Cape Town’s Best Gaming Fest Is Back For Round 2

CapeTownMagazine.com

Cape Town’s Best Gaming Fest Is Back For Round 2

For Moments of Joy. Follow our social channels
for useful news, daily local champions
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
excitement@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Cape Town’s Best Gaming Fest Is Back For Round 2

Playtopia now offers a B2B avenue for developer entrepreneurs

For the second time in a row Playtopia is back at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town – imagine what Jan van Riebeek would think of that? This year, thanks to a new partnership with Make Games Africa, it’s going to be even more immersive and exciting than last year.

Playtopia is happening from 5-7 December.

THIS INDIE FEST DRAWS ALL CITY GAMERS
Playtopia is an indie games and interactive media festival that aims to, it states, “celebrate South Africa’s diverse game-development community”.

And there is a lot to celebrate considering how well South Africans are doing in this industry on an international level. Over the years developers such as Ben Rausch, co-founder of development company Team Lazerbeam, and François Van Niekerk, founding member of Stellenbosch-based developers Clockwork Acorn, made waves internationally with games such as Snow Cones Episode 2 (Lazerbeam) and Luminare (Acorn).

This year, Playtopia has merged with Make Games Africa, who’ll be hosting two B2B conferencing streams aimed at stimulating investment into gaming in Africa.

WHAT AND WHO CAN YOU INTERACT WITH?
Cape Town-based creative studio Tulips and Chimneys is hosting an immersive exhibit around its new VR game “The Lost Botanist”, which received positive reviews at the 2019 Open Book Festival. Method Lab is also returning with its AI Reactive oil painting, while developers Simon Cross, Francois van Niekerk and Ben McInnes are presenting a game combined into a light reactive cube.

Besides that, there are over 45 speakers from all over the world, the popular game arcade and Super Friendship hardware game exhibit and a stage takeover by the Culture Glitch experiential music collective on the Saturday in the Party Pond.

THERE’LL BE FOOD TRUCKS AND BEER
To keep you fed while you run around the castle gaming, Playtopia is bringing in the Dos Chidos and Posticino food trucks. There’ll also be a beer garden for beer o’clock and the Party Pond, where DJs will be spinning tunes to get down to.

TICKETS TO PLAYTOPIA
There are two kinds of tickets: regular patrons tickets, which range from R160 to R340, and tickets for the B2B conferencing streams aimed at gaming professionals who want to discuss the creative side of the industry. Those prices range from R250 to R3000. Tickets can be booked online.

Please note, the event will be using the back entrance of the castle, so parking is limited. The organizers suggest you use an Uber or other form of public transport.

---



---

You’ve bought the Playstation and now you need to find the best birthday party venue.

Make your weekends memorable at one of these party places.

---

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add capetownmagazine.com to your mobile home screen for quick access.


Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates. 

Events In Kaapstad
 
December 2019
ZON MAA DIN WOE DON VRY ZAT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Distiller's UnionMake your unique brand of gin

At Distiller’s Union you get to also pick the flavour, colour + do a beer tasting with ...

Elvis BrewElvis Blue’s “lekka” padstal on ...

Elvis Brew in George has the closest viewing deck for large aircraft in SA

Bar KeeperBar Keeper is open on Sundays till ...

Order 1 bottle to many cases online or in store, get it delivered same day, cold

Art Haus origamiLearn how to do origami from a Guinness ...

Help an artist create an art piece and learn to make origami from a pro

Cape Town Heritage ToursTour the peninsula on foot and learn ...

Heritage Tours tells gripping stories on walks from the city to Simon’s Town

Camissa Gospel Tours Listen, connect and sing along at ...

Join a Sunday service with Camissa’s Gospel Tour + connect with culture

The Purple WindmillWeekend market that has it all

Craft beer, kids playpark, aqua golf, target shooting, donkeys and more

Blue Train ParkKids Party Idea: Take a ride on the ...

BOOK Now and let the outdoor adventure begin!

Cafe Extrablatt buffetThis Sunday brunch could be your new ...

At Café Extrablatt there are waffles, omelettes, pastries, bacon, cereals and…

Cafe Extrablatt workingAll you can eat breakfast buffet every ...

A bottomless buffet, free wifi and a vibey shisha lounge at Café Extrablatt

Breathwork Africa foundation3+ ways to get your breath back and ...

Classes, courses, retreats on conscious breathing run by the trainers leading the global ...

The Blue Room interiorLive jazz at The Blue Room

Dine, drink cocktails while top local muzos jam at this moody new bar

Taj kids bedHere’s an unbeatable deal: Kids stay ...

You’ll get 2 interleading rooms, 1 harbour + canal cruise and royal treatment

turkish-coffee-makingEver tried a Turkish coffee and ...

Visit this quaint café in Stellenbosch for a one-of-a-kind experience

Leopard's Leap FamilyLeopards Leap serves succulent ...

Family-style lunches are its speciality, plus there’s a big lawn for kids to play on

White Shark Cage Diving - BoatSpectacular rates on shark-cage diving ...

Where conservation meets adventure. FREE Buff + ask for current CapeTownMag specials

Ficks CocktailsFicks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Chinese Food FairExplore Chinese food, culture and ...

7 reasons to get to the Chinese Food Fair on Heritage weekend (it’s free)

La Motte Tasting RoomVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

Festival of YellowThe Festival of Yellow, celebrating the ...

Every year they lighten the mood and brighten the province

Klein Roosboom tasting caveTaste wine in a cave

Boutique winery with 6 six cosy tasting nooks. Plus platters, picnics + trails

Canto Wines champagne + macarons tasting3 unusual pairings at this Durbanville ...

From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

WeerStage lopen in Zuid-AfrikaReistipsTuinrouteBlogs uit Zuid-Afrika