In cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. we are organizing the “Game Jam for Democracy” from 31 May to 2 June 2024. Participants are invited to develop games with which we can strengthen and promote our democratic community.

Games provide a sense of self-efficacy that a society needs to develop its ideals and make it a fair and diverse place for all people.

What you need to bring:

  • Your own equipment with the development environment you need.

What we offer:

  • Beverages and food for cooking will be provided for participants.
  • During the Game Jam, you will be assisted by mentors from professional game developers who will share their expertise and answer your questions.

Two experienced mentors accompany the participants during the three-day jam and support the teams with their expertise. Mona Brandt and Ilke Karademir, both CGL alumni, can draw on years of experience in the field of games and politics:

Mona is Lead Game Designer at Paintbucket Games, a Berlin-based indie studio developing political and historical games. She is currently responsible for the realisation of The Darkest Files, which deals with the legal prosecution of Nazi crimes in post-war Germany.

Ilke is one of the founders and the Creative Director of Torpor Games. He has a background in visual communication design with a focus on game design and narrative design and strives to blend his passion for storytelling and politics to create thought-provoking games.

See here for a program schedule: (subject to change)

We would like to accommodate as many participants as possible. If you have a place to stay, please let us know when you register.

Participants are cordially invited to present their projects at a “Digital Symposium on Serious Gaming in Political Education“. (planned)

The official language of the Game Jam is English.

Register now!