Doing Mobile

Mob Fest day 2

24 Mar 2011

Games are an easy way of addressing complex issues and igniting people to get involved. How can mobile games contribute to a better future? What good can a mobile game do? Louise Downe (UK) of Tate Modern, Karel Millenaar of FourceLabs and Emer Beamer of Butterfly Works will be joining us to discuss these questions. The evening will be hosted by Michiel de Lange.


Image of Tate Trumps - Screenshot found on Flickr, made by Cogdogblog. App developed for Tate Modern.


Karel Millenaar of FourceLabs, a game development company, will kick off this evening. FourceLabs is specialized in pervasive games, and Karel is their gameplay expert. He will give us his view on how to stimulate the gamer's fantasy, and how play elements can be designed without being too high tech.

Louise Downe will be joining us from London. Louise works for Tate Modern, where they developed Tate Trumps, a digital card game. Put together your own collection of artworks, based on their ability to fight, their mood or relevance, and settle down with your friends for a game of trumps.

Emer Beamer is our third speaker of the evening. Emer is part of Butterfly Works, a studio that co-designs for a better world. They designed a serious game called Get H2O. The mobile game deals with issues like poverty, corruption, water scarcity, crime and community development.


People playing Get H20 - Get H20 is a board game and mobile game by Butterfly Works. This picture was taken from their website.

More information

Doors open at 8pm, the evening starts at 8.30pm. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. A ticket for one evening will set you back €7,-. A 3-day ticket is only €15,-. Buy your ticket online to make sure there's a warm seat waiting for you.

Mob Fest is part of the Arcade exhibition. Arcade is an expanding collection of old and new games and technologies. We kicked off with a collection of arcade video games operating alongside our newly developed interactive installations. Exhibition space meets arcade. Come play with us. The exhibition closes on March 27th. Open from 13:00 - 19:00 during the week, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 13:00 - 18:00.