Labour Games

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Labour Games is a European project in which we explore the possibilities of working with games and data in the field of labour. One of the highlights of the project is the game jam om 23 and 24 november in Amsterdam, where we will work on game prototypes. After this one or two games will be developed.

LABOURGAMES core element is a series of four GAME JAMS in the participating countries throughout 2017. These will develop 40 preliminary ideas for games. At least four of these game ideas will be part of a professional development process leading to four actual game products. In order to generate a broad impact, the games will then be played and tested at ANCHOR EVENTS in 2018, such as Game Festivals, Youth Gatherings of Trade Unions or professional fora.

Furthermore, an UN-CONFERENCE in Berlin in December 2016 and a RELEASE CONFERENCE in Rome in April 2019 will conclude the project.

What is the goal of the project?

Discover how can games be of value with challenges on the labour market.

What is the result of the project?

  • One or two finished games ready for the market.

End of 2018 this will be achieved.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

LABOURGAMES is a project initiated and co-ordinated by the Berlin-based art association urban dialogues in close collaboration with

The European partner network within the framework of the Creative Europe Culture programme consists of Open State Foundation (NL), H.A.B.I.T. Research Group, University of Athens (GR) and Alternative Europee (IT).

What is the next step?

Game jam on 23 and 24 november 2017

What can other cities learn from your project?

  • Lessons on playfullnes in prototyping and cocreation