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away from keyboard is a podcast about the Berlin game scene. The show is produced by freelance journalists Daniel Ziegener and Lara Keilbart.

Get early access to episodes and bonus interviews on https://patreon.com/afkinberlin

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away from keyboard is a podcast about the Berlin game scene. The show is produced by freelance journalists Daniel Ziegener and Lara Keilbart.

Get early access to episodes and bonus interviews on https://patreon.com/afkinberlin

    Video Games are Art – But what is an "Art Game"?

    Video Games are Art – But what is an "Art Game"?

    Jira, Chloe and Gabriel are part of the AAA, a software art collective based in Berlin. They just released their latest game "Utopias: Navigating Without Coordinates".

    AAA's website: https://aaasoftwa.re/

    Leave a rating on Apple Podcasts: http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1385666688
    Listen to away from keyboard on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/show/0Sj5jdxoJFBWH3YlppUMS7

    Support the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/afkinberlin

    Music by Almut Schwacke: http://almutschwacke.de

    • 27 min
    A MAZE is not dead!

    A MAZE is not dead!

    For almost ten years, A MAZE has been at the heart of the Berlin game scene. After funding got rejected, the team is asking their community for help. In this episode festival director Thorsten "Storno" Wiedemann talks about his plans for the future of A MAZE.

    #AMAZEnotdead crowdfunding: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amazeberlin/a-maze-not-dead

    Leave a rating on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1385666688
    Listen to away from keyboard on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Sj5jdxoJFBWH3YlppUMS7

    Music by Almut Schwacke: https://almutschwacke.de

    • 22 min
    Archiving the Queer History of Video Games

    Archiving the Queer History of Video Games

    Videogames have always been queer. Earlier this year an exhibition at Schwules Museum documented the history of the LGBTQ community for the first time.

    The curators of "Rainbow Arcade" were Jan Schnorrenberg, Sarah Rudolph and Adrienne Shaw. In this episode they explain, why archiving our digital history in physical spaces is still important.

    Get access to uncut versions of this episodes interviews on Patreon: https://patreon.com/afkinberlin

    More information about Rainbow Arcade: https://www.schwulesmuseum.de/ausstellung/rainbow-arcade-queere-videospielgeschichte-1985-2018
    The LGBTQ Video Game Archive: https://lgbtqgamearchive.com

    Leave a rating on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1385666688
    Listen to away from keyboard on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Sj5jdxoJFBWH3YlppUMS7

    Music by Almut Schwacke: https://almutschwacke.de

    • 24 min
    The Business of Making Games in Berlin

    The Business of Making Games in Berlin

    In this episode indie developer Stephan Hövelbrinks talks about why he's exhibiting his game at Quo Vadis, Philipp Lanik tells us why mobile game maker KING came to Berlin and Nadia Karroue explains why she's working and living in Berlin.

    Note that the interviews were recorded at last years gamesweek.

    ...and now we're off to gamesweekberlin 2019. See you there!

    Subscribe to our show in your favorite podcast app or directly on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Sj5jdxoJFB…hFT_-lUy6NHvFXXw

    In the future you will find bonus episodes of our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afkinberlin

    • 28 min
    Welcome to (Games Week) Berlin

    Welcome to (Games Week) Berlin

    Games Week is like Fashion Week for games. In the very first episode of our podcast, we ask our guests Michael Liebe, Ina Göring and Anna Vielhaber what makes Berlin the perfect place for this event.

    Don't miss our next episode, where we talk more about the business side of the Berlin game scene.

    Subscribe to our show in your favorite podcast app or directly on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Sj5jdxoJFBWH3YlppUMS7?si=WEpz1PhFT_-lUy6NHvFXXw

    In the future you will find bonus episodes of our podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afkinberlin

    • 21 min
    Introducing "away from keyboard"

    Introducing "away from keyboard"

    Welcome to "away from keyboard", a new podcast about the Berlin game scene.

    In this episode, Lara and Daniel introduce their plans for this show. In short: We want to present the variety from tiny indie events to huge mainstream development studios, that found a home in Germanys video game capitol.

    You can support "away from keyboard" and get access to upcoming interviews on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/afkinberlin

    • 11 min

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