The open workshops of the “GameCamp” see games and playing as a way of sharing in the process of shaping society and critically reflecting on how we want to live together in the future.
Game theories and practical game concepts are often used as a tool for communication and conflict resolution. Games and playing enable people to share in the process of shaping society and critically to reflect on how we want to live together in the future.
“GameCamp” will discuss these topics in an event lasting several days and featuring open workshops. In the spirit of an agile event, the initial aim is for the fifty participants to develop the content and process themselves. The event is geared for people from the games industry, but also from the world of architecture, art, education, social work, theatre education, etc.
Existing trends in popular culture such as exit rooms and dinner party murder mystery games will be interpreted as modes of socially relevant interaction. At the end of the camp, the plan is to work out and test at least three games for Graz that can also be implemented beyond 2020.