15 COUNTRIES | 15 VISIONS | 15 GAMES
Gamify your City Future! and create a local based Game about your Past, Present and Future.
During the programme, which will take place in 15 African countries, you will create a local based game that is connected with the future of your city. The programme consists of two game lab sessions (4 days in 2018 and 3 days in 2019) in your country and online support in between. Every team in every participating country will have the chance to send one representative to an additional Game Lab in Addis Abeba to create an African wide game based on the first Game Lab workshops. This mega game will be presented at the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in 2019.
We will use an existing digital platform that can be used to create local-based games without
any knowledge of programming and software development. Only basic digital skills are needed
– and your creativity to design a game idea!
WHO CAN APPLY?
Everybody who is interested to learn how to create games and how gamification can be used
to enter Africa’s future is invited to apply. Applications are open to problem solvers, subject
matter experts, fun makers, energy boosters and to inhabitants of Johannesburg with an
interest in the future of your city. We can accept up to 20 participants.
Participation requirements are:
- Applicant must be 18 years old or above
- Time and willingness to participate fully at least in the first Game Lab
- The ability to use a browser and the internet, Microsoft Office and easy tools for working on pictures and videos
- Experiences in using Smartphones as a normal user
- Interest in the future of Johannesburg
Enter Africa Application Form
Application deadline 14. March 2018
13 - 16 April 2018: Game-Lab
Time: Full day
Venue: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
Instructor: Roman Rackwitz
What is Gaming
Gaming is about creating games while Gamification is about using game-mechanics in a non-game context. We will use both to create a digital-analogue playful experience that will be about one or more aspects of the transformation-process of your city. During the days of the game lab, participants will design, develop, and test a real local-based-game that deals with the future of your city the way you want it. This includes getting an insight into the core of game mechanics, creating a storyline, learning how to implement analogue spaces into a game and feeding all the elements into a digital platform. What we want is your creativity, dedication and interest for a better world.