Category Archives: Events

Gamedecs at Pyrkon 2017

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Pyrkon 2017 – we were there! There was the Gamedec Night with a collection of larps created by our students. Gamedecs ran tabletop RPG sessions as part of Uniwersytet Fabularny for Q-Workshop. They playtested their board and card prototypes, some of which won the approval (and commercial interest!) of two manufacturers. Iza Dankowska‘s B.A. project, a card game, was released by Garmory with characters from “Margonem“. We also contributed an academic part to the Pyrkon programme: Larp Studies Seminar. co-organised by the Gamedec.UKW staff.  Plus, on Saturday evening, we went to the Robot Gentleman + GIC after-party. It was a fruitful weekend!

Conferences & Events

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Gamedec.UKW staff on the road! Mgr Piotr Milewski has just come back from the Spieltage in Essen. Dr. Aleksandra Mochocka and Dr. Paweł Schreiber will speak at the Central and Eastern European Game Studies Conference in Lublin. Dr Michał Mochocki speaks at the Digital Workshops in Bydgoszcz, and then is going to Game Industry Conference / Poznan Game Arena in Poznan. Right after that, he and Dr. Aleksandra Mochocka will attend the Games Research Association of Poland conference in Poznan. Gamedecs-students were/will be as event staff in Essen, Bydgoszcz and at GIC/PGA in Poznan.

We have won PR competition

Grand Prix

Our 2015 Minecraft project has just won a prize for the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship (our administrative district)! In the PR competition “Kryształy PR-u” for units of local government, the project earned Grand Prix for “Best Promotion of EU Funds”.

Last year, we launched a Minecraft-based PR / educational project for the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship (administrative district). It was funded by the Marshall Office, organised by the Foundation for Kazimierz Wielki University (NGO), and executed primarily by UKW students and staff (dr Michał Mochocki and mgr Mikołaj Sobociński as supervisors of student internships, a team of eight gamedecs led by Adrianna Kuliś as ‘boots on the ground’). What we did was to build a Minecraft map of the Voivodeship together with a number of buildings and monuments selected by the Marshall Office as the most interesting tourist attractions.

During the summer 2015, we had hundreds of visitors attending events organised by the gamedecs on the map: parkour, archery contests, medieval battle reenactments etc.

We have had school groups on e-lessons online, and Adrianna visiting schools in real life to demonstrate Minecraft to teachers and learners. We also wrote (in Polish) a free PDF booklet for teachers interested in the use of Minecraft in schools.

We had more buildings constructed on our map by the community, including a voivodeship-wide competition (May 2016) for the best reconstructions of selected existing buildings.

Now it’s the Grand Prix.

Partnership with College of Extraordinary Experiences

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We are happy to inform about the partnership between Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego and Rollespils Akademiet for the organisation of international conference warsztatowej “College of Extraordinary Experiences” coming on 10-13th November 2016 at the Czocha castle in Poland. It attracts world-class specialists in experience design, representing a variety of creative industries, from Nordic blockbuster larps to gamification of tourism to American TV networks, Disney and Google.  Here comes the list of professors and mentors, according to the official website:

Global Game Jam 2016 at Gamedec.UKW

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Global Game Jam powered by Gamedec.UKW
29-31 January 2016

We are happy to announce that on 29th-31st January 2016 UKW Main Library for the second time will host Global Game Jam, an international event going on simultaneously all around the world. It unites game enthusiasts in the creation of new games following one shared theme.

Just like last year, we will have two game design tracks:

ANALOG JAM SITE

(board games, card games, tabletop RPG and LARP)

DIGITAL JAM SITE

(PC and mobile digital games)


Sign up here:

Gamedec.UKW Jam Site

Follow us here:

Global Game Jam powered by Gamedec

Official hashtag:

#GGJ16

Any questions? E-mail us:

gamedec.ggj@gmail.com

 

Więcej informacji wkrótce.

Autorką nowego logo oraz towarzyszących imprezie grafik jest Daria Mańczak.

Back from CEEGS

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 Central and Eastern European Game Studies (CEEGS 2015) subtitled „Distributed Game Studies” has ended, with three Gamedec.UKW staff as speakers: dr Aleksandra Mochocka with „Narrative Strategies in Mice & Mystics Board Game”, dr Paweł Schreiber with „Selling the East: Images of Eastern Europe in Eastern European Video Games” and dr Michał Mochocki with „Curriculum Design for Game Design: A Case Study of a Humanities-based Degree in Games”. The last presentation will soon be available online.