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Open Data + Video Games = Win

Secret Lab
February 02, 2016
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Open Data + Video Games = Win

Slides from our presentation on using open data, mostly from government, to make video games. Presented at the Open Knowledge Miniconf at Linux.conf.au 2016, in Geelong.

Secret Lab

February 02, 2016
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  1. Hi!

  2. The idea:
 1. Put a bunch of nerds in a

    room 2. Stew for 24-48 hours 3. Extract innovation
  3. • 2009 - "As long as we have each other,

    we will never run out of problems" • 2010 - "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain" and "Deception" • 2011 - "Extinction" • 2012 - An image of Ouroboros. • 2013 - Sound of a Heartbeat • 2014 - "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." • 2015 - "What do we do now?"
  4. … and the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science collects

    the stats for every device sold in Australia. https://data.gov.au/dataset/energy-rating-for-household-appliances
  5. “A game in which players yell at each other about

    whose fault the problems are”
  6. But not so far as to make the player lose

    sight of the underlying theme