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avatar Dr. Sabine Harrer
avatar Patricia Ziehn
avatar Rico Valtin

Grief, pain, play and the Muse

This episode we sit down with Dr. Sabine Harrer to talk about grief and games.  Using her research and experience in grief we cover her main methodology in making games, using Muse based design.  Sabine has presented this talk at the Gotland Game Conference, at GDC and also in Berlin at the Schaufenster PainGame Event.


7:00 Where Sabine started to make games, ITU and Copenhagen Game Collective
15:00 Parallels between grief and playful design and muse based design
28:00 The anti-birth
32:00 How people grieve
35:00 What happened to the lamb?
41:00 Attachment and loss as a bereaved badgers
44:00 Being inclusive in design

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avatar Franziska Zeiner
avatar Patricia Ziehn
avatar Rico Valtin

Heart Games

This episode of Life and Dev is a live show from the English Theater Berlin where Franziska Zeiner introduces her works on display. We talk about small games that play with love, caring and past relationships including Social me, Kiss me maybe and Single Player. This show was recorded after the performance #Instalove by Catherine Duquette.

This special event was organized by Lorenzo Pilia for Berlin Games Scene.


4:30 Creating content from chat
10:00 Real life game mechanics
13:00 All about awkwardness
16:00 Art games and games in different contexts
23:00 Audience questions