (read: only arcade) and stole a lot of things. As we have written earlier, we really like this place. They have also been helpful with lending us machines for different events we have been hosting. Latest, the Nordic Game Jam’s pre-party, where we…