The APOIL (association of enthusiasts about entertaining and interactive games) is a student association of Université Paris-Sud made up of game enthusiasts.
We like to share our passion for video games by organising tournaments, LAN parties or thematic freeplay areas and we try to make the public discover new things and reflect during our events.
We have been working on a videogame creation approach for a few years by organising Game Jams (events to create prototypes in a given time) or trainings on game design, sound design, graphics, programming.
We also participate in external events, for example in multimedia libraries or at conventions. For instance, we organised trainings and a game jam to apply the new skills learned during the training at the Press Start video game festival at the Centre Pompidou, and we participated in the Japan Expo 2017 with more than 300 m² of free video games.
We do our best to offer fun and free activities to the students on campus. Our activities are thus not limited to video games but also include movie screenings, all kinds of DIYs, digital works, a space to meet and exchange ideas... The only way to know what APOIL really is is to come and discover it for yourself!