FROG – Future and Reality of Gaming

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FROG – Future and Reality of Gaming 2023

17th Vienna Games Conference
Vienna City Hall | hybrid event

Friday, 13 – Sunday, 15 October 2023

“Money & Games”

While thousands of enthusiastic players are gathering annually at the Game City in the Vienna City Hall, the FROG invites to an academic discourse on the subject of games and play. This year the conference addresses issues of “Money & Games” in the field of play & games and invites game scholars, creators, youth workers, activists and enthusiasts from around the globe to come together and “follow the money” by discussing the traces it leaves on the field of games & play.

Call for Abstracts (Submission closed)

Register here for FROG 2023


Conference Location:
Vienna City Hall
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1
1010 Wien
Austria

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Practical Information

Hashtag for the conference: #FROG2023

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FROG 2023 | Keynotes

Aphra Kerr
Maynooth University & ADAPT Research Centre
Making and Banking Value in Digital Games
Jan Ĺ velch
Charles University, Czechia
Tracked and Monetized: On the Interconnectedness of Game Monetization and Player Surveillance
Markus Meschik
University of Graz
Insert Coin to Continue: In-game spending by adolescents and the convergence of gaming and gambling
Celia Hodent
Independent Consultant and Author
Implicit Bias and Inclusion in the Workplace
Online-Talk

FROG 2023 | Programme


Friday, 13 October 2023

15:30 - 16:00Registration
16:00 - 16:15Welcome & Introduction
Natalie Denk, Head of the Center for Applied Game Studies, University for Continuing Education Krems
16:15 - 17:30FROG Deep Dive Panel
Fostering Financial and Economic Literacy through Play and Games
Panelists:
Karina Kaiser-Fallent (BuPP, Federal Chancellery of Austria)
Sonja Gabriel (KPH Vienna/Krems)
Theresa Graf (Three Coins GmbH)
Joerg Hofstaetter (ovos media)

Moderation:
Laura Peter
17:30 - 18:00Break
18:00 - 19:15FROG Deep Dive Panel
Game-based Career Paths - Perspectives on the Gaming Scene as a (new) Working Environment
Panelists:
Rafael "Veni" Eisler (YouTuber & Streamer)
Stefan "Don Esteban" Kuntner (Cosplayer)
Arianusch Riesner (Nerd Sisters Podcast)
Yvonne Scheer (ESVĂ–, Austrian Esports Federation)

Moderation:
Laura Peter
19:15 - 19:30Closing


Saturday, 14 October 2023

09:15-09:45Registration
09:45-10:15Welcome Notes
Claudia Plakolm, State Secretary for Youth and Civilian Service, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Brigitte Bauer-Sebek, Head of Department, State Youth Officer, Stadt Wien / City of Vienna - Education and Youth
Natalie Denk, Head of the Center for Applied Game Studies, University for Continuing Education Krems
10:15 - 11:15Keynote | Aphra Kerr
Maynooth University & ADAPT Research Centre, Ireland
Making and Banking Value in Digital Games
11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00Ralph Moeller
Möller KG
Monetizing Minors - When kids spend their parent’s income on gaming conten
12:00 - 12:30Eduardo Luersen & Bibiana da Silva de Paula
University of Konstanz, Germany
How to grow crops while gaming: heat as an economic asset of cloud-based infrastructure services
12:30 - 13:00Maximilian Stefan Mohr
Leuphana Institut of Advanced Studies in Culture and Society, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany
Monetising Nostalgia - Artificial scarcity of retro games and how it “forces” players behaviour.
13:00 - 14:15Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:15Keynote | Markus Meschik
University of Graz & enter - Fachstelle fĂĽr digitale Spiele, Austria
Insert Coin to Continue: In-game spending by adolescents and the convergence of gaming and gambling
15:15 - 15:45Juergen Smutek
Ă–sterreichische Lotterien GesmbH, Austria
A Gamer trapped in the Gambling Industry. What I learned from working 25 years in the gambling business
15:45 - 16:15Exploring Game City
16:15 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00Margarete Jahrmann & Stefan Glasauer
Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Experimental Game Cultures, Austria / Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg, Germany
KOPFGELD: Dark Play in an AI based individualized money game.
17:00 - 17:30Sonja Gabriel
KPH Vienna/Krems, Austria
Play to Prosper: Teaching Financial Literacy Through Games
17:30 - 17:45Coffee Break
17:45 - 18:15Wilfried Elmenreich
University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Exploring Accessibility Enhancement in Printable Board Games through 3D Printing with a Heist Board Game Case Study
18:15 - 18:45Simon Huber
Die Angewandte, Abteilung fĂĽr Kulturwissenschaft, Austria
Game Culture between Fine Arts and Crude Economies
18:45 - 19:15Rudolf Inderst
IU Internationale Hochschule, Germany
Gaming Capital - the Ludo-Dividend of Digital Game Research
END OF SATURDAY’S PROGRAM


Sunday, 15 October 2023

9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15Welcome Notes
10:15 - 11:15Keynote | Jan Ĺ velch
Charles University, Czech Republic
Tracked and Monetized: On the Interconnectedness of Game Monetization and Player Surveillance
11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break
TRACK 1:
Talks on-site (+ streamed online)
TRACK 2:
Talks online (+ streamed on-site)
11:30 - 12:00Jeremiah Diephuis
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Developing Economic Ideologies for Games about Climate Change
Pratama Wirya Atmaja
University of Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur, Indonesia
How Informative Narrative Game Experts Make or Break Future Society
12:00 - 12:30Exploring Game CityBenjamin Hanussek
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland
Brace Yourselves, AI Is Coming: How Artificial Intelligence is going to increase revenue and transform jobs in the games industry
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30Keynote | Celia Hodent - Online Talk
Independent Consultant and Author, USA
Implicit Bias and Inclusion in the Workplace
14:30 - 14:45Coffee Break
TRACK 1:
Talks on-site (+ streamed online)
TRACK 2:
Talks online (+ streamed on-site)
14:45 - 15:15Linda Rustemeier
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Diversity-sensitive agile software development with Scrum as a simulation game: SimScrumPlan saves time and costs
Fiona S. Schönberg
Regensburg University, Germany
Life is Cheap - The Cycle of Profit, Investment and (Self) Improvement in Roleplaying Games
15:15 - 15:45Lukas Galinski
INSTINCT3 GmbH, Germany
How Responsible Gaming Influencer Marketing Can Shape The Future
Mario Donick
Germany
The role of money for atmosphere in public transport vehicle simulations
15:45 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30Stefan E. Huber
University of Graz, Austria
Will human-AI interaction promote new career paths in game development and education?
Chris Binder
Landesmedienzentrum Baden-WĂĽrttemberg, Germany
Abundant Bricks: Exploring economic systems and decision-making in the sandbox world of Minetest
16:30 - 17:00Lea Stella Santner
University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Incorporating Monetary Systems Into Text-based Adventures
Kevin Mercer
Southern Illinois University, USA
The Socio-Spatial Currency of Dark Souls & Death Stranding
17:00 - 17:15Coffee Break
17:15 - 17:45Klemens Franz
atelier198, Austria
Real. Fake. Analogue. – The joy of playing with real people and fake money.
17:45 - 18:15Andreas Wieser
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
The Meaning of Money made visible in ANNO 1800. From a Video Game to a Board Game
18:15 - 18:30Closing Remarks
END OF FROG 2023

FROG | Chairs

Center for Applied Game Studies,
Department fĂĽr Arts and Cultural Studies,
University for Continuing Education Krems:

  • Nikolaus Koenig
  • Natalie Denk
  • Alexander Pfeiffer
  • Thomas Wernbacher
  • Simon Wimmer
  • Herbert Rosenstingl (Bundeskanzleramt)

FROG Partners

Bundeskanzleramt
Sektion VI – Familie und Jugend
Untere DonaustraĂźe 13-15
1020 Wien, Austria
bundeskanzleramt.gv.at

Center for Applied Game Studies
Department for Arts and Cultural Studies
University for Continuing Education Krems
Dr. Karl Dorrek StraĂźe 30
3500 Krems, Austria
https://donau-uni.ac.at/ags

BuPP – Bundesstelle fĂĽr die Positivprädikatisierung von digitalen Spielen
im Bundeskanzleramt, Sektion VI – Familie und Jugend
Untere DonaustraĂźe 13-15
1020 Wien, Austria
https://bupp.at/

GAME CITY 2023
Österreichs größte Computer- und Konsolenspiel-Messe
13. – 15. Oktober 2023, Wiener Rathaus
https://www.game-city.at/

Verein WIENXTRA in Kooperation mit der Stadt Wien – Bildung und Jugend
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 5, 1082 Wien
https://www.wienxtra.at/
https://www.wien.gv.at/