With the SPIELSALON our colleagues at Kunsthochschule Kassel recently introduced an aspiring new festival format to the German games crowd. Situated at the Fredericanum in Kassel, which is home of the infamous doCUMENTA, the festival´s statement was quiet clear: Games are Art!
In collaboration with students from their animation class Prof. Meyer Hermann and Prof Bramkamp did an amazing job by bringing up an impressive games and speaker lineup.
Early birds that we are, @m_boesch and I got to do a little interview with Paolo Pedercini of la molleindustria. Here are some essential bits about his game design approach.
More info about the SPIELSALON: http://www.spielsalonkassel.com/de/
At CGL Katharina Tillmanns is Head of Public Relations and Funding and has been organizing major events such as The Global Game Jam Cologne 2010-2012 and the NOTGAMES FEST 2011. Since graduating from filmschool she has been working as a freelance film director, videojournalist and producer for linear and interactive media. Today she is a student in the MasterÂ´s program Game Development and Research at CGL.