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Game Kitchen© Mario Bobbio

Hong Kong
#Gtopia: Game Kitchen

Game development is like cooking: it can be either intimate or public, and is always in search of unexpected materials to fuse with one another. That’s how you get a delicious dish, or some funky recipe. We hope games from/in Hong Kong could soon become as dynamic and well-known as its food and cinema.Video games are this century’s total art. They encompass all forms of creative expressions to invent otherworldly journeys undertaken by one and/or many. They are also communicative spaces where people and ideas emerge, clash and band together.

What's it about?

Gtopia: Game Kitchen is a collective effort to establish a communal hub in Hong Kong; people can connect to games and play, could meet each other, and share professional, creative and personal experiences in making games.

We meet at Current Plans, a vanguard art space in Sham Shui Po every first and third Thursday. The space is equipped with multiple gaming consoles, VR devices, and screens.

A series of talks, workshops and performances are curated for the first Thursday evening of each month throughout 2022 when designers, artists, players, musicians, and researchers present their work and conduct experiments focused on games and gaming.

Every third Thursday of the month, Game Kitchen is designated a safe, powerful space for women interested in games. The space is set up as a comfortable corner in the city, where women could come and set up, share, and play their games – be it a paper demo, a machinima or a slice of a bigger project. We also invite female practitioners from arts, industry and academia to perform as mentors in these sessions.

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Location of Game Kitchen

Upcoming sessions

Previous sessions

Game Kitchen 0`3 Quadrat © Mario Bobbio

Female Protagonist

17.02.2022, 7:00 PM
Mentor Jooyoung Oh

Game Kitchen 8. Sitzung Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Board Game Designer Talk: "Déjà vu: Fragments of Memories"

07.05.2022, 7:00 PM
Happening on-site
Guest Terry Cheung

Game Kitchen 9. Sitzung Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Choice Matters: Interactive Story Writing Engine Workshop

19.05.2022, 7:00 PM
Happening on-site
Guest Sun Yuqian

Game Kitchen Sitzung 10 Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Game Tasting Night: Social Deduction Games

02.06.2022, 7:00 PM
Happening on-site
Guest Jing Wong

Game Kitchen Sitzung 11 Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Tricks of the Trade: "Game Design Pattern Database"

16.06.2022, 7:00 PM
Happening on-site
Guest Jussi Holopainen 

Game Kitchen Sitzung 17 Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Summer Spiel in Germany

15.09.2022, 8:00 PM
Host Yang Jing (Allison)

Game Kitchen Sitzung 18 Quadrat © Game Kitchen

Game Design Workshop: Radical Worldbuilding

22.09.2022, 8:00 PM
Host Kaelan Doyle-Myerscough