“I have good news for you!” – Telling Positive News Through Games

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Back in the times, everything was better! Contrary to the felt trend that the world is coming to an end, a lot of good things happen, such as higher life […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 16:00-18:00 Uhr

(Building) Game Controllers as Live Art

Photo: Margaux Weiß (edited)

Character Design

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How do characters from the future look like? Which skills and characteristics do they have in order to change the world? At the Character Design station, you can create your […]

Character Design: Game Characters of Tomorrow

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Which heroines and heroes are needed for tomorrow’s computer games? What traits and abilities do they have to have to save our world? And above all: What do they look […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 10:00-12:00 Uhr

Creative Gaming Award Show

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Again, the awarding ceremony on Saturday is the celebratory ending to the festival. By then, the jury had had several days to play the nominees and talk to the developers […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 20:00-21:30 Uhr

Design Game Environments

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Here, you create the game world of the future. Where do the characters live, which objects and people surround them? You work on collages and with the help of the […]

From the Beginning of Work and the City of the Future – a World of Play

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Cities and especially their centers are built around the idea of work. Let’s assume it’s ending soon. How will the cityscape be changed by our new acts? After a short […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 13:00-15:00 Uhr

Game Changer. Groundbreaker Art

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Change the world while playing: Looking back becomes a vision of the future. The history of art is also a history of game changer, innovations and seminal reforms. How do […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 10:00-11:30 Uhr

Game Changer. Groundbreaker Art

Foto: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hanna Lenz
Change the world while playing: Looking back becomes a vision of the future. The history of art is also a history of game changer, innovations and seminal reforms. How do […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 12:00-13:30 Uhr

Game Changer. Groundbreaker Art

Foto: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hanna Lenz
Change the world while playing: Looking back becomes a vision of the future. The history of art is also a history of game changer, innovations and seminal reforms. How do […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 12:00-13:30 Uhr

Game Design

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Games in School

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Approaches to literary and creative work with video games in class This course discusses how games can be used in school. Instead of using them as a tool to measure […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 16:00-18:00 Uhr

Impulse: Play and the End of a World.

It is not easy not to feel despair in these times. We live on a dying planet, we vote for politicians who encourage division and further agendas of inequality. We […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 15:00-16:00 Uhr

Insert Moin Podcast Sofa

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Insert Moin – probably the most daily video game podcast in the world – has been broadcasting a new episode about video games and game culture every day since 2010. […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 09:00-20:00 Uhr
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 09:00-20:00 Uhr

Interactive Storytelling: Rewrite the Future

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According to this year’s topic “Ready Game Change – Create a New Tomorrow”, this workshop is about “speculative fiction”. Participants become authors of interactive  ...
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 10:00-12:00 Uhr

Let’s Play, seriously!

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Let’s Plays have become a very popular form of entertainment, with which Let’s Players like Gronkh, Paluten or GermanLetsPlay can reach millions of people. The commented game  ...
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 13:00-15:00 Uhr

Level Design: Playfully Travel to Tanzania

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In the game app “Kawaida’s Journey” you have to master numerous challenges by jump and run and at the same time explore Tanzania. The serious game was developed participatively  ...
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 10:00-12:00 Uhr

Minetest Hero Theater

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Use “Minetest”, the open source version of “Minecraft”, to invent an unjust world and play heroes on the digital stage to defeat the injustice! In this workshop you learn  ...
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 13:00-15:00 Uhr

Opening and Vernissage

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Grand opening of the eleventh PLAY – Creative Gaming Festival. Live art by the FUNDUS THEATER, greetings by the partners of the festival and a PLAY18 preview given by the […]
  • Thursday, 01.11.2018 19:00 Uhr

Speakers’ Corner

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In the Speakers’ Corner at PLAY18 everyone will be heard! We are looking for your ideas, projects and topics around the digital gaming culture. You have something to tell and […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 10:00-19:00 Uhr
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 10:00-19:00 Uhr

Storytelling

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What kind of stories do you want to tell in digital games? Here, these stories can be written and later programmed into textadventures with the open source software “Twine”. This […]

The Incredible Playable Show

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An interactive comedy show where the audience is invited on-stage to play video games with unusual physical items! Zap each other with barcode scanners, dance around in WiFi-connected power  ...
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 13:00-14:00 Uhr

The Incredible Playable Show

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An interactive comedy show where the audience is invited on-stage to play video games with unusual physical items! Zap each other with barcode scanners, dance around in WiFi-connected power  ...
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 10:00-11:00 Uhr

Tomorrowland: Game Design with Bloxels

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  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 10:00-12:00 Uhr

What Would God Play? Games and Religion

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What would God play? An interesting question that is impossible to answer – but we can try nonetheless. After a crash course about the charged interrelation between God, religion, and […]
  • Friday, 02.11.2018 14:00-16:00 Uhr

With Creative Gaming to a Better World

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After a short introduction to the basics of media pedagogy, the relevance of games in pedagogy will be discussed. How can digital games be used? What are the creative ways […]
  • Saturday, 03.11.2018 16:00-18:00 Uhr