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Video: Bringing 'play' to the streets of the Maldives

"At least we could give them some fun and silliness for people who very seldom have it." Copenhagen Game Collective cofounder Patrick Jarnfelt speaks on the success of the Maldives Playmakers Project.
"I think subconsciously we were part of this social and political change. "
At GDC Europe 2013, Copenhagen Game Collective co-founder Patrick Jarnfelt reflects on creating playful events in the public spaces of a socially and politically tense Male. In this free GDC Vault session entitled 'Playmakers in the Maldives', he discusses the social and political climate the developers faced and the games designed for the project, including the latex waterproofing of PS Move controllers for Jelly Stomp and (local favorite) banana costume wearing for The Hunt for The Yellow Banana.

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent GDC events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers. Those who purchased All Access passes to events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC China already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscriptions via a GDC Vault inquiry form. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company. More information on this option is available via an online demonstration, and interested parties can find out more here. In addition, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault admins. Be sure to keep an eye on GDC Vault for even more new content, as GDC organizers will also archive videos, audio, and slides from other events like GDC China and GDC 2013. To stay abreast of all the latest updates to GDC Vault, be sure to check out the news feed on the official GDC website, or subscribe to updates via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS. Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech.

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