Programme

Programme

Experience is everything! That’s why the GEMH Game Gallery’s main event is our demo square. But that is not all! In addition to the mesmerising immersive games we will have on display, a number of exciting speakers will stand at the ready to tell you all about the bright side of games, whether from the scientist’s perspective, the game designer’s perspective, or the gamer’s perspective!

Demos

Our demos will showcase the very best and brightest of what video games can offer for our mental health. Need to relax? No worries, come and take a deep breath in an amazing VR experience. Or do your emotions overwhelm you sometimes, and would you just love to draw your feelings and dance with them? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

These experiences and many more will be available at the GEMH Game Gallery!

Talks

In addition to the games we offer on our demo square, sometimes it’s also important to be reminded of the science behind video games for wellbeing. In a number of interactive fun talks and sessions, we invite you to exchange thoughts and experiences with us and each other!

Overview

  • 11:00
    GEMH Game Gallery 2022 opens!
  • 11:00 – 16:00
    Demo Square open!
  • 🇳🇱 DUTCH-SPOKEN TALK

    11:30 – 12:00

    Dr Hanneke Scholten

    Assistant professor
    University of Twente

    The Positive Effects of
    Video Games
  • 🇬🇧 ENGLISH-SPOKEN TALK

    12:15 – 12:45

    Esmeé van’t Hoff

    Co-founder
    Tidbits Play

    Organiser
    Wholesome Games

    A Brief History of Wholesome Games
  • 🇳🇱 DUTCH-SPOKEN TALK

    13:15 – 13:45

    Dr Ruud Jacobs

    Assistant professor
    University of Twente

    Games Against Taboos:
    Facilitating Conversation about Relationship Violence among Young People
  • 🇳🇱 DUTCH-SPOKEN TALK

    14:00 – 14:30

    Niki Smit

    Co-founder & Game designer
    Monobanda

    The Importance of Play: Can Games Make the World a Better Place?
  • 🇳🇱 DUTCH-SPOKEN TALK

    14:45 – 15:15

    Dr Heidi Lesscher

    Associate professor
    University of Utrecht

    Playing is Growing Up Healthy
  • 16:00
    End of GEMH Game Gallery 2022