The Goethe-Institut of Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesian Game Association, Indonesian Women in Game Association, and The Lazy Monday is hosting a game festival on Saturday 29 June 2024. Under the theme of “Games for Social Impact”, the event discusses the potential of how games can be used to convey social messages and have fun – a form of edutainment.

Eight selected local games with social impact that visitors can play are A Space for the Unbound (Toge Productions & Mojiken), Pamali (Storytale), Samudra (Khayalan Arts), The Sun Shines Over Us (Eternal Dreams & Niji Games), Hello Goodboy (Rolling Glory Jam), Matchmaker Agency (MelonCat & Niji Games), In the Days of My Life (Redamantine Studio), and Taksa: Literacy Trap in the Midst of Poor Information (EngageMedia).

The event also features three different talks:

More Than Just a Game” (1.15 pm WIB)
In this talk session, Damas Putranto (Rolling Glory Jam) and Lucky Putra Dharmawan (Eternal Dream) will discuss why the two studios chose to use social themes in the games they made.

Women Driving the Gaming Industry” (2.30 pm WIB)
Lydia Ignacia (Indie Games Group Indonesia) and Dzikra Dzakiyyah (Digital Happiness) will discuss the role and challenges of women in the Indonesian games industry and inspire women who want to have a career as game developers.

“Gaming the Climate Crisis” (4 pm WIB)
In this talk, Jens Isensee (Serious Bros) and El Lim (Khayalan Arts) will discuss how video games take the issue of the climate crisis as their central theme.

This event is open and free for the public by registering through the following link:

Date: Saturday, June 29 2024
Time: 11 am to 7 pm WIB
Location: Goethe-Institut Jakarta (Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 9-15, Central Jakarta)

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