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A Heartfelt Farewell from a Princess/Monster
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Ozma is the princess and the rightful ruler of the land of Oz, a fictional storyworld created by L. Frank Baum. As a child Ozma got transformed into a boy called Tipp by a wicked witch. Ozma is also a fantastic album by american rock band The Melvins, a psychic metaphysician from Arizona, a space [...]

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Reaching towards better inclusion in games

Recently the journalist Anita Sarkeesian from Feminist Frequency – an education non-profit organization advocating for an inclusive and representative media landscape – has been giving talks in Malmö and Copenhagen. Sarkeesian is well-known for her online talks Tropes vs. Women from 2013, where she looked into the poor representation of female characters in games. I [...]

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Twine workshop and open story session at Malmö City Library

On the 3rd of November the workshop dedicated to Twine – an open source tool for non-linear storytelling – took place at Malmö City Library. It was fantastic to see such a mixed crowd of participants showing up to the workshop! Among them were professional game developers, poets, programmers, students and even two young boys [...]

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The Silent Town
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We are happy to announce that we have received a grant from Kultur Skåne to complete the manuscript for our adventure game The Silent Town! We will make this into an open process where you can follow our progress through this blog. We will arrange open seminars in Malmö and Helsingborg about writing for games. [...]

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We made it!
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We are so happy to announce that our Kickstarter campaign was successful. With 24 hours to go we reached our goal of 120.000 SEK. It was quite an adventure and we learned a lot from this. We want to thank all the people that helped us. It meant so much. Now we can continue to [...]

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We are now on Kickstarter!!
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/274931609/words-of-oz-a-game-of-poetry We are doing a Kickstarter campaign for our game Words of Oz. The goal is to get funding to make improvements to the game according to the feedback we’ve gotten from our players. If we’re lucky we will get enough to make the app version too. This is an exciting time for Ozma and we’re [...]

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Levande minnen: summary from seminar Sep 23

On September 23, Ozma and Living Archives organized a seminar for the Living Memories (Levande minnen) project at Medea, Malmö University. Attending were researchers from Living Archives, archivists from three Nordic Folklore archives (Folklivsarkivet i Lund, Norsk Folkemuseum and Dansk Folkemindesamling), and representatives from the department of Cultural Sciences at Lund University. The aim of the [...]

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Seminar: Living Memories (Levande Minnen) the 23 sept 2014
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The Nordic Folklore Archives gather stories from people’s lives in the Nordic countries. A major challenge that the archives face today is how to make the archives more accessible and renew the methods so that a bigger and more geographically and socially diverse group of contributors could bring in their stories. Another challenge is how to make the rich material in [...]

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Urblove as a tool to bridge barriers in the segregated city

Urblove is a locative game platform concept developed by Ozma in collaboration with WIP. The research project included researchers from MEDEA and the Sport and Leisure departement at Malmö University. How can alternative and more multi faceted stories of poor and segregated urban areas be constructed? How can outsiders be encouraged to come and visit these areas and break [...]

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