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 Game Mixer South Africa (2)



Friday 17 November & Saturday 18 November 2017
9.30am – 6pm daily
Goethe-Institut South Africa, Parkwood, Johannesburg
RSVP until 3 Nov to: [email protected]

A Short Video

What is a GameCamp?

The GameCamp operates just like like a barcamp. A barcamp is a so-called unconference, in which every participant is also a speaker and no tracks and sessions are planned beforehand. At the start of Day 1, each participant can suggest a topic they would like to give a session on. This could be anything from a presentation, a workshop, a panel discussion or even an interpretive dance. The only rule is that it has to be done in 45 minutes. Every attendee can suggest a talk. If there is not enough room, talks can be moved to the second day.

To give you an idea, what a talk might look like, for example, we had a workshop for “Self-defence against the Undead” as well as a “How to approach the press?” in Munich. So really, there are no limits to what you can do and talk about.

Game Mixer South Africa (1)

Can I come?

Yes! You need to be at least 16 years-old (anyone below that age will have to bring a guardian) and should be interested in video games. In the best case you can contribute to the programme, so ideally you are a nerd of some sorts and want to talk about something that you care about. You do not have to be part of the GameMixer program to participate in GameCamp.

How much does it cost?

GameCamp is free!

What do I have to bring?

Apart from buckets of enthusiasm, here are a few nice to haves:

  • Business Cards. You’ll meet a lot of people!
  • Pen and paper to make notes during talks, doodles and so on. Also a great replacement for non-existing business cards.
  • Laptop for your presentation slides.
  • Camera
  • Workshop utensils, in case you want to give one.
  • Friends

What’s the schedule?

Usually, a session lasts 45 minutes, so you’ll have time for chats, bathroom and drinks breaks. Here’s the full schedule:

Schedule Day 1 (17 November)

  • 9:30          Check-In, registration, welcome
  • 10:30        Session planning day 1
  • 11:30        First sessions starts
  • 13:30        Lunch break
  • 14:30        Sessions continue
  • 18:00        End of sessions

Schedule Day 2 (18 November)

  • 9:30          Welcome
  • 10:30        Session planning day 2
  • 11:30        First sessions starts
  • 13:30        Lunch break
  • 14:30        Sessions continue
  • 17:00        end of sessions and Get Together


How can I join?

 Please RSVP until 3 November to:

Francois Venter

Cultural Programmes

Goethe-Institut South Africa

Tel: +27 0115372966

[email protected]

What is GameMixer?

Game Mixer brings together creative game developers from all over the world. The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the German Video Game Awards and the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur bring together German video game creatives with the rest of the world. In the past, the programme included Indonesia and Brazil, from which some developers are joining the German delegation as well. Apart from the Game Camp, there will also be a showcase of all games open to the broad public. More information about it can be found on Facebook: The hashtag for the event is #gamemixer.

Partners of the Goethe-Institut in this project are Digital Gaming Culture Foundation, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware, GAME – Bundesverband der deutschen Games-Branche, A.MAZE Festival Johannesburg, Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival and Wits Digital Arts Department. The project is funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Goethe-Institut South Africa

119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood 2193, Johannesburg

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Photo: Game Mixer Brazil © Goethe-Institut / Gabriel Qintao

Ruan Smit

Written by Ruan Smit

Ruan Smit started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of creating a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development amongst local Animators,Illustrators,Game Developers and VFX artists in South Africa.