Sunday, 2 July 2017

Warp Zone Video Game Art Show 2017: 5th Edition



The Warp Zone Video Game Art Show is celebrating its milestone 5th anniversary show!


Invading Amsterdam on Saturday, September 9th 2017


DOORS OPEN: 13:00


ADDRESS: Vondelbunker, Vondelpark 8, Amsterdam (in the bridge)


ENTRY FEE: Free!


(Performance Schedule Coming Soon!)


Warp Zone annually showcases art that pays tribute to the wonderful world of video games. All forms of art are welcome in the gallery as long as they are playful or related to video games and video game culture: games, art, chip tunes, performances, good company and beer in the Vondelbunker! Previous years have showcased artwork by artists from Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Australia and more!

All proceeds raised at the bar keep the Vondelbunker's doors open. So you can get drunk, AND feel good about yourself for keeping such a fab location running. ;)


Are you an artist? Then we want you! Don't hesitate and send a proposal today to mollyheadycarroll(at)gmail(dot)com

(The deadline for proposals is 1 August 2017)


Warp Zone is part of The Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam: an extraordinary annual 10 day celebration showcasing the very best of Amsterdam’s Underground Art & Performance. Visit www.freefringefestivalamsterdam.com

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Call for Proposals: Warp Zone Art Show's 5th Anniversary




Attention all artists!

The Warp Zone Video Game Art Show wants your work at our milestone 5th anniversary show!

Warp Zone annually showcases art that pays tribute to the wonderful world of video games. The show will take place in September 2017 and features a collection of art pieces by artists from all over the world. Previous years have showcased artwork by artists from Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Australia and more!

All forms of art are welcome in the gallery as long as they are playful or related to video games and video game culture. Examples from previous years include paintings, pixel art, bead art, maps, projection art, 3D printed sculptures, games, interactive installations and live music.

Have work you want to showcase or any questions? Don't hesitate and send an email today to:

mollyheadycarroll(at)gmail(dot)com

(The deadline for proposals is 1 August 2017)

Warp Zone is part of The Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam: an extraordinary annual 10 day celebration showcasing the very best of Amsterdam’s Underground Art & Performance. Click HERE for more info.



Monday, 23 January 2017

Warp Zone : A Free Jam in Amsterdam 2017 - The Final Games!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Warp Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam 2017 this weekend! I'm so proud of everyone's hard efforts and great games! You can play all of them here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/jam-sites/warp-zone-free-global-jam-amsterdam-2017/games


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Warp Zone LVL-2 Chiptune Party - Feb 11, 2017


Saturday, February 11 2017 at 9 PM - 1 AM
@ The Vondelbunker: Vondelpark 8, 1071AA Amsterdam, Netherlands




Jazeker, we kunnen het echt niet bij 1 keer laten. Daarom hebben we weer een geweldige avond voor je gepland. GET HYPE!!!


Klazien van Eindbaas
Als medeoprichter van het legendarische Eindbaas feest, Klazien weet als geen ander hoe ze je kan laten dansen. Met blije bliepjes start zij LVL-2 met een knal!

RoccoW (Dj Set)
RoccoW heeft een prachtige selectie van verrukkelijke chiptunes voor je klaarstaan. Als fijnproever van de 8-bit sounds mixt hij de meest exquise tunes tot een Dj-Set waar je je vingers bij af likt.

Timbob
Deze artiest is een mysterie vermomd als een enigma. Als je het ene van hem verwacht, dan doet hij juist het andere. En dat is maar goed ook, want wat hij ook doet. Het is uniek!

Men of Mega
Muziek is er om uit je dak te gaan! Dat weten deze jongens maar al te best. Hossen en stampen geblazen. En een moshpit is het mooiste compliment wat ze kunnen krijgen.

Mykah
Warp Zone LVL is vereerd om deze UK chiptuner te mogen verwelkomen in Amsterdam. Net terug van MAGFest in Amerika, en daarvoor een tour in Japan. Dit is echt een artiest van grote klasse. Let vooral op zijn Undertale remixes, die zijn echt super goed!

PalmMute
Chiptune, dubstep, hardcore. PalmMute weet het weergaloos te combineren. Laten we hopen dat hij de speakers heel laat! Gewapend met zijn midifighter sluit hij de avond af door je nog ff flink te laten zweten. of je het nou wil of niet!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Warp Zone Game Jam Going to be our Biggest Yet!




