march, 2013


Event Details

How do players experience games? That is an interesting question for people who make games. On March 7 the Player Experience theme will be discussed from various points of view, both academic and more practical. The DGA day will be held at the NHTV campus in Breda. Due to the fact that their researchers and lecturers are mainly non-Dutch speakers, the sessions during this DGA day will be in English.

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The schedule for the day (subject to last minute changes):

  • 13.00  sign in (with tea/coffee)
  • 13.15 – 14.15 Serious SIG and Edu SIG meeting
  • 14.15 – 14.20 opening by Pim Bouman, DGA Chairman
  • 14.20 – 14.50 Stefano Gualeni and Dirk Janssen NHTV
  • 14.50 – 15.20 Jeroen Stout: “The Grandfather Clock (or: why games are bad at violence)”
  • 15.20 – 15.35 Break
  • 15.35 – 16.05 “PsyOps: Personality Assessment in Battlefield 3” by Shoshannah Tekofsky (Tilburg University) 
  • 16.05 – 16.35 Jeroen van der Heijden (valsplat): How can you -while developing- check if your game will deliver the right player experience? Tips and tricks from years of playtesting @valsplat
  • 16.35 – 17.05 Niki Smit (Monobanda)
  • 17.05 – 17.30 DGA update by Monique van Reijen (programma manager CLICK//Games
  • 17.30 – 18.30 drinks

Moderator: Ellis Bartholomeus

NHTV Breda is hosting the DGA day. Attending is free of charge.

Attendance is free, registration is mandatory


(Thursday) 13:00 - 18:30


NHTV (mADE-building) Reduitlaan 41, Breda


Dutch Games Association