How to become friend of a city that doesn't want to make friends? Explore the darkest places of the city and feel the post-apocalypse spirit of Krakow. Encounter is a widely spread game system played in over 200 cities, almost only in post-soviet states. On Playpublik You will have a rare chance to experience Encounter game combining eastern mentality and western (well - polish) gaming style.
Game briefing starts at 00:00 on saturday night on parking of Hotel Forum. Game starts at 00:15. YOU NEED TO REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL COUNTER AND ONLINE krakow.en.cx
PLEASE BRING CELL PHONE WITH ACCESS TO INTERNET (at least one for team) AND FLASHLIGHT.
ALSO, PLEASE USE CLOTHES THAT YOU ARE READY TO GET DIRTY.
What can western cities learn from "russian style" urban games – and vice versa?
Departament Gier (Game Department) - Polish group of game designers from the wonderful city of Łódź. We're making games since 2007, what interests us most is developing positive relation between city and its inhabitants. We're trying different forms to discover and develop this relation - historical based city games, educational games, sound games, Alternate Reality Games, board games. Since 2013 small part of Departartament Gier emigrated to Saint Petersburg, where we're searching for new ideas for our projects.
Departament Gier is a part of Topografie Association.
Encounter is an international network of active urban games. Developed in 2001 by Ivan Masliukov become large network with over 8000 games played and over hundreds of thousands participants. There are several types of games within network, many of them played at night in abandoned buildings. However games can look dangerous there are not many accidents.
For Playpublik game we're cooperating with Encounter teams from Warsaw (PL) and Penza (RU).