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Newsletter (German)

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The Time is Now!

From November 1st to 5th 2017 the PLAY17 - Creative Gaming Festival invites all game enthusiasts to Hamburg to join the festivities of its 10th anniversary and celebrate the culture of digital games.



Explore, Participate, Experience and Discuss!

You'll find around 100 events at three venues in the heart of the city of Hamburg. These are some highlights:

PLAY Birthday Gala

Workshop: Death and Temporality

Workshop: Newsgames - Playing the News

Guided Tour for School Classes

Incredible Playable Show

Workshop: Workshop: Archaeogaming

Workshop: Interactive Storytelling

PLAY Poetry Slam

Workshop: Games in the Future

Further Education: Games in Schools

Award Show

Daily Life with Digital Media

Game Jam by LABOURGAMES Hamburg

PLAY is Unique!

PLAY is the first an only festival worldwide to unite media art, discourse and education with the culture of digital games. It focuses on the creative utilization of digital games: invent, build, tinker, modify, program, dance, discuss - anything goes!

PLAY is the festival for game enthusiasts and gamers, indie game developers and media artists, pupils and students, teachers and educators, scientists, people involved in the games industry and everyone, who wishes to play and learn with digital games.

PLAY16 Retrospection

Pictures at Flickr

Games in the townhall


The Creative Gaming Festival is 10 years old! Here are the retrospections on the last four festivals:

PLAY13 || PLAY14 || PLAY15 || PLAY16