What is the Talk&Play?
Talk & Play is a free event organised by BerlinGameScene.com, taking place every two months, that provides the opportunity for game enthusiasts, players and makers to meet and exchange knowledge in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment.
Everybody’s welcome, regardless of their background and knowledge level: if you like games, we’ll make sure you have a good time! Important: this is NOT an event only aimed at developers!
The event is structured in two parts:
– TALK: Short game-related presentations + announcements from the community
– PLAY: All participants are welcome to bring games they’ve made or are still working on – a perfect opportunity to discover and play new games, collect feedback and, who knows?, maybe find collaborators for future projects
(This is a direct quote from the berlingamescene.com website)
My involvement in Talk & Play
In 2016 I started attending the event because I was curious to see what it was.
Loved the first time already a lot and offered to help with the chairs, microphones and the exhibition pieces. Very quickly, that became a reoccurring thing and I joined the Talk & Play as a volunteer.
The organizer Lorenzo Pilia and I then became friends, and he offered me to host the event, which then lead to Co-Organizing it and here we are today.
The event is very important to the Berlin game scene, but due to the pandemic, we were not able to organize a Talk & Play since.
We are aiming at bringing it back in a new location.
A very talented and wonderful friend of ours often takes professional pictures of the event, which you can see here:
All rights to these pictures belong to Julian Dasgupta