We now have over 50 people registered for Warp Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam 2017! This is going to be our biggest year yet! Because of this demand, I would urge you to come on time if you are super keen to party with us. Its going to be first come first serve for a comfortable spot. We will of course accommodate as many people as possible but the bunker is not a tardis unfortunately. ;)

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Warp Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam 2017 (Global Game Jam)



We baaaack! The Warp Zone: A Free Jam in Amsterdam is returning for its fourth year in 2017!

The Warp Zone Free Jam in Amsterdam is a 24-hour Global Game Jam site in the rebel heart of Amsterdam, the Vondelbunker. NO COMPETITION AND NO ENTRY FEE! Last year, this year and every year to follow, the Warp Zone Free Jam in Amsterdam is 100% free and open to everyone! 

Are you a veteran game developer looking for creative freedom? You've found the right place! Are you an artist from a non-games background? Join the fun! Never made a game before? No problem! Worried you don't have enough experience? Don't be silly, we've had children join in! The Warp Zone family are a friendly, creative and open bunch and we welcome EVERYONE to join in the jammy fun!

The Global Game Jam is an annual gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating games all over the world within a short span of time. Game developers, programmers, game designers, artists, musicians and any other discipline are all welcome! And if you just wanna hang out and party, that's ok too! Bring your friends, let's party!

Date: 20-21 January 2017
Time: 18:00-18:00 (24 hours)
Location: De Vondelbunker (Vondelpark 8a,1071 AA, Amsterdam)

Participate in the world-famous Global Game Jam FOR FREE!

Competition free! The process is your prize!





DIRECTIONS:


Take the main entrance of the Vondelpark (across from Holland Casino). Keep going straight into the park until you reach a bridge (the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat will be over head). Before passing under the bridge, just go to the right and follow the brick wall to the dead-end. The bunker is in the bridge and the door to the bunker is in the brick wall opposite a hedge maze.

If you need help, you can contact me at 06-81181724. The bunker is a real WWII bomb shelter so phone signals cannot penetrate it. If you can't contact me, just try again later or I'll call you.

See you there! ;)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:


- Food and drink. There will be some drinks available for purchace. All money goes towards keeping the bunker running, so go nuts! There is also a supermarket and some snack bars in the neighborhood. It is advised, however, that you bring your own food and drink. There will be a microwave available to use. If you can, bring stuff to share. We're in this together. ;)

- Bedding (sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, etc). Not that you will be sleeping much but the bunker can get cold at night. Make sure you're warm enough!

- Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deo). Unless you can't be arsed. We won't judge. ;)

- Laptop, adapter, any additional equipment, things to make games with. Bringing equipment others can use too (3d printers, VR headsets, controllers) make you extra cool. ;)

- Your good vibes. ;)


We will provide work-space, internet, electricity, plugs tables and chairs. There will also be a bar with soft-drinks, beer and wine.

If you have any questions, get in touch with me: mollyheadycarroll@gmail.com

We hope to see you! And "spread" the jammy world!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Warp Zone Video Game Art Show 2016 Photos

Thank... You... So... MUUUUUUCCHHH to everyone who came to Warp Zone on Saturday!!! :D
It went so well. Lots of work got sold, lots of attendance and lots of great performances. Its so great to see the Warp Zone community grow every year. I especially love it when previous participants bring in new artists. Giving a platform to people who don't have one (but totally deserve one!) is why I organize the show every year. 
The next event we will be organizing is probably the game jam in January. See you there!


















(Photos belong to Molly Heady-Carroll, Vincent Koerse, Anne Bras, Jeff Blipsqueek and Alexander Chi Ho Ho.)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Molly talks Warp Zone Video Game Art Show 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmkIRGNfixY


WARP ZONE, the annual art show paying tribute to the wonderful world of video games, is this Saturday! September 10th from 13:00 at de Vondelbunker https://www.facebook.com/events/10824...

Back for its fourth year! The show features a collection of original art pieces by multiple artists celebrating games and gaming culture : games, art, chip tunes, performances, good company and beer in the Vondelbunker!

For the full Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam programme visit: http://freefringefestivalamsterdam.com

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Warp Zone Video Game Art Show 2016






The annual art show paying tribute to the wonderful world of video games is back for its fourth year!

The show features a collection of original art pieces by multiple artists celebrating games and gaming culture : games, art, chip tunes, performances, good company and beer in the Vondelbunker!

All proceeds raised at the bar keep the Vondelbunker's doors open. So you can get drunk, AND feel good about yourself for keeping such a fab location running. ;)


DATE: Saturday, September 10 2016
DOORS OPEN: 13:00
ADDRESS: Vondelbunker, Vondelpark 8, Amsterdam (in the bridge)
ENTRY FEE: Free!

EDIT: Performance Schedule!

13:30 - 14:00 Popcicle Theory making music on a gameboy using LSDj!



14:30 - 15:00 Zirkonian performing a SID metal/rock fusion with live singing and guitar!



15:30 - 16:00 havocCc brings his improvised live chiptunes all the way from Germany!



16:30 - 17:00 Carf Darko closing off and bringing the house down with his high energy 8 bit beats!



Warp Zone is part of The Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam: an extraordinary annual 10 day celebration showcasing the very best of Amsterdam’s Underground Art & Performance: http://www.freefringefestivalamsterdam.com/

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Warp Zone LVL-1 @ The Vonelbunker Amsterdam

On July 1st in Amsterdam, the Vondelbunker was rocking some of the hottest Dutch Chip Tuners till the wee hour of the morning. Carf Darko, Popsicle Theory, Diskette Deluxe, Noedell and RoccoW as DJ blew us away and the very first Warp Zone LVL-1 Chiptune party was a roaring success! Thank you Wisefire for organizing, the performers, everyone who helped out, the Vondelbunker staff and, or course, everyone who came out to dance!
















Photos by Edward Calderhead, Anne Bras and Molly Heady-Carroll

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Call for Proposals: Warp Zone Video Game Art Show 2016


Attention all artists!

WARP ZONE, the annual art show paying tribute to the wonderful world of video games, is now accepting proposals!

The show will take place in September 2016 and features a collection of art pieces by artists from all over the world. Previous years have showcased artwork by artists from Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York, Australia, you name it!

All forms of art are welcome in the gallery as long as they are playful or related to video games and video game culture. Examples from previous years include paintings, pixel art, bead art, maps, projection art, 3D printed sculptures, games, interactive installations and live music.

Have work you want to showcase or any questions? Don't hesitate and send an email today to:

mollyheadycarroll(at)gmail(dot)com

(The deadline for proposals is 1 August 2016)

Warp Zone is part of The Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam: an extraordinary annual 10 day celebration showcasing the very best of Amsterdam’s Underground Art & Performance. Click HERE for more info.

Footage from last year's show:

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Global Game Jam NL Demo Night @ Microsoft Nederland

Wrapping up the 2016 Global Game Jam, the GGJNL Demo Night was held at Microsoft Nederland on the 25th of February 2016. Tons of great Dutch games made in just 24-48 hours were proudly displayed by their creators over soda and beer. The night showed off just how varied, creative and friendly Dutch jammers truly are. Our own Warp Zone Free Jam in Amsterdam was represented by Hitler's Head and Kid Alchemist, two games created during the jam.

If you would like to take part in the Warp Zone Free Jam in Amsterdam next year, like our Facebook page and be the first to know when it comes around again: https://www.facebook.com/warpzonemonthlymeetup/

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Mario Speaks [with Charles Martinet] Ep 7 - Voice Recognition Back in the Day



Charles Martinet discusses voice recognition in Nintendo's Mario games and events.



Charles Martinet is known for providing the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and many other characters from Nintendo's popular Mario franchise. In this series he talks to the game students at the HKU University of Art, Media and Technology, Holland.


For more film & cartoons go to:
youtube.com/TheChibbychannel


WE ARE FRIEND

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Warp Zone Game Jam 2016





The Warp Zone Free Jam in Amsterdam 2016 came to an end in January and ooh boy, was it fun! Our best year yet, in fact! Lots of new faces and some great games made! For those of you who missed it, or want to relive the glory, this video impression of the night is for you.


To play some of the games made during the event, follow this link: http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/warp-zone-free-jam-amsterdam-2016/games

Special thanks to Osvaldo Jose Genco & Peter van Groning for providing additional footage for this video.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

GGJ Demo Night @ Microsoft Nederland

GGJNL2016

Come play this year's games made at the Global Game Jam! The GGJNL organization and our host Microsoft invite you to Schiphol and meet jammers from GGJ locations all over the Netherlands. Anyone interested is welcome! There will be no national competition, we'll focus on the true spirit of the GGJ and celebrate the games that were made. :)

Come have a drink with us and more importantly, check out all the games!
WHEN
WHERE
Microsoft - Evert van de Beekstraat 354 Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1118 CZ NL