Newsletter – May 2015

7 May – Creative Vibes conference, attended by Gamedec.UKW staff: Michał Mochocki with a talk “How we teach game designers” and Mikołaj Sobociński with a talk “Why we look for creativity in education” and a workshop “ProGRAmming creativity”

7 May – urban game “Majówkowy Rajd”, created by gamedecs Anna First and Damian Kierstan, during the Student’s Long May Weekend in Poznań

7 and 14 May – gamedecs Michał Cieślak, Wojciech Babiński, Adam Tojza, Piotr Stępczyński and Adam Gackowski ran classes in a primary school with an educational card game of their own design

13 May – “Władcy Doliny” video serious game playtested by gamedecs Lvl 2

14-17 May – academic conference Digital Games Research Association in Luneburg, Germany; including RPG Summit attended by Gamedec.UKW staff: Aleksandra Mochocka with „Blurring the Lines: De Profundis: Letters from the Abyss (2001) by Michał Oracz” and Michał Mochocki with „From College of Wizardry to Witcher School. A Comparative Study of Franchise Larp Design”.

15 May – finals of student e-sport CS:GO i LoL-a competition: Students Gaming Championship; the gamedec team Oro.UKW (Michał Kujawa, Dawid Cieślak, Mateusz Holz) wins in Counter Strike

20-21 May – academic conference “Kultura zaangażowana.Społeczno-polityczne inspiracje w kulturze i sztuce” attended by Dr. Michał Mochocki with „Larp College of Wizardry jako produkt i platforma aktywizmu społecznego” and Dr. Aleksandra Mochocka with „Fantastyka naukowa Paolo Bacigalupiego w kontekście krytyki ekologicznej”

20 May – presentation of Dice Masters in Comics Soon Coffee, organised by Centrum gier Pegaz and gamedec Łukasz Dreżewski

20 May – PoGradajmy – monthly meeting of game dev professionals and gamers, organised by gamedecs Michał Grochowski, Damian Sztankowski and Klaudia Krawczyk

21 May – presentation of The Unexpected board game created by gamedec Jakub Dranicki, with gamedecs Konrad Borowski, Marcin Szypura and Paulina Michałowska, plus Katarzyna Wiszniewska, in Strefa Gier Grajfer in Toruń

21 May – student historical reenactment group Ikornar, in collaboration with gamedecs, organised an urban game “On the trail of urban legends”

27 May – presentation of games designed by gamedecs in Akademia Sztuk Planszowych as part of Culture Studies Day

27-28 May – LARP Maraton – two days of playing larps designed by gamedecs

28 May – meeting with Krzysztof Szafrański of Rebel.pl

29 May – Scratch workshop in a primary school in Więcbork

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