Different Perspectives Art Games Festival
18-28 May

Different Perspectives is a yearly festival about games, taking place in Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium.

This year we bring you a series of exciting new events, starting with a talk by Thomas Meynen, and ending with the full-fletched second edition of Different Perspectives Art Games Festival in May!

You can find an overview of all activities below:


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Extra Academy: Thomas Meynen

Tues 2nd of February 2023 19:00 @ Het Bos, Antwerp

Extra Academy organizes an open program of lectures, performances, workshops and screenings around artistic practice, reflection and research.

Thomas Waterzooi focuses on making accessible games inspired by art & culture. His games are not about fast skills or high scores. They focus on relaxing, reflecting and being absorbed in the story & aesthetics.

Entry: Free

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Festival Digital #4

16th–19th of February 2023 @ NTGent Minnemeers

Different Perspectives and KOPERGIETERY to bring you FESTIVAL DIGITAL #4

FESTIVAL DIGITAL is a festival that investigates the interfaces between performing arts, technology and media.

We've put together an expo of independent video games with a social approach. Discover games that embody togetherness and co-op - games designed to reinforce or question social interactions between players.

Festival Digital present 3 performances that embrace the digital. Striking visuals, surprising technology and interactive storytelling with ALAN the AI actor (De Eenzamen), SURGE (Tom Dale Company, UK) and PRESS Play. (KOPERGIETERY & playField).

Expo entry: free

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Game Dev Gathering Ghent

17th of February 2023 19:00 @ NTGent Minnemeers

FESTIVAL DIGITAL #4 opens on friday evening its doors for gamedevelopers. Are you working on a project and want to show something? or do you want to learn more about game development? You’re welcome to join! During the gathering you can explore the videogame expo as well!


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Different Perspectives Art Games Festival #2

18th–28th of May 2023 @ Het Bos, Antwerp

In May you can expect the full-fletched second edition of Different Perspectives Art Games Festival!

This edition will feature exhibitions, talks, music performances, networking opportunities and installation art, spread out over two weeks of art games.

We’re exciting to tell you more about it over the coming months. In the meanwhile, make sure to already mark the dates in on your calendar!

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Volunteer at Festival Digital

13th–19th of February 2023 @ NTGent Minnemeers

Different Perspectives Festival is co-organising FESTIVAL DIGITAL, 16–19 Februari in NTGent Minnemeers. For building and running the exhibition, we're looking for volunteers.

  • Assistance with set-up/breakdown
    Mon 13, Tues 14, Wed 15, Sun 19 February
  • Steward in the game expo
    Tues 16, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19 February
  • VR assistant
    Tues 16, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19 February

Curious about our last edition?

You can find everything about Different Perspectives 2022 on the archived website.

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