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Breda Game Week 2023

We are excited to announce that Breda will host the very first Game Week for a domestic and international audience.
This extraordinary event is a collaborative effort between Playgrounds, Breda Game City, Dynasty, BUAS, St. Joost School of Art & Design, and the City of Breda.
Together, we have curated a comprehensive program designed to showcase the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of the video gaming industry.

Breda, with its’ rich gaming history dating back to the early 2000s, is home to approximately 3,000 students dedicated to game-related studies.
Moreover, the BUAS Creative Media and Game Technologies program proudly holds the global ranking of #3, according to GAMEducation 2022.
In 2024, the Municipality of Breda in cooperation with Buas and the Province of Noord-Brabant, will start a 10,9 million Euro funded 4-year program which will be focused on education & research, community building, venture building for game studio start-ups and scale-ups and establishing a video game Development Center in the city of Breda.

What: Breda Game Week 2023 (first edition)
When: November 18-24, 2023
Where: Breda (De Rooij Pannen, BUas, St Joost, de Nieuwe Veste)
By: Playgrounds, BUas, St Joost, Municipality of Breda, Breda Game City, Dynasty Esports
For: game studio’s, immersive tech., esports, policy makers, investors, publishers, creators, students, educators, general public.
Policy Intersections: Culture, Economy, Sports, Digitization, Defense, Security, Welfare, Urban Development, Education, Investment.

Program Highlights:
Weekend, Nov 18-19 – Installation: Pacman XL by Playgrounds
Location: De Nieuwe Veste, Free Entry – Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Monday, Nov 20 – Breda Esports Conference – Speakers & Workshops
Location: De Rooij Pannen, Full Day Program: 9:00 -18:00

Wednesday, Nov 22 – At BUas, de Kapel
Morning 10:00 - 12:30 - VC Round Table (By Invitation, for VC/PE/FO firms)
Afternoon (I) 12:30 - 18:00– Conference in Motion: The Art of Game. Includes Networking Drinks
Afternoon (II) 13:30 – 16:00 – Matchmaking Between Game Studios and Investors

Thursday, Nov 23 – Workshops on Serious Gaming for Policymakers and Education
Location: St Joost, 9:00– 13:00

Friday, Nov 24 – Conference in Motion: The Art of Game
Location: St Joost – 12:30 - 18:00, Includes Networking Drinks


Dates:18–24 November (7 days)

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