october, 2022

26oct18:0023:00GameDevCafé – Play the City

Event Details

How can we use games to increase citizen involvement, make informed decisions about climate adaptation and give everyone a voice? For the last decade, game developers, geographers and governments have created games to involve everyone in co-design session of our actual living spaces.

Since 2010, 4000+ participants have joined 42 city games through a total of 185 Play the City game sessions. Tonight we reflect on those sessions. What can be learned? How can we involve more citizens (especially the ones not reached yet) and which cities could be part of this playification of collaborative decision making?

Tonight two experts in the field of play and citygames will discuss the merits of design and implementation of these studies. Café Fokus will host us, like any other GameDevCafés, in an informal setting. Grab a stool, order a drink, introduce yourself to the person next to you and enjoy a friendly night out.

During this informal mixer, we will talk about the ways games have fostered these practices.


  • 18:00 Walk in – Grab a bite (bring your own)
  • 19:00 Talk with TBA
  • 19:20 Q&A – ask the speaker anything!
  • 19:45 Informal mixer. Bring your own game and playtest!
  • 23:00 End of event.

Game Dev Cafe is organised by Dutch Games AssociationMenno Deen and Neelen & Schuurmans


(Wednesday) 18:00 - 23:00


Cafe Fokus

Koekoekstraat 25, 3514 CS Utrecht

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