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In this GDC Europe 2014 talk, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party developer Lau Korsgaard argues that 'slumber party' games grow up with players, but they also help the players themselves grow up.

October 10, 2014

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Slumber party games such as truth or dare or spin the bottle seem almost magical because they can grow up with their players: they start out as innocent fun, but as the player group matures all these themes of gender, sexuality and body contact get introduced. In this talk from the GDC Europe 2014 Independent Games Summit, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party Lau Korsgaard argues that such games not only grow up with the players, they also play a part in helping the players grow up. His talk breaks down the design principles underlying such games in a helpful manner and explores how developers can reinvent them in a digital context. It's also just plain fun to watch, so we've taken the liberty of embedding the free video of "Bumpie's Party: Reinventing Slumber Party Games" above. You can also watch it here on the GDC Vault.

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