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Watch the full festival playlist here

Note: We are editing these videos as quickly as we can and will keep adding them here as we go.

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PlayAway Events

Recordings from the live events during the festival

Watch the full festival playlist here

Note: We are editing these videos as quickly as we can and will keep adding them here as we go.

Games, the Pandemic & the Future
with Jane McGonigal
Fireside Conversation with Q&A

Gaming for Health, Education and Wellbeing
with Brian Baglow, Game Doctor, Yaldi Games, Civic Digits and Glitchers

Games Composer Panel
with Jenny Nelson (Scala Radio), Nainita Desai (Telling Lies), Guy Jackson (Sea of Solitude), Tess Tyler (PLAYNE: The Meditation Game)

Game Design Panel
with Shay Thompson (BBC Sounds), Jon McKellan (No Code), Dan Pinchbeck (The Chinese Room), Malath Abbas (Biome Collective)

Virtual Reality (VR) Mini Talks
with Jung In Jung, Paul Blackham, Brian Allen (Bearharmmer Games), Thomas Kildren (Fletcher Studios), Andy Antoniou (Furry Tail Dragon)

Beyond Parasocial Interaction: Speed Dating for Ghosts
Presentation & Let’s Play with Gabriel Elvery

Paths to Games Research
with William Kavanagh, Robin Sloan, Dr David Farrell, Dr Romana Ramzan

Postgraduate Research Panel
With Dr Matthew Barr, Lauren Watson, Francis Butterworth-Parr, William Kavanagh, Kirsty Dunlop, Monica Vazquez

Game Studies in the Wild: Practical Applications of Games Research
with Ruth EJ Booth, Gabriel Elvery, Charly Harbord, and Arthur Ehlinger 

Intro to Bitsy Workshop
with Claire Morwood

Zoom Obscura Works in Progress
with Ilsa Pouwels, Michael Baldwin, Bea Wijshijer, Paul O’Neill, Martin Disley

Mixed Realities: Virtual and Physical Interaction
with Yann Seznec, Mona Bozdog, FoxDog Studios and Laura E Hall

Games & Empathy Mini Talks
with Marina Diez (3 of Cups Games), Alastair Low (Lowtek Games), Natalie Schmidt, Nida Ahmad

Fostering an Engaged Community Virtually and Beyond (SGDA)
with Jamie Cross (SGDA), Susie Buchan (Arcadia Fest), Beverley McMillan (BAFTA Scotland) & Jed Milroy (Tinderbox Collective)

Live Music Show + PlayAway Party!
with Jed Milroy & Jo Jeffries, The False Economy, The Jellyman’s Daughter, John “Slide20XX” Smith and The Gamba Geek

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PlayAway Conversations

A series of pre-recorded conversations with people working outside of the games sector about games, creativity and the crossovers between real-world and online environments. 

Note: Videos from these conversations are being edited and will be shared over the festival.

Games, Theatre & Hybrid Environments
A Conversation with Dougie Irvine from Visible Fictions

Games, Arts & Community
A Conversation with Kate Wimpress and Genevieve Kay-Gourlay from North Edinburgh Arts

Gaming & Music in Secondary School
A Conversation with four music teachers across Scotland through Music Education Partnership Group.

Games, Creative Ageing & Festivals
A Conversation with Dominic Campbell from Creative Aging International

Gaming and Youth Theatre
A Conversation with Shauna Macdonald from Edinburgh Youth Theatre

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