Incubate Arcade: Women in Games and The New Intimacy

August 11, 2016

Incubate Arcade: Women in Games and The New Intimacy

Ever thought of your body as a game controller? The alternative controller movement is picking up steam in the independent game developer community. A game where your clothing functions as a controller to a chicken simulation that has you peck corn off of a computer screen; Incubate Arcade invites the worlds most inventive and creative game developers to show you how their non-traditional games can bring people together and foster intimacy

This year Incubate offers a broad range of interactive installations, games and workshops from game developers all over the world. During Incubate Arcade theater De NWE Vorst will be transformed into a playable exhibition with a selection of the best creative indie games. 

The themes of this year will be Women in Games and The New Intimacy. The New Intimacy focuses on the rise of alternative ways to interact with the screen and experimental approaches to experience a game while playing together. With Women in Games we are inviting women who have contributed to the games industry to show their work and tell about their experiences with making games. 

Incubate Arcade is curated by Zuraida Buter (zo-ii) and Martijn Verhallen (Reverse Landfill).


Incubate Arcade:

Theatre De NWE Vorst Willem ll straat 49, Tilburg
Thursday September 8th - Sunday September 11th

Opening Hours:
Thursday 16:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

Adults: €5,-
Childeren up to 11: Free
Free entrance for ticket holders of the Incubate festival.

Tickets are available at the door!

Special Programme on September 10:

12:00 - 13:45 Workshop:
Human Chain: Using Bodies to make a Circuit (in English) - Kaho Abe (USA)

14:00 - 15:45 Workshop:
What Does Sound Effect/Affect? (in English) - Pinar Temiz (NL)

Talks / Panels
16:00 - 16:30 Panel: Dutch Game Industry
16:30 - 17:00 Talks (3 x 10 min)
17:00 - 17:30 Panel: Game Artists
17:30 - 18:00 Talks (3 x 10 min)
18:30 - 19:00 Panel: Experimental Game Design - Perspectives from Abroad


Special Programme on September 11:

12:00 - 20:00 Virtual Reality Demonstration with multiple games like 'Tilt Brush', a spatial 3D painting experience.


Panel/ Speaker Line-up:

Kaho Abe (USA)
Phoenix Perry (USA / UK)
Celia Pearce (USA)
Liselore Goedhart (NL)
Aida de Ridder (NL)
Alessandra van Otterlo (NL)
Marieke Verbiesen (NL)
Eline Muijres (NL)
Johannes Folsgaard (DK)


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Hug Gods by Shalev Moran

Line Wobbler by Robin Baumgarten

PainStation by //////////fur//// (Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff)

CLITar by Celia Pearce and UCLA voidLab

Homies by Sam Sheffield

Get on Top by Bennett Foddy and Douglas Wilson  photo Incubate-GetonTop_zpsmj7qglqz.png


Hotaru, The Lightning Bug Game by Kabo Abe

BeakBeak by Aran Koning

ROFL Pillar by Lucky Frame

Palimpseste by Lechantducygne

White Lilly by Charlotte Madelon  photo Incubate-WhiteLilly_zpsjesrhmlp.png

Beyond Eyes by Sherida Halatoe


XYZ by Marieke Verbiesen and Martijn Verhallen

Cunt Touch This by Copenhagen Game Collective (Sabine Harrer, Ida Marie Toft, Raimund Schumacher and Andrea Hasellager)

No Pain No Gain by Loic Perillier, Tom Victor, Tim Guthmann and Pierre photo Incubate-NoPain_zps29sr1z8v.png


In Tune by Jessica Rose Marcotte and Zachary Miller

Smooch Station by Johannes Følsgaard, Lise Ivanouw, Anne Clausen and raghaaav

Sacramento by Dziff

Tengami by NyamNyam / Jennifer

SimAntics by Liselore Goedhart and Tom Francis photo Incubate-SimAntics_zpso2l7jwo7.png

Perfect Woman by Lea Schoenfelder and Peter Lu


ZINE FAIR LADY by MorganSea 


Hathor Lumina by Elaine Gusella  photo Incubate-Hathor_zpsyk9igwbu.png

Magnetize Me by Morten Mygind, Lena Mechtchanova, Amani Naseem, Giacomo Neri, Patrick Jarnfelt

Closer by Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan


Beglitched by Hexecutable (Jenny and Alec)

Slam City Oracles by Jane Friedhoff

Tetrageddon Games by Nathalie Lawhead

Familiar by Julieta Lombardelli

Dear Leader by Anna Kipnis and team

Cibele by Nina Freeman

Evita Sempai by Florencia Rumpel

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Dream Interaction by Laura Palavecino and Andres Martin Britos

The hole story - Karen Xu, Ivy Wooldridge, Serena Rusboldt, Cassia Haralson, Samantha Ho, Huaning Wang, Samantha L., Avery Johnson

Interfectorem (Act1) - Avalon Brevik, Izzy Penston, Lucia Plymale, Summer

BlubBlub: Quest of the Blob - Team BlubBlub


This project was realized with the generous support of The Art of Impact.


Special thanks to:

Pixelles (Montreal)

Game on! El arte en juego
Code Liberation

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Girls Make Games