Game 'n' Train Mixer India

Game 'n' Train Mixer Kontroller Image © Ricarda Mölck; Train Vector © Clker-Free-Vector-Images; Background Image © Gerd Altmann

Hey there!

Are you a game developer?
Does meeting your fellow developers from across the world excite you?
International collaboration and peer learning on your mind?

Then you have come to the right place!

Dear game dev,
You might (or might not) have heard about Game Mixer, a peer learning and exchange program for young professionals from the international games industry organized by the Goethe Institut and the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur.

Yep. What about it? / Nope. What about it?
In the coming year, Game Mixer participants will travel to India and get a chance to meet their fellow devs from this unique part of the world as well as from former host countries of the program such as Indonesia, Brazil, Germany, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa and travel the country by train while collaborating on game prototypes with them. In short: This is an invitation to a Train Jam through India!

Really? Awesome! Can I be part of this?
Yes, you can – if you are willing to take a ten-day trip to India in early March 2021.

Once in India, what’s expected of me?
The program consists of several parts. After meeting your fellow Game Mixer participants, you’ll contribute and share your professional insights within the scope of a two day Bar Camp in Kolkata, an internal showcase of your latest game(s) amongst the delegates, a Train Jam from Kolkata to Delhi focusing on the topic of digital literacy, a public showcase of your latest game(s) in Delhi and finally a round of studio visits.
The program is “BYOD” (bring your own device) meaning that you’ll have to bring your game development equipment such as a laptop, computer etc.
It goes without saying that we’ll use English as a common language.

Eh, Barcamp!? Digital literacy?
Barcamps are usually 2 to 3 day conferences without a fixed agenda. It is an event that thrives on the discussions, presentations and interaction between the participants.

Digital Literacy is about behaving in a fundamentally responsible manner in the digital space, i.e. using digital platforms in a self-determined manner, avoiding undesirable risks and pursuing interests in a constructive manner.

Okay, but who’s covering my travel expenses?
With the funding from the German Foreign Ministry, the Goethe Institut will cover your travel expenses to and from India as well as accommodation there. You’ll also receive a daily allowance.

Okay, got it. That’s nice and all. But who were you again and how do I know you, exactly?
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with worldwide operations. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. 
Our partner the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur brings out the economic, technological, cultural and social potential of digital games. Since 2015, the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur, together with the Goethe-Institut, has successfully organised four Game-Mixer programmes.

Wait, I got a few more questions!
Feel free to call me or drop me a line. No faxes, though!

Please upload a CV of yourself, your company’s profile or freelance portfolio and a description of the game(s) you would like to present to your peer devs as well as the public at the showcases. Please compose a PDF of no more than three pages containing the above-mentioned elements. Feel free to include a picture of yourself as well as some screenshots from your game(s). Please also provide links to gameplay videos, trailers or even a playtesting opportunity of your game(s).

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