As the new semester starts, another round of guest lectures is coming up! We’re happy to announce that Ilke Karademir kicks things off on September 21.

Ilke graduated from CGL in 2019 with his Bachelor-Thesis on “Representation of Politics in Video Games” and also developed a functional prototype alongside the thesis that led to the game concept of the game “Suzerain” that was awarded as “Best Expert Game” at Deutscher Computerspielpreis in 2021.

He is now a game designer, writer & artist at Torpor Games, an indie games company he founded together with Ozgun Kilit, Ekin Keserer und Ata Sergey Nowak in Berlin in 2019. Torpor Games creates thought-provoking entertainment in all forms to expand horizons, shift perspectives and challenge morality in all facets of the human experience. Combining a wide variety of disciplines and experience, the team of nine is working on the critically acclaimed, community-boosted, and financially successful Suzerain title and a new unannounced game project set in the same fictional universe.

Upcoming Guest Lectures

September 21, 2022 | 5.30 pm
Ilke Karademir (Torpor Games)
Cologne Game Lab | Auditorium

October 18, 2022 | 5.30 pm
Sophia Zauner (ifs – internationale filmschule köln)
Inaugural Lecture
Cologne Game Lab | 2nd floor, Open Space

October 25, 2022 | 5.30 pm
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Melanie Fritsch (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Cologne Game Lab | 2nd floor, Open Space

November 8, 2022 | 5.30 pm
Mona Brandt (Paintbucket Games)
Cologne Game Lab | 2nd floor, Open Space

November 15, 2022 | 5.30 pm
Sebastian Rath (Snowtrack)
Version Control for Creatives