Welcome to the Game Zone. Our free gamining hub of this year’s ITFS! Gamers of every age meet here to try the most recent games and talk about the latest trends in gaming. With our slogan LEVEL UP! we want to focus on multiplayer games, challenges and tournaments. Also this year is going to be the first time we award the Local Hero Games Award to a game developer from Baden-Württemberg. Along with well known games like Splatoon, a 4 player game that consists mostly of mercyless battles with paint, the Game Zone offers a variety of indoe games, like the party game Gang Beasts. Furthermore there will be special events like a Tutorial on Let’s Plays and a Games Developer Mini Workshop.

Tue, April 26th – Sun, May 1st, Württembergischen Kunstverein, 12:00 – 18:00 PM


Highlights in der Game Zone

Just Dance Competition

Put your dancing skills to the test and try Just Dance 2016 on Wii! Let’s Player and Just Dance Artist Thomas Noschka a. k. a. TexBlock wil present new songs and dance moves.

Tue, April 26th + Wed, April 27th + Fri, April 29th, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 03:00 – 05:00 PM


Local Hero Day


Meet the nominees for the Local Hero Games Award and other game developers for insights on games business. In cooperation with the Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden Württemberg.

Thu, 28. April, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 12:00 – 05:00 PM


Power Up – Study Games

You want to be a games developer? Learn more about studying games in Baden-Württemberg and Germany!

Fri, April 29th, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 12:00 – 06:00 PM


Let’s Play Tutorial by Fabian Siegismund

The man behind the YouTube channel Battle Bros will show you how to make your own YouTube gaming channel successful.

Sat, April 30th, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 04:00 – 04:30 PM


Animations for Clash of Clans

Jean-Dominique Fievet from Psyop Productions will tell us about the making of the animations for the popular browser game Clash of Clans.

Sat, April 30th, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 04:30 – 05:00 PM


Mini Workshop Game Development

Stuttgarter Jugendhaus Gesellschaft will present a workshop on how to plan, program and shape your very own PC game. For 12 – 18 year olds.

Sun, May 1st, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 03:00 – 05:00 PM

Game Highlights

Broken Age
Die Brille
Einhorn Glitzerglück
Emergency 2016
Gang Beasts
Keep Talking and Nobody explodes
Kleiner Fuchs Tierarzt
Land's End
Ori And the Blind Forest
Perfect Woman
Pony Style Box
Sinister Edge
Perfect Woman
Squirrel & Bär
Super Smash Bros
The Beginners Guide
The Inner World


Friends or randomly matched people can compete in three different games in the mobile game BitDuel. The goal is to score higher than the opponent in three different games. BitDuel comes with an integrated chat and highscores.




This interactive film invites to explore a nightmareish world. It induces fear in a subtle way almost without any jump scares or violence. Visitors can become a part of the film by wearing a VR Headset and by interacting with their surroundings. This turns Dreamsphere into a 360° immersive experience.

The plot is about the experiences of the child Domenic. Visitors have to make their way through his dream world. Interactive items in enigmatic scenes give evidence of past events.




“Elena” enables the players to experience the story in a personal way. As Anna they explore the world, examine items, make conclusions – and eventually reveal a secret. Elena is an exciting, emotional game with some unexpected twists.

Some unexplainable things are going on in Anna’s house: Her husband Lennard disappears suddenly, parts of her house seem to age several decades within a matter of seconds and a mysterious caller seems to be the only clue on what’s happening.



Schacht is a fast paced 3D platformer, where players can show off their skills by using different game mechanics in quick succession. Complete the level as fast as possible and compare your highscore with your friends.

SWITCH Team Racing

Up to 4 players have to control one vehicle in “SWITCH Team Racing”, a party racing game. Every player has a certain task. Good communication and cooperation in front of the screen are mandatory to win the race. “SWITCH Team Racing” is supposed to motivate gamers to meet in real live. The races are done on one screen, not via networks or an internet connection.

Game Zone Kids


In the Game Zone Kids, attended by the ComputerSpielSchule of the Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg, children and youngsters from 6 to 14 years of age can explore the world of gaming together with their friends, parents or relatives and play together. Exciting activities are offered on a daily basis, from tournaments to rallyes.

Stop by! The project ist supported by the  Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg (Landesanstalt für Kommunikation, LFK)

Tue, 26th April – Fri, April 29st, Festival Garden, 02:00 – 08:00 PM
Sat, 30th April – Sun, May 1st, Festival Garden, 12:00 – 08:00 PM