Newly appointed Belgian national poet Carl Norac today expressed his frustration that readers in Flanders hardly know Walloon writers and poets and vice versa. In an attempt to bring both cultures closer together, he will travel a month over Belgian rivers, inviting readers and writers of different parts of the country to discover each other’s work.
In the same vein, Brotaru wants to bridge the gap between Flemish and Walloon game developers. The monthly meetup in Brussels has been welcoming game professionals, students and hobbyists for five years now, becoming a true staple of the #BelgianGamesIndustry. To celebrate the 50th edition of the event, they’re up to something big. You’re invited to BIG Brotaru!
Taking place on May 7 in the Cinéma Galeries, a movie theater right next to the Grand Place in Brussels, game developers from all over the country will take the grand stage to showcase their upcoming games to each other. Using nothing but live gameplay, teams will get five minutes in the limelight before their turn switches to the next team. The ultimate goal is to provide a true celebration of all Belgian games in development and show the audience that the #BelgianGamesIndustry isn’t going anywhere but up.
After the event there’s a network drink and in true Brotaru fashion there’s a free drink for all showcasers and attendees. If you’re interested in showcasing your game, head over here to sign up for the event. And if you’re just planning to attend, grab your ticket over here. Doors open at 19.00 and show starts at 19.30 sharp, so be on time!
BIG Brotaru is made possible by Brotaru organiser Guillaume Bouckaert and is sponsored by hub.brussels, screen.brussels, VAF/Gamefonds and Wallimage.