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With the motto “Games for everyone!”, this year we are offering games for all age groups and once again attempt to build a bridge between locally developed indie games such as “The Inner World“ and international blockbuster games like “Mario Kart 8”. This year there are a few new items, though: For the first time, the Game Zone will be located in the Württembergischen Kunstverein. Rocket Beans TV from Hamburg – known from MTV GameOne and NBC GIGA GAMES – has the honour of giving some autographes and holding a Let’s Play event live on the Festival stage on Friday.

Curator: Prof. Sabiha Ghellal
Stuttgart Media University

The Programme

In the Game Zone, there are computer games and game art on various platforms ready for you to try out.

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Tue, 5.5 + Thu, 7.5. – Sun, 10.5./11am – 6pm, Wed, 6.5./11 – 8pm


A different game event every day live on the open air stage

Schlossplatz, Festival Garden
Wedi, 6.5. – Fri, 8.5./7pm


With the title “Local Heroes”, we invite not only local game makers to the industry meeting but also offer visitors a chance to play their games

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Wed, 6.5./3pm


GAME ZONE – Open Stage & Battle of The Bands
Everyone from the gaming industry has the opportunity to meet and get to know each other at the Open Stages #GamesBW. Afterwards all participants are welcome to rock out with the music game “Rockband” – and bring out their inner star.

Jugendhaus Mitte
Wed, 6.5./7pm


GAME ZONE – Edutain Me! Kulturelle Bildung und Gamefication
In cooperation with the Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg (Landesanstalt für Kommunikation), we will discuss together with representatives from politics and society about the possibilities for using games in education.

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Thu, 7.5./4 – 6pm


GAME ZONE – Rocket Beans TV laden zum Let’s Play Event mit Autogrammstunde
Starting at 4 pm, there will be a chance to get an autograph from Nils Bomhoff from Rocket Beans TV Rocket Beans TV. At 7 pm, Rocket Beans TV then invites Festival visitors to the Let’s Play event on the open air stage.


Dr. Carsten T. Rees, Chairman of the Landeselternbeirat Baden-Württemberg

Benjamin Götz, community worker and referent at LandesNetzWerk for media educational work with parents

Ulrich Winchenbach, Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg

Katharina Tillmanns, Co-President Games for Change Europe

Clemens Petzold & Timo Strohmaier, Kastanie Eins – Agentur für Kommunikation und Serious Games

Oliver Passek, Referent für Film und Medien im Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

Host: Prof. Sabiha Ghellal

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Fri, 8.5./3 – 7:15pm


GAME ZONE – „So you Wanna be a Game Designer“
Selected universities from the region such as the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg invite you to play games and answer questions about their games degree programmes.

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Sat, 9.5. / 1pm