Special, 90min

Engels (s:6:"a:0:{}"; subtitles)

Genre: Talkshow

This year, Level Up goes International and Expanded. Next to the Dutch and Flemish game developers we know and love, this year we'll feature two games from Indonesia and even an interactive installation, linking to our A.I. programme. 

Join the Level Up panel to hear developers talk about their work and get insights on how interactive storytelling is pushing boundaries. From rogue A.I. in Flemish sci-fi game Rise of Humanity to Indonesian demons in platformer Rising Hell, this year's Level Up covers more fantastic adversaries than ever. Thankfully there is also the sweet, dreamlike space of Dream Droplets, and the colour palettes of Without You, an installation that knows who you are... Maybe not so sweet, after all... Experience it all during Level Up!

Check out the games at: https://imagine-filmfestival.itch.io/

A Space for the Unbound -  Mojiken Studio - Sarah Johana
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

Rise of Humanity - Cybernetic Walrus - Nora Blaskovits
Rise of Humanity is a strategy deckbuilding game. Your heroes have to complete missions and find out what happened to the world and why robots have taken over. Each hero is controlled by a deck of cards that becomes stronger with each mission.

Rising Hell - Toge Productions - Kriswin Yuwar
Fight your way through hordes of blood-lusting demons and escape hell as you unlock new characters and talents to create chaos in the randomly generated and ever-changing landscape of hell!

Dream Droplets - Nick Rutten
The tendrils of her dampened hair drip a comforting sound as her mind wanders elsewhere. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the imaginary world of Dream Droplets. Travel alongside young adult Kim in this confronting dream-like fantasy. Bathe in Kim’s escapist daydream and experience how her troubled subconscious clouds her mind

Without You - Jorien Aberkrom
'Without You' is the translation from 'wait, what?' to the online world. From your laptop in your home you can influence the output of the lightinstallation in my room. Through a livestream you can see what your impact in my environment is. Be sure to try it and visit her installation on https://live.jorienaberkrom.com/.

A Part - Studio Schubdier - Joeri Ridder 
“An interactive experience about seperation. Travel together through the world between worlds.”
“In Limbo, the place between the world of the living and the world of the dead, two souls travel together to reach their final resting place. Your journey becomes a lot harder when the connection between you and your companion is broken and you are separated in an unusual way.”