PLAYTOPIA: An Indie Games and Playful Media Festival!

PLAYTOPIA: An Indie Games and Playful Media Festival!

Date: 30 November – 2 December 2018
Times: Friday 19:00 – 01:00 / Saturday 10:00 – 01:00 / Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
Tickets: R320 Weekend / R150 Friday pass / R180 Saturday pass / Sunday pass R120 /
R820 Delegate (Limited: Full access to all talks, workshops & general event access.)

PLAYTOPIA: An Indie Games and Playful Media Festival!
the 3-day indie games and playful media festival, showcasing local and international independent computer games, interactive and digital art, talks, panels, workshops and an awesome music line-up, has released the final line-up for the event.

Taking cues from international alternative games festivals, Playtopia marks South Africa’s debut homegrown celebration of games and interactive art. Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa’s game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia stands to celebrate the country’s diverse game development community, and inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia promises to be one of a kind African gaming celebration.

Joining the artists already announced – Inka Kendzia, Ralph Borland, Miranda Moss & Martin Wilson, Danielle Clough and Method Lab:

Gif.Exhibit | An exhibition of gif art.
Check My Plants | In collaboration with A Maze. Berlin’s Digital Garden exhibition is botanical artist Filipa Domingues of Check My Plants curating a living succulent garden within to enjoy the games exhibit curated by A Maze.
Richard Pieterse | Of Team Laserbeam will be building an adult blanket lounge fort to take us back to our childhood days where we used to create spaces for our imaginations to thrive.
Phoenix Perry | Will be throwing a Bot Party, where robots make music.


Joining the music line-up of Hello Beautiful, Julia Robert, Uppercut, DJ Invizable, ANG, Haezer and Sassquatch:

Holy Funk
R.U.R. (Live) – Chip Tune Duo

With activations by Friends of Design and AVA.


PLAYTOPIA: An Indie Games and Playful Media Festival! PLAYTOPIA: An Indie Games and Playful Media Festival!


PLAYTOPIA starts on FRIDAY evening with a Kick Off Party with an awesome music line-up including DJ Invizable, Sassquatch, Haezer, ANGand R.U.R.
Added to the madness is a beer garden and food trucks to keep you fuelled.

SATURDAY leads into a full day of talks and workshops (for delegates), game exhibition, art installations and that evening bands and DJ’s joining the fold to create one giant quantum space of mega fun!

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