Larpwriter Challenge


At Grenselandet, the international short larp festival organized by Norwegian Fantasiforbundet and the Larp Factory in Oslo in November, the jury of the Larpwriter Challenge announced the winner of the competition: J. Tuomas Harviainen with the game “The Tribunal”, which according to the author is a “A participatory scenario about the mechanics of oppression”.

Harviainen receives a game developer grant of NOK 4 000 (500 Euros) and the possibility to go to Belarus on a conference on educational larping to hold the game and a workshop on educational game design. The game will be translated to Russian and/or Belarusian to be used by Belarusian NGOs in their work with young people.

Web: Larpwriter Challenge

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

Educational larping

ELIS

Education Larpers’ in Sweden (ELIS) is a network of people and organizations utilizing larp for educational purposes. One of the network’s members, LajvVerkstaden, is a commercial society working with larp as a cultural form and a pedagogical tool. They organize everything from serious role playing games about democracy and oppression to playful larps in fantasy settings.

“We’ve worked with thousands of kids and youths where we together have created strong stories, unique to every group and in which everyone has been a co-author”, the group writes on their webpage.

Web: ELIS (In Swedish, English with Google Translate).

Article by Ole Peder Giæver