Playtopia MGA 2019 in Cape Town marks South Africa’s homegrown celebration of games and interactive art in a special three-day event. It will take place in the oldest building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope, a maze of rooms and history, from 5 to 7 December 2019.
Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa’s game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia MGA 2019 stands to celebrate the country’s diverse game development and immersive arts community, to inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia MGA promises to be one of a kind African gaming and tech art celebration.!
Attendees can revel in local and international indie games, eye melting interactive and digital art and a killer music line-up. There will be two conferencing streams available to delegates this year, the MGA Business To Business Conference and the Playtopia Talks aimed at delegates interested in the creative side of game development. Playtopia delegates are invited to attend talks, panels and workshops hosted by both international and local industry experts in the field of Indie Game development and the MGA talks are aimed at business development of gaming within the African context.
Gamers, developers and event goers will have a plethora of games, music, food and experiential art to enjoy. The programme includes exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists, 30+ alternative, art and party games, a Super Friendship Arcade room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and music entertainment.
Playtopia MGA 2019 speakers and installation artists
Speakers include the likes of Mitu Khandaker (USA), Kamina Vincent (Australia), Johan Gjestland (Norway), Nicole He (USA), Evan Greenwood (Creative Director Freelives), Robin Baumgarten (Germany), Ingrid Kopp (Electric South), Hanna Fogelberg (Sweden) and many more. Playtopia MGA 2019 installation artists include Inka Kendzia, Tulips & Chimneys (Eden Labs ‘The Lost Botanist’), Emma Jean Wrigley, Tim Smith, Noël Labridy and more.
Please take note, MGA tickets and Playtopia Talks tickets will be priced differently, and whilst an MGA ticket gives you complete all access, a Playtopia Talks ticket will not give you access to the MGA talks.
What: Playtopia MGA 2019
Where and when: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town from 5 to 7 December 2019