In PLAYvalley, games can not only be explored, but to a large extent also played together. There’s diving into a strategy game as a non-player character or writing and finding messages in bottles in endless oceans. There are communities to build, machines to restart and stories to rewrite, real or programmed friends to make, and the oddity of social virtual togetherness to celebrate.
Additionally, the six games nominated for the Creative Gaming Awards can be found in the exhibition. Each game can win the audience award, which all visitors can vote on.
In addition to the virtual exhibition in PLAYvalley, the digital festival location of PLAY21, selected works from seven countries as well as the nominees of the Creative Gaming Awards will also be available on site on the 2nd floor of the Europa Passage. Together, you can supply racing cars in pit stops, commit burglaries in the dark, and lay train lines across the country. Chess 2 celebrates its premiere as a turbo version, mouse pointers hide in zoom calls and holes form bridges into the virtual world.
Nominated games in VR can of course be played in VR! Big THANKS go out to the VR-LABOR of the FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research, supported by KULTUR.GEMEINSCHAFTEN: gemeinsames Förderprogramm für digitale Content-Produktion in Kultureinrichtungen.
To view, play and vote on the games, visit the virtual festival location inside the PLAYvalley. Those who don't want to play themselves also have the option of simply watching.
Daily guided tours available in the program or at the Festival HQ (Well of Wisdom)!
PLAY21 – Creative Gaming Festival is an event produced by the Initiative Creative Gaming e. V. and jaf – Verein für medienpädagogische Praxis Hamburg e. V. in cooperation with spielbar.de, the platform of the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb on the Subject of Computer Games, Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung Hamburg and JIZ – Jugendinformationszentrum Hamburg (BSB).
Thanks to our locations: SCHORSCH at IFZ and Europa Passage Hamburg
Supported by the BürgerStiftung Hamburg and gamecity:Hamburg
In cooperation with the FUNDUS THEATER
Sponsored by siebold/hamburg messebau GmbH