Where: Filmhuset, Gothersgade 55 – Bio Asta (in the basement)
When: Thursday, December 5th 16:30-20:00
Why: Because we are family


16.30: Nils Deneken, Die Gute Fabrik, introduces the movie
16:45: Us and the Game Industry – First Danish screening of the movie
18:20: Bar and mingling – beer sponsored by Playdead

Us and the Games Industry is made as a tribute to the games industry. Director Stephanie Beth has travelled the world to meet with indie developers such as Thatgamecompany, Jason Rohrer, and Zach Gage to discuss their challenges, hopes and dreams. She also visited Die Gute Fabrik in Copenhagen, and we are happy to have Nils Deneken introduce the movie.


About Nils Deneken:

Nils Deneken (born 1979 in Heidelberg, Germany) graduated from Visual Communication at Essen University in 2006. In 2008 he won the Student IGF with the game Rückblende.

In 2008 her founded Die Gute Fabrik, which was turned into an aps in 2011, when Douglas Wilson and Christoffer Holmgård joined. Nils is also one of the founders of Copenhagen Game Collective.
Among Nils’ projects are B.U.T.T.O.N, Where is my Heart (soon to be released for PC / Mac / Linux), Johann Sebastian Joust (soon to be released with Sportsfriends), and Mutazione (in progress). Read more here.

About Us and the Game Industry:
Us and the Game Industry is a feature documentary about five contemporary videogame developers. Significant in the film is the unique ‘on the spot’ capture from the development of Journey over three years from 2009 to 2012. Journey ended up scooped five Game BAFTAS in London at the end of 2013 and was collecting peer awards in the USA from 2011. When filming started in 2009, the company was not entirely sure what game they were making.

The film honors a rise in culture from this field bringing to light some snags, challenges, hopes and dreams of a digitally connected generation. Topics covered are aesthetics and tooling and the aspirations of designer to meet needs of play. Developers are: Jason Rohrer, Jenova Chen with team members of thatgamecompany from Santa Monica, USA and other more recent independent developer/ producers noted for spark, vigor and persistence. Interviews have been gathered at private and business locales in Los Angeles, New York, Davis, Austin and Copenhagen.


From the film: Richard Lemarchand and Jason Rohrer


From the film: Douglas Wilson from Die Gute Fabrik


Jason Rohrer with his family and the film’s director Stephanie Beth.

Read more about the movie here.

About SpilBar:
SpilBar is a bimonthly event, where everyone in or close to the computer games industry can meet and mingle. The meetings always start with a talk and end with a drink.
SpilBar is initiated by Kristine Ploug from DADIU, and Thomas Vigild from The Danish Game Council (Dansk Spilråd). SpilBar is organized in collaboration with IGDA, Unge Spiludviklere, Spilordningen, and Interactive Denmark.
Join SpilBar’s group on Facebook here.

SpilBar 17 is kindly supported by The Danish Film Institute.


Everybody is welcome, admission is free, and no sign-up needed.