While the production of the coming edition is in progress, we are happy to announce that the date of the festival will be from November 10th to 13th. Save the date and stay tuned on our website, Facebook group or Twitter account to know when the tickets will be available online! See you very soon!

 

 

This 2015 edition was full of surprises, marked by the growth and expansion of the community and a great mood for festivity!

The first day begun with 8 incredible speakers giving short talks to inspire and provokes criticial thought on the creation, production and distribution of games.

The game jam started with 12 non-competitive projects led by more than 80 participants and the results were as last year, quite impressive from physical games to portable installation game, with or without the use of screens, and often based on custom-made controllers.

Read more: Edition 2015

zoo machines 2014 12 unexpected games

This 2014 edition, the first to be called Zoo Machines, was a great millesime!

First of all, an inaugural session of talks was introduced this year: ten speakers were invited to testify about their initiatives in front of 150 attendees.

The game jam was full of surprises, with 12 non-competitive projects led by 70 participants. The results were amazing: experimental games, physical games, art performances digital art installations, with or without screen, with weird controllers…

We were glad to see that the prototypes have met their audience since 800 visitors came to play the prototypes at L’Hybride and at the Natural Science Museum, surrounded by animals and skeletons. The crowd was eclectic: traditional video games players, audiovisual amateurs from L’Hybride, parents with their kids…

Read more: Edition 2014
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"Lille did rock! If you are looking for the perfect space to breed great games and meet fantastic people, the Zoo Machines is your with this perfectly organized jam!"
Jana Reinhardt

"Zoo Machines is unlike any other game jam I've ever attended. The focus on teams connecting hardware and software to make genuinely new interactive experiences. I've never seen games that were so much about laughter, testing boundaries, and changing the way we look at familiar things."
Adam Saltsman

"Since my first game jam, I've always found it amazing how a group of strangers can so quickly create something out of nothing. We walk through a wonderful zoo, with machines instead of animals."
Jonathan van Hove

"Zoo Machine is the most inspiring event for interactive creations. It pushes games beyond games towards pure digital art beauty. Zoo machine is a human and digital LSD trip to creativity."
Matthieu Muller

"Clay, wood, plastic: no matter the material, the participants at Zoo Machines will miraculously transform it into an experience you probably haven't had before."
Chris Priestman

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