Updated: Mar 23
UPDATE! We spoke to Andreas about the Power of play and how it can change the world! Read our blogpost about it here!
Andreas Stjärnhem from Sticky Beat is our special guest speaker next Friday Stories!!
Date: 26th of March
An email with further instructions will be sent to you after the deadline.
How to save the world by having fun. Games are often built around quests to save the world. It can be missions to overthrow evil tyrants, stopping intergalactic invaders, finding a cure for a zombie pandemic or kicking a koopa king called Bowser in the behind. But games can also save our real meatspace world. How? By opening the minds of players to new knowledge, perspectives and emotional bonds. Sticky Beat is a digital innovation agency built on top of the love of games. The company uses games and game mechanics in a multitude of ways to create digital experiences with a common goal of creating a better tomorrow. They also use knowledge they picked up from games to elevate their creative processes and workshops. During the last years they have created games like Drivkraft to teach the energy industry what they actually are making, Historiedetektiverna that turns school children into witnesses of historic events and Rocka munnen that teaches parents(!) how teeth should be brushed on children. One of their latest games is Electionville, a collaborative experience of democracy created together with the storytelling agency Fabel. Andreas Stjärnhem, creative director at Sticky Beat, have dedicated his life to creativity and studying the neurological reasons why games och play are superpowers for creativity and change. During his talk he will take us into a journey into the the depths of the brain, how games unlocks the human mind and how we could save the world together.
As part of the game jam Andreas and colleagues will play Electionville with you as leaders of democratic parties. The question is…can you collaborate and create at better tomorrow? About The Speaker: Andreas Stjärnhem Andreas has spent almost 30 years in the business of nudging minds. First as a animator in the film industry, then at as creative in the the advertising industry and finally as a creativity and innovation jack-of-all-trades in the innovation industry. He has spent almost 40 in the business of loving games, playing the and exploring what we can do with them. When he’s not working at Sticky Beat he’s spends his time writing two books, designing a tabletop RPG and creating a collaborative experience of the holocaust.
👉 What’s in it for me?
Get inspired by interesting talks from industry people. Network and meet both local and national game devs and others from the games and experience industry.
👉 What is it?
A unique talk + jam session series. Every Friday during the spring you’re welcome to join and get insights from industry thought leaders, people with ideas and experience from working with them. Participants take what they’ve learned and create a game concept or prototype.
Our goal is to inspire students and game developers to make games by introducing them to industry professionals. A knowledge and skills transfer where game industry professionals host workshops on both narrative and inclusive game design.
This is a collaboration between The Great Journey and Futuregames together with the industry to bring lectures and workshops around meaningful topics like diversity and inclusive game design.
The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group.