(link to dutch version)
To mark the 10th edition of the Dutch Game Awards, we have organized a Masterclass program on the afternoon of the awards. The afternoon is split into a network lunch, a keynote and three consecutive themed blocks with in-between sufficient time to network. Location is the Beatrixgebouw in Utrecht. The masterclasses are organized in partnership with the Dutch Games Association, Dutch Game Garden and First Look. The event was made possible by SIM-CI en TKI CLICKNL
The masterclasses start with a network lunch and a keynote organized by the Dutch Game Association. The three themed blocks are: Business, Serious Games and Virtual Reality. Each block has three speakers who will share their expertise and stories in 15 minutes with 5 minutes to answer questions. Here is an overview of the program and the speakers:
All talks will be presented in English
12:00 to 12:45 Dutch Games Association Network lunch
12:45 Reception masterclass attendees
13:00 Keynote presentation by Steven Saunders independent and editor at Gamekings, in partnership with the Dutch Games Association
13:30 Block A: Entertainment Games and Business
in partnership with the Dutch Game Garden, hosted by JP van Seventer
–“Ten frontline video game communication tips for Indies?” and the difference between North America and Europe by Audra McIver, Plan of Attack
–“Creative Entrepreneurship”, How a creative background will help you grow your business by Derk de Geus, Paladin Studios
–“Adaptive Monetisation” and other tales of Stolen Couch and the Free to Play adventures by Eric Diepeveen, Sticky Studios
Round-up by JP van Seventer
15:00 Block B: Serious Games and Business
chaired by Rob Hulsen – CEO Hulan
– “Expanding serious games to new international markets like India” by Hans Luijckx, Ijsfontein
– “Innovative business model of Garfield vs Hotdog” by Tristan Lambert, Grendel Games
– “Partnership model on training games for medical equipment”, by Hicham Shatou, LeQuest
16:15 Block C: Virtual Reality Games
chaired by Daan Doornik – CEO VRbase
– “Making Serious simulations accessible in VR” by Igor van Gemert / Bart Burkhardt SIM-CI
– “Timbre, making your voice visible in VR” by Simon Linden, Monobanda
– “Working with AR and Apple ARKit” by Doruk Eker, Creative Developer
17:15 – 18:45 Drinks in combination with Dutch Game Awards Dinner drinks
The masterclasses will be held at the Beatrixgebouw in Utrecht, on the first floor, hall 117 (Dutch Game Garden is op the 5th floor). It is next to the Utrecht CS. You can park at the Jaarbeurs in the rear parking lot. This is at a walking distance from Hall 12 of Jaarbeurs where the drinks and the Awards dinner are being held.
Tickets for the masterclasses are 15 Euro excl. BTW.
A combo ticket including the network lunch can be purchased for 31 Euro excl. BTW.
All tickets include refreshments and drinks
DGA-members get complimentary tickets for the network lunch and masterclasses, but you need to register using the Promocode.
Please contact Sabina Dirks van de DGA for your Promocode.
Patrons of the Dutch Game Awards get a complimentary ticket for the masterclasses, but you must register using the Promocode we sent. If you would like to attend the network lunch, you will need to pay for the network lunch. You can also request your promo code from Roger ter Heide.