Where: The Design Society, HC Andersens Boulevard 27, 1553 Copenhagen V
When: Thursday, September 11th from 16:30 to 21:00
A board game is a child of both game design and graphical design. A board game encompasses every aspect of design, so it's with great honor that SpilBar 21 again will be hosted at The Design Society in downtown Copenhagen.
The speaker will be the American developer and lecturer Stone Librande, who has a huge passion for board game design. After the talk, we'll host the sixth Guldbrikken Award Ceremony and hand out awards for the best board games of 2014. There will also be a wide selection of new and often unpublished Danish board games to play during the evening. Watch out for the Open Call soon.
See more about Guldbrikken at www.guldbrikken.dk
Stone Librande: 19 Games in 19 Years:
Over many years, Stone has been designing card and board games to entertain his children as they grew from age 3 to age 22. During this session he shows 19 of those games and describes how his design techniques have evolved over time, as he went from making simple color matching games to tactical battle simulations. Along the way he talks about the lessons he has learned and how his children have shaped his personal design philosophy. He invites you to create your own games for your family and friends and shares many tips that will help get you started.
About Stone Librande
Stone Librande is Lead Designer at Riot Games (League of Legends) and has worked in the game industry for over 10 years on games such as Diablo 3, Spore, and SimCity. In addition to his full-time job designing video games, he also teaches game design courses at Cogswell College and at Carnegie Mellon’s ETC program. He runs design seminars at the Game Developers Conference and at other locations around the world. An avid game collector, Stone’s walk-in closet holds more than 300 card and board games, including 30 that he has designed himself.
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 Spilordningen and Interactive Denmark.
SpilBar 21 is Sponsored by Interactive Denmark